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Mistakes you've probably made car shopping online

Buying a new car can be a stressful experience – particularly for the uninitiated – and buying it online can be daunting. Some are concerned about safety, others are unsure about their rights when purchasing a car from a private owner. But there are a few things that a prospective buyer can do though to ensure that their dream car purchase does not turn into a nightmare.

  • Doing your homework

 Research is extremely important. You’ll need to determine what that…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on June 30, 2014 at 12:19 — No Comments

How I overcame being a bad networker

I’m just not a good networker. I envy those guys who have the skills to speak to anyone and everyone, like my good friend Paseka Kalaku.  I s*** at introducing myself to lots of people at an event. What is to follow is how a mediocre networker like me manages to more than just mange at networking.

The other night I was in Robebank, I bumped into a good guy by the name Suede. This dude is a great connector. After greeting him I wondered why I felt gratitude towards him. I remembered…

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Added by Tiisetso Maloma on June 30, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Bridging the Gap among Silicon Cape Tech Start-Ups

Press Release by Catherine Gurwitz.

Entrepreneur Traction, an established network of tech experts, is seeking to fill the gap and reduce the fragmentation seen in Cape Town’s tech start up community, by introducing a series of high profile networking breakfasts aimed at driving partnerships and collaborations set to put promising local tech businesses on…

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Added by Rob Watt on June 27, 2014 at 16:39 — No Comments

ADSoftware delivers Aviation Maintenance solution on Cloud to Heliconia

ADSoftware is pleased to announce that Heliconia Group has chosen to implement its AirPack MRO software solution, following the company’s latest and Data Exchange technology upgrade.

Earlier this year, Moroccan and French helicopter operator, Heliconia, was looking for a software solution that could coordinate operations between its bases in France and Morocco in the quickest time possible. At the time,…

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Added by Alexandra Guillot on June 27, 2014 at 13:07 — No Comments

Google Apps Unlimited: What you need to know about Google’s New Drive for Work

Google announced the launch of a new version of Google Drive and Apps for Business at their I/O developer conference yesterday.



Drive for Work is a completely revamped version of Google Drive. The primary feature that everyone is talking about? Unlimited storage. Having already…

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Added by Grove Group on June 27, 2014 at 10:44 — No Comments

Partnership between web developers and payment services key to e-commerce success

By Michael Richards of SiteMeUp Online Marketing

The quality of the relationship between a web developer and a payment services provider is one of the key ingredients of a successful e-commerce website.

Our job is to help our clients grow their business online. One part of that is building sites that are easy to use and highly visible to search engines; but an equally important part is making sure that…

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Added by PayGate on June 26, 2014 at 12:59 — No Comments

Western Cape learners benefit from new approach to accounting

Three thousand Western Cape learners are benefitting from a revolutionary new approach to teaching accounting, thanks to a donation by Accounting Comes Alive and the Moshal Scholarship Program.

The Colour Accounting learning system and materials are being piloted at…

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Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on June 24, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

International Manufacturer Uses QlikView for More Insight into SAP® Data

(Press release: June 19, 2014) 
Zehnder Group uses QlikView as Group-wide Business Discovery Platform 
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Added by Davide Hanan on June 23, 2014 at 15:17 — No Comments

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition supported by UNESCO

Calling all young people!

An invitation to take social change into your own hands!

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your

innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world!…

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Added by Zimkhita Buwa on June 20, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Kishugu is “on fire” with Google Apps

Kishugu, formerly known as FFA Group of Companies, have implemented Google Apps for Business to increase communication and collaboration with the help of Grove Group. We spoke to Ancil Lee, Executive Manager - IT, on how this migration has affected…

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Added by Grove Group on June 20, 2014 at 12:09 — No Comments

Meet Respected South African leaders, 99 Inspiring Peers and Design Solutions to Pressing Challenges

Brightest Young Minds (BYM) is hosting its 14th annual summit in Johannesburg from Friday, August 29 until Tuesday, September 2. Don't miss your chance to be part of this incredible opportunity. Applications close 27 June at 23h30. …

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Added by Brightest Young Minds on June 20, 2014 at 10:45 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB welcomes Soarsoft Africa and Konica Minolta on board!

The exciting CIO Challenge takes place on the 29th & 30th of October in Sandton.



The challenge covers key topics discussing BYOD, Mobility, Big Data, Security and POPI compliance.



Key speakers include:

Jeff Kahn-MD Synergy Financial Services( Creating a winning IT team)

Francis Cronje-POPI specialist (How is POPI going to impact our enterprise and organisational capabilities)

• Ina Meiring & Ahmore Burger Smidt - Directors - Werksmans Attorneys -…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on June 19, 2014 at 16:36 — No Comments

Battling in the Boardroom?

Many company owners and directors are simply too close to the reality of day to day operations to effectively extract themselves during the boardroom meeting to view the business objectively and with a critically eye.

Matters of strategy, focus and leverage are often overlooked because you’re just too close to the action, meetings instead being focused upon reviewing sales and operations and setting a wish list of targets going forward with no real action plan for…

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Added by Paul Dalton on June 18, 2014 at 18:56 — No Comments

Updates on 3 of 2014’s Biggest Tech Trends

In February of this year, the Business Insider published a list of tech trends to watch out for in 2014. Of particular interest for those on this site were screenless display, the “quantified self”, and brain-computer interfaces.

Just in case you’re not familiar with any of these creations, here are short descriptions:

  • Screenless displays are used in inventions like virtual…
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Added by Terrence Stoker on June 18, 2014 at 15:45 — No Comments

How to write the CV that will land you the job

Both private companies and recruitment agencies have the same complaint – there are simply too many “poor candidates” flooding their HR departments and account managers out there. But the reality is that these companies aren’t necessarily receiving poor candidates, but rather poor CVs. When it comes to job hunting, you are only as good as you look on paper, which is why it is essential that all job seekers get the basics right from the get-go.

Whereas many online sites…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on June 18, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

WESGRO launches export readiness and mentorship programme - WESGRO Connect

Struggling with an export problem? Or ready to give back and become a mentor to a Western Cape business?

Join Wesgro’s new pilot project, Wesgro Connect.

Wesgro, the Western Cape’s Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency, has launched Wesgro Connect as a result of local businesses asking for more hands-on support, export advice and links to solid export opportunities.

Led by Wesgro and supported by the City of Cape Town, Wesgro Connect focusses on…

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Added by TheBarn on June 17, 2014 at 13:36 — No Comments

Lessons from local – a perspective on the online classified space

Lessons from local – a perspective on the online classified space

http://www.junkmail.co.za

Felix Erken, Managing Director of Junk Mail Classifieds

In the more than 25 years that I have spent doing business, and more particularly in my time at Junk Mail, I have learnt that South Africans are not easily fooled when it comes to delivering on the promises you make as a service…

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Added by Felix Erken on June 17, 2014 at 12:53 — No Comments

Too many payment methods to choose from? Ask your service provider

By Brendon Williamson, general manager of business development at PayGate

Payment service providers (PSPs) should be equipped to help online merchants choose the best payment methods for their business needs as the market gets ever more diverse.

The payments landscape has never been more volatile or complex. Between the traditional web payments and mobile, it seems like there’s a new payment method on the market every week. Online retailers can quickly get…

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Added by PayGate on June 17, 2014 at 12:43 — No Comments

In Africa, Mobile is the new Gold: 6 Ways Africa is taking the lead in mobile innovation

Mobile technology has become a game changer in many parts of Africa, with cell phones being used for everything from transferring money to providing health care information.



According to…

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Added by Grove Group on June 17, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments

WC Gov to invest R330m in youth skills

The Western Cape Government will invest R330 million into special skills development programmes targeting young people over the next three years.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said increasing the skills profile of our young people was a key priority.

Today, 16 June 2014 in celebration of Youth Day, Minister Winde spoke to young people at the International Food and Agricultural…

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Added by TheBarn on June 17, 2014 at 9:04 — No Comments

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