IITPSA Awards. Nominate Now!

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa ’s (IITPSA) Annual President’s Awards event is a major highlight of the year for many in the industry, combining prestigious long standing awards (since 1979) with unparalleled networking opportunities. It is an event that highlights the talent and commitment of individuals within the ICT industry. Nominees include […]

Swiss-SA innovation challenge records 110 submissions from SA applicants

A Swiss-South African open social innovation challenge aiming to address health issues facing low-income South African urban settlements has received more than 120 proposals, with 110 of them coming from South Africa. The submissions are currently being evaluated and the 10 finalists will be announced at the Innovation Summit next month. Five Swiss applicants will be invited to join […]

uYilo launches third round of seed fund to support electric car developers

South African innovators looking to develop electric vehicle components, energy storage or charging solutions have until 31 August to apply to the Yilo Kick Start Fund to get up to R1-million to help fund research and development (R&D) costs. Hiten Parmar, director of the uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme’s (EMTIP) which administers the fund, said the […]

Over 500 girls trained in SA through Technovation programme

Technovation, a global technology programme, has helped train over 10 000 girls in 78 countries, including over 500 from South Africa, since its launch seven years ago. The Technovation programme, which is run globally by non-profit organisation Iridescent was launched in South Africa in 2013, aims to teach young women to create mobile apps that solve challenges facing their communities through […]

Introducing the Silicon Cape Podcast

In an effort promote startups, Silicon Cape has added a podcast that focuses on showcasing the startup talent that exhibits or pitches at Silicon Cape events. The monthly #SCTalks that we run have not only proven to be a great platform for networking but have brought startups close to their goals – whether this be […]


In celebration of our one year milestone, online entrepreneurial platform, Being Boss will host some of the country’s top innovative female entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg in August. After authoring my book ‘Being Boss- how to avoid the knockout and survive your first 1000 days in business’- now in its third print run (whoohoo!) forming […]

HeePD to launch coding academy for people living with disabilities

  People with disabilities in Cape Town will be able to access free training in coding, with the expected launch next month of a local coding academy. The Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities (HeePD), a commercial enterprise started in February, is working with partners to launch CoD – Ability Academy for People with Disabilities at […]

PeaceTech Accelerator looking for more startups for its next cohorts

PeaceTech Accelerator, a Washington DC based cloud innovation centre and scale-up programme devoted to peace technology, is looking for more participants for its next cohort starting on 8 September with the third planned for January next year. PeaceTech Accelerator was launched earlier this year by tech investment firm C5 Accelerate and PeaceTech Lab , a peace building non-profit, in collaboration with cloud […]