Tefo Mohapi
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Dec 17, 2012
Tobie van Zyl commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Future of Technology in South Africa is Pale and Male, blame the government
"Have view at this mini confrence the 10 Local Start Up's from Silicon Cape attented in London, thanks to Lianne Du Toit Co-Ordinator Silicon Cape and the Western Cape Government for getting us over there. This panel discussion was a serious eye…"
Dec 11, 2012
Tefo Mohapi commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Future of Technology in South Africa is Pale and Male, blame the government
"Do check out Silicon Cape's new chairperson's response and comment on the post: Alexandra Fraser Comments"
Dec 7, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Future of Technology in South Africa is Pale and Male, blame the government
"Sima, you make a valuable point with your remark about role models.  This would play an important part; the country needs more of the Patrice Motsepes and the like to inspire the coming generations with examples of how someone starting from…"
Dec 7, 2012
Sima Kobo commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Future of Technology in South Africa is Pale and Male, blame the government
"Sad situation owing to that of ancestorial habits. Because of the past habits, of survival that is, today's generation is subconsciously behaving in the same manner. Think of the post apartheid flooding of tertiary institutions, where in…"
Dec 7, 2012
Tefo Mohapi posted a status
"Part 2 of an intriguing story of a Mobile Money Transfer (M-Pesa) innovation --> http://ning.it/QL4EjL"
Nov 16, 2012
Tefo Mohapi commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Illiterate Ethiopian children manage to hack Android
"Did you read the story? Negroponte of OLPC is quoted. You can google it and you will find different confirmations or contact OLPC directly."
Nov 13, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Illiterate Ethiopian children manage to hack Android
"Hello Tefo, Would you happen to know if there is independent confirmation of this report, which comes across as a tall story?  With all due respect, this seems to me like a good candidate for the next African "urban legend"."
Nov 13, 2012
Tefo Mohapi commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Is M-Pesa really Kenyan or British?
":-) True."
Nov 5, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post Is M-Pesa really Kenyan or British?
"Believing as you rightly quote in one's  own marketing is always a sign of impending trouble, perhaps the sames believing one's own propaganda.  a sure recipe for getting divorced from reality. :-)"
Nov 5, 2012
Tefo Mohapi commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Nigeria on hacktivism, corruption and planned attacks
"Hi George, Re: WACS. That is true but then the networks (Telkom included) are really "ripping us off" down here."
Oct 15, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Nigeria on hacktivism, corruption and planned attacks
"Hello Tefo, The interview which you summarized in your blog is not without interest. Sounds like quite a different world from what we are accustomed to live with daily. To be frank, however, I was struck more by another article which appeared in the…"
Oct 15, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post OPINION: The South African IT skills conundrum, a matter of perception
"The Cape IT Initiative and SiliconCape are hosting sessions including "Building as Sustainable Skills Pipeline" at the Software Week at the CTICC on the 13th of October. It is aimed as revisiting some of the work that has led to a skills…"
Sep 22, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post BongoHive flying the flag for Zambia’s techies despite being shunned initially
"That makes sense :-) Thank you."
Sep 18, 2012
Tefo Mohapi commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post BongoHive flying the flag for Zambia’s techies despite being shunned initially
"In local (Zambian) language, bongo=brain. So bongohive is place for brains to meet n produce "sweet" stuff"
Sep 17, 2012
George Gombay commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post BongoHive flying the flag for Zambia’s techies despite being shunned initially
"What was the inspiration for the name 'BongoHive'?"
Sep 17, 2012

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Who are you?
Passionate about Technology and Africa.
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www.tefomohapi.com (Website)
www.facebook.com/thmpi
@TefoMohapi (Twitter)
In what place did you last go to school or other institute of learning?
Herriott Watt University

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Technology in Africa - 2014 Digest

I thought this might be of interested to the Silicon Cape community.

For a summary on what the book is about please visit…

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Posted on February 6, 2014 at 10:30

KasiMp3 experiences significant growth, now home to over 50,000 music artists

From April to June 2013 the South African music platform almost doubled its unique visitors from 279,000 in April to just over 500,000 in June.

Johannesburg, South Africa – July 01, 2013

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South African music platform for music artists, KasiMp3, received more…

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:24

Tracks on track – South Africa’s public transport users to benefit from KasiMP3 and GoMetro partnership

New partnership will see rail commuters in South Africa enjoy free and legal music from over

40,000 music artists from across Africa.

Johannesburg, South Africa – May 07, 2013…

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:27

Bootstraps, Seeds, Angels, Adventurous Capitalists and Sharks

The past couple of years have seen what can be said to be a boom in technology startups, technology startup competitions and funding activity related to technology startups.

Amidst all this activity, the bottom line is that these are businesses and they should be run as such irrespective of the hype around technology startups. So let’s look at the various ways…

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:18

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