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How to get girls coding?

The Code4CT program, which ran for the first time in July, frames coding in a slightly different way than usual. Girls are taught coding skills alongside Human Centered Design and use these skills to solve practical local challenges. The approach proved highly effective.…

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Added by Emma Dicks on October 1, 2014 at 14:51 — No Comments

2nd STELLENBOSCH INNOVATION CONFERENCE

2nd SID Conference Presents The Head of the UNEP’s Sub-regional Office in South Africa and Regional Programme Coordinator for Southern Africa.

Dr Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 1, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Tech4Africa turns five. Feels all grown up and SxSW like.

Tech4Africa turns five. Feels all grown up and SxSW like.

In 2006 when founder Gareth Knight first conceived of Tech4Africa, his vision was to bring SxSW to Africa, so that people wouldn't have to travel to Austin to soak up the knowledge, inspiration and networking it is well known for.

2010 saw the first event in Johannesburg, and, next week the 5th event will be held in South Africa’s biggest city. Tech4Africa is also in its 4th African city, having been to…

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Added by Zinnia Peens on October 1, 2014 at 12:43 — No Comments

Africa's mobile users and GameZBoost a match made in heaven

There is at present a lot of talk and hype about the growth potential of the African continent and more so of the potential of extracting value from the African mobile consumer. You don't have to look far to find the mass of articles, blog posts and research forecasts and insights on how best to tap into this potentially lucrative market. Wired.co.uk has gone as far as writing an article with the headline:…

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Added by Mark van Diggelen on October 1, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Businesses are failing because the language of accounting has not been updated in 500 years

According to Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International, businesses are failing because the language of accounting has not been updated in 500 years. 

“The words we use to describe fundamental accounting concepts, like ‘income’ and ‘expense’, were used by 15th-century Venetian merchants to…

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Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on October 1, 2014 at 8:36 — No Comments

South African Startup WINS Africa Battle for Get in the Ring!

BiD Network hosted Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle of Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – BiD Network hosted this year’s Regional Final of Africa of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle. Entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over Africa and beyond came together on the 18th of September in Kigali, Rwanda, to be part of the event. Ten promising African entrepreneurs were selected by BiD Network to compete against each other for one spot in the International Final…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on September 30, 2014 at 20:24 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB is 4 weeks away!

Join us at the CIO Conference on 29 and 30 October in Sandton, Johannesburg, for insights on BYOD, Mobility, Big Data, Enterprise Security and POPI compliance.

Register today for the CIO Challenge!



SPEAKERS INCLUDE:



Francis Cronje - Franciscronje.com - (How POPI is going to impact your Enterprise)



Jeff Kahn - MD Synergy Financial Services - (MC and Creating a Winning IT Team)



Ina Meiring & Ahmore Burger Smidt - Directors - Werksmans…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on September 30, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Final Call for Start-ups to enter Get-up Start-up Pitching Competition

10-10 Event Sends African Start-Up to the

Silicon Valley!


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Added by SiMODiSA on September 30, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS - 1 October 2014: Start-Up South Africa Conference



10-10 Event Early Bird ENDS on 1st OCTOBER!

Silicon Cape community members qualify for a 15% discount (use promo code "Silicon Cape" for your discount.

Top local and international Speakers, 10 best start-ups across the African continent competing for an ell-expenses trip to Silicon Valley,…

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Added by SiMODiSA on September 29, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

2nd STELLENBOSCH INNOVATION CONFERENCE

As part of the World Design Capital initiative #WDC297, the Stellenbosch Innovation District (SID) presents a platform in 2014 to build…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on September 29, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

3 tips to inculcate a connected tech start-up culture

By Eric Edelstein, co-founder of Entrepreneur Traction

Mind-set, connectedness and government support are everything when it comes to building and sustaining a far reaching tech culture set to breed innovations across the globe.

If it is a key imperative for tech businesses to replicate their business models and product innovations on an international scale, some key insights and lessons can be learnt from…

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Added by Ariel Navarro on September 28, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Career Online High School launches in South Africa

SOUTHERN AFRICAN VIRTUAL SCHOOL becomes FIRST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNER to offer CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

SOUTHERN AFRICAN VIRTUAL SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH CENGAGE LEARNING’S ED2GO AND SMART HORIZONS CAREER ONLINE EDUCATION TO DELIVER AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS…

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Added by Keith Maree on September 27, 2014 at 10:47 — No Comments

Start-Up South Africa 10-10-14 | CTICC - 15% "Silicon Cape" Discount

SILICON CAPE COMMUNITY DISCOUNT

We are pleased to announce that as a member the Silicon Cape community you will receive a 15% Discount on our Early Bird delegate price, should you be interested in attending the…
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Added by SiMODiSA on September 26, 2014 at 13:03 — No Comments

Lean Jo'burg Powered by Standard Bank - General Admission Tickets on Sale!

Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg is now "Powered by Standard Bank of South Africa".



As a Platinum Sponsor, Standard Bank will also be offering a sponsored prize to the winning team at the Lean Jo'burg workshop.

Insider Sale and Early Bird…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on September 25, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments

Is UX the Internet's holy grail?

The greater a site's experience, the more it entices the visitor.  And by experience i don't refer to only the graphical interface - that's just part of the bigger picture.

UX professionals are able to offer great marketability, branding and usability through the various tools & techniques they use (e.g. expert evaluation, RESEARCH, usability analysis, wireframes, etc. etc. etc.).  Using UCD (user centered design) methods to ensure the usability of a site is tuned for…

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Added by Alan Williams on September 25, 2014 at 10:47 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: PHP South Africa

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



Company Name

PHP South Africa



Website Name

www.phpsouthafrica.com

Who are you and…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 24, 2014 at 21:14 — No Comments

MzansiStore.com is making 2014 count!

A lot of exciting things have been happening at MzansiStore.com #HandmadeInSA world. From hosting their first Pop up Shop in July 2014 to being named one of the Top 30 SA eCommerce sites by uAfrica.com in…

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Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on September 24, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Smart-IT Accounting Software - Inventory Control, Stock & Workshop Management System with integrated Online Shop, POS & CRM Systems

Smart-IT Accounting Software is a very affordable, fully comprehensive, highly advanced, easy to use, powerful, user friendly accounting management system.

Smart-IT Accounting Software has an excellent workshop management system with very comprehensive & fully automated job cards. Our workshop management system will manage your workshop with 100% efficiency with regards to inventory control, stock control, stock management & time management of your mechanics &…

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Added by Mark John Waite on September 24, 2014 at 5:55 — No Comments

Not another SharePoint convention

It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy gathering. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software?  For me it’s the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. As I hastily unsubscribed from the mailing list I wondered how much longer we’d have to watch SharePoint's zombie-like stagger to the grave. This once-great…

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Added by Dele Sikuade on September 23, 2014 at 14:33 — No Comments

Mammoth BI 'Big Data in Action' Conference set to bolster SA's Business Intelligence Community

Mammoth BI is a myth-busting ‘big data in action’ event set to bolster SA’s business intelligence community and revolutionise the IT conferencing model.

17 and 18 November 2014 will be key days for not only South Africa’s Business…

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Added by Mieneke van der Merwe on September 23, 2014 at 13:27 — No Comments

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