WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY?
Renewable energy is energy derived from natural resources. This method of energy production is an alternative to the burning of coal, which up to now has been the mostpopular source of electricity production in Africa.Renewable energy sources include: Solar, wind, wave, bio-fuel & geo-thermal.
Sustainability is a word implying a practice or method of producing energy that isenvironmentally friendly and that…Continue
Analysts have noted that in recent years Microsoft has been making big bets on the cloud with products like Azure, but Office 365 is by far the company’s biggest push into cloud software.
With this bundling of its Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync…Continue
Added by George Gombay on June 29, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
mLab Southern Africa (SA) is a mobile applications laboratory, which incubates innovation and entrepreneurship in mobile apps and content services in the region.
Our aim is to support the mobile developer and entrepreneur community in Southern Africa through a range of services, including training, handset testing, business incubation, mentoring, and holding networking events.
We would like to understand your needs as…
Added by Steve Vosloo on June 29, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments
I am constantly surprised at the continuing popularity of ‘checkin’ and the fact that so many startups and even established social networks like FaceBook strive to imitate and promote this location model. More surprising is that so many users blindly follow.
Defining and sharing one’s location by constantly associating yourself with someone else’s location or business is like answering the question. “Where do you live ?” by saying “Next to Mr Lewis of Smallville” instead…Continue
Added by Peter McFall on June 26, 2011 at 17:12 — No Comments
In our nation we are facing a new ‘struggle’. It is a struggle for survival in a globalized world where connectedness is the requirement for competitiveness. We need our nation to compete in the world in order to sustain the jobs it has. That world has given us a whole realm of new digital opportunities to take…Continue
Seeing a tweet that the Glastonbury Festival opened today, I was interested to know where it happens and how the organizers and advertisers went about the business of indicating the venue location and means of navigating to it. I was also interested in how I could verbally describe the location of the festival to my wannabe hippy friends if I had to from the location information provided. At this point, I must declare that my interest in location is fueled by the fact that I am one…Continue
The big picture here is how mobile phones are promising to take electronic transactions to the world’s estimated 3bn people who do not have access to formal financial services — bringing…Continue
Added by Steve Vosloo on June 20, 2011 at 22:39 — No Comments
Hi Umbono Applicants,
If you applied before May 22nd, your application has now been reviewed. You have either received an email requesting additional materials for submittal and further review or you have received an email notifying you that your application is no longer being considered.
Over the next month, some applicants may be requested to join us for interviews.
If you have not received an email from UmbonoZA@gmail.com, please check your spam filters and make…Continue
Today the Pivot25 mobile conference kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, to much fanfare and excitement. Pivot25 is a mobile apps and developer conference and competition for the east Africa region. Earlier this year m:lab East Africa, the organisation behind Pivot 25, put out a call for entrepreneurs in mobile apps and content services to pitch their ventures at the event. The winner gets to present its venture at…Continue
Added by Steve Vosloo on June 14, 2011 at 14:17 — No Comments
Its a hot market at the moment for start-ups and their IPOs in America, with potentially great rewards for early investors;
"LinkedIn Corp.'s smash debut on May 19 whetted investors' appetites for IPOs to a degree unseen since the 1990s—and encouraged others to follow suit. Online-coupon outfit Groupon Inc. and telecommunications company Avaya Inc. have…Continue
Added by George Gombay on June 11, 2011 at 10:11 — No Comments
Added by Louis-Junior Tshakoane on June 8, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Attention Silicon Capers:
I'm in the process of collecting data for my thesis which investigates what attracts and motivates highly skilled workers to join technology start-ups and I'm looking for people who don't currently own their own business (i.e employees) to complete an interactive survey.
The survey is completely anonymous and should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you'll be shown which job attributes are most attractive…Continue