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FREE Gender Summit Conference Ticket Giveaway!

The Gender Summit Conference will be held on the 28th-30th April 205 at CTICC.

The first of its kind on African Soil, it is the 5th Gender Summit to happen in the world. Hosted at the CTICC, in South Africa it boasts international speakers from various countries that will…

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Added by Crecencia Chauma on April 25, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Cry me a river - The customer is unhappy

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Added by Elmarie Jensen on April 24, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Realmdigital welcomes Simon Bestbier into his new position as CEO

The strengths of Realmdigital are born from its incredible…

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Added by Linda Jooste on April 24, 2015 at 13:05 — No Comments

Ventureburn announces major startup country survey to gauge pulse of SA’s entrepreneurs

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Complete survey @ www.ventureburn.com/startupsurvey

Gadgets, prizes and startup goodie bag worth up to R170k on offer*

Cape Town -- South Africa’s startup scene is hotter than ever, and entrepreneurs are the new rockstars of the business world.  From government to big business,…

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Added by Ventureburn on April 24, 2015 at 9:23 — No Comments

Calling all female Changemakers! SHE by Spark Programme is for YOU!

Spark* South Africa launches Cape Town Accelerator & SHE By Spark*

 

Spark* South Africa is non-profit organization that is part of the wider Spark* International group. Spark* finds and supports local impact entrepreneurs who are in the start-up phase of launching great…

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Added by Zimkhita Buwa on April 24, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Partners and your business

So, you have been operating for a while now and are considering bringing on a partner because you realise that you are unable to achieve your objectives on your own. The problem is, you don’t know where to start and after all the horror stories you have heard, you are a little hesitant to say the…

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Added by Tyronne Nel on April 23, 2015 at 10:51 — No Comments

Apply now for the full time Silicon Cape Operations Manager Role - Deadline 4 May 2015

 

ROLE: OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR SILICON CAPE

 

Location: Cape Town, CBD

Education Level: Degree, preferably in Marketing, Communication or Management

Job Level: Senior Management

Experience: At least 5 years management experience

Travel Requirement: Sporadic local travel

Type: Permanent

Remuneration: Market related salary and benefits

 

ABOUT SILICON…

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Added by Alexandra Fraser on April 23, 2015 at 10:13 — No Comments

Thoughts from a female leader in the tech industry

The burning question that any female in tech is being asked at the moment is “How have you managed to cope as a female in tech? “ After 17 challenging years in the technology industry, I am usually on the receiving end of this question about 20 times a year. However, recently the frequency of this question has shot up to about 20 times a month.

 I made the choice to be in technology at a very early age, long before “geeks” were seen as cool. I was drawn to the tech space from the…

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Added by Lynette Anthony Hundermark on April 22, 2015 at 14:28 — No Comments

Bring Andela to South Africa -- Training 100,000 world-class developers

Hey Silicon Cape Initiative,

Andela has a vision of 100,000 world-class developers from Africa over the next 10 years. In its first year we've received over 12,000 applications and brought on more than 60 developers in Nigeria.

Now, your expression of interest can help bring Andela to South Africa and provide an opportunity for a paid 4-year fellowship that gives the training and mentorship needed to…

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Added by Evan Green-Lowe on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Why every etailer should consider using performance marketing in their online strategy

While eCommerce currently accounts for less than 1% of South Africa’s total retail revenue, a recent survey by PWC suggests that the online retail sector has a 15,9% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) and will be worth R9,5-billion by 2018. This is promising – despite the prevailing challenges facing new entrants - and likely the impetus behind many new online ventures. But hope isn’t a strategy and, to stay in business for the long-term, etailers need to change how they drive and convert…

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Added by Rebecca on April 21, 2015 at 13:56 — No Comments

Western Cape Government TENDER NOTICE: Citizen Internet Champion Programme

The Western Cape Government invites Silicon Cape members to review the following tender information and submit tender bids accordingly, should your company meet the requirements outlined:

Pursuant to its objectives of driving demand and usage of Broadband Internet, the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism seeks to appoint a service provider to assist in the implementation of the Citizen Internet…

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Added by James Milne on April 21, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

ICT Africa welcomes top speakers on board!

Please peruse our upcoming event ICT Africa taking place on the 15th & 16th July in Cape Town & 21 & 22 October in JHB!.



Given the current trends and developments within the ICT industry in Africa, a number of issues will be focused on at this year’s ICT Africa.



Enterprise will be looking at the most effective solutions in delivering IT projects and services that will enable business growth and innovation, while successfully leveraging existing resources…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on April 21, 2015 at 8:40 — No Comments

African Tech Round-up Episode 1

"Very first episode of the African Tech Round-up Podcast.

Africa's most noteworthy digital, tech and innovation highlights from the past week.

More importantly, discussion on the Tech-driven initiative called ReportXenophobia.co.za launched by iAfrikan-- in association…

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Added by iAfrikan on April 20, 2015 at 14:15 — 1 Comment

ReportXenophobia.co.za - Help Stop Xenophobia in South Africa

Report Xenophobia is iAfrikan’s contribution to Africa in the fight against xenophobia in South Africa.

Visit http://reportxenophobia.co.za

It is powered by Ush…

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Added by iAfrikan on April 20, 2015 at 9:38 — No Comments

How to avoid getting burned with translations

By Ian Henderson, CTO at Rubric 

Many companies are still getting burnt with translations for international markets because they’re not spending enough time on the strategy of why a translation is needed and what it should achieve.

The biggest problem is that companies aren’t always familiar with the elements of translation, which can affect the whole process. Because they don’t understand what they’re getting themselves into with quality and…

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Added by Rubric Inc on April 20, 2015 at 8:52 — No Comments

Call for #SiliconcapeWomen Subcommittee Members

Last month we announced the new Siliconcape Executive Committee. One of the focus areas as an exco is to ensure diversity and inclusion in the Tech ecosystem. One of the ways we can achieve this is by focusing on improving women participation in tech by supporting women-led start-ups and female developers.

We…

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Added by Zimkhita Buwa on April 19, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Huawei - She Leads Africa Fellowship Application

There has never been a better time to be a woman in Siliconcape! So many opportunities! Here's one for you...

The Huawei-She Leads Africa Fellowship is the first program of its kind to provide female tech entrepreneurs from across Africa the opportunity to visit China to receive a behind the scenes experience at the technology giant, network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors and companies interested in doing business in…

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Added by Zimkhita Buwa on April 19, 2015 at 17:48 — No Comments

The upcoming Emerging Companies Insights: Participate and stand a chance to win a prize worth R50 000

PwC, together with the Silicon Cape Initiative and Microsoft BizSpark, will be launching a publication and underlying survey titled Emerging Companies Insights to provide an in-depth…

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Added by Berlise Louwrens on April 17, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Warm yourself up before Cold Calling

Cold calling is not THAT bad...

...if you first warm up a bit.

With email, social media, blogs, content marketing and other ways of communicating with propsects, we've created a healthy buffer between us and having to actually speak directly to potential users and clients.

The problem is, there comes a point (sooner than you think) where you realise the returns of all these other marketing channels are severely limited. My gut says that if you're a bootstrapper,…

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Added by Oscar Baruffa on April 17, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

New: M4JAM's social share and referral feature

We are testing a new feature on M4JAM, when you register use the following promo code "ANDHUG.A" and then generate your own and share it with your friends. Each friend that signs up using your unique promo code will result in you being paid R1. 

Try it by clicking on the link below: 

http://bit.ly/m4jampromo

Good luck and let me know your thoughts

Regards

Andre

Added by Andre Hugo on April 17, 2015 at 8:21 — No Comments

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