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2014 South African Elections Social Media Hack

By Vukosi Marivate

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I was attending HackRU Spring…


Added by iAFRIKAN on April 18, 2014 at 16:10 — No Comments

Think Big: helping SMEs grow

Successful SMEs that are ready to expand should apply to take part in Standard Bank’s new business show, Think Big.  Not only does the show provide a rare opportunity for national TV exposure, but the most inspiring – and realistic – dream for growth will receive a R1million,…


Added by Nantie Steyn on April 17, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Whurq

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact

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Added by Ryno Lawson on April 17, 2014 at 6:27 — No Comments

Tech Startup Press Release 101

By Mike Butcher

This post first appeared on

Editor's Note: Yesterday we ran two articles (…


Added by iAFRIKAN on April 16, 2014 at 14:29 — No Comments

Startup Acceleration Program

Hello everyone! 

StartupGO announces a 3 week immersive Silicon Valley acceleration program where a group of global entrepreneurs will live, work and learn together in one shared space. Our unique content provides insights on what it takes for startups to succeed from some of the most well known industry leaders, such as:

Tim Draper - Founder D…


Added by Virginia Squizani on April 16, 2014 at 5:21 — No Comments

​Nomanini expands it’s Southern African operations

Courtesy of

"We are thrilled to find partners in Mozambique. Their management team has decades of experience in prepaid distribution collectively. We look forward to learning from their experience. Their selection of Nomanini as their technology provider of choice is a…

Added by Ryno Lawson on April 15, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

3 Tips for translating open source projects

By Jeff Beatty, Mozilla Firefox localisation manager, and Ian Henderson, CTO at Rubric

Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there’s no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.

Research shows that the open source trend is growing beyond the traditionally tech-focused market, too. A…


Added by Rubric Inc on April 15, 2014 at 11:13 — No Comments

The science of classifieds

Classifieds are sometimes seen as the clumsy cousins of ecommerce, but in reality they are cleverly designed, well-planned, and developed with sophistication.

People are shopping for cars, clothes and services in different ways than they did even five years ago. Fundamental shifts in consumer and advertiser behaviour in major verticals have forced businesses to re-examine how they approach customers, particularly for community businesses – and classifieds are particularly well-suited…


Added by Claire Cobbledick on April 15, 2014 at 11:03 — No Comments

Send Cape Town startup founder to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro with the world's leading technology entrepreneurs.

Send Cape Town startup founder and CEO to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro with the world's leading technology entrepreneurs. 

The Summit is where the tech world meets. It's where 10,000 people interested in the future of the world meet and learn from the people changing the world, faster and further than any generation in history. The Summit is technology's most global gathering.
This year, the Summit is selecting 5 people from around the world, including 2…

Added by Kim Humby on April 14, 2014 at 8:46 — No Comments

Technovation Challenge field trip to Groupon SA

Hopefully you've been following our Technovation Challenge Adventure!

Incase you haven't, let's get you up to speed...What is the Technovation Challenge? It's a program dedicated to inspiring girls in technology and entrepreneurship. In the program, girls work in teams to develop mobile apps that solves problems in their lives…


Added by Zimkhita Buwa on April 11, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Tips on increasing control room safety

Many company owners enjoy the idea of knowing exactly what is happening in their businesses. Surveillance and CCTV systems have aided many a company owner in achieving just that.  Here are a few factors ensuring that your control room is as safe and as effective as it can be.

Know the risks

Firstly, it is recommended that you do a risk assessment as well as a needs assessment before deciding on a particular system.  This will allow you to identify possible risk factors…


Added by Terrence Stoker on April 11, 2014 at 10:46 — No Comments

Clickatell Trusts Splunk Software for Business Analytics and Cutting-edge Customer Service

Mobile Services Provider Gains Real-time Insight into Business-critical Systems


South Africa – 10 April 2014 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, announced that Clickatell, a global leader in mobile messaging and transaction services, has improved its customer service solutions with Splunk…


Added by Tumi Mkhondo on April 10, 2014 at 9:38 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: Limitless Virtual

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact

Company Name

Limitless Virtual

Website Name …


Added by Ryno Lawson on April 10, 2014 at 5:20 — No Comments

A chance to attend #ExitConf and position your co for a successful exit!

It is easier to invest in private companies than it is to unlock value from these investments. While the private equity/ venture capital investment space is gaining more and more momentum in Africa, the process of exiting these investments remains a challenge. What many investors and entrepreneurs don’t realise is that positioning a business for a successful exit already starts in the due diligence process – even before investment. Exit-centric business building ensures that growth is…


Added by Keet van Zyl on April 9, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Is email the weak link in your company’s armour?

Email has just celebrated its 42nd to convey messages to different users of the same computer. Today, what was described as a “nice hack” in the 1970s has become the most widely used application on the Internet - over 2.2 billion people use email every single day. …

Added by Craig Freer on April 9, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

The missing link for small businesses

Where is the best place to hide a dead body? Most marketers will tell you it’s “the second page of Google”. No one ever looks there.

Massive shifts in consumer behaviour has meant that businesses are fighting for their customers’ attention online. Users are becoming more sophisticated in the keywords they use, and big businesses are pouring resources into search engine optimisation and high-authority link building. Unfortunately, that leaves many small businesses out of the…


Added by Claire Cobbledick on April 8, 2014 at 8:58 — 2 Comments

Invitation to participate in Social Entrepreneurship Support Survey

The African Social Entrepreneurs Network and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship invite you to participate in an online survey.

This survey investigates how you would like National and Provincial Governments to support social innovation and social enterprise in South Africa.

The South African government is developing a strategy to support social enterprise. This important step forward is driven by three main agendas. Firstly, government would like to…


Added by Jaco Slabbert on April 7, 2014 at 10:53 — No Comments

New report: Social Impact Bonds could boost development and job creation in SA

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) hold tremendous potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report presented to the National Treasury, the Jobs Fund, and the dti today.

The report, a policy paper entitled Exploration of Social Impact Bonds for SME Development, was put together by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (located at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business),…


Added by Zenahrea Damon on April 3, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

AfricanUp - Connecting a continent on the rise

Cape Town, South Africa - South African entrepreneurs Paul Cartmel and Nic Haralambous have teamed up to launch AfricanUp ( The platform is touted as a space for startups, technology hubs and accelerators​ to connect with one another, for investors to find startups, and for the technology eco-system at large to tell the world its story.

True to AfricanUp’s purpose, the…


Added by Nic Haralambous on April 3, 2014 at 15:27 — No Comments

HerdBoys: A Ground-Breaking Investment Opportunity

Dear Investor,

Great news on the HerdBoys front is that we have successfully completed the start-up phase of the HerdBoys Online Trading System. The online agri-procurement platform is now fully developed and operating in a live environment with about one hundred paying agri-input buyers and suppliers across the country.

If you know anyone that might be interested in investing in this Ground-Breaking Investment Opportunity,…


Added by Ross Phipson on April 3, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

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