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Two young entrepreneurs help high schoolers bridge the gap to varsity

Just one year since they themselves finished Matric exams, Luthando Dyasi and Sinethemba Makoma have released GoVarsity (app.govarsity.co.za), an app that helps high school learners better understand how to access university and thrive once they’re there.…

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Added by Emma Dicks on October 22, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Startup Knight Final Call to Enter

Tech entrepreneurs and visionaries: have you submitted your entries in for the Startup Knight competition yet? The closing date is approaching fast and with half a million rand in cash, software development and PR prizes you can’t afford to miss out.

Startup Knight is a competition for startup tech entrepreneurs, innovators and creators in South Africa. The third iteration of the competition was…

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Added by Martin Ras on October 22, 2014 at 15:48 — No Comments

2nd STELLENBOSCH INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Smart innovation for people-centred futures

Join us at the 2nd SID Stellenbosch Innovation Conference to take part in this annual…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 22, 2014 at 11:29 — No Comments

Choosing your business

Phezulu is about assisting small and medium businesses, therefore we feel the articles we produce for this blog should be based on the business life cycle of a typical entrepreneur. Now you might be thinking, “what is a typical entrepreneur?”, well to put your mind at easy there is no such thing, entrepreneurs come in all different shapes of ideas. The one thing we do all have in common though, is the legislative hurdles that we all need to clear to legally remain in business. I have…

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Added by Tyronne Nel on October 21, 2014 at 2:01 — No Comments

Startup Capital & 6-month incubation for winning team at Lean Joburg

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Added by iAFRIKAN on October 20, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Refresh my memory

Sketching

Adding sketching to the design process is a great way to amplify software and hardware tools. Sketching provides a unique space that can help you think differently, generate a variety of ideas quickly, explore alternatives with less risk, and encourage constructive discussions with colleagues and clients. - Mike Rohde

Wireframing

Once wireframes are created using information design as a technique rather than just a visual conceit, they can be used to explain how a…

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Added by Alan Williams on October 17, 2014 at 13:55 — No Comments

Not another rubbish SharePoint Convention!

It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy convention. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software?  Telling my connections that I like SharePoint is the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. I could only get away with such an association by saying that company policy forced me to use it (and how often do I hear…

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Added by Dele Sikuade on October 17, 2014 at 13:08 — No Comments

How to get and keep a mentor: why nobody wants your coffee offer

I can’t recall how many times but I did propose to buy coffee to people I wanted mentorship from.

A mentor is someone more prominent than me, right? How the h*** do I suppose I will attract Brian Joffe to meet me all because I offered to buy him coffee.

He can afford way more than his own coffee and can only drink so much. I am sure he has coffee invites from Zimbabwe to Zanzibar.

Had inviting people out for coffee been that intriguing, I would have invited Azania many…

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Added by Tiisetso Maloma on October 16, 2014 at 20:24 — No Comments

We do have 1 final opportunity to present your solutions at The CIO Challenge JHB!

Join us at the CIO Conference on 29 and 30 October in Sandton, Johannesburg, for insights on BYOD, Mobility, Big Data, Enterprise Security and POPI compliance.

Register today for the CIO Challenge!



SPEAKERS INCLUDE:



Francis Cronje - Franciscronje.com - (How POPI is going to impact your Enterprise)



Gareth James - BT (MC and Thought Leadership)



Ina Meiring & Ahmore Burger Smidt - Directors - Werksmans Attorneys - (POPI insights for Data…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on October 16, 2014 at 13:53 — No Comments

This is how we get girls to code

The Code4CT Maker Party video is here! Don't know how to Hack the Happy Dance? Have a look! 

It seems Code4CT was the start of a journey for many young women! I have been quite astonished at the enthusiasm the girls have shown to keep coding and problem solving since the 3 week Code4CT program in July. You can read about the impact the program had on these…

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Added by Emma Dicks on October 16, 2014 at 13:34 — No Comments

SID Conference- Smart innovation for people-centred futures

Smart innovation for people-centred futures…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 16, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

FNB and Silicon Cape announce strategic partnership to boost tech businesses

FNB and Silicon Cape announce strategic partnership to boost tech businesses

Bank provides funding and resource support

 

Johannesburg, 15 October 2014 – First National Bank (FNB) and Silicon Cape have announced a 3 year strategic partnership worth R1 million per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

The Silicon Cape initiative is a…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on October 16, 2014 at 9:35 — No Comments

Tips for your next Email Marketing campaign

No-Spam.jpg As a brand, communicating with your subscribers via email can be challenging. As if it's not hard enough already trying to dodge the spam bucket, or come up with new themes for every newsletter, there's the real challenge of sending out the correct communication that will make an impression and drive users to your website.

Everything from there is up to you. But I have a few tips that could help you increase your newsletter conversion rates by effective email…

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Added by Linda Jooste on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

How to make a tough choice in a struggling business

A friend whose business is going through a tough time called round to see me the other day. He had lots of problems that he wanted to talk through and in each case the real problem was not identifying the root cause or even finding solutions, it was making choices.

We kind of worked our way through all the problems using an approach I learnt from a former mentor, one that I recommend to anyone facing a similar situation.

My old mentor told me two things that have proved…

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Added by Dele Sikuade on October 14, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Opportunity to study in the USA: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley

[Cape Town]

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley

Come meet with two representatives from UC Berkeley, Dr. Martha Saavedra (Program Manager) and Jessica Clarkson (Program Advisor/Coordinator) to learn more about how you can apply, or how you can best support others in the process.

Please RSVP: solutionspace@gsb.uct.ac.za

Date: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: Solution…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 13, 2014 at 22:10 — No Comments

2015 Spark* South Africa Changemaker Program - Entrepreneur Opportunity

We are looking for South Africa’s best early stage social entrepreneurs.

Are you the founder of a social business or organisation that exists to help South Africans living in poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people?

Get information at: www.sparksouthafrica.org

Successful applicants will have access to world class…

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Added by Will Lutwyche on October 10, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

Start-Up South Africa Conference (10 October | CTICC)

#StartUpSA #GetInvolved

www.simodisa.com…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 10, 2014 at 1:54 — No Comments

Nxt Gen Youth Conference

It was great helping out at such a great cause towards empowering the youth in information Techology mindset and thus opening up prospectives for them career or hobby wise.  Met some dynamic minds with great ideas I cant wait to see come to fruition and even for myself I walked away with something learnt.  Thanks to Mapaseka for organising a great event, Zimkhita for making me aware of how to be involved and looking forward to the Nxt Generation of coders.  Onward and upward

Added by Dawn Gondo on October 9, 2014 at 17:33 — No Comments

2nd STELLENBOSCH INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Join us at the 2nd SID Stellenbosch Innovation Conference to take part in this annual event featuring more than 40 Innovation and SMART CITIES thought-leaders

As part of the World…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 9, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB welcomes Gareth James - BT on board as MC!

Join us at the CIO Conference on 29 and 30 October in Sandton, Johannesburg, for insights on BYOD, Mobility, Big Data, Enterprise Security and POPI compliance.

Register today for the CIO Challenge!



SPEAKERS INCLUDE:



Francis Cronje - Franciscronje.com - (How POPI is going to impact your Enterprise)



Gareth James - BT (MC and Thought Leadership)



Ina Meiring & Ahmore Burger Smidt - Directors - Werksmans Attorneys - (POPI insights for Data…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on October 9, 2014 at 13:11 — No Comments

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