Silicon Cape is working on a number of projects aimed at influencing and improving the regulatory environment in South Africa. A few weeks ago we asked the Silicon Cape community to provide comments on the draft national intellectual property (IP) policy. Thank you to all of you who took the time to read the draft policy and provide feedback.
Silicon Cape in partnership with a number of IP lawyers, SAVCA (the South African Venture Capital Association), CITI (Cape IT Initiative) and as…Continue
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Apple recently wowed the world with their reveal of their new tech, at their San Francisco event recently. They revealed plenty of incredible progress on their current, famous products: iPads, MacBooks, and OSX.…Continue
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TenderPoint - The Most Innovative Construction Procurement Platform In South Africa.
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Seed Engine, South Africa’s first start-up business accelerator has begun its second programme with a strong line up of six ventures. Selected participants have been offered an enhanced array of benefits. These include R100 000 start up capital plus over R300 000 in additional benefits each so ideas can be converted into investable and commercial realities.
Says Marc Elias, CEO of Seed Engine, “We take a 20% stake in each business so we are invested in the outcome. Interestingly the…Continue
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Construction giant gains holistic view of the company’s performance and achieves competitive edge
QlikView a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, Taylor Wimpey, has selected the QlikView Business Discovery platform over Tableau and MicroStrategy for sales, land, commercial, and financial performance analysis.
Formed by the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow, Taylor Wimpey is one of the…Continue
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by Kamau Mbote
South African startup FraudCracker is aiming to combat fraud with its online technology solution to tackle the large amount of money lost every year through internal fraud and international fraud rings.
Statistics show that on average companies lose seven per cent of their annual turnover to fraud.Continue
Added by Tom Jackson on October 29, 2013 at 12:21 — No Comments
by Brandon Gregory
Every week HumanIPO talks to technology startups and hubs across the African continent to keep up with how technology is improving Africa and creating jobs. This week’s roundup features startup news from South Africa, Togo, and Kenya.
Startup Weekend, an…Continue
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Following the introduction of an enterprise incubation support programme by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in September last year, the department has approved 30 applications, with a total investment value of some R817-million.
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said in response to a Parliamentary question that the incubation initiative had approved 14 applications in the 2012/13 fiscal period and 16 in the current financial year, resulting in the creation of 19 546…Continue
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Lexi Fontein and Graeme Lipschitz founded Wonderland Works as a means for making the world a better place through the production of great design. Wonderland Works gives of its skills and profits to Animal Charities and NGOs…Continue
Added by Graeme Lipschitz on October 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Overview of the ISEB Business Analysis certification
The BCS (formerly known as the ISBE) offers the very valuable and important Business Analysis certification to the people who want to make a sound career in the field of Business Analysis. This field is expanding and growing day by day. In this scenario, the BCS Business analysis certification is perfect for earning leverage upon other working in the same field. The certification…Continue
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Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.
This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge…
Added by Zimkhita Buwa on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
Clarotech Consulting announces it has been appointed as the Authorised Training Partner (ATP) for Digium’s® Asterisk software courses in South Africa.
Clarotech offers two accredited training courses in Southern…Continue
Added by Elize Delia Engle on October 25, 2013 at 15:55 — No Comments
Following the success of the inaugural 2012 event, AfricaCom will host the Entrepreneurs Incubator Hub (EIH) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) again this November between the 12 -…Continue
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Winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International…Continue
Added by Bettina Moss on October 24, 2013 at 13:54 — No Comments
If you are thinking of doing your Masters in the UK next year, I can highly recommend applying for a Chevening Scholarship as it covers a lot of your expenses if studying in the UK.
The application deadlines for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships are fast approaching!
This year Chevening will support more than 600 individuals from 118 countries worldwide. As you know, Chevening offers the opportunity to study one-year Master’s degrees at any of the UK’s leading universities…Continue
Added by Alexandra Fraser on October 24, 2013 at 13:10 — No Comments
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK PRESENT THE FRIDAY STAND IN
Michael Jordaan in the hotseat this Friday
The Friday Stand-in for this week is FNB CEO, MXit chairperson, winefarm owner, innovation evangelist and Twitter enthusiast, Michael Jordaan.
The man behind…Continue
Added by Amber Drake-Brown on October 24, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Are you also tired of everything being about competition?
I look around me and see business incubators attracting 300+ entries for just 10 spots, buses travelling about with only 15 of 200 hopefuls and TV programmes routing out all but 1 eventual winner from a hopeful group of thousands……Continue
Added by Paul Dalton on October 23, 2013 at 16:39 — No Comments
No Matter which programming language, platform or OS, all web-developers need a place to work. A big perk about working in web-development is the option to work from home, to get tickets and move them from the doing to done column in Trello.
As convenient as it is working from home, its also got its draw backs. Whether its the drone of the vacuum cleaner throwing you off, the dogs barking or the kids wanting to play during work time. There is saying that if you work from home, you…Continue
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