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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 Appsafrica.com.
Sadly, all too familiar, and bad for developer morale, bad for business and bad for the whole coding ecosystem. This scenario lead David…Continue
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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…Continue
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On 5-6 November, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Clock Tower at V&A Waterfront…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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"... 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 …
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The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.…Continue
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Currently the CEO at Socially Acceptable – KZN’s most genuine digital media and communications company – Nazareen pushes for digital excellence in the province of KZN. She is the resident social media commentator and analyst at Lotus FM and host of the business show: How to Make it in South Africa on Radio Al-Ansaar. Nazareen’s broadcast portfolio has just grown with the incredibly exciting new opportunity to host South Africa’s newest business show – BizToday – on Deen TV – channel 152…Continue
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New research shows that while South African startup companies attract the largest capital investment in Africa, Nigeria boasts the most startup investments on the continent.
The VC4Africa 2015 Venture Finance in Africa report, which tracks the progress across Africa’s startup funding scenes, found that South Africa has fallen behind the likes of Nigera, Kenya and even Tanzania in the…Continue
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