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PwC Vision to Reality award winners recognised on international stage

PwC is proud to announce that leading South African technology provider wiGroup was announced the overall winner at the PwC Accelerator ‘Local to Global’ expo held in Luxembourg last week. wiGroup was placed ahead of 9 other emerging high-growth companies that showcased their innovative solutions before a panel of independent international judges at the PwC Accelerator Expo. It is also with great pride that South African-based company Entersekt was placed in the top 3 of the same…


Added by Berlise Louwrens on December 1, 2014 at 8:25 — No Comments

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South Africa is one of the lowest performing countries in maths and science. This contributes to the growing concern of the pressure on BI resources in South Africa. What this means is that at the moment businesses are having to outsource to foreign nationals to find the skill sets that they require to leverage their data assets.

With a population of 50 million people, 10 million are unemployed or earn minimum wage or are without adequate IT education. Additionally 79% of South…


Added by Leon Jamarie on November 28, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments

The landscape of UX in South Africa is changing

i attended the UX Movember Class Meetup (Cape Town) last night and realized again what knowledgeable and talented UX pro's we have in our beloved South Africa. The two topics presented were "The omni-channel user experience & the e-commerce landscape" and "The business case for UX". Two take-aways for me were that people (or users if you want) browse topics on various devices i.e. start the journey on e.g. a tablet and then concluding their journey on e.g. a desktop/laptop - something…


Added by Alan Williams on November 28, 2014 at 10:19 — No Comments

Selling online? Use this 10-point checklist to protect yourself from credit card fraud

By Brendon Williamson general manager of business development at PayGate 

Selling goods and services online can be an excellent way to build a business, but online retailers must get the security basics right to avoid being taken for a ride by fraudsters using stolen credit cards and fake identities.

There’s a thriving global market in stolen credit card numbers, and fraudsters know exactly how to use them to make a quick, low-risk profit. There are some relatively simple…


Added by PayGate on November 27, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

4 tools to save your startup money (via OfficeBox)

When you are a startup, it’s essential that you save as much money as possible on the day-to-day things. You don’t have the money to pay for Photoshop, Pastel and all the other tools you “must have”. At…


Added by Adele Bezuidenhout on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Monitoring distributed systems with Google Big Query and R

In this blog our CTO, Dale Humby explains how Nomanini uses Google’s Big Query for storing and mining log data, and then use the open source statistical programming language, R, to…


Added by Kim Humby on November 26, 2014 at 14:15 — No Comments

Best of eCommerce industry join speaker line-up

Kinetic is pleased to announce the latest additions to our speaker line up for the eCommerce Africa Confex. With just over 2 months to go, the agenda is jam-packed with the best that Africa's eCommerce industry has to…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 26, 2014 at 9:17 — No Comments

Basic SME Record Keeping - It's easier than you think

Congratulations! You have by now successfully navigated the regulatory minefield and are either registered and compliant or more likely still awaiting registration in order to become compliantJ.

Now that all the Government requirements are out of the way your attention is probably focusing on:

How do I put a system in place to manage all these registrations to keep my business compliant?

Well there’s no need to panic, it’s a lot simpler that you think. Essentially…


Added by Tyronne Nel on November 25, 2014 at 11:20 — No Comments

4 Traits needed to build a successful online venture:

1) Scale: Although this might sound obvious at first that successful global websites have scale, there are actually some distinct underlying factors that make this possible. If you are trying to develop a website that is globally scalable you need to base it around a topic or problem-solving aspect that is universal. Communication, news, travel bookings, online classifieds, online shopping are all examples of “universal” and very scalable concepts. Websites that are…


Added by Tim Pearson on November 24, 2014 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Volunteers Needed: NxtGen Coders Coding Camp

Industry experts are invited to volunteer as facilitators at the first NxtGen Coders Coding Camp, a five day workshop which aims to continue the efforts of the inaugural NxtGen Coders Conference. The workshop takes place from 1-5 December at the Trafalgar High School in Cape Town.

Event organiser Mapaseka Dipale says the…


Added by Stefan Joubert on November 24, 2014 at 16:32 — No Comments

Which languages should you translate into?

By Françoise Henderson, CEO at Rubric

Most people on this planet don’t speak English. An estimated 1.5 billion has some command of English, but only about a quarter speak it as a first language. With language competency impacting comprehension and comfort levels, Common Sense Advisory has found that 52% of people will only buy at…


Added by Rubric Inc on November 24, 2014 at 11:08 — 2 Comments

Nomanini recognised as a model of best practice - DAC prize

Nomanini has been recognised as a model of best practice in taking innovation to scale by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Our achievement was announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, at the OECD’s headquarters in Paris.…


Added by Kim Humby on November 24, 2014 at 10:48 — No Comments

Gamification: a manager’s new best friend?

Games have been used to motivate and engage people since the dawn of time. They speak to one of our most basic instincts - the desire to play, compete, achieve and be part of a team. 

Gamification, or the use of game-like mechanics in a non-game environment, like a…


Added by Jed Hewson on November 24, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Startup Breakfast Club comes to Cape Town

Join funnyman Schalk Bezuidenhout, with a successful mystery guest speaker and the hottest startups in Cape Town right now!

Guess our mystery guest speaker (HINT: he is the founder of a top rated online radio station, he runs a mini-digital media empire, is a celebrate TV…


Added by Entrepreneur Traction on November 21, 2014 at 14:02 — No Comments

This is codeX: Africa's Developer Apprenticeship Program -- Video

Added by Elizabeth Gould on November 21, 2014 at 10:54 — No Comments

Building your skyscraper Role Model

Like all developments take planning, preparation and execution. A skyscraper takes thousands of man hours and a bank to complete.

But what stands out for me is the different skills sets and materials needed in order to make it a success.

These skills have its own attributes, providing unique substance to each process. The syncronizing of all gives a strong force.

The materials used have its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Coupled together makes a rigid and perfect…


Added by Tevan Nathan Patrick on November 21, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sign up, Get 30 Referrals and Get A Free Ticket to Lean Jo'burg in 2015 Automatically

Coming back in Q1/2015!

To keep up to date and informed, register here.

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Added by iAFRIKAN on November 21, 2014 at 8:54 — No Comments

Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014

Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014

The 2nd AfricApps track at AfricaCom had a dramatic increase with seasoned and new developers coming out to hear from international and local speakers from the inaugural previous ear.  

The importance of events like AfricApps is to showcase what talented and innovative solutions are currently making waves in the industry. This allows developers to engage and interact with leading figures in the developer…


Added by Lianne du Toit on November 19, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

QlikView SA debuts Qlik Sense

QlikView South Africa used its annual user conference at Vodaworld, Midrand on 11 November to introduce the latest member of the Qlik product family – Qlik Sense.…


Added by Davide Hanan on November 19, 2014 at 9:42 — No Comments

The French-South African community rewards its best entrepreneurs and start ups!

The list of nominees for the Cap40 Business Awards has been released today, featuring the most successful French and French-South African start-ups and entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

The winners of the Cap40 Business Awards will be announced on December 3 at the Granger Bay Hotel School. Seven Awards will be attributed in total. Among them, three will be…


Added by Christophe Challe on November 19, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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