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Gamification trend set to hit Call Centre industry in South Africa

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.



“Gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it…

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Added by Jed Hewson on July 24, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

Are CIO's & business ready for POPI?

 Join us at the CIO Challenge JHB in October where key speakers Francis Cronje, Ina Meiring & Ahmore Smidt offer insights in to the latest developments around POPI.



Ф franciscronje.com was instrumental during the drafting and refinement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Francis Cronjé acted in an advisory capacity to Parliament's Technical Working Committee on POPI. He later provided further insight to the Portfolio Committee of Justice and…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Inspirational interview with worlds leading Gamification expert and serial start up guy: Kris Duggan

This post was originally created for www.thelegacyproject.co.za

Kris Duggan is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Badgeville, the global leader in Gamification. He also founded Betterworks which is focused on improving companies from the inside out. He is a seasoned and passionate start-up expert.

Good Things Happen To Great Attitudes | If you come to work every morning thinking…

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Added by Legacy Project on July 23, 2014 at 21:57 — No Comments

Lessons from successful entrepreneurs: Don’t neglect the boring bits

It’s a rare entrepreneur who sets out to build a business based on billing more efficiently than the competition -- but for Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks, streamlined billing turned out to be one of the unexpected factors behind their success.



“We didn’t know in…

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Added by Dominique Pienaar on July 23, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

#DesignYourThinking @TEDxCapeTown 2014

TEDxCapeTown's 2014 headline event, Design Your Thinking will take place on 16-17 August at the Cape Town City Hall. Be sure to visit the website toapply for your tickets…

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Added by Ryno Lawson on July 23, 2014 at 13:24 — No Comments

On error messages

A developer asked me to assist with an error message they needed to update in an old legacy system.  This is for when the user wants to click on an action button but do not have access to the functionality.

My response was that the button should not be displayed then. Cool. Sorted from a UX perspective.

BUT i was too quick to jump to a conclusion:

Developer: The user does have access to this action button but in certain cases not.  If we do not display the button then from…

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Added by Alan Williams on July 21, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments

How to profit from carbon tax?



The government in South Africa has announced another delay in the implementation of carbon tax and it is now due to come into effect on 1 January 2016.  To many this has come as a huge relief as carbon tax is seen as an unnecessary burden on business and economic growth in South Africa.  In fact BUSA (Business Unity South Africa) has been very outspoken in its opposition to government’s plans to tax carbon emissions.

The premise of the carbon…

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Added by Tim James on July 21, 2014 at 10:31 — No Comments

Sw7 tech accelerator comes to Cape Town

Start With 7 (Sw7) is the most exciting tech accelerator program and it's now coming to Cape Town.



Founded by tech entrepreneur and former Founder's Institute (Fi) Jo'burg director, Keith Jones, Sw7 combines mentorship, lean startup methodology, peer support and experiential learning to give one of the most exciting accelerator programs in South Africa.



Keith has also joined forces with Microsoft BizSpark and some of the best Cape Town tech entrepreneurs as coaches/… Continue

Added by Vuyisa Qabaka on July 14, 2014 at 13:03 — No Comments

1st UX South Africa Conference by UX Cape Town Community 3rd &4th October 2014

South Africa`s inaugural UX Conference happening soon......  UX South Africa has been a long 

overdue event for UX Professionals in South Africa.



The aim for our 2 day Conference is to raise awareness around UX and Business integration. With some fantastic speakers, we will look at - What is UX? How would you explain "UX"? Leading your development team through UX! UX Designer finding that sweet spot between users needs and business needs. Also understanding the role a UX…
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Added by UX South Africa on July 14, 2014 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Arbitrage for the rest of us

Anyone with a passing interest in economics should know the term “arbitrage” – the opportunity to buy an asset a low price and then immediately selling it for a higher price to a different market. However, it’s not a concept that’s limited to the Wolves of Wall Street in all their forms – it’s an economic principle that many believe is playing out every day in the online world.

The so-called eBay arbitrage phenomenon has been the subject of forums,…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on July 14, 2014 at 10:21 — No Comments

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014

Get in the Ring – South Africa will see Cape Town entrepreneur’s face-off in the ring on the 22nd of July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle has hit South African shores for the very first time this year with 100’s of budding entrepreneurs in South Africa entering the inaugural event in the hope of competing for an amount of up to R15 000 000 globally.

The Get in the Ring – South Africa challenge is aimed at…

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Added by Lianne du Toit on July 14, 2014 at 10:02 — No Comments

The role of purpose in driving tech innovation and a global success story

Press Release by Catherine Gurwitz.

At Entrepreneur Traction’s first breakfast - leading…

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Added by Rob Watt on July 11, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Are CIO's ready for POPI?

Join us at the CIO Challenge JHB in October where key speakers Francis Cronje, Ina Meiring & Ahmore Smidt offer insights in to the latest developments around POPI.



Ф franciscronje.com was instrumental during the drafting and refinement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Francis Cronjé acted in an advisory capacity to Parliament's Technical Working Committee on POPI. He later provided further insight to the Portfolio Committee of Justice and Constitutional…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 — No Comments

AMPION Venture Bus is looking for applications

AMPION is looking for entrepreneurs to join them on epic roadtrips all over Africa. They bring together coders, business people…

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Added by Rowan Emslie on July 9, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments

2nd Annual PHP Cape Town Conference

Our 2nd Annual PHP Cape Town Conference is happening, Again. This conference is particularly special as it was the start of the PHP Community in South Africa. Our first PHP Conference in Cape Town SOLD OUT in just over 4 weeks. 

Our venue this year is extra special, Cape Town Stadium with a back drop of the Atlantic Ocean - something special. We are looking forward to seeing all our old friends and making new…

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Added by Theo Sauls on July 9, 2014 at 13:55 — No Comments

Dating advice that can save your business, from a no game entrepreneur

While we were on a date, she posted on her Facebook: “On a date, he is boring. I hate guys who cannot make conversation. This is a regrettable waste of my Sunday, the worst eveeeeer.”

I was a bore, I froze, and conversation wouldn’t come. We were connected by a mutual lady friend, Thapelo.

The date was going wrong. To avert the silence, we both fiddled with our phones. That is how I came across her Facebook status.

“She is beautiful, single and looking”, I heard; she…

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Added by Tiisetso Maloma on July 8, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments

Explore Your World: A Pioneers Experience of Google Glass

Feature Blog by Marcus Dixon, Head of Marketing, Grove Group.



Google Glass has officially been launched in the UK. It arrived at our office in three boxes (Case, Frame, Lens), with just the following caption…

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Added by Grove Group on July 8, 2014 at 12:36 — No Comments

Bulk sales set to increase eBook sales growth in South Africa

The publishing industry will yet again see a readjustment as year-on-year eBook sales fall for the first time, announces Nielsen Research; publishers are not seeing the double and triple digit growth the market saw in 2012, as eBook sales grow by only 5% to $393.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.

eBook sales in the UK have grown to such an extent that they account for more than a fifth of…

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Added by Linda Jooste on July 7, 2014 at 15:56 — No Comments

Boost your app through the MTN Business App of the Year awards 2014

3 July 2014

Boost your app through the MTN Business App of the Year awards

The MTN Business App of the Year awards is a springboard for innovative developers and sharp solutions; this strength of the platform created by the awards is…

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Added by Kurt Jossie on July 3, 2014 at 8:41 — No Comments

Startup Success Story: How Turrito Networks built a R50m business in four years

Press release

June 2014

The telecommunications industry is not known for its excellent customer service -- but for those who can get it right, the rewards are great. Johannesburg entrepreneurs Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim, for example, have bridged the gap so successfully they’ve built their company Turrito Networks from zero to R50m in just four years.…

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Added by Dominique Pienaar on July 1, 2014 at 15:49 — No Comments

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