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NEW IT positions available in CT and JNB.

NEW IT positions available in CT and JNB.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/positions-available-jnbctn-net-php-c-dev-eng-tester-kai-graca?trk=prof-post

I have various positions available with IT sector in South Africa, mainly Cape Town and Johannesburg. Contact me for more information.

All positions require testing, verification and RSA ID…

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Added by Kai Graca on June 25, 2016 at 19:26 — No Comments

What Is The Difference Between Public and Private IP Address?

Devices engaged in computer networking processes are assigned with numerical code called as Internet Protocol address. It performs as a host to address locations. Each and every device has its unique IP address to get rid of address conflicts. In the recent days, most of the people prefer routers to…

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Added by Marks Nilson on June 24, 2016 at 2:18 — No Comments

Cape Town VC Llew Claasen appointed executive director of Bitcoin Foundation

The Bitcoin Foundation has appointed Cape Town venture capitalist Llew Claasen as its executive director. The appointment was announced during the Blockchain Training Conference…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:27 — No Comments

CiTi to announce Africa’s first ed-tech cluster

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is set to announce its latest initiative: a technology cluster aimed at the education space.

The initiative, which is CiTi is calling an African first,…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:25 — No Comments

4 ways to capitalise on the explosion of tech and healthcare

Every so often, business opportunities arise, we fail to take advantage of them, and then we kick ourselves for our lack of foresight.

As an entrepreneur, however, opportunity will always knock again — just in a different form. Right now, the intersection of healthcare and…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:22 — No Comments

Startup focus: Lentus-H wants to change the world through water [update]

Update: correction on Hippo Water Roller pricing.

Water in developing countries is problematic. The availability and cleanliness of this resource are just some of the challenges people face. For the makers of …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:09 — No Comments

7 of the best SEO training courses to market your startups in 2016

If you’re a startup, you often need to keep your spending as lean as possible. What better way to do so than to learn the basics of search engine optimisation yourself?

These 7 courses, conferences, and guides are there to point you in the direction of some of the great…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:07 — No Comments

Software startups: here’s how you can succeed before you start

Starting a business based on a software product is no easy task. If you’re an entrepreneur with all the passion for the business aspects of your new endeavour and the promise of the millions in profit driving you on, don’t be deterred by the mammoth task that is software development –…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 17:03 — No Comments

2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Growth Report

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 16:47 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Kinfundi

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out THIS FORM. For more information please contact engage@siliconcape.com…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 23, 2016 at 16:37 — No Comments

How startups can improve customer service

Customer service is essential to any business. This is because the primary relationship in a business is between what we can offer and how happy the client is upon delivery. Businesses can fail in spectacular ways if they do not have proper customer service setup. Indeed, in this age of instant messaging, customers are more primed than ever to make their voices heard if they’re unsatisfied with a company.

This applies to startups and small…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 23, 2016 at 12:55 — No Comments

Set-aside could favour white entrepreneurs



New draft preferential procurement regulations, published by The National Treasury last week aim to help the state meet a proposed 30% set-aside for small businesses. The hope is that they will benefit struggling black entrepreneurs. But will they?…

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Added by Stephen Timm on June 23, 2016 at 9:25 — No Comments

A competition: First prize 5000€ - IoT - secure, reliable, embedded programming

I think it would be a really good idea if Cape Town could develop the capability for reliable and secure programming.

I'd be interested to know of anybody who is interested in this competition - there might be an opportunity to collaborate.

It is aimed at the IoT (Internet of Things), where, as I'm sure you know, the lack of security is a major risk in the future - you don't really want somebody hacking into your alarm system, car, or 'fridge!

It's a great opportunity to…

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Added by Peter Brooks on June 23, 2016 at 6:11 — No Comments

Why hi tech security is not excessive

Many might look at new technology aimed at insuring security and shake their heads. What use could, for example, face-scanning technology be for shopping malls? Yet, such responses often mistake excess for necessity. Not understanding how certain technology works doesn’t undermine that it does and can be effective.

Face recognition

Last year, major American retail chain Walmart began testing face recognition.…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 22, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Why chatbots won’t replace humans

(published via Memeburn)

Fear-mongering is everywhere, in every industry. And most recently, the contact centre has experienced its own dose of this with the announcement that Facebook will be making use of…

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Added by Jed Hewson on June 22, 2016 at 9:27 — No Comments

Start ups need to work together: Calling on all online stores and retail shops

Please forgive me if this looks like an Ad, but I believe online start ups should support each other to reach a common goal.





Prys Comparison is fast growing shopping website that offers users an opportunity to compare products, deals and offers and be able to buy from your website instantly



We work with companies like yours (Retail Stores) who would like to get real buyers online at a minimal possible investment



Other companies we work with like Spree,… Continue

Added by Nkosikhona Carlos on June 21, 2016 at 20:01 — No Comments

How we're securing the world with tech

One of the prime uses and drivers of technology is safety. Wanting to make our homes, cities and the planet safer has been the catalyst for many smart people’s progress in tech. It’s a good indication of how far we’ve come to reflect on how we’re making our lives safer.

Facial recognition

Though we might associate hightech security with the most sophisticated banks, retail stores are adopting modern tech to help…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 21, 2016 at 14:17 — No Comments

Directory Apps - Why handheld is king!

Directories are a tried and tested business model. The concept has a crystal clear value proposition to clients (listed businesses) and customers (readers). Clients benefit from the exposure of their business to a specific target market and customers benefit from having access to a curated list of service providers for the service they need.

Apps take directories to the next level. They increase the value to both parties and represent a great revenue model to the directory owner.…

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Added by Jonathan Vass on June 21, 2016 at 12:21 — No Comments

I Code Java Conference - 21st & 22nd July Johannesburg South Africa

On 21st & 22nd July 2016, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Focus Rooms Sunninghill Sandton to network and chat over Java at the I Code Java 2016 Conference. Our inaugural 2015 Conference was SOLD OUT, with Johannesburg heading that way as well. 

I Code Java…

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Added by Theo Sauls on June 21, 2016 at 12:07 — No Comments

Join #tabletoptuesday at the Table Mountain

EVERY TUESDAY MORNING #TABLETOPTUESDAY TAKES PLACE. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE DUANTE.

In April we opened a brand new Wi-Fi Lounge at the Upper Cable Station, with the idea that visitors can use this space to share pictures and connect with friends and family.

We blogged about our new space and shared pictures on…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 20, 2016 at 16:03 — No Comments

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