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Feedback on the Draft National Intellectual Property Policy

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…


Added by Alexandra Fraser on October 30, 2013 at 21:35 — No Comments

Apple’s legacy is worth emulating

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.…


Added by Terrence Stoker on October 30, 2013 at 15:55 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: TenderPoint

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: TenderPoint

Once a week Silicon Cape will be featuring a member from the community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form below. For more information please contact

Company Name

TenderPoint - The Most Innovative Construction Procurement Platform In South Africa.

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Added by Ryno Lawson on October 30, 2013 at 10:45 — 1 Comment

Seed Engine’s second start-up accelerator kicks off with a strong line-up creating substantial value

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…


Added by SEED ENGINE on October 29, 2013 at 14:34 — No Comments

Taylor Wimpey Lands Success with QlikView Business Discovery Platform

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…


Added by Davide Hanan on October 29, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments

FraudCracker seeks to ease fraud whistleblowing

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.



Added by Tom Jackson on October 29, 2013 at 12:21 — No Comments

HumanIPO's week in startups

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.

South Africa

Startup Weekend, an…


Added by Tom Jackson on October 28, 2013 at 14:58 — No Comments

R817m invested through DTI incubation support programme

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…


Added by Ryno Lawson on October 28, 2013 at 10:05 — No Comments

A Wonderland of digital jewels awaits!

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…


Added by Graeme Lipschitz on October 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

ISEB Business Analysis Certification And Its Implications In Practical Situations

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…


Added by Nadine Myrick on October 28, 2013 at 9:14 — No Comments

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Making All Voices Count

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

DATAGEEK Challenge!


Added by Zimkhita Buwa on October 28, 2013 at 5:00 — No Comments

Clarotech appointed SA’s only Digium® Authorised Training Partner

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…


Added by Elize Delia Engle on October 25, 2013 at 15:55 — No Comments

Opportunity Knocks at AfricaCom 2013

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 -…


Added by Elize Delia Engle on October 24, 2013 at 16:29 — No Comments

Korwe Software is a finalist in dti Technology Awards 2013

Korwe Software is proud to be a finalist in Emerging BEE Category of the dti Technology Awards 2013.

Winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International…


Added by Bettina Moss on October 24, 2013 at 13:54 — No Comments

Studying in the UK next year? Apply now for the Chevening Scholarship

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…


Added by Alexandra Fraser on October 24, 2013 at 13:10 — No Comments

Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk - The Friday Stand In - Michael Jordaan - 25 Oct 9:00 - 12:00


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…


Added by Amber Drake-Brown on October 24, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Create Awesome Things with Other Awesome People…

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……


Added by Paul Dalton on October 23, 2013 at 16:39 — No Comments

A Place for Web-Developers to call Home

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…


Added by Graeme Barnes on October 23, 2013 at 15:05 — No Comments

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