January 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Betavine Developer Day

Attention mobile developers (coders and non-coders):

I'm helping organise a developer event for Vodacom/Vodaphone's
Betavine project in Cape Town on March 10.

See http://capetowndevday.eventbrite.com/ for more details on the
event and http://www.betavine.net/ for more details on Betavine.

Limited space, free entry, lunch, drinks, prizes.

Added by Morgan Collett on January 29, 2010 at 12:48 — No Comments

Consumer Advocate can now handle consumer credit complains

In an effort to streamline the handling of consumers’ complaints about creditors, Manie van Schalkwyk, the credit information ombud, has extended his jurisdiction to hear such complaints.



Previously, the ombud dealt only with complaints about credit bureaus. These complaints were referred to the National Credit Regulator (NCR) if they could not be resolved by the ombud.



Van Schalkwyk’s office will now be known as the credit ombud, and it should be your first port of call… Continue

Added by CraigRoss316 on January 25, 2010 at 11:02 — No Comments

Programme to help turn ideas into business plans

In February, the Cape IT Initiative's business incubator subsidiary, The Bandwidth Barn, is kicking off a training programme for entrepreneurs who have a business idea and who want help turning it into a fully-fledged business plan.



The programme, called Velociti Y, is FREE due to sponsorship from Provincial Government Western Cape. It is aimed at ICT entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas that have potential for substantial growth and job creation. The main focus will be on… Continue

Added by Jenny McKinnell on January 21, 2010 at 12:16 — No Comments

Consumers are continuing to flood debt counsellors nationwide

The start of 2010 brought mixed emotions to many consumers after over spending during the festive season. JJERRCCS featured in the Weekend Post [link] Where Monique Theron said “ Many consumers went on a payment holiday in order to enjoy their festive break, in retrospect, they now regret not paying their creditors’



Many consumers failed to… Continue

Added by CraigRoss316 on January 19, 2010 at 17:27 — No Comments

About the SME Toolkit - Information, support and resource tool for the South African entrepreneur

If you're a would-be entrepreneur, existing SMME owner or involved with SME development, you should look at this website - http://southafrica.smetoolkit.org.



Some Background Information:



The SME Toolkit is a project of the Small and Medium Enterprise Department of the World Bank Group and is available in multiple languages through local partners – such as South Africa – around the world.



Business Partners Ltd,… Continue

Added by Rene Truter on January 19, 2010 at 9:28 — No Comments

Third Software Engineering Colloquium

Knee deep in preparations for the Third Software Engineering Colloquium in March. This is a very important event (convened by CITI and the IEEE Computer Society Chaper).



CITI will be running "conversations" about key agenda items before the Colloquium. We also intend for actions to be agreed at the Colloquium that will be implemented by the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering which will be held in Cape Town from 2-8 May 2010.



The technical team has been… Continue

Added by Jenny McKinnell on January 14, 2010 at 12:09 — No Comments

Internal Development or Channel Partner?

Wanting to see what others think on this topic:

Do you create your own technologies or become a VAR?

Added by Jonathan Van Wyk on January 4, 2010 at 10:55 — No Comments

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