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Techstars, Barclays Launch In Cape Town

Techstars and Barclays are launching yet another accelerator program, this time in Cape Town, South Africa. And the application window for interested parties is now open.

The partnership was announced the launch this week and will work with Africa’s FinTech entrepreneurs…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 30, 2016 at 15:57 — No Comments

Solving Intelligence, Solving Real-world Problems

As a smart technology entrepreneur with a machine intelligence research background and passionate about advancing the state-of-the-art in machine or artificial intelligence (AI) to help solve real-world problems, it is very encouraging and exciting to see the AI buzz in the tech…


Added by Jacques Ludik on November 30, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Have you heard about Durban’s WordPress Meetups?

Meetup is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games,…


Added by Janet Hancock on November 30, 2016 at 13:22 — No Comments

Courses to enhance your business

The business world is constantly shifting, as everyone reacts to new concerns and priorities. Staying ahead of the competition means not only being better in terms of productivity, but a range of other factors. Businesses can’t rely solely on what got them through difficult times before, claim experts. Instead businesses must work as both oracle and problem solver – predicting possible issues and solving them before they even arise. For example, few predicted that…


Added by Terrence Stoker on November 30, 2016 at 12:09 — No Comments

R800 000 GameZBoost Challenge on MTN Play

MTN is sponsoring a whopping R800 000 for a series of tournaments on the GameZBoost casual gaming platform, the white label games portal has been configured and deployed on the South African version of their mobile entertainment portal, MTN Play.



Added by Mark van Diggelen on November 30, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Applications are Open for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town

We are excited to announce that applications have opened for the second class of the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town!

We are looking for exceptional founders who are tackling difficult problems and big opportunities. We are specifically…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 29, 2016 at 20:36 — No Comments

E-book startup Snapplify raises expansion funding

E-book startup Snapplify has raised an undisclosed funding round from existing backer South African venture capital (VC) firm AngelHub Ventures, alongside NuState Capital and an United Kingdom-based investor, to enable the startup’s cross-continental expansion.

Snapplify was launched in 2011 to provide e-book solutions for both the trade and academic industries, with publishers signed with Snapplify including Penguin…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 29, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

SA marketing tech startup closes $457k round

Johannesburg-based marketing technology startup has concluded first-round funding, securing ZAR6.5 million (US$457,000) to further develop its business in South Africa and abroad.

Launched earlier this year, …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 29, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Vote for Silicon Cape Blog at SA Blog Awards

Silicon Cape posts on average 100 posts per month on the topics of technology and startups. Posts range from venture capital to the latest tech gadgets and everything in between. We have been nominated for the…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 29, 2016 at 19:07 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile - Aerobotics

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…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 29, 2016 at 15:41 — No Comments

UX Help Offered. For free.

hello everyone!

I’d like to help someone with UX related tasks each day. Is there any way i can help you?

Discussing a design problem, testing something out, sharing your experience.

Whatever you want! Within reason…


Added by Alan Williams on November 29, 2016 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

CiTi and #cocreateSA to meet the challenge of long-term employability

TenaCiTi to support small business owners to grow people worth keeping

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) and #cocreateSA,…


Added by Micheline Frantz on November 28, 2016 at 16:57 — No Comments

eCommerce and Branding: 4 Important Things to Consider

Like it or not, in the modern world of e-commerce it is simply not enough to just have a good product (or even the best product), like it or not. As Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos famously stated:

“A lot of it comes down to the brand name. Brand names are more important online than they are in the physical world.”…


Added by Oscar Waterworth on November 28, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments




Over the past four months, a network of university campus-based business incubators, known as LaunchLab, ran an entrepreneurial challenge across partner university campuses in the Western Cape and Gauteng region to unleash…


Added by Gizelle Mary-Lee Meyer on November 28, 2016 at 10:08 — 1 Comment

Designing cºtrain

"Design isn't crafting a beautiful textured button with breathtaking animation. It's figuring out if there's a way to get rid of the button altogether." - Edward Tufte

I pondered over this quote for sometime trying to understand exactly what it means after all the button is crucial asset…


Added by Lwando Tyatya on November 25, 2016 at 15:57 — No Comments

FMEextensions | Magento eCommerce Development company

FMEextensions is a premium Magento eCommerce development company having 120+ free & premium Magento extensions in their online store. Founded in 2009, FME has successfully completed 10,000+ eCommerce projects and developed user-friendly sales boosting extensions backed with 45-days money…


Added by Simon Walker on November 25, 2016 at 13:35 — No Comments

Minimum wage: Panel moots reprieve for SMEs

Will the planned implementation in South Africa of a minimum wage lead to significant job losses among small businesses or will it as some assume, have little negative effect? And will a reprieve mooted by an advisory panel for SMEs help?…


Added by Stephen Timm on November 25, 2016 at 8:29 — No Comments

Digital Payments Solutions for Africa

The payments industry in Africa is in a state of flux, with several technological, economic and social factors severing the value chain, fragmenting our perception of traditional money transfer. FinTech products, as we are growing increasingly accustomed to, are the face of this new reality. The drivers behind this are not what most are accustomed to; this is not a regulatory change, but a market driven demand.
Payments processing will continue to undergo transformation as…

Added by Kinetic on November 24, 2016 at 15:10 — No Comments

Cyber Monday security risks

With Cyber Monday approaching, online shoppers are preparing for the massive cost reductions across ecommerce stores that will take place on 28 November this year.  Although this is an exciting prospect, it is also an opportunity for cyber criminals to strike.  As digital sales reach up to $3.19 billion on this day, there is potential for security breaches to be extremely damaging and for customers' sensitive data to be at risk.
IT Leaders Africa Summit…

Added by Kinetic on November 24, 2016 at 15:06 — No Comments


Internet consumers and resellers alike can look forward to exceptional value from this Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

"We're using Black Friday to Cyber Monday to highlight the need for affordable hosting and value-added services to be added on top of successful domain name registration," said Managing Director, Wayne Diamond. He added that resellers will also find exceptional value at from tomorrow. is a leading South… Continue

Added by Ivan Booth on November 24, 2016 at 8:04 — No Comments

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