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Attending tonight's TIA Cocktail function at TheBarn? Uber wants you to ARRIVE IN STLYE:

Attending tonight's TIA Cocktail function? Uber wants you to ARRIVE IN STLYE:

I am excited to offer all guests a free first  ride up to R150 using the promo code

Uber is an iPhone/Android/Blackberry app that lets you tag your location and summon a professional driver to your side within minutes. Once in the car, the driver will take you wherever you need to go. The fare is billed to your card, with no need to tip, so you don't have to worry about handling…


Added by TheBarn on November 20, 2013 at 10:18 — No Comments

African Dawn Capital in talks to acquire Knife Capital

By Michelle Atagana

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Africa Dawn Capital, a listed micro lending company, has entered into talks to buy Knife Capital. It seems the listed company has decided to play in the big leagues of tech investment.

Things haven’t been all that great for Africa Dawn, according to a Financial Mail …


Added by Ventureburn on November 19, 2013 at 14:59 — No Comments

The bubble effect: entrepreneurs must understand other markets to scale

By Michelle Atagana


MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, recently held a conference in Silicon Valley that focused on innovation, monetisation and growth. At the heart of the tech universe, emerging market entrepreneurs connected and networked, hoping to soak up some of the success secrets this place holds.

For tech entrepreneurs Silicon Valley is hallowed ground.…


Added by Ventureburn on November 19, 2013 at 14:39 — No Comments

Just another girl, in a tech filled world..... #ggdcpt #GEEKgirls

In walks the ambitious dev-dame.

Wondering if I was in for another lame social gathering in geek land, where man wore no shoes, spoke fluently in C# or Java ... blurted a burp here and there, with mumbles from beneath mouths curtained by majestic beards..I always kinda imagined that if this were an anime, the length of the beards would be a direct indication to the expertise & power of code the Programmer possessed & their lack of shoes would indicate that…


Added by Lisa Adams on November 19, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

We know what it’s like, trying to raise a startup

Infant Grasping Mother's Finger

Following the recent re-introduction of our freemium model and the changes in structure of our package pricing, one of the major contributing factors to this (besides the epiphany we had on our mistakes), has been a need to help startup businesses and grow with…


Added by Lisa Adams on November 19, 2013 at 10:55 — No Comments

Know your Bandwidth Barn #TheBarn

Did you know: TheBarn offers Entreprise Development programmes for startups and established businesses throughout the year. Applications are open through out the year - Apply ONLINE.

Herewith is a list of programmes* offered at TheBarn:

1. New Venture Creation (NVC) - a SETA certified programme for people considering entrepreneurship as an alternative job seeking

2. The Idea Workshop

3. VeloCITI Y - programme for startup phase entrepreneurs (offers idea…


Added by TheBarn on November 19, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments

This Week's PwC Tip of the Week:

Registration of special resolutions with CIPC (CoR15.2 forms) takes about 95 working days. According to the CIPC Notice issued on 22/10/2013, the bulk lodging of new Memorandums of Incorporation just before 30 April 2013 lead to a backlog in processing of CoR15.2 forms which means that these registrations are now "outside the service delivery standard (of 15 working days from date of tracking) by 80 working days" . Please also see…


Added by TheBarn on November 18, 2013 at 18:09 — No Comments

Vox Telecom introduces promotions for YahClick broadband satellite customers

Vox Telecom will be offering free hardware and installation on its YahClick satellite broadband business, enterprise and certain consumer packages until the end of March 2014.

YahClick is a pioneering Ka-band satellite service that provides customers across South Africa with high-speed, satellite broadband – even those in rural areas. As the service does not make use of cables to connect, it’s an attractive option for customers who are in need of fast, reliable internet services but…


Added by Shane Chorley on November 18, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2013 at TheBarn

The 18 - 24 November marks Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the Bandwidth Barn is celebrating with an extensive events series to suit every entrepreneur regardless of their stage development.

Also check out ,  …

Added by TheBarn on November 15, 2013 at 16:22 — No Comments

PHP South Africa - Security Workshop. Is your Business Protected over Christmas?

With the Holiday season being the ideal time for criminals to target Businesses and innocent individuals. Our PHP Security Workshop will assist you in having the correct tools to protect your business over the Festive Season. Do not leave it to chance find out how to better protect your assets and client information.

This will be an introduction to server security and hardening, see what information your server is broadcasting that makes it easier for an attacker to spot a…


Added by Theo Sauls on November 15, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

How to Pass the CompTIA 220-802 Exam?

What is the importance of 220-802 Exam?

The exam 220-802 is the exam code for the CompTIA A+ certification. The exam 220-802 is very important as it enables the candidates to pursue a powerful starting career in the field if IT. Basically the CompTIA A+ certification requires passing the two exams, i.e. 220-801 and the 220-802. The Exam 220-802 is a performance based exam and it tests ad validates the skills and basic knowledge of the candidates related to the…


Added by Nadine Myrick on November 15, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Pass the 70-412 Exam and Get Greater Employment Opportunities

Why I took the exam 70-412?

The main purpose behind taking the exam 70-412 was to validate my skills regarding the maintenance of the advanced level of Microsoft Server 2012 solutions. The demand for certified professionals regarding this area was increasing so I decided to register and take this exam for an authentic validation and verification of my skills. My experience while preparing and taking this exam was quite nice because I used the best available resources for learning…


Added by Ken Hall on November 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Here’s why a global agenda is becoming more significant for African startups

By Jacques Coetzee


The instant you put a .com next to your company name, your business is open to the entire world. H***, any domain would do. Why is a global product and marketing strategy becoming more relevant and crucial for startups today?

The one argument is that startups should go global because the markets are larger, the customers make decisions faster and they are less price sensitive than those in emerging markets. Plus having access to the…


Added by Ventureburn on November 14, 2013 at 11:03 — No Comments

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Tech developments - All this and more at TEDxTableMountain this Saturday

Saturday, November 16, 2013: TEDxTableMountain  - This nonprofit, independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at The African…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on November 13, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

NOW HIRING - Job Openings at CITI and Bandwidth Barn (CEO and COO)

The Cape IT Initiative (CITi) is a non-profit organization established in 1998 to address …


Added by TheBarn on November 12, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Startup Profile: getAchef

SC Startup Profile: getAchef

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


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Added by Ryno Lawson on November 12, 2013 at 13:22 — No Comments

TEDxTableMountain hits Cape Town CBD this weekend - November 16, 2013

TEDxTableMountain's second annual day of inspirational talks given by local thought leaders takes place this weekend, November 16, 2013. This nonprofit, independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at The African Dance Theatre, 44 Long Street (corner Hout Street) in Cape Town.

Organised along the theme of “Exploring the Edge,” the conference…


Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on November 12, 2013 at 11:49 — No Comments

1Stream explains how you can navigate the complex hosting market

The call centre industry is changing at a faster rate than it has for years. The introduction and widespread adoption of cloud computing, improving infrastructure, rising customer support costs against the backdrop of the global recession and the age of the connected consumer have played in a large part in transforming the industry.

The move into the cloud, which meant that developers and providers no longer need to gain direct access to expensive, on-premise hardware to build a…


Added by Jed Hewson on November 12, 2013 at 10:32 — No Comments

This weeks PwC Tip of the Week

Tax deadline for non-provisional tax payers draws close!

A number of SARS branches will be open on Saturdays in November to accommodate taxpayers filing their personal Income Tax returns.

In anticipation of the increase in the number of taxpayers visiting SARS branches as the 22 November…


Added by TheBarn on November 12, 2013 at 9:48 — No Comments

Get a R50 000 Development Subsidy with the Methys Labs Innovation Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur or a young start-up with a crazy project? Are you looking for a technical funding to take the plunge? The Methys innovation challenge will provide…

Added by Carole Rossetti on November 11, 2013 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

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