Hey Silicon Cape Initiative,
Andela has a vision of 100,000 world-class developers from Africa over the next 10 years. In its first year we've received over 12,000 applications and brought on more than 60 developers in Nigeria.
Now, your expression of interest can help bring Andela to South Africa and provide an opportunity for a paid 4-year fellowship that gives the training and mentorship needed to…Continue
Added by Evan Green-Lowe on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Tiisetso Maloma on March 6, 2015 at 21:22 — No Comments
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.
The clothing brand started in…Continue
Added by William Thubakgale on January 10, 2015 at 8:14 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 18, 2014 at 10:48 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on December 12, 2014 at 12:01 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kirsten Pow Chong on November 26, 2014 at 9:17 — No Comments
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: www.sparksouthafrica.org
Successful applicants will have access to world class…Continue
Added by Will Lutwyche on October 10, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:51 — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Lianne du Toit on October 22, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Martin Ras on October 17, 2013 at 10:19 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Fred Felton on October 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
By Jacques Coetzee
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…Continue
Added by Ventureburn on September 26, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments
Added by Ryno Lawson on September 18, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Brian Mawdsley on September 12, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments
By Jacques Coetzee
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,…Continue
Added by Ventureburn on August 29, 2013 at 12:13 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Jackson on July 25, 2013 at 17:25 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Cutcher on June 25, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments