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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 24, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Takealot wins big at PriceCheck Tech & Ecommerce Awards

The 2016 PriceCheck Tech & Ecommerce Awards concluded last night with Takealot.comsnagging the overall win.

The PriceCheck awards…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:51 — No Comments

SNAPnSAVE hits 150 000 downloads, R1m in cash returns

South African loyalty shopping app SNAPnSAVE today announced that it has reached a new cash-back milestone of R1-million given to shoppers subscribed to its service.

Users get cash back on items by scanning their till slip from selected retailers and uploading it with the SNAPnSAVE app. Shoppers then accrue a percentage of the till slips’ value in return via a wiCode, which can be redeemed at 13 partner…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

Telkom Mobile revises uncapped LTE throttling policy

Telkom Mobile has announced a revised fair usage policy (FUP) for uncapped LTE users, following negative publicity on social media.

Users who had allegedly fallen foul of Telkom Mobile’s FUP expressed frustration after being throttled to extremely slow speeds.

Now, the network has announced an overhaul of its policy for uncapped users, giving them an extra 100GB of full-speed data before throttling comes into…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:46 — No Comments

5 disastrous mistakes entrepreneurs need to avoid in business blogging

The primary objective of a business blog is to create valuable resources for your target audience, which will, in turn, make them interested in your business. Today, it is regarded as one of the core components of inbound marketing strategy. Having a business blog not only enhances brand awareness, but also helps you generate more inbound links, indexed pages, leads, and conversions.

Business blogging can be extremely productive if done right. Like every other business initiatives,…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:19 — No Comments

French Tech Cape Town looking for 2 startups to pitch in France

French tech ecosystem hub French Tech Cape Town is looking for two startups to pitch in France.

Those chosen will be able to meet investors, “leading” firms, and public institutions in France at Development and Digital Africa Days 2016. The event takes place from 26 to 28 of October and is organised by the French Directorate General for Enterprise and La French Tech.

In order to apply, SA startups will need to be…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:17 — No Comments

iKhokha and Mastercard partner up to roll out 700 POS terminals

With the aim of rolling out 700 POS terminals, the partnership between Mastercard SA and iKhokhawill seek to bring digital payment services to informal settlements.

iKhokha, a digital payment service which specialises in the manufacturing of POS terminals, has partnered with Mastercard SA to improve…


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

SA consumers doing their product homework before purchase

At a time when most consumers are spending conservatively, with a hawkish eye on every last Rand, value for money has become paramount. Long gone are the days when people sign on to mobile contracts on a whim, or buy insurance products at the behest of a…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:13 — No Comments

CT conference to connect African startups to the world

Major business and tech incubator AfricaCom, in collaboration with Ericsson, are set to kick off their AHUB conference in November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The conference, in partnership with leading accelerators and innovation hubs, aims to connect entrepreneurs/startups to successful channels of investment.

At the conference, entrepreneurs are encouraged to share their ideas as well as collaborate and connect with attending angel investors and VCs.…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 23, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments


South African game design house Bla Bla Bla Studios has entered into an exclusive game development and distribution agreement with RNG Foundry Limited, to design and integrate games to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, including an exclusive first-rights game concept agreement.


RNG Foundry is a gaming accelerator launched in association with Velo Partners, the UK’s most active gaming investor. The accelerator aims to work with, and…


Added by carmen granger on September 23, 2016 at 15:18 — No Comments

From Social Entrepreneurship to Systems Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship has grown from a niche concept, to trend in South Africa and on the continent. But what can social entrepreneurs do when they have reached the limits of their organisational impact? The Bertha Centre believes that “Systems Entrepreneurship”—an integrated approach to affecting positive change, while harnessing the power of both markets and movements—is the next chapter for social entrepreneurship.

The field of social entrepreneurship is grappling…


Added by Nwabisa on September 23, 2016 at 13:22 — No Comments

3 things that will change car culture in the future

Everyone knows about self-driving and electric cars, yet these seem unlikely to be used by most of us any time soon. But there are many things that matter more to car culture and how we transport ourselves. Like so much of the world, there has been significant progress in how and what we drive. And transport is essential to so many aspects of our lives.

Changing public transport

One of the most profound ways…


Added by Terrence Stoker on September 22, 2016 at 14:24 — No Comments

getTOD, created by Capetonians for Capetonians

The Mother City is fast positioning itself as Africa’s start-up hub. Local start-up getTOD’s founders are all born and bred Capetonians and they attribute much of their success to the city and the fact that it breeds entrepreneurs from a young age.

Through technology, getTOD aims to revolutionise the South African trades industry by taking the hassle out of home maintenance with the click of a button. Founded by four old school friends, the business was launched in April 2016.…


Added by Alexis Hall on September 22, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments


Eliminator Added - Single Elimination Tournament Solution

A Single Elimination / Eliminator Tournament solution has been added to the GameZBoost gaming platform, the updated Tournament offering now includes a Single Elimination Tournament format, this is in addition to the traditional highest score wins format, that is already available as part of the white…


Added by Mark van Diggelen on September 21, 2016 at 15:53 — No Comments

Small Business Tax Incentive - Do you qualify?

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Small Business Corporations Tax – What is it? Do you qualify?

Is your business viewed as a Small Business Corporation by SARS?

  • Is your business Turnover less that R20 million per year?
  • Are the shareholders in your business all natural persons?
  • Do you only own your one business?
  • Does less that 20% of your turnover come from “investment” income?
  • Is less…

Added by Tyronne Nel on September 20, 2016 at 15:51 — No Comments

How we can design tech with disability in mind

We already focus technology on developing solutions to help people with disabilities. After all, everyone who uses spectacles or wheelchairs benefits from technology. While the tech will improve, focusing on disability is not a new move. What is important is for us to consider this focus no matter what industry we’re in.

Why we must think about disability

One issue with disability is that so often it’s overlooked.…


Added by Terrence Stoker on September 19, 2016 at 15:17 — No Comments

Uncovered: Ventureburn lists South Africa’s fintech ecosystem

Financial technology, or Fintech as the buzzword goes, is a hot topic in the international startup industry. Companies launching in this space are usually looking to disrupt banking…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 18, 2016 at 18:59 — No Comments

African app startups should “build for future rather than past”

African startups developing mobile apps should look to the future rather than the past by focusing on smartphones given the amount of investment required to build apps and penetrate markets.

This is the view of Derrick Kotze, chief executive officer (CEO)…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on September 18, 2016 at 18:57 — No Comments

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