January 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Looking for UX talent


Siteta, a Cape Town-based company focusing on User Experience, are reaching out for UX talent to help us cope with the increasing demand for our User Experience services in South Africa.



You consider yourself a big, medium or 'short' hitter (in terms of UX skills and experience).…


Added by Sigi Bessesen on January 29, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Python Developer Wanted

Early stage, fast-paced startup looking for ambitious individual(s) that are great at what they do, want to grow with the company and keen on building a very innovative and highly scalable infrastructure with the aim of disrupting the recruitment industry. Or alternatively, if you'd rather take to it has an outsourced developer- lets chat!

These are absolutely necessary:

- At least one year of full-time Python…


Added by Thatoyaona Manasseh on January 24, 2012 at 13:24 — No Comments

Has group buying given e-commerce a boost?

Research conducted during 2011 has revealed a significant upturn in e-commerce in South Africa over the last year. It’s been suggested that the recent explosion of group-buying sites, and the success of companies like Groupon, may be at least partially responsible for this growth spike.


SA e-commerce by the numbers

The MasterCard Worldwide Survey 2011 revealed that 50% of South Africans with access to the internet are now making purchases…


Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on January 19, 2012 at 15:35 — No Comments

Five tips for juggling eels (a.k.a. raising money for a startup business)

Mobiflock makes smartphones and tablets safe for children, individuals and businesses, by providing services to monitor and manage mobile devices, secure private information, manage mobile workforces, and protect devices from viruses and malware.


GigaOM named the company one of the 10 most promising mobile startups in 2011, and they were recently awarded first place in the first South African This Week In…


Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on January 19, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

LocalSort: helping hotels give their guests the best service

Umbono-funded company LocalSort is looking to disrupt the informal way hotels and guesthouses recommend services to their guests.


The company offers a marketplace where service providers like shuttle and tour operators can bid on how much commission they’re willing to pay for new business. Hotels can use the web interface to find local services to recommend to their guests, and they earn commission for doing so. LocalSort…


Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on January 19, 2012 at 10:22 — No Comments

Fibre ring to connect Cape Town

The Cape Town metro ring is a municipal fibre network providing a single shared infrastructure capable of supporting multiple networks. It's expected to result in more local bandwidth and lower costs due to increased competition between ISPs.


What is the metro ring?

The metro ring is a municipally-owned, open access, optic fibre infrastructure, including purpose-built optic fibre and new switching centres. Phase 1 of the project, completed in December 2011, had a…


Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on January 19, 2012 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Shift ONE digital nominated as Top Start-up by leading incubator.

We started 2012 with a bang by taking home top honours from BandwidthBarn in the 2011 Velocity-Y programme. 


Added by dylan kohlstadt on January 18, 2012 at 14:52 — No Comments



Added by Bernadette Homor on January 13, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

Social integrated Photobooth


Anyone hear of someone offering a photobooth service where the photo can immediately be uploaded to facebook or any other social site?

Added by Johan Steyn on January 12, 2012 at 8:41 — 2 Comments

Lead Developer / Development Manager wanted for Online Travel Co

Lead Developer / Development Manager 


Our online travel company http://www.discoverafricagroup.com/ (est. 2002) requires an experienced senior developer to manage the in-house development team and play a lead role in all digital projects.

You will be responsible for enhancing and fine-tuning the companies e-commerce travel websites and their accompanying web applications; primarily from a technical/architecture…


Added by Andre Van Kets on January 6, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

Looking for a Web/UI Designer

Whenpages is a 4 months old start-up based in Pretoria ( See www.whenpages.com ). We are launching our global time based platform at the end of January 2012.

We're looking for the best and brightest to join our team and develop  a product that that will…


Added by Tendai Sean Joe on January 5, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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