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Growing an African technology start up into 15 countries in one year: Tech4Africa talk

One of my favourite African mobile tech startups, Nomanini has submitted a speaking slot for Tech4Africa Johannesburg taking place on 8 and 9 October, 2014. 

Title:Growing an African technology start up into 15 countries in one year: Working with local partners to deliver to underserved emerging consumers in Africa

Summary: Nomanini has come a long way in just over four years. They've…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on August 19, 2014 at 11:42 — No Comments

Meet (some) of the Lean Startup Machine Jo'burg Mentors

When: 31-Oct-2014 to 02-November-2014

Where: JoziHub, 44 Stanley Ave., Milpark, Johannesburg

More Info, Mentors & Tickets: …


Added by iAFRIKAN on August 18, 2014 at 13:17 — No Comments

Announcement Plum Solutions / Genesis Data Services

Plum Solutions re-branded as Genesis Data Services

Monday, 18 August 2014

With its recent acquisition by the Genesis Capital Group, Plum Solutions has announced that it will be rebranded as Genesis Data Services, as from this…


Added by Gary Berman on August 17, 2014 at 21:45 — No Comments

Grindstone proves acceleration model with massive growth!

All ten companies experienced an average of 61% increase in revenue while mastering business fundamentals

Investment company, Knife Capital’s entrepreneurial leadership programme, Grindstone, has completed its first year with all ten participating companies experiencing significant business growth.

The year-long program took ten businesses with proven traction through an intensive review of their strategies and provided them with the necessary support to build a…


Added by Keet van Zyl on August 16, 2014 at 8:48 — No Comments

MTN dubs Live Inspect South Africa’s best business app of 2014

MTN dubs Live Inspect South Africa’s best business app of 2014


South African telecom giant MTN has announced the category winners for its popular annual business app competition. Data capture app for insurers Live Inspect was named…


Added by Lianne du Toit on August 15, 2014 at 14:33 — No Comments

WIN FREE Tickets to @LeanJoburg

WIN 2 x FREE Tickets to Lean Startup Machine Jo'burg

Most new startups fail because they build something no one wants. …

Added by iAFRIKAN on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 — No Comments

Mxit offers bursaries for the codeX coding programme

Mxit is giving away three bursaries to the value of R25,000 each to young Mxit users who wish to pursue a career in programming, or enhance their current studies with a programming apprenticeship.

At Mxit, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation around the potential of mobile phones to drive positive change in our society. We believe that one of our most important roles as a proudly African mobile social network is to act as a technology conduit, helping to solve African…


Added by Sarah Strauss on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

How my grandmother and her daughter, my mother, ruined my first businesses.

When it rained, with my very clean school uniform, I would walk into the pool of rainwater outside our front yard. Sometimes I would throw my grandma with stones. This was all in protest not to go to school.

Such tendencies made sure I went through Sub A to standard 1 by the whip, grade 1 to 3 as it known today. The rod wasn’t spared. The child didn’t perish. S/O to Kwanamoloto Primary School.

1993. I was 6 or 7 years old. I still wet my bed and I stayed with “mma”, my…


Added by Tiisetso Maloma on August 15, 2014 at 4:23 — No Comments

Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!

Call all South African mobile innovators…

“Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!”

Call all SA mobile innovators…“Mobile in Africa Rising – Wake up World!” this is the theme of the Mobile Marketing Association’s event to be held in Joburg & Cape Town in August.

If you have an African mobile solution/ tech innovation – share it and stand a chance to WIN A TRIP TO FRANKFURT from our international sponsors Messe Frankfurt…


Added by Mobile Marketing Association on August 14, 2014 at 21:15 — No Comments

Our modern lives use multi touch screen technology as the means of interaction

Many spheres of our modern lives use multi touch screen technology as the means of interaction. Multi touch screen solutions are far more intuitive than buttons or dials, and this is the reason why more and more people are exploring its commercial viability. From offices, homes, supermarkets, casinos and restaurants, they all want to exploit this user-friendly technology to grab the attention of a larger audience.

We’re all familiar with…


Added by RichDing on August 14, 2014 at 5:38 — No Comments

AtomCert - SSL Certificates with Bitcoin, my latest experiment

When any developer wants to add https (SSL) to their website they are required to create a certificate that is signed by a Certificate Authority. This authority verifies and acts as source of truth as to if the domain can be trusted and is published by a specific company that it is claiming to be. This…


Added by Johann du Toit on August 14, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments


This external device is a universal power supply that acts as a spare battery for your phone or any digital device. With high capacity charging properties, this mobile charger is an absolute necessity in today's techno-driven world. The Powerbank is a rechargeable device with a built-in torch as an additional feature. It is a need in todays world at affordable prices with a range of capacities.…


Added by Chadley Brookes on August 13, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments

New Discounted Coworking Rates for Under-25s

There are some pretty great things happening in the Twenty Fifty coworking community, and we want to do what we can to open that up to the younger technologists, designers, and digital nomads trying to kickstart their careers in Cape Town. 

You're still finding your feet in your early 20s, so we're offering a 40% discount on all coworking memberships for individuals 25 years old and under.

Find out more and apply at…


Added by Twenty Fifty on August 13, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments

Apply to be Entrepreneur in Residence at Twenty Fifty

Twenty Fifty, a coworking space and clubhouse for the creative collision of disciplines, is now taking applications for an Entrepreneur in Residence. Don't take the term entrepreneur too strictly, as long as you're working on something new that adds value to the world (or aims to). That might be a business, a startup, a social enterprise, or even a short term creative project. It might just be an idea you've been wanting to pursue, or it…


Added by Twenty Fifty on August 13, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

"Lessons learned from Africa" - Not to be missed networking breakfast

Reminder not to miss this annual breakfast by tech PR firm, DUO Marketing + Communications. 

We’re continuing the theme of lessons learnt about SA based tech companies expanding into Africa. After the success of a breakfast we hosted on the topic last year, we have invited two more business leaders who are blazing a trail across Africa to share their stories. 

Speakers include Metacom founder and MD, Réan van…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on August 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Do Action: WordPress Charity Hackathon

WordPress Cape Town



Cape Town web developers collaborate to…


Added by Matt Cohen on August 13, 2014 at 9:36 — No Comments

Calling all IT, IS and Software Engineering Graduates - BI Internship Programme 2015

Over the past 10 years, PBT’s specialised training sessions and intensive internship programme have allowed more than 100 young and eager graduates entry into a very competitive market.

The internship programme is aimed at equipping young graduates with best Business Intelligence practices, real-life case studies, intensive training and on-the-job mentoring that will eventually culminate in their deployment in business.

We successfully use the…


Added by Khalil Aleker on August 12, 2014 at 12:43 — No Comments

Girl Geek Dinner Startup Challenge

Girl Geek Dinner Invite

What can you win?

  • One Free Recruitment placement from Nu Beginnings to the value of R75 000
  • Mentorship from some of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs
  • More prizes to be added soon…

Added by Suhaifa Naidoo on August 11, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Apply now and travel to Berlin: 2014 Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is an exciting event that provides a platform for young researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals to share their breakthrough ideas and research about how society can address its more complex challenges. In 3 minute speeches, twenty young adults will seek to convince a high profile…


Added by Mark Saunders on August 10, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

PHP Youth Conference and PHP Introduction Workshop

PHP is the fastest growing technology within the website and enterprise application development industry. Serving more than 75% of the Internet’s websites, PHP is a rising star. 

As PHP South Africa we recognize the future lies in our youth and that is why we are having our first Youth Conference. The conference is aimed at Grade 9-11 scholars within Western Cape. The objective of the conference is to introduce scholars to coding and design field at an early age, and increase interest…


Added by Theo Sauls on August 8, 2014 at 13:01 — No Comments

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