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Techsys Digital Launches First Ever Afrikaans Social Media Platform, Toeter

The beginning of May 2014 saw the launch of the first ever Afrikaans social media platform – designed and built by none other than the talented team at Techsys Digital

Despite the name toeter, the platform has a lot more on offer than simply being an Afrikaans Twitter. It was borne with a particular target market in mind – namely those wishing to celebrate their vernacular. In tech terms, it’s a complex network of integrated…

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Added by Megan Hollis on July 29, 2014 at 16:05 — No Comments

Get in The Ring - GoMetro crowned winner

Get in the Ring – South Africa - Cape Town entrepreneur’s faced-off in the ring and saw judges from around the world crown Justin Coetzee from Go Metro as the 2014 “Get In the Ring” Cape Town winner. Justin has won a trip to Rwanda to represent Cape Town in the Regional Finals being hosted in September 2014. Get in the Ring was hosted at Daddy.O in The Biscuit Mill on the 22nd July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on July 29, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Our vision is becoming a reality!

The recent announcement of the Top 10 finalists has marked a major milestone on the journey from Vision to Reality! When venturing out with our strategic partners in January this year into what was mostly uncharted territory, we were asking ourselves…

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Added by Berlise Louwrens on July 29, 2014 at 8:33 — No Comments

Smartphones drive business and HR automation for SMEs in Africa

Latest smartphone capabilities are providing SMEs options to explore new and innovative ways of automating businesses by using smartphones as a primary solution.

It is forecasted that there will be more than 635m mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa. This is predicted to rise to 930m by late 2019 where it is estimated that three in four mobile subscriptions will have internet access. This internet connectivity is revolusionising automation for SMEs.

Mobile HR applications…

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Added by Phil Lotter on July 28, 2014 at 12:34 — No Comments

Interview with fashion entrepreneur, Karen Loxton Cairns

Ladies, hold on to your shoes! This month we meet fashion entrepreneur and shoe blogger, Karen Loxton Cairns, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at TheDailyShoe.co.za. In addition to being awarded “Best Fashion Blog” at the 2013 South African Blog Awards, The Daily Shoe has also received accolades by fashion guru Craig Jacobs in The Sunday Times, been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and appeared at Africa Fashion Week.…



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Added by Lico Gross on July 28, 2014 at 10:47 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Michio Kaku on Africa's Future, Currencies, Disruption and more

Disruption is a word that is widely used, and loosely used too as our Startups Editor (Peter Peele) pointed out to me, in the Tech Startup and Tech Ecosystem. So, it came as no surprise as this year's …

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Added by iAFRIKAN on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg happening in Q4/2014!

Lean Startup Machine is officially coming to Jo'burg in Q4/2014. Follow Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg on Facebook to keep up to date. (@LeanJoburg on…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on July 28, 2014 at 0:07 — No Comments

Gamification trend set to hit Call Centre industry in South Africa

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.



“Gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it…

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Added by Jed Hewson on July 24, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

Are CIO's & business ready for POPI?

 Join us at the CIO Challenge JHB in October where key speakers Francis Cronje, Ina Meiring & Ahmore Smidt offer insights in to the latest developments around POPI.



Ф franciscronje.com was instrumental during the drafting and refinement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Francis Cronjé acted in an advisory capacity to Parliament's Technical Working Committee on POPI. He later provided further insight to the Portfolio Committee of Justice and…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Inspirational interview with worlds leading Gamification expert and serial start up guy: Kris Duggan

This post was originally created for www.thelegacyproject.co.za

Kris Duggan is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Badgeville, the global leader in Gamification. He also founded Betterworks which is focused on improving companies from the inside out. He is a seasoned and passionate start-up expert.

Good Things Happen To Great Attitudes | If you come to work every morning thinking…

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Added by Legacy Project on July 23, 2014 at 21:57 — No Comments

Lessons from successful entrepreneurs: Don’t neglect the boring bits

It’s a rare entrepreneur who sets out to build a business based on billing more efficiently than the competition -- but for Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks, streamlined billing turned out to be one of the unexpected factors behind their success.



“We didn’t know in…

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Added by Dominique Pienaar on July 23, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

#DesignYourThinking @TEDxCapeTown 2014

TEDxCapeTown's 2014 headline event, Design Your Thinking will take place on 16-17 August at the Cape Town City Hall. Be sure to visit the website toapply for your tickets…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on July 23, 2014 at 13:24 — No Comments

On error messages

A developer asked me to assist with an error message they needed to update in an old legacy system.  This is for when the user wants to click on an action button but do not have access to the functionality.

My response was that the button should not be displayed then. Cool. Sorted from a UX perspective.

BUT i was too quick to jump to a conclusion:

Developer: The user does have access to this action button but in certain cases not.  If we do not display the button then from…

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Added by Alan Williams on July 21, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments

How to profit from carbon tax?



The government in South Africa has announced another delay in the implementation of carbon tax and it is now due to come into effect on 1 January 2016.  To many this has come as a huge relief as carbon tax is seen as an unnecessary burden on business and economic growth in South Africa.  In fact BUSA (Business Unity South Africa) has been very outspoken in its opposition to government’s plans to tax carbon emissions.

The premise of the carbon…

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Added by Tim James on July 21, 2014 at 10:31 — No Comments

Sw7 tech accelerator comes to Cape Town

Start With 7 (Sw7) is the most exciting tech accelerator program and it's now coming to Cape Town.



Founded by tech entrepreneur and former Founder's Institute (Fi) Jo'burg director, Keith Jones, Sw7 combines mentorship, lean startup methodology, peer support and experiential learning to give one of the most exciting accelerator programs in South Africa.



Keith has also joined forces with Microsoft BizSpark and some of the best Cape Town tech entrepreneurs as coaches/… Continue

Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on July 14, 2014 at 13:03 — No Comments

1st UX South Africa Conference by UX Cape Town Community 3rd &4th October 2014

South Africa`s inaugural UX Conference happening soon......  UX South Africa has been a long 

overdue event for UX Professionals in South Africa.



The aim for our 2 day Conference is to raise awareness around UX and Business integration. With some fantastic speakers, we will look at - What is UX? How would you explain "UX"? Leading your development team through UX! UX Designer finding that sweet spot between users needs and business needs. Also understanding the role a UX…
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Added by UX South Africa on July 14, 2014 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Arbitrage for the rest of us

Anyone with a passing interest in economics should know the term “arbitrage” – the opportunity to buy an asset a low price and then immediately selling it for a higher price to a different market. However, it’s not a concept that’s limited to the Wolves of Wall Street in all their forms – it’s an economic principle that many believe is playing out every day in the online world.

The so-called eBay arbitrage phenomenon has been the subject of forums,…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on July 14, 2014 at 10:21 — No Comments

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle has hit South African shores for the very first time this year with 100’s of budding entrepreneurs in South Africa entering the inaugural event in the hope of competing for an amount of up to R15 000 000 globally.

The Get in the Ring – South Africa challenge is aimed at…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on July 14, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

The role of purpose in driving tech innovation and a global success story

Press Release by Catherine Gurwitz.

At Entrepreneur Traction’s first breakfast - leading…

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Added by Rob Watt on July 11, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Are CIO's ready for POPI?

Join us at the CIO Challenge JHB in October where key speakers Francis Cronje, Ina Meiring & Ahmore Smidt offer insights in to the latest developments around POPI.



Ф franciscronje.com was instrumental during the drafting and refinement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Francis Cronjé acted in an advisory capacity to Parliament's Technical Working Committee on POPI. He later provided further insight to the Portfolio Committee of Justice and Constitutional…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 — No Comments

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