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The Silicon Cape Initiative steering committee - 2015 Community nomination process begins

Nominate a change-maker to be on the Silicon Cape steering committee for 2015 - 2017

We are looking for driven, passionate, connected and collaborative thought leaders to be on the Silicon Cape Steering Committee for 2015 - 2015. Their mandate will be to carry the vision and work of the initiative and act as the duly appointed representatives of the…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on March 12, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Cheapest Prepaid Mobile Internet Bundles Across South African Networks

This post was first published on, and, written for STARTUP PICNIC

South African mobile data internet providers have complex and tricky packages, thus making it difficult to determine which is the cheapest.

So here at Startup Picnic Magazine, we tried to break it down, tricky as it is (:-p), to help you select the cheapest. We know some folks who have SIM cards with all the different networks just to take advantage of…


Added by Tiisetso Maloma on March 6, 2015 at 21:22 — No Comments

2015 Top Fashion Brands South Africa

South Africans are seeing a shift in brand preference finding that consumers actually want to support and purchase Proudly South African goods. This list has been compiled considering brands that are producing fashion items for the masses – or better yet, the lower market and accessible consumer. Best of all, these  young brands are using digital tool to express and showcase their brands. 

1. Galxboy

The clothing brand started in…


Added by William Thubakgale on January 10, 2015 at 8:14 — No Comments

One event which needs to be on your 2015 calendar

With little over a month to go, the agenda for the eCommerce Africa Confex is jam-packed with the leaders in the industry. Kinetic has received confirmation from members of the advisory panel, Jaco Jonker and Paul Galatis, that they will be presenting keynotes during the conference sessions.

CEO of BidorBuy, Jaco Jonker, will be sharing the steps to your first online sale during his presentation. He will provide a…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 18, 2014 at 10:48 — No Comments

Dimension Data secures gold sponsorship for eCommerce Africa Confex

Kinetic is pleased to announce that Dimension Data has come on board as a premier sponsor for the eCommerce Africa Confex. They now join the gold sponsor line-up which includes global companies such as Amazon Web Services and…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 12, 2014 at 12:01 — No Comments

Best of eCommerce industry join speaker line-up

Kinetic is pleased to announce the latest additions to our speaker line up for the eCommerce Africa Confex. With just over 2 months to go, the agenda is jam-packed with the best that Africa's eCommerce industry has to…


Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 26, 2014 at 9:17 — No Comments

2015 Spark* South Africa Changemaker Program - Entrepreneur Opportunity

We are looking for South Africa’s best early stage social entrepreneurs.

Are you the founder of a social business or organisation that exists to help South Africans living in poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people?

Get information at:

Successful applicants will have access to world class…


Added by Will Lutwyche on October 10, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

Interview with Josephine Buys, IAB South Africa

This month AdMarula chats to Josephine Buys, recently appointed Country Manager for IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) South Africa, which currently represents over 200 members. She shares some of her views and insights on the South African digital…


Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:51 — No Comments

SA tech firms can now transfer IP offshore

The South African Reserve Bank has relaxed exchange controls to allow private South African companies to transfer IP Offshore in order to assist them in raising foreign capital.

This announcement was made by Chris Bull, senior ENS Africa lawyer and IP specialist at the Knife Capital Exit Conference last week. …


Added by Alexandra Fraser on May 19, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Why French Companies are choosing the Western Cape

French companies and French entrepreneurs are an increasing number to choose to invest in the Western Cape. In the context of the economic downturn affecting Europe, the BRICS appear as new exciting territories promising many growth opportunities. Cape Town's recent visibility in France* makes it a top destination for many professionals that are contemplating expatriation options accross several top-of-the-range business destinations such as San Francisco,…


Added by Carole Rossetti on January 13, 2014 at 17:25 — 1 Comment

Indians spin start-up dreams in South Africa

Nearly 16 African countries ranked ahead of Brazil and 17 ahead of India on the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings, according to the report.
NEW DELHI: Up until early this month, Yugandhar Prasad Jasti was heading ICICI Bank's South African operations. After working for the bank for nine years in geographies like India, UK and Belgium, he decided to give it all up to become an entrepreneur in South Africa. A chartered accountant, Jasti, along…

Added by Lianne du Toit on October 22, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments

Startup Knight 2013


Press Release

Startup Knight was launched in 2012 for the first time, by software company Byte Orbit. The premise of the competition is to promulgate, support and embrace tech startups in South Africa by offering a disruptive competition platform. Many competitions, in and around South Africa, offer similar competitions. Unfortunately none of them enter into a partnership with the winner in order to…


Added by Martin Ras on October 17, 2013 at 10:19 — No Comments

Durban Digital Day will have some amazing speakers

Does the online world scare you?

Coming up on Halloween is the first Durban Digital Day.  31st October 2013.  Mark the date on your calendar.

DIGIT4LFOR and Falconscove join forces to bring you the conference, networking and showcase event with the after-party produced by the DSOC (Durban Society of Comedy)

‘’Hosting the event on the 31st October Is no coincidence ‘’ says Glen, Director at DIGITALFOR  “ Our tag-line ‘does the online world…


Added by Fred Felton on October 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

SnappCab: the hail-a-cab startup to catalyze SA’s cab industry

By Jacques Coetzee

SnappCab logo

SnappCab is a multi-platform hail-a-cab app to order, use and pay for metered cabs generally based on the user’s GPS location. The service is available on the web, Android, iOS and will be available on BlackBerry and Windows 8 very soon. Though competition seems rife, what stands out most would most likely be SnappCab’s focus on multi-user functionality and platform friendliness.

You can exchange relevant details digitally while also being…


Added by Ventureburn on September 26, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments

Invitation to Comment: Draft National IP Policy

On 4 September 2013 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Draft National Policy on
Intellectual Property (the “IP Policy”). The IP Policy proposes dealing
with a very wide spectrum of topics. This is an exceptionally important development, which has the
potential to…

Added by Ryno Lawson on September 18, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

Why do I need Social media, how can it help me grow my business and do I really have the time?

As a business professional / Entrepreneur you may wonder “Why do I need Social media, how can it help me grow my business and do I really have the time?”

If you don't already know, Social media is here to stay, the platforms may change in time but Social media is not going anywhere.

To answer the above Questions:

Why do I need Social Media?------------Social Media is like word of mouth about your business. When people talk about your business / industry we can monitor…


Added by Brian Mawdsley on September 12, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments

Here is why you should care more about elearning and green startups

By Jacques Coetzee

bicycle flower

They aren’t as flashy or sexy as providing a new social or music app gimmick, but startups and projects involved in areas such as elearning or those providing environmental solutions, supply a great appetite. A demand the government, for instance, would be keen to satisfy and fund.

Apart from the industries also becoming increasingly lucrative, they provide real solutions for real world problems. Having said that, governments, NGOs,…


Added by Ventureburn on August 29, 2013 at 12:13 — No Comments

Q&A: SA on track to become viable e-learning leade

by Nanine Steenkamp

E-learning specialist Cheryl Muir spoke to HumanIPO about e-learning progress in South Africa and the uses of digital in education.

Muir works at The Training Room Online in South Africa and has a passion for training people in technology.

HumanIPO: Do you think South Africa can be considered as a leader in e-learning or online…


Added by Tom Jackson on July 25, 2013 at 17:25 — No Comments

Startups asked to contribute to World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

by Richard Cutcher

Tech startups in the Western Cape are being encouraged to contribute to World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 (WDCCT), although they are unlikely to see any of the ZAR60 million (US$5.9 million) invested in the initiative.

An information event was co-hosted by Silicon Cape and WDCCT organisers last week in a move designed to explain how technology and small businesses can be…


Added by Richard Cutcher on June 25, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments

Small businesses hope for SA economy, MEDO says

by Nanine Steenkamp

The Micro Enterprise Development Organisation (MEDO) has said small businesses will build the South African economy, speaking at the final event for the year in Bellville on Thursday.

MEDO held its entrepreneurial programme finale at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) to reveal the progress and achievements of the tech startup finalists.…


Added by Tom Jackson on June 18, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments

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