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Learn to code with codeX

Want a job in tech but don't have training?

Programmers are in high demand and critically short supply. codeX is a brand new program training talented young brains to get these high paying jobs, and build Africa's digital future.

Technical skills can be learned, you just need to be a self-motivated thinker. If you believe you’ll always be learning and will stop at nothing to solve the problem at hand, we want you. 

How does…


Added by Cara Turner on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

What enables your business to design and develop new products? We need your feedback

The Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) has been contracted by the Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism to survey the Product Design Ecosystem in the Western Cape. The aim of the research is to find ways of improving the design innovation ecosystem and with that, the ability of businesses and start-ups to create new products (physical, digital and services) and take them to market.

Please take a few moments to complete our survey. It should take you only a…


Added by Pieter Cilliers on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Seeking Entrepreneurs to tell their life story!


We are B.Com.(Honours) students at The University of the Western Cape and are undertaking a research project to explore the diverse ways in which entrepreneurs learn and how this contributes to the performance of their business.

We would like to interview a prospective participant in the IT industry to explore how you have learned throughout your working and personal life. Your participation will involve a face-to-face interview of 1-2 hours, at a time…


Added by Max Kleynhans on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Pearson Launching Incubator for Affordable Education in Africa

All over the world, entrepreneurs, educators, parents and students are coming together to try and find solutions to pressing education challenges. These stakeholders are looking for ways to leverage market-based interventions focused on serving learners, to achieve more efficient and effective learning outcomes.

At the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF), we…


Added by Gregg Alpert on August 4, 2014 at 11:49 — No Comments

Win a Trip to Switzerland - Enabling Entrepreneurs and Startups...

Stand a Chance of Winning a Trip to Switzerland, all you have to do is LIKE and SHARE this...

Are you not tired off all these competitions cluttering up you Facebook news feed?

Well, do not worry, this ain't one of them.…


Added by Matt Pretorius on August 2, 2014 at 23:59 — No Comments

Diverse Teams Outperform Homogeneous Teams

By Kanyi Maqubela

There are plenty of modern job descriptions, for forward-thinking companies, particularly in technical roles, that ask for specific qualifications:

"must have demonstrated capacity in scripting languages, or Android front-end development experience, et cetera."

Companies fill out teams based on functional skill sets that complement each other, to fit a broader strategy.

As an example, in my…


Added by iAfrikan on August 1, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Apply: W/Cape Investment Readiness Programme

Based on the success of our 2013 Investment Readiness Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs, we are doing it again!

Because early-stage investment requires access to knowledge, networks and funding, the programme brings together these three elements in partnership with the UCT GSB and Knife Capital. It seeks to capacitate…


Added by Keet van Zyl on August 1, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Google Doodle Design competition for Young Creatives!!!

G oogle South Africa is calling on South Africa’s young creative artists to take part in the Google Doodle design competition. The winner of South Africa’s first ever Doodle 4 Google competition will have their design displayed on Google South Africa’s page.


Under the theme "South Africa of My Dreams",…


Added by Zimkhita Buwa on August 1, 2014 at 6:43 — No Comments

Calling All Students in the Western Cape with a Bright Idea...

Western Cape Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2014

As part of the Western Cape Government’s aim to create a vibrant, innovative and sustainable economy characterised by growth, employment and increasing equity…

Added by Zimkhita Buwa on August 1, 2014 at 6:35 — No Comments

Techsys Digital Launches First Ever Afrikaans Social Media Platform, Toeter

The beginning of May 2014 saw the launch of the first ever Afrikaans social media platform – designed and built by none other than the talented team at Techsys Digital

Despite the name toeter, the platform has a lot more on offer than simply being an Afrikaans Twitter. It was borne with a particular target market in mind – namely those wishing to celebrate their vernacular. In tech terms, it’s a complex network of integrated…


Added by Megan Hollis on July 29, 2014 at 16:05 — No Comments

Get in The Ring - GoMetro crowned winner

Get in the Ring – South Africa - Cape Town entrepreneur’s faced-off in the ring and saw judges from around the world crown Justin Coetzee from Go Metro as the 2014 “Get In the Ring” Cape Town winner. Justin has won a trip to Rwanda to represent Cape Town in the Regional Finals being hosted in September 2014. Get in the Ring was hosted at Daddy.O in The Biscuit Mill on the 22nd July 2014 in Cape Town.

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The…


Added by Lianne du Toit on July 29, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Our vision is becoming a reality!

The recent announcement of the Top 10 finalists has marked a major milestone on the journey from Vision to Reality! When venturing out with our strategic partners in January this year into what was mostly uncharted territory, we were asking ourselves…


Added by Berlise Louwrens on July 29, 2014 at 8:33 — No Comments

Smartphones drive business and HR automation for SMEs in Africa

Latest smartphone capabilities are providing SMEs options to explore new and innovative ways of automating businesses by using smartphones as a primary solution.

It is forecasted that there will be more than 635m mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa. This is predicted to rise to 930m by late 2019 where it is estimated that three in four mobile subscriptions will have internet access. This internet connectivity is revolusionising automation for SMEs.

Mobile HR applications…


Added by Phil Lotter on July 28, 2014 at 12:34 — No Comments

Interview with fashion entrepreneur, Karen Loxton Cairns

Ladies, hold on to your shoes! This month we meet fashion entrepreneur and shoe blogger, Karen Loxton Cairns, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at In addition to being awarded “Best Fashion Blog” at the 2013 South African Blog Awards, The Daily Shoe has also received accolades by fashion guru Craig Jacobs in The Sunday Times, been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and appeared at Africa Fashion Week.…


Added by Lico Gross on July 28, 2014 at 10:47 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Michio Kaku on Africa's Future, Currencies, Disruption and more

Disruption is a word that is widely used, and loosely used too as our Startups Editor (Peter Peele) pointed out to me, in the Tech Startup and Tech Ecosystem. So, it came as no surprise as this year's …


Added by iAfrikan on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg happening in Q4/2014!

Lean Startup Machine is officially coming to Jo'burg in Q4/2014. Follow Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg on Facebook to keep up to date. (@LeanJoburg on…


Added by iAfrikan on July 28, 2014 at 0:07 — No Comments

Gamification trend set to hit Call Centre industry in South Africa

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

“Gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it…


Added by Jed Hewson on July 24, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

Are CIO's & business ready for POPI?

 Join us at the CIO Challenge JHB in October where key speakers Francis Cronje, Ina Meiring & Ahmore Smidt offer insights in to the latest developments around POPI.

Ф was instrumental during the drafting and refinement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and Francis Cronjé acted in an advisory capacity to Parliament's Technical Working Committee on POPI. He later provided further insight to the Portfolio Committee of Justice and…


Added by Juliano Velacci on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 — No Comments

Inspirational interview with worlds leading Gamification expert and serial start up guy: Kris Duggan

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Kris Duggan is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Badgeville, the global leader in Gamification. He also founded Betterworks which is focused on improving companies from the inside out. He is a seasoned and passionate start-up expert.

Good Things Happen To Great Attitudes | If you come to work every morning thinking…


Added by Legacy Project on July 23, 2014 at 21:57 — No Comments

Lessons from successful entrepreneurs: Don’t neglect the boring bits

It’s a rare entrepreneur who sets out to build a business based on billing more efficiently than the competition -- but for Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks, streamlined billing turned out to be one of the unexpected factors behind their success.

“We didn’t know in…


Added by Dominique Pienaar on July 23, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

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