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New technology and new security problems

There’s an ongoing concern with technology that has to do with security. That is, as technology improves that means both new tools to exploit and new tools for exploiting. For example, a faster computer also means faster hacking. It’s important for all of us to be aware of how security and technology interlink and what we should be considering when it comes to protecting ourselves, our businesses and our loved ones.

Phone technology has improved…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on October 20, 2015 at 10:48 — No Comments

What Happens When You Mix Khoisan Knowledge With Drone Technology?

Our experiment of joining these two very opposite worlds, Khoisan knowledge and makes up for a completely new way of counting wildlife.

Meeting The San

The San are an ethnic group often regarded as the best wildlife trackers in the world. 

For millennia, they have lived as hunter-gatherers in the …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 20, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

3 Benefits of Upskilling Your Team

In today’s economic climate, with all the pressures of running a business to boot, upskilling your team is probably the last thing on your mind. Parting with an already scant budget to use it for staff training seems like a tall order.

However, a study conducted by the New Zealand Department of Labour indicates that investing in corporate training can have enormous long-term benefits for your…

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Added by ShiftONE on October 15, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Calling all Cape Town startups!

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On the 21st of October Cape Town startups will take part in the Get in the Ring city final knockout round to qualify for the South African national final taking place on the 17th and 18th…

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Added by Bernice Robbertse on October 15, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Technology to keep us safe

Safety is one of the most important aspects to our lives. We demand it in everything from our homes to our cars to our food; we worry not just for our own safety but our loved ones and others. It’s important then that we examine the ways we are kept safe today.

Indeed, so important is the concept of safety, we take it to the heavens. Satellite technology has become of the most important ways we’ve gathered data; and data is precisely what saves…

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Added by Terrence Stoker on October 15, 2015 at 10:54 — No Comments

Growth of Malaysian SMEs outpaces economy

SMEs are growing at about 30% faster than the average growth of the economy in Malaysia, the latest annual report for SME Corp, the agency that co-ordinates SME development in Malaysia reveals.…

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Added by Stephen Timm on October 15, 2015 at 9:36 — No Comments

Domestly creates a platform for change in the domestic industry

The cleaning industry is one of the biggest employers in South Africa with millions of people making a living from cleaning homes and offices. Historically however, the industry has had very little to do with helping cleaners take charge of their lives and futures, and for many, cleaning has become a way to support their families if they are unable to find other employment.

Domestly is changing all that with an exciting…

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Added by Berno Potgieter on October 14, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet

It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.



Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet

It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.



Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

VC tax incentive finally picking up

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Added by Stephen Timm on October 14, 2015 at 8:58 — No Comments

New Emerge Partnership launched to incentivize innovation Government and industry seek to kick-start rapid growth

Budapest, 13 October 2015 – The new Emerge Partnership was launched today at ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest, bringing together a core group of stakeholders to provide thought-leadership and best-practice advice to help inform government policy-making.

Emerge Partners will be actively engaged in supporting innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and include representatives from the United Nations and other…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 13, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

MacguyverRP Offering IT solutions to people in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town

I am offering my IT solutions to individuals who are experiencing problems with their computers and other connected devices such as printer, router. Please have a look at http://rpverhagen.wix.com/macguyverrp for more of what I have to offer.

Added by Rob Peter Verhagen on October 13, 2015 at 16:23 — No Comments

MTN Solution Space will be offering MTN Scholarships to those passionate about EdTech, HealthTech, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things.

Do you know someone who wants to learn from Africa’s leading business thinkers? Advance their career? Expand their network? Make a difference? Build African solutions?

We are excited to announce that the MTN Group has partnered with the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa to provide five full scholarships for the MBA and …

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 13, 2015 at 15:20 — No Comments

How Developing Economies Can Unlock The SIM Card As The Biggest App Store

Developing economies can leverage the humble SIM card to spur innovation that caters for all social classes.

That tiny bit of plastic telcos sell you to get connected to their mobile network has been ignored by app developers almost to the point of oblivion.

Out with the old, in with the new, all app developers want is the proverbial silver and gold from Apple and Google’s app stores.

Here is one sobering "fact":

99% of…

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 13, 2015 at 10:51 — No Comments

Finalists announced for Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015

The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 attracted over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents. We can now announce the finalists our team of judges has selected for the …

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Added by Andrew Fassnidge on October 13, 2015 at 0:18 — No Comments

Why Education needs technology-led transformation in the contact centre

As with most other industries, education and academia is fast being transformed by the rapid shift to online mechanisms of consumption and delivery. The ways in which educational institutions manage their communications and service delivery are in flux, as students/consumers begin to demand real-time interaction, instant feedback and online services, says Bruce Von Maltitz, managing director at 1Stream.…

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Added by Jed Hewson on October 12, 2015 at 13:17 — No Comments

Welcome to the Creative Intent

Hello :)

Today is the first time I step out and start showing you little by little who I am and what I am about...My idea was to start this on my birthday or rather launch this business/product/service on my birthday, but none the less here it goes.

I have for the past seven years worked in all kinds of industries, from NGO, corporate and the hospitality industry, and throughout all of this one thing has remained constant. Bad management equals; bad production, poor work morale…

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Added by Liezle Meredith on October 12, 2015 at 11:43 — No Comments

Sponsor Advertising opportunity on Prys.co.za Comparison

Prys Comparison on Bribed (prys.co.za)

Advertising Partner proposal

Prys.co.za hereby invites all interested parties to be premium partner advertisers on the newest and fastest growing price comparison website in South Africa. Prys.co.za is a consumer website that allows users to compare pricing of different products and services, review products and services, create and manage shopping lists, manage finances and monthly budgets. Business owners can lists services and…

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Added by Nkosikhona Carlos on October 10, 2015 at 7:14 — No Comments

Sponsor Advertising opportunity on Prys.co.za Comparison

Prys Comparison on Bribed (prys.co.za)



Advertising Partner proposal

Prys.co.za hereby invites all interested parties to be premium partner advertisers on the newest and fastest growing price comparison website in South Africa. Prys.co.za is a consumer website that allows users to compare pricing of different products and services, review products and services, create and manage shopping lists, manage finances and monthly budgets. Business owners can…

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Added by Nkosikhona Carlos on October 10, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

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