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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 20, 2015 at 12:02 —
One of the most puzzling paradoxes of the much lauded recent African growth is its bizarre matrix of high growth and high unemployment.
The low impact on poverty reduction and unemployment of the otherwise impressive growth has in turn been attributed to the low contribution of the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing has stagnated and contracted while the service sector continues to grow at a strong rate, leaving economists with the task of pondering whether … Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 20, 2015 at 11:28 —
In the last ten days, this American-turned-adopted-South African was honoured to participate in the Global Impact Accelerator… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Gould on November 20, 2015 at 9:13 —
Cape Town is fast cementing itself as the biggest continental hub for tech startups. It’s a growing trend, confirmed by a number of research surveys and articles over the past decade. The Mother City is rightfully living up to monikers such as “The Silicon Cape” and the “… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 19, 2015 at 16:06 —
We’ve reached a point where pointing at a TV, saying our name out loud, and scanning our fingerprints are activities that are part of every day life. Technology has taken massive leaps over the last decade that most of us could not have predicted. It’s no wonder that, in South Africa, tech is one of the fastest growing industries in general, as we… Continue
Added by Terrence Stoker on November 19, 2015 at 13:57 —
Facebook has kicked off its AfricaCom 2015 activities with the launch of the Free Basics Incubator, an open source toolkit of technologies and strategies supported by digital agency Torchbox, which will allow organisations to adapt existing services for mobile, and to create new services for distribution on the Free Basics Platform.
The global social media powerhouse held a media briefing in Cape Town this week to announce its partnership with the Praekelt Foundation and the launch of… Continue
Added by Bettina Moss on November 19, 2015 at 8:00 —
It is great to know that we live at a place regarded as the leading hub of startups on the continent. As VentureBurn notes: “Cape Town is fast cementing itself as the biggest continental hub for tech startups. It’s a growing trend, confirmed by a number of research surveys and articles over the past decade.”
While it’s… Continue
Added by Terrence Stoker on November 18, 2015 at 15:51 —
The Ericsson AHUB, a first of its kind three-day startup-focused event at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, begins today, hosting startups, incubators, entrepreneurs, investors, operators and developers to showcase talent, facilitate partnerships and encourage investment and innovation.
The AHUB, presented by Ericsson in partnership with Informa and Disrupt Africa, aims to offer attendees insights on how to be a… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 18, 2015 at 9:59 —
We have decided to offer the greatest Christmas present any one could receive - an open window to the the world - we will #changetheworldinadayand we would love for you to participate!
The goal is to set up an IT Lab for the… Continue
Added by David Silva on November 18, 2015 at 8:00 —
Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2015supported by Uber, Mobile Monday South Africa, Appsworld and Picup were announced and… Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on November 17, 2015 at 14:22 —
After two years of steady growth at our first branch in Somerset West, Growth Space is expanding to Stellenbosch.
After searching for viable premises in Stellenbosch for over a year while building a proven, sustainable business model and a loyal customer base, we're excited to have finally secured space in sought after Techno Park. Surrounded by leaders… Continue
Added by Wayne from Growth Space on November 17, 2015 at 12:56 —
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On 4th December 2015, the Cap40 privatizes Kirstenbosch Gardens for an exclusive night. Through this challenge, the Cap40 awards intended to reward… Continue
Added by Caroline Dunod on November 17, 2015 at 11:30 —
‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’ AT THE UCT UPSTARTS IDEA AUCTION
UCT Upstarts is igniting a ‘Student Start-up Nation’ by helping student-led startups launch their socially impactful ideas.
The Idea Auction was the grand finale to the… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 17, 2015 at 9:42 —
1.) Describe what your company does in the simplest, most engaging way you can:
LexNove is an online platform which aims to revolutionise the legal services industry in South Africa by connecting users… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 16, 2015 at 13:47 —
Hiring an HR specialist often seems like an unnecessary added expense, many business owners have the view that they can perform the various HR responsibilities themselves.
However, dealing with employee matters requires a lot of time, often to the detriment of other important revenue generating work.
Granted, depending on the size of your organisation you probably won’t require a full-time HR specialist. Still, HR needs to be a focus so the consideration of an HR… Continue
Added by Gretchen Roberts on November 16, 2015 at 12:40 —
As national unemployment rates increase a further 0.25%, is entrepreneurship truly the gospel?
November is celebrated globally as the month of entrepreneurship with multiple activities putting the spotlight on inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship in local communities. No larger event does this better than Global Entrepreneurship Week, an event celebrated in…
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 16, 2015 at 11:04 —
Added by iAfrikan on November 16, 2015 at 9:40 —
The aim or objective for any online store is to achieve the highest conversion rate at the lowest cost and ideally every online store would love to turn every visitor into a customer. This is being achieved by offering customers with different ways in which they can complete their transaction.
By offering different methods of checking out, your customers now have multiple options like EFTs, Credit Card or even buy on credit through online credit facilities found out there.… Continue
Added by William Thubakgale on November 14, 2015 at 10:54 —
Trends are always changing and ecommerce trends are no different. While this is a great thing, it also presents a challenge.
Changing technology can improve and impress, which is why ecommerce store owners need to constantly be on their toes, and keep their eyes and ears open for what’s in the pipeline and figure out how it can help them better their products and services.
One can say that technological trends are like fashion. Women’s costumes and … Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 13, 2015 at 12:06 —
Recently launched South African find-a-cleaner app Domestly has partnered on-demand accommodation platform Airbnb on a host level, allowing Airbnb hosts to use Domestly as part of their service experience.
Disrupt Africa reported last month on the launch of …
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 13, 2015 at 11:58 —