Justin Stanford
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Justin Stanford's Discussions

Treatment of IP under Exchange Controls further confused...
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Previously, case precedent has meant that we have always had to treat IP as if it were cash in terms of our SA Exchange Control regulations, the ruling being that for the purposes of Reg. 10 (1)(c)…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vishen Pillay Mar 17, 2010.

The new rules of angel investing
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Angels still have wings, but they aren’t flying quite so high.The rules of the game of angel investing have changed in the post-crisis world, Kermit Pattison writes in The New York Times. The average…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Arenstein Nov 10, 2009.

Medium term budget: Easing of Exchange Controls
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See the following announcement released from Reserve Bank, including SA companies now being allowed to open foreign bank accounts and not being required to repatriate earned forex within 180 days…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garth Michel Oct 28, 2009.

Call for volunteers and donors
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A small group of people and companies have gotten the Silicon Cape Initiative this far. But there is still so much more to do! We need your help. Either feel free to make your contribution in this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by daniel cornelissen Mar 4, 2011.


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Who are you?
Entrepreneur and investor. Silicon Cape Initiative co-founder.
Where can you be found on the web, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc?
Web: http://www.justinstanford.com
Twitter: @JustinStanford
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/justins

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At 14:55 on April 12, 2016, Bongane Theophilus Tshabangu said…

Hi Justin 

Saw you at The Directors Event last Friday. How can I get ahold of you via e-mail?

At 9:36 on November 15, 2015, Anthony Nathan said…

Hi Justin.

Hope you're well

We would be delighted if you'd join us, please find our invitation:


Sincerely hope to see you there.


At 10:00 on August 3, 2015, Ian Joubert said…

Hi Justin, how do people connect with you directly? Do you perhaps have an email that I can send you a proposal to?

At 12:26 on March 22, 2011, Adam Salmon said…

Hi...there does not seem to be a link to comment on the tedx event post and hence there can be no first three comments to get tickets to the event...if you fix this please include this comment:

'love the ted talks and it is great that they are going to have an African Avenue of expression. I would suggest for instance Robert Mattes from the UCT politics department (I have no personal affiliation) who has done really interesting work, including The Material and Political Bases of Lived Poverty in Africa: Insights From the Afrobarometer.

At 17:48 on December 17, 2010, Yusuf Groenewald said…

Hi Justin,

Not sure whether I/we should be alarmed, but a person by the name of rose (http://www.siliconcape.com/profile/rose805?xg_source=activity) is sending the same message to quite a few SC members. Not sure what to do.

Tx, Yu

At 21:15 on May 12, 2010, Rob Nagel said…
Hey Justin - nice piece on Top Dogs - Cheers Rob
PS Need a bit mor ework on the table tennis top spin
At 19:30 on February 23, 2010, HC said…
Hey Justin, thanks for connecting. Really appreciate what you're doing with this site. Thanks, HC
At 12:17 on January 7, 2010, Laura Baasch said…
Dude I'm looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer. Don't suppose you know anybody? Job's based in Cape Town. Salary highly negotiable.
At 9:03 on December 29, 2009, William Kleynhans said…
Justin, do you know of any VC's that have an interest in the healthcare/pharma space?
At 15:59 on December 9, 2009, Nicholas Leck said…
Hi Justin, I have an event pending approval. I couldn't find any contact us on the site. Who would be the approver in this case?
Thanks, Nick

Justin Stanford's Blog

PoweredbyVC exits CSense to GE – Interview with Keet van Zyl

Reposted from http://www.justinstanford.com/2011/04/poweredbyvc-exits-csense-to-ge-interview-with-keet-van-zyl/

Yesterday my friends at PoweredbyVC (the new independent VC fund manager spun-off from the old HBD, and now managing its investment portfolio) …


Posted on April 19, 2011 at 13:22 — 3 Comments

Landmark judgement on the export of IP for the Silicon Cape?

Reposted from http://www.justinstanford.com/2011/03/landmark-judgement-on-the-export-of-ip-for-the-silicon-cape/

On the 18th of March, the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) delivered judgement on Case 295/10, in what appears to be a landmark ruling with a direct impact on the Silicon Cape community and the local tech industry.

A point of debate over the years…


Posted on March 24, 2011 at 15:11 — 1 Comment

Voting complete: Announcing the new Silicon Cape Initiative Steering Committee

After a week of voting, with 526 of 1927 ballots cast, here are the results.

In random order:

Matthew Buckland

Justin Spratt

Arthur Goldstuck

Vinny Lingham

Dave Duarte

Justin Hartman

Laurie Olivier

Andrea Boehmert

Justin Stanford

Rob Stokes

Henk Kleynhans

There was a tie for 10th place, so there are 11 names.

Thanks to all for participating and voting! The steering committee will meet soon with the old… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 12:00 — 13 Comments

The Silicon Cape Initiative steering committee community voting process begins - Please VOTE!

As the interim steering committee and founders of the Silicon Cape Initiative, it has always been our intention to hand this initiative over to the community which makes it up. Without the community, there is nothing, and it is impossible to act and engage on a community's behalf without a firm mandate.

Thus, we are pleased to announce the commencement of the community voting process for the new official steering committee, whose mandate will be to carry the vision and work of the… Continue

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 20:00 — 6 Comments


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