January 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Facebook Game Developers Group

The facebook game developers group is an online networking and collaboration forum for like minded people interested in the development of games for the facebook platform.

Developers, designers, engineers, writers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts are welcome to join this group. Share your thoughts, ideas and proposals for facebook games with us.


We are planning a live event soon but in the mean time if you would like to contribute please join the facebook group at…


Added by Samir Franciscus on January 30, 2011 at 20:02 — No Comments

Exploit Customers and Employees at Your Own Peril

I always try to convey to my MBA students that a strong focus on customers and employees are the holy grail in the search for sustainable business success.  Should one research the vision statements and credo’s of businesses, they all (the most of them in any case) make the point that their people are their most important asset, and that they live to make their customers happy.  Forgive my cynicism!

Allow me to elaborate.

In the world of business, one can Google the…


Added by Johan Burger on January 29, 2011 at 23:21 — No Comments

Poken Lessons from #SiliconCape


I confess. I love Poken and I am really not entirely objective, but here are some of our preliminary thoughts about the introduction of POKEN to a few hundred friendly Silicon Cape members at the recent event. W00t!  We have only had positive feedback so far - and a few product use queries...

CellC embraced the small #poken as an add-on at the event.…


Added by metaMeerkat on January 28, 2011 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Social Networking Event

I went for my first Silicon Cape networking event! It was amazing, I didn't quite understand the Poken gift when I arrived but soon found the importance and began to appreciate that little thing!!! I love my Poken was the first thing I said after updating my online profile.


The networking event was amazing except for a few glitches that saw our chance at delivering an elevator dim down to darkness. But luckily the event was very well-managed and even though there were a few…


Added by Siya Biniza on January 27, 2011 at 14:09 — 2 Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Plays Host to Mobile 2.0 Product Launch by Cell C (Sparkpr was there! )

The Sparkpr Cape Town team attended the first Silicon Cape event for 2011. Founders of Silicon Cape, Vinny Lingham and Justin Stanford, are two South African high-tech entrepreneurs who observed that South Africa, and in particular the Cape, is in a similar position to where Silicon Valley was 15 years ago. This led them to create the Silicon Cape Initiative, that serves to bring together local and…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on January 26, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Tools of the Social Tribe and Trade - Poken being 1

I hope to be joining the SiliconCape event tomorrow after a talk elsewhere. Unfortunate clash of interests and responsibilities - especially since POKEN will make its big Cape Town appearance at the event. I also have a poken and am really excited about the potential of this simple, yet amazing USB tool (manufactured in Switzerland) to keep people connected. …


Added by metaMeerkat on January 24, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

What is iGen Tribe all about?


The world shifted in 1982.

Machine of the Year, 1983

That was the year Time magazine named the Personal Computer as “Machine of the Year”. Computers, the Internet, and more lately, cellphones have had an irreversible effect on the next generation. People born after 1982 have experienced…


Added by Justin Coetzee on January 24, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

14 Business Lessons from Golf

Golf is a game I love.  I am not good at it, but I love the game.  It helps me to relax.  It also helps me to size up other people.  You cannot hide personality defects on a golf course consistently.  My point of departure is that you play against yourself and that you need to enjoy it.  From a business / management perspective, I identified a number of points in golf that business managers can take heed of, whether you play the game or not.

  • Technical…

Added by Johan Burger on January 23, 2011 at 20:04 — 1 Comment

Entering the industry

Good day.


I'm an Event Management graduate that is currently looking for a position in this field or something similar. Ultimately I want to open my own company one day however just as building contacts are inmportant which I intend to do, hence I jumped at the opportunity to join this great networking site, I understand that gaining experience is essencial too.


I'm currently finding it hard to enter the market due to lack of adequate experience needed in most…


Added by Nomakhaya Mbelu on January 21, 2011 at 13:53 — 3 Comments

APPLY for PR position based in San Francisco, to join our Emerging Tech practice team

Seeking candidates to apply for opportunity to work for Sparkpr in the San Francisco:

•    an Associate with enterprise experience,

•    we have expanded the search to include Account Manager and Director candidates as well.

•    The opportunity is to join the Emerging Tech practice team and work primarily top-tier start-up companies in Silicon Valley, Austin and London

•    PLEASE ONLY apply if you consider yourself a top caliber candidate. :-)




Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on January 20, 2011 at 8:59 — No Comments

Vacancies within the RAMP Group

Hi There


We have various vacancies within our Group of Companies, which includes an ISP,  a Software Development Company and a VoIP distribution Company. If you would like to register your cv with us, please visit the link below:




Thanks Ayesha


Added by Ayesha Bagus on January 19, 2011 at 15:46 — 1 Comment

Too Late Luke!

I have just read Seth Godin’s blog, Cashing The Check, which urges us to get on with the things we…


Added by Dele Sikuade on January 18, 2011 at 11:49 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Event Elevator pitches

During the events there will be a couple of interesting speakers, but to make it a little more interactive we open the floor up to YOU, the entrepreneurs. 6 - 10 entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to shake some stealth by pitching their business and ideas to the audience. The audience will vote for their favorite and a prize will be handed over along with everlasting fame.


The idea behind the elevator pitch is:  "You get into an elevator in a big firm and, lo and…


Added by Roger Norton on January 17, 2011 at 16:17 — No Comments

Serious sales talent

I have a client looking for a female senior sales executive for a respected IT company in Cape Town - If you know anyone looking for this type of role, or if this sounds like exactly like you, please email me for further information :)  Many thanks!


iQ Recruitment


082 936 0791

Added by Marnie Bull on January 17, 2011 at 16:01 — No Comments

Assistance with start-ups



I am practically finished my Business Science Degree, however have to finish 2 courses to complete it.

I was wondering if people are looking for help during the start-up process of their businesses, as I would be glad to get involved in different types of businesses for the exposure to the field and experience in the business environment.


Please feel free to contact me if you require any help, it would be deeply appreciated.




Added by Lee Moodley on January 17, 2011 at 13:24 — No Comments

An Ode to the Principal

I was driving to an appointment with a good friend of mine who used to be a principal.  I was also contemplating asking him to do a presentation at a conference on leadership, culture, and values in April.  As soon as the idea came up in my mind, I also asked myself how I could motivate why I am asking a principal to talk at a leadership conference where businessmen are the target audience.  Some of you who remember the Chris de Burgh song, Patricia, will remember the words: “The facts of…


Added by Johan Burger on January 15, 2011 at 1:05 — No Comments

Do you know any amazing graduates who haven't found work yet or have been unemployed for >6 m?

The Cape IT Initiative (CITI) is committed to creating work opportunities for recent graduates and the unemployed. We are also committed to growing the pool of ICT skills in the Western Cape and one of the ways we are doing this is through our CAPACITI 1000 programme.  The first project to provide training and internship for 40 non-IT graduates who have… Continue

Added by Roger Norton on January 13, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments

Specialised Postgraduate Employability Skills Project

As with any skill, employability skills can be learned and enhanced. Vocational Graduates needs employability skills, not only in SA but in Africa as such. More and more studies shows that graduates from vocational training institutions do not have sufficient life skills, which are more and more considered to determine "employability".

Spatial Information Association for Southern Africa (SIASA) , a registered NPO, will be embarking on this journey with University of Limpopo,…


Added by Monica Heynes on January 12, 2011 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Virtual Research Assistant Project

My Virtual Worker will also be looking at marketing the concept of virtual research assistants to lawyers, academics, other professionals or anyone that needs research assistants.

Although this might actually look like it has got the same functions as the virtual secretaries or the vitual PA's but actually it is not true. A research assistants is actually a really tough job as u need to know all the research methodologies and u need to be able to be good at what you do. I suppose… Continue

Added by Monica Heynes on January 12, 2011 at 9:58 — 1 Comment

The 4 promises that iGen needs to keep in 2011

A lot of iGens return to work this week, so it seems the perfect time for us as iGen Tribe to start empowering our generation. Now is an appropriate time to think about the year ahead of us, and especially what we want to accomplish as a generation. For those of you who don’t know, an iGen is a young person who grew up in a world where technology became ubiquitous. (Roughly, those born between 1985 and 1995).

If you are of this generation (or on the fringes of it), think about your… Continue

Added by Justin Coetzee on January 11, 2011 at 22:09 — No Comments

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