All Blog Posts Tagged 'South' (60)

'SA needs more risk investors to seed SME growth'

South Africa needs more risk investors, particularly those aimed at investing in talented black entrepreneurs that struggle to access mentorship and funding.



Added by Stephen Timm on November 11, 2016 at 9:46 — No Comments

Entries Open for the Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016

The Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and following the success of last years Awards which celebrated 10 winners from over 200 entries across 21 countries, applications are …


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on August 2, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Importance of Hiring Recruitment Agencies

Employees are the backbone of any organisation. Therefore, hiring the right employee is a vital process for the company. It is not easy task to hire the right person for the right position, not to forget the fact that it is a time consuming matter. This problem can be solved by hiring a recruitment agency. There are many recruitment agencies in South Africa that will help you to find the suitable employee for your company. This…


Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on July 28, 2016 at 13:24 — No Comments

Seven Tips to Choose the Perfect Hotel for Your Trip

Normally, most of us would research a place inside out if we were to go on a trip somewhere. One does everything within their means to find out as much about a place as they can—be it the internet, travel magazines or the TLC. Everything about a certain place—its architectural marvels, its museums, its art, parks, shopping malls and everything else that is there. Some people also care to get…


Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on July 25, 2016 at 8:26 — No Comments

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days of Crowdfunding in South Africa

When Change Lives Now opened its doors three hundred and sixty five days ago it joined an elite group of Crowdfunding websites in South Africa. It was definitely not the first and will not be the last. It was however, unique.

Change Lives Now based its strategy on helping communities and people in need, in South Africa. Specific focus was toward Non Profit Organisations however, not limited to them. It proved to be an excellent…


Added by Jason Grieve on May 2, 2016 at 10:08 — No Comments

IMB - Entrepreneurship and Community Upliftment in South Africa

The Financial Services Industry is getting a much-needed shake up


If you drive through the centre of Kraaifontein and head into the township, it's hard to miss Isaia Mpeoa. Isaia is a friendly face in the neighbourhood and well-liked by all. A pastor at the nearby church, he's a man of God - but also a businessman. "I'm not just a pastor. Words are not enough on their own. I'm a pastor that does business too." 

Isaia recently opened his own IMB…


Added by Danielle on April 25, 2016 at 9:08 — No Comments

Tritech Media acquires 51% in advertising tech startup Ionizr

South African digital media firm Tritech Media has acquired an effective 51 per cent interest in local real-time proximity advertising startup Ionizr.

Launched in September 2015, Ionizr claims to be the first company in South Africa that combines technology, internet of things, analytics, marketing and digital media to provide advanced data-driven location-based marketing and advertising services.

Through its proprietary technology, Ionizr…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on April 15, 2016 at 14:29 — No Comments

Looking beyond the fear factor when selling cloud software to startups

A common misperception is that SMEs using old software could put their companies at risk and that such solutions are based on databases considered to be “antiquated”.

Most big service providers maintain a range of platforms – cloud, server and desktop – based on technologies ranging from legacy to cutting-edge.

It’s good practice to support customers using your older software as best you can. Even with vendors trying to frighten them into buying new software, many businesses…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on April 1, 2016 at 13:29 — No Comments

How to get your startup hooked up

Being an entrepreneur or small-business owner can be a lonely place; so getting to interact with other like-minded individuals, and being exposed to business opportunities, can be challenging. Here are a few things you should know about building your business relationships:

While we focus on our personal relationships in the month of love, many business owners forget that their business relationships also need nurturing to ensure success. One of the best ways to do this is through…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on February 23, 2016 at 9:16 — 1 Comment

Private equity remains best bet for SA startups

Private equity continues to outperform listed equity over a ten-year period in South Africa, in spite of long-term returns retreating from the positive trend enjoyed in recent quarters.

This is according to the latest RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report, which tracks industry data up to September…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on February 18, 2016 at 11:28 — 1 Comment

Puzzling case of Malaysia's shrinking start-ups

While more Brazilians than ever are starting up new businesses and SA's start-up rate has increased, on the other side of the globe in Malaysia, the number of start-ups has hit rock bottom, shows the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Gem) survey.

The south-east Asian country's…


Added by Stephen Timm on February 11, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

South Africa welcomes Change Lives Now

South Africa welcomes Change Lives Now; a brilliant website custom designed for South African's to raise funds for causes and initiatives.

"Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people." This is relatively new in South Africa and only sees a handful of other South African websites live and successful.

Change Lives Now is powered by PayPal allowing every campaign to include the ability to securely…


Added by Jason Grieve on February 4, 2016 at 16:02 — No Comments

Building a better Africa one sticky note at a time

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Work day and night for several months on a massive coding project for a blue-chip company, produce fantastically engineered code, only to find it never seeing the light of day because it actually was never really needed? – Jeremy George

Sadly, all too familiar, and bad for developer morale, bad for business and bad for the whole coding ecosystem. This scenario lead David…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 2, 2016 at 16:53 — No Comments

3 Ways To Sustain The Popularity Of South Africa's First Science Forum

In December 2015, scientists, policymakers and journalists from across Africa gathered to attend the inaugural Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Science Forum event was touted as Africa’s first open science event and it welcomed over 1,500 delegates to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre on 8-9 December…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 18, 2016 at 14:59 — No Comments

I Code JAVA Conference coming to Cape Town, South Africa

On 5-6 November, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Clock Tower at V&A Waterfront…


Added by Michael Marinier on October 28, 2015 at 8:45 — No Comments

Emerging Companies and Ecosystem Report

Cape Town – Myths that funding and red tape are the two biggest challenges faced by emerging companies and entrepreneurs have been debunked by a report released on Tuesday.

PwC’s report, Emerging Companies and the Ecosystem, said market access was cited as the largest commercial challenge by most respondents who took part in its survey.

“Although red tape was cited as a growth inhibitor by entrepreneurs, it only ranked fourth out of 10 as a growth stopper, with only 9% of…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on August 26, 2015 at 7:50 — No Comments

India to follow Israel's Yozma VC fund, so where is South Africa?

The Indian government this week launched a much awaited venture capital (VC) fund. Dubbed the India Aspiration Fund, the 20 billion rupee fund ($306 million) will operate as a fund-of-funds administered by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi). 

South Africa - and a few other emerging economies - are being left behind in the…


Added by Stephen Timm on August 24, 2015 at 13:47 — No Comments

COO, Johan Dekker shares the vision of PayU MEA

"... to become and be the most secure, the most stable, with the best customer service experience for our clients.  Those are our three pillars - security, customer service and being number one in terms of payments online space."

Johan Dekker, COO, PayU MEA

Producer of the …

Added by Kinetic on August 20, 2015 at 11:52 — No Comments

Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 - Call For Entries

The Innovation Awards 2015 celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on August 17, 2015 at 15:40 — No Comments

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