December 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Live video streaming

Hi,

Looking for anyone that offers live/camera video streaming services for the web.

thanks!

Added by Johan Steyn on December 23, 2011 at 8:22 — No Comments

Looking for sponsorship for SUP Pilates venture - cheap marketing for your business!

Hi all,

I am starting a South African first - SUP Pilates. Stand Up PaddleBoard (SUP) Pilates is the practice of doing basic Pilates movements whilst floating on your Stand Up Paddleboard. http://www.facebook.com/SUPpilates…

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Added by Monique Jordaan on December 19, 2011 at 14:13 — 2 Comments

I sometimes replace my keyboard with guitar

 

No not guitar hero. :)

 

Here is an original song penned a week or so ago. I'm an obsessive songwriter.

 

Everyone needs a hobby. What do you do?

http://youtu.be/tRo5zEMjUtU

Added by jonathancrossland on December 16, 2011 at 11:27 — 4 Comments

Doing business across the Atlantic

 

One of the challenges of launching a global business from South Africa is that it's literally half a world away from one of the biggest markets, the United States (US). A couple of South African startups have managed to bridge this gap. Read on to find out why and how.

 

Why look for a market in the…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on December 15, 2011 at 13:51 — No Comments

International tech experts heading to Cape Town for ScaleConf

ScaleConf, taking place at the end of January 2012, is the first conference of its kind to be hosted in South Africa. The two-day event will bring together local and international experts to talk about the challenges and future of building and running online sites and services.

 

The growing…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on December 15, 2011 at 12:48 — 2 Comments

Building a Silicon Cape database with Crunchbase

 

If you own or work at a South African startup, add your company's details to Crunchbase and include the tag "siliconcape" to contribute to our database of local startups.

 

Crunchbase is a wiki-style database of startup people, investors, and companies that includes lists of their key employees, funding and acquisition news, and other important events for these companies. It was launched by…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Google Umbono steaming ahead

 

From May to July of this year the Google Umbono team was hard at work screening the hundreds of applications they received for the programme. They whittled this down to the top 10 percent, who were invited to pitch in…

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Added by Silicon Cape Newsletter on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

Looking for Freelancers in UX and PHP development

Hi All,

Currently I am looking for highly skilled UX specialists as well as any freelance developers or development houses that spcialise in the following;  Yii, Zend Framework and/or Expression Engine.

Thanks!

Regards

Johan

Added by Johan Steyn on December 15, 2011 at 8:23 — No Comments

We're looking for a new Co-ordinator

We're looking for someone who is keen to help grow their exposure and experience in the community while passionately driving the Silicon Cape brand forward. If this seem like something that you might be interested in, keep reading...



Role Description:

Drive awareness around Silicon Cape Initiative and it’s goals

Be a representative for the initiative at events

Help create cohesion and communication between the…

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Added by Roger Norton on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

The key to USSD growth in Southern Africa

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data), has enormous potential to deliver new products and services to mobile customers in sub-Saharan Africa, but has yet to come into its own as a mature, fully-fledged service.

Like SMS, USSD has a low barrier to entry for subscribers and customers. It is intuitive, menu-driven and…

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Added by Edrich Van Loggerenberg on December 12, 2011 at 16:41 — No Comments

PAIA manual deadline for private bodies: 31 December 2011

In terms of Promotion of Access to Information Act section 51, all private bodies need to submit a manual to the Human Rights Commission. This must be done by 31 December 2011. The HRC closes on 27 December 2011 and we therefore urge you submit these by then.

 

The legislation defines private bodies (juristic persons) as:



a)   A natural person who carries or has carried on any trade, business or profession, but only in such capacity

b)   A partnership which…

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Added by Wessel Goosen on December 9, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments

StartupGuideSA - the BIGGER picture

I recently came across a really useful site: London Startup Guide and as the tag line says, it offers aspiring entrepreneurs 'everything you need to know about the London Startup Scene but were afraid to ask'.

This is a really useful platform that lowers the barrier to entry and learning curve for those that have decided to venture off and chase their…

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Added by Justin Beswick on December 4, 2011 at 8:30 — 3 Comments

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