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Celebrating innovation and Entrepreneurial success at PwC Vision to Reality Awards

We’d like to congratulate wiGroup on winning the PwC Vision to Reality Awards programme 2014. 

wiGroup, along with Entersekt (2nd place), and IT School Innovation and Triggerfish Animation studios (joint 3rd place) and the other Top 10 finalists, was selected by our independent panel of judges during a first round of judging in July.

The Top 10 finalists each underwent a mentorship programme, customised around each finalist’s needs, after which they made a…


Added by Berlise Louwrens on September 18, 2014 at 13:45 — No Comments

RFI - Digital content creation in the Province of the Western Cape


Digital content creation in the Province of the Western Cape.

Posted By Silicon Cape Coordinator on behalf of :

Marc Cloete

Portfolio Manager: Broadband…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 18, 2014 at 10:52 — No Comments

Windows Phone users can now purchase electricity, airtime and pay municipal bills with the Powertime App.

Powertime is the only platform enabling more than 11 million South Africans to purchase prepaid electricity and track their power usage on mobile Apps.

Windows Phone users can now buy prepaid electricity from the Windows Phone 8 Powertime app. The app supports more than 50 municipalities in South Africa and offers other services such as airtime and bill payment.

Powertime, a creator of innovative mobile systems, launches a Windows Phone version of its popular…


Added by Christophe Challe on September 17, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: WumDrop

Silicon Cape features businesses from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Company Name


Website Name

Who are you and what do you do?

WumDrop is…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 17, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB welcomes Commvault on Board!

Commvault will be presenting their Big Data solutions at the challenge.

Protect, Manage, Search and Access Data Across the Enterprise

Modernize your data protection and management operations without the complexity of multiple point products and silos, and discover the unparalleled advantages of Singular Information Management.

Single-platform Simpana software takes a holistic approach to data management with a flexible and extensible architecture that helps…


Added by Juliano Velacci on September 17, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

Start-Up South Africa 10-10-14 | CTICC Early Bird till 26 September 2014


Added by SiMODiSA on September 17, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Startup Knight 2014

Tech entrepreneurs and visionaries Startup Knight is here again.  Byte Orbit has launched it’s annual startup competition - Startup Knight - for the third time and the 2014 event is set to be bigger and better than ever with more prizes, more time to enter and a more structured entry…


Added by Martin Ras on September 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

VavaVox: Converting Customer Experiences to Real-time Business Intelligence

The VavaVox online platform has emerged from stealth and is live with version 2.1.

Exceptional customer service is the only true, sustainable competitive advantage.

People are talking about your business. Are you listening?

VavaVox enables…


Added by Bettina Moss on September 16, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments

Hello World, codeX is live!


Today was a big day in a whole bunch of lives...

For me, it marked the first sprout from the seed I planted a year ago, when I left my life in New York City and moved back to South Africa with an idea of something I might be able to help grow.

For our team at codeX, it was the realization of months of dreaming,…


Added by Elizabeth Gould on September 16, 2014 at 7:57 — 1 Comment

Start-Up South Africa | 10-10-14 | CTICC, Cape Town: Speaker Announcement

Speakers Announced today for the Start-Up South Africa Conference | 10 October 2014 | CTICC [Cape Town]

Sipho Maseko: Group CEO Telkom South Africa & Thought Leader

Prof Barry Dwolatzky: Director JCSE & South African IT Personality of the year 2014

Vinny Lingham: Founder Yola, CEO Gyft & Dragon on Dragon's Den SA

Manuel Koser: Founder Zando, Co-Founder Jumia (Nigeria)… Continue

Added by SiMODiSA on September 15, 2014 at 23:46 — No Comments

Under-banked vs. Unbanked - An insight into the South African Retail Banking sector and the reasons for the high percentage of unbanked population

When someone thinks about South Africa, it is not likely to conjure up thoughts about the banking industry and almost certainly not of South Africa taking a global lead in the industry.  Read the full article at

Added by Rob Meyer on September 15, 2014 at 9:29 — No Comments

Want to win R25K? Enter Ventureburn’s ‘Startup Battle’

Startup Battle 2

What makes a good business? Is it the idea? Or perhaps the market gap? Maybe it is the business model or timing. There are many different elements that make a good business.

Every day in Africa a startup is launched or an idea is born. If there is a problem and it has a tech fix, someone in South Africa is working on it. We want to you to tell us why your business is great and why this idea could do with a cash injection.

Ventureburn is hosting a startup…


Added by Ventureburn on September 12, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

SiliconCape Initiative Startup Profile: Cape Coffee Beans

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Todays’ featured community startup is Cape Coffee Beans. A recent…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 12, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Why do developers come and go? Train to retain - 2nd Annual PHP Conference 2nd - 4th October

"You must invest in your developers education, or you can pay for their mistakes."

In today’s competitive global business climate, companies looking to improve their gross margins and increase productivity are increasingly looking for ways to boost employee performance and effectiveness. More than 60% of IT managers believe that the skill of their teams is…


Added by Theo Sauls on September 12, 2014 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Startup Weekend Education First time in Africa #Swedct

Africa’s First Ever Startup Weekend Education

This past weekend featured Africa’s first ever Startup Weekend Education focused event, held in Cape Town, South Africa. While Cape Town offers a committed, strong and tight knit community, and this being my 6th Startup Weekend and 4th SWedu event (albeit a new context coming from Boulder and San Francisco to South Africa) we weren’t sure how the weekend would unfold. However, all of the pre-event anxiety dissipated as soon as…


Added by Lianne du Toit on September 11, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

What you ought to know to order the right touchscreen for your application?

Multitouch touch screen displays happen to be emerging everywhere; join in with this groundbreaking touchscreen technology within a few minutes following receiving your touchscreen frame. You can easily purchase the multitouch touch screen frame that fits your Tv set and chose your preferred quantity of touch points (more about this below) and that's it.

Because your new multitouch touch screen…


Added by RichDing on September 11, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

The anatomy of an Internet giant

Effective Measures announced that Gumtree was the biggest site in South Africa. Here are a few fast facts about the site:

Added by Claire Cobbledick on September 11, 2014 at 9:19 — No Comments

Are carousels effective?

Many arguments for and against.  One against is that not all the slides are available at first glance and that users (visitors to the site) will not see your messages.  An advantage is the ability to show a lot of content in a confined space.

Important for those who are responsible for the content in carousels is to manage carousels correctly.

Some pointers:

  • Don’t have too many slides in the carousel
  • Keep information displayed in the carousel short and to…

Added by Alan Williams on September 10, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Evernote's Africa Engagement - Winner Announced

 African innovation applauded at Evernote’s annual app awards


Kenyan startup crowned African Innovation Award winner at

Evernote Platform Awards


ZURICH, September 4, 2014 – Evernote, the company that is helping the world remember everything, today announces Kenyan application, Chamasoft, as the winner of the African…


Added by Stephen Ozoigbo on September 8, 2014 at 16:32 — No Comments

StartUp South Africa Conference (10 October | CTICC)

The inaugural StartUp South African Conference is here:

10 October 2014

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

More information: | Follow @Start_UpSA…


Added by SiMODiSA on September 8, 2014 at 9:38 — 1 Comment

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