September 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Usability and user experience design training

We had such fun doing our UX training course in August that we're doing it again on 10 and 11 November in Cape Town.

It's a 2 day course, aimed at people who want to make websites, software, or mobile apps that their users love. And of course more popular equals more profitable.

It's great for designers, developers, marketers or product managers.

You'll learn how to:

Added by Philip Barrett on September 29, 2010 at 17:50 — 1 Comment

Startup Session in Johannesburg

Have a business idea, but lack time or resources to get started or would like to learn from helping another entrepreneur?

Join us for a full weekend event happening on the 2-3 October at Wits University where the goal is to start at least one company.

We will do this by gathering a group of people that all are interested in becoming IT entrepreneurs. Those of them that have a business idea will get a chance to pitch the idea (the…

Added by Mikkel Søgaard Christiansen on September 28, 2010 at 6:33 — 14 Comments

Silicon Cape newsletter

Hi all

Our very first Monthly Newsletter has just gone out. If for some reason you didn't get it please go to this link:

If you want to get involved have any thoughts or suggestions on it please let me know.

Added by Roger Norton on September 20, 2010 at 12:18 — No Comments

Yeedy - Votes from fellow "Siliconcapers" appreciated!

Hi - Got a feature on killer start-ups and would really appreciate a few votes of support from the "Capies". Thanks in advance!

Added by Paul M on September 17, 2010 at 21:46 — 3 Comments

what's happening?

Been following South African Web Startups and am impressed on how many brave entrepreneurs have come out to show case their mind's juices and also assist in building a great South African Web community. Keep on keeping on!

One key thing I've learned over the years as an entrepreneur which is pivotal to building user trust and support, is to always say what you do and do what you say.

Which leads me to my question: What is happening with…

Added by Sima Kobo on September 16, 2010 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

Mobile social communities for everyone, everywhere.

Mobile social communities for everyone,…

Added by Roger Norton on September 16, 2010 at 11:09 — No Comments

Green Point - Business Incubator Office space

eNetworks ISP has space in its mini business incubator in Green Point, Cape Town. From R500 per desk per month or other options if a business needs alternatives. Email Leslie for info,

Added by Leslie Maliepaard on September 16, 2010 at 9:59 — No Comments

Looking for business who can write a functional and technical spec

I have two clients in the early stages of an application/platform development cycle and require a proven business in Cape Town to assist us in drafting both a functional and technical specification to a point that a development company could start coding.
If you have experience in this please drop me an email to

Added by Bruce Wade on September 16, 2010 at 9:40 — No Comments

G-South Africa

Here is a post that Bridgette asked me to put up regarding her experiences here in SA and G-South Africa to be held in the Silicon Cape in November.…


Added by Roger Norton on September 14, 2010 at 13:23 — No Comments

naijaborn networks unveils naijaborn mobile :)

It’s a basic mobile internet based application that provides some of the most important features for users and other non users to quickly show themselves ;).…


Added by Francis Oghuma on September 9, 2010 at 2:28 — No Comments

Government Small Business Support: Worth the effort or not worth the effort ? That is the Question...

Hello beautiful PPL. Smile, its SPRINGTIME !!!

I'm not sure if anyone has had a similar experience with our government institutions...

I've recently dealt with Umsobomvu Youth Fund or rather the NYA (National youth agency) and things were very optimistic in the beginning... Apparently, the government has set aside millions for youth development and small business development and alike... Apon filling in the countless…


Added by Kyle Thebus on September 7, 2010 at 12:23 — No Comments

Geeks For Heritage: National Braai Day

RLabs have come alongside the Braai4Heritage campaign and we join them in their aim to position National Heritage Day, 24 September, as South Africa’s annual national day of celebration. The

gathering of friends, families and Geeks around fires, being the…


Added by CraigRoss316 on September 7, 2010 at 9:51 — No Comments

Open source for CCTV any ideas

I have a problem. Fixing a CCTV system installed by some Cowboys, Bosch cameras, IP, PTZ and Fixed linked up to fiber. Endless problems and seems Bosch software cant cope no matter how hard we try. There are some other options I know of but very expensive and client wont pay more. Now I am looking at an option to use open source, anyone who can assist me it this please shout. Negative and positive feedback on this idea would be welcomed. This is rather urgent. Regards Audrey

Added by Audrey De Jongh on September 5, 2010 at 20:27 — 2 Comments

Inspiring Business Owners and Innovators In Hiding !!!

Peeps of Cape Town, Stand up and Be Happy !!!

I finished a course at varsity, namely, New Venture Planning, feeling so inspired... only to be faced with the harsh reality of living in SA. Long story short, I met some amasing and inspiring business owners (mxit, yuppy chef...)

My Q's are;

1. Why aren't there MORE South African men and women (business owners and innovators), willing to tell their success stories and…


Added by Kyle Thebus on September 1, 2010 at 15:57 — 5 Comments

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