The most common business “type”…
We live in truly exciting times where smart technology is not only substantially altering the way we work, play, live, and interact with one another, but is also disrupting all industries, disciplines, economies, education, society, the public sector, and entire systems at an…Continue
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Until now, the offerings of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have been geared towards mobile broadband and voice packages.
As a result, their networks have been built to cater for personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
However, MNOs are quickly having to prepare for a third offering: The Internet of Things (IoT), which includes devices previously not considered as ‘connected’, ranging from multi-purpose sensors and smart meters for utility companies on the…Continue
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With online retail in South Africa forecasted to grow beyond 1% of total retail this year, e-commerce is undoubtedly gaining that much needed momentum.
Despite a challenging economic environment, both new and established brands are investing in online platforms and looking to join the global shift towards digitised transactions.
In South Africa, the emerging e-commerce sector is attracting a dynamic generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, who are looking to harness…Continue
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In South Africa’s environment of high unemployment and low economic growth, private angel investor groups already exist to fund great entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into businesses that create jobs.
Little is known about their efforts.
A new, national nonprofit network of angel…Continue
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Artificial intelligence is impressing us more everyday, as the technology demonstrates amazing learning capabilities and flexibility. It’s not just the likes of Google, …Continue
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Computing giant IBM today opened a research lab in SA at the University of the Witwatersrand's Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein.
This is IBM's second research location on the African continent following a similar facility it opened in Nairobi,…Continue
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Speaking at a conference on cyber security in Johannesburg, the head of the Reserve Bank of South Africa Lesetya Kganyango expressed his support to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Mr Kganyango said that the institution is studying the technology and the ways for its application. He hopes that…Continue
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Trying to convince people to part with their money is difficult. We need to understand how people think, believe and act if we hope to get anywhere. Dismissing people’s base motivations will prove dire to any goals in terms of business transactions and interest.
We must therefore begin considering precisely what can be done to make people consider investing. Knowing how people think is important to business – ignorance could spell death for our…Continue
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Technology saves lives. There’s been little doubt about this fact since we invented technology. Whether it’s people in hospitals surviving through rigorous surgery or activating distress signals on their phones to be rescued, we have been developing tech to help us for some time. After all, technology by definition focuses on tools to aid us and make our activities easier.
One good example of this is how making communication easier might itself…Continue
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‘Gamification’ – the process of using elements of interactive game design in other applications – has become popular in education. This is…Continue
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Real estate is s bustling industry that is full of opportunities. There are opportunities to make substantial amounts of money for the astute businessperson. Just like any other enterprise where there is a promise of high reward, the real estate business has many risks for business people. One of these risks is litigation. Businesspeople in this industry are constantly aware of lawsuits. Therefore, the smart ones normally invest in legal advice.
Who provides this…Continue
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In our very first Blog we looked at the different business types you as an entrepreneur would probably need to consider when starting out, in this series of blogs we will look at these business types in a little more detail.
The most common business “type”…
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Only four months since its inception in Cape Town, getTOD (Get Tasks on Demand) launched in Johannesburg on the 15th August 2016. With over 250 registered tradespeople and an exciting exclusive partnership with Builders, it’s all set to become a game-changer for South African homeowners and tradespeople.
“getTOD is on an exciting path to deliver excellent service standards to key industries in terms of price and quality, to the benefit of all customers and service…Continue
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We’d like to invite you to StartupLink, a unique platform that connects entrepreneurs from around the world with students from the best business schools in the US in order to collaborate on project based semester long experiences. Our participating Startups get to team up with top-notch business students all…Continue
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It’s been over seven years since Zoona was launched in 2009. It was born from an idea in a text message exchanged between our two founders, brothers Brad and Brett Magrath – and it’s humbling to see how far we’ve come.
We have enabled over 1,000 emerging entrepreneurs in Zambia…Continue
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These days there appears to be an app for everything. Yet, what matters to us in terms of our main priority is often our health. After all, not looking after our health means we can’t do anything else. To that end, we should consider the intersection of health and technology as it stands today. Once we recognise what can be used to aid health, we should consider it for our own businesses for staff and ourselves. Healthy workers means more productive teams and thus better…Continue
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