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On writing about tech in Africa:

I came across these two fascinating Articles on how we should (and shouldn’t) write about tech in Africa. The gist of the two articles are:…
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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 18, 2016 at 11:21 — No Comments

Five Kinds of Forklifts

Forklifts are one of the most basic industrial applications, especially where building projects are concerned. These are mainly trucks which are used to lift and carry things over short distances. Developed in the early twentieth century as an armour-transferring machine, its use widened in scope post the Second World War. Presently, it is an indispensable part of the manufacturing and warehousing industry. The chief components of this curious machine are as follows: Frame, mast, axles,…

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Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on August 18, 2016 at 9:10 — No Comments

New Seda head to improve business advisors

Mandisa Tshikwatamba, the new Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) head, plans to strengthen the agency’s often poorly equipped business advisors – but will it be enough? The agency helps a mere 10,000 business owners a year.…

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Added by Stephen Timm on August 18, 2016 at 8:14 — No Comments

Digital is the future of security

Everything is becoming digital. Whether it’s important data or how we use our cars, increasingly we’re recognising what it means to work with data. These days we send emails, not posts, and we take pictures with our phones, not bulky cameras. Another area that’s become more digital is security – and that’s precisely what should happen.

What is modern security?

Like so much of today’s tools, when we compare what we…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 17, 2016 at 17:58 — No Comments

Top 7 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is the next big thing for most digital marketing experts. It has become one of the most essential parts of one’s marketing strategy these days. People and businesses from all over the world are now discovering the numerous ways in which social media marketing can benefit them and contribute to the growth and success of their businesses. Social media marketing not only helps in…

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Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on August 17, 2016 at 13:35 — No Comments

Investec Education Entrepreneurs Trip to Helsinki, Finland (21-29 October 2016)

Every year, Finland consistently ranks at the top in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment. Unlike other high performing countries, which take a more traditional approach to education and are extremely test-driven, Finland has succeeded using some very unusual…

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Added by E-nnovate on August 17, 2016 at 12:09 — No Comments

How to Configure Your Router

The regular person doesn't have the desire to sign in to the wireless router every single day. Probably the two most usual are firmware update versions and essential wireless networking adjustments. However, this is simple.

Before we begin it's best if you learn more about IPs since you will…

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Added by Marks Nilson on August 17, 2016 at 0:25 — No Comments

How augmented technology is revolutionising EdTech

The global buzz unleashed by the release of the Pokémon Go game for smartphones in 2016 exemplifies how augmented reality technology is growing. Educational institutions and app developers are already finding ways to incorporate the exciting, perception-bending capabilities of augmented reality design into lesson and textbook design.…

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Added by Niall McNulty on August 16, 2016 at 15:55 — No Comments

ForexPeople introduces ClickFX, South Africa’s first online solution to personal Forex trading

One of South Africa’s largest Forex intermediaries ForexPeople, has introduced ClickFX to offer South Africans a simple and cost effective way to transfer Forex online.  

Over the last decade the personal foreign exchange allowance has increased from a once-off R350 000 to an annual amount of R10 million. As a result, more and more people are looking at how they can transfer funds offshore to mitigate the continued fluctuation of the Rand. Currently, South Africans generally still…

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Added by Alexis Hall on August 16, 2016 at 14:51 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Video Series: Women in Technology Sharing Their Stories

During August every year, South Africa celebrates a very special group of people: the women who build this country day in day out in a variety of different and valuable ways.

At Silicon Cape, it is our privilege this month to throw the spotlight on nine talented and dynamic women, specifically invited to help us showcase just some of the ways you can be a woman in technology in 2016.

During the month of July, these nine ladies gathered at the…

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Added by Silicon Cape Women on August 16, 2016 at 12:36 — No Comments

What we can do to improve our startup life

The biggest difference between traditional businesses and startups is the idea of rapid growth. As BPlans notes:

“Startups are different from traditional businesses primarily because they are designed to grow fast. By design, this means that they have something they can sell to a very large market. For most businesses,…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 16, 2016 at 10:48 — No Comments

WASPA JOINS SOUTH AFRICA'S LONGEST-RUNNING ICT GATHERING

South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) joins South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) for the first time as a partner in this year's iWeek XV.



"South Africa's Internet consumers primarily use their mobile handsets to access the web. This makes WASPA's participation as an official partner in iWeek XV particularly relevant," says WASPA Chair, Casper de Villiers.



Other partners in the country's premier ICT industry… Continue

Added by Ivan Booth on August 16, 2016 at 7:06 — No Comments

WASPA JOINS SOUTH AFRICA'S LONGEST-RUNNING ICT GATHERING

South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) joins South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) for the first time as a partner in this year's iWeek XV.



"South Africa's Internet consumers primarily use their mobile handsets to access the web. This makes WASPA's participation as an official partner in iWeek XV particularly relevant," says WASPA Chair, Casper de Villiers.



Other partners in the country's premier ICT industry… Continue

Added by Ivan Booth on August 16, 2016 at 7:06 — No Comments

How to fix road issues in Africa

Road infrastructure in Africa is essential to all industries in the region. We can’t underestimate the importance of having working roads. Unfortunately, Africa suffers enormously throughout the continent from terrible road conditions. This is part of a genuine issue of lacking infrastructure. There are however steps various countries can take to try fix this.

Why roads matter

The most popular industry for…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 15, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

PrideTV is South Africa’s first gay streaming TV channel

South Africa’s first LGBT video-on-demand (VOD) channel has been launched to provide content that unashamedly tells the stories of Africa's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.



"Traditional TV channels have historically offered only small smatterings of one-dimensional LGBT content that ironically reinforces stereotypes instead of shattering them.



"PrideTV reverses the trend to restrict access to LGBT themes by South African and African broadcasters," says… Continue

Added by Ivan Booth on August 15, 2016 at 10:37 — No Comments

What Is The Best Brand In Power Banks For Smartphones?

The popularity of mobile banks these days is growing every day. Cell phones and other mobile devices have become an inclusive element of our way of life and we have to admit that we have become entirely influenced by them that makes us desire them desperately to keep going as lengthy as possible. And that’s exactly where the power banks became essential. Power banks are actually mobile power source which can be comfortably held in a pocket or bag and offers smartphone and tablet computer…

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Added by Marks Nilson on August 14, 2016 at 23:03 — No Comments

Uncovering pathways to funding for (social) entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship are key to unlocking growth and employment opportunities in our country. Through the 2016 Pathways to Funding Do-ference’s, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, will learn how to raise funding directly from investors and peers who have walked the journey.

Building on the success of 2015 event, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (a specialised unit…

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Added by Nwabisa on August 12, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments

How to keep up with payments

Every day, no matter who we are, we worry about managing our payments. In order to survive in today’s world, most of us have debts just to make ends meet. Few of us can afford to pay for a car or home out of pocket. Instead we have to take loans and mortgages in order to acquire these important items for life.

We all know it’s difficult, but we can make it part of our life. After all, driving was hard for everyone when they first started – but…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 12, 2016 at 14:10 — 1 Comment

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - BMEC Technologies

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out THIS FORM. For more information please contact engage@siliconcape.com

Company Name

BMEC Technologies

 

Website…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 12, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments

Legitimate reasons to consider offshore

Many people consider offshore investments to be worthy of scrutiny. Too often, the idea of “offshore” funds indicates shady dealings. But this is false: It paints an entirely legitimate form of business and investment with a poisonous brush. To view offshore investment as inherently bad is like saying all brokers are involved in Ponzi…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on August 12, 2016 at 11:36 — No Comments

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