All Blog Posts Tagged 'South' (44)

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

#FollowTheEntrepreneur: Nazareen Ebrahim

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…


Added by Leandre de Bruyn on July 13, 2015 at 14:37 — No Comments

Ventureburn survey sheds light on SA's tough, but pioneering startup industry




Added by Ventureburn on June 24, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

South African startups draw millions in investment

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…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on June 3, 2015 at 10:48 — 1 Comment

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: Paperjet

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

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Paperjet, Inc

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Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on May 2, 2015 at 1:06 — No Comments

Bring Andela to South Africa -- Training 100,000 world-class developers

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…


Added by Evan Green-Lowe on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

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

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