• Enhancing The #TownshipEconomy Through Entrepreneurship

    Creating ecosystems in South African townships has been the buzzwords in entrepreneurship. With so much trade taking place in the townships; formalising it would mean the growth of the whole country’s economy. Creating and shaping the township economy is the key discussion at the Ekasi Business Conference currently in session and continuing tomorrow (14 November […]

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  • Digitally Driven Start-Ups Add Value To South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

    On 10 October 2014, a flurry of start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre to attend the SiMODiSA Start-Up South Africa Conference.The conference focused on addressing some of the pivotal issues around entrepreneurship including funding, the role of government and the global ecosystem, but it was the […]

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  • How To Make South Africa A #START-Up Nation

    The view that South Africa is the toughest place to be a #STARTup ,has led some to wonder, what can be done to make it a #START-Up nation. There are numerous interventions required to make South Africa a START up nation. For now I would like to highlight just one. In my humble opinion the education […]

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  • South Africa Is The Toughest Place To Be A Startup: A SIMODISA Conference (START-UP SA) GUEST’S VIEW

    On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share their views and insights on what can […]

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  • The Apple Watch Economy: How Apple Will Redefine The Watch Economy

    Apple has once again created a new thing in the universe and yet not so new. The digital watch has always been with us (thanks to Samsung) it was just not cool and Apple is making it better and mainstream. What Apple created is not just a watch it’s the Watch economy. Rado and Rolex […]

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  • Dark Social Media: Tracking The Invisible by DaveDuarte @ Heavy Chef

    Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative’s brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released. Dave’s talk challenged marketers to consider the impact that social sharing on “dark” platforms such […]

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  • The Innovators: A Book About People Who Built The Computer & The Internet

    I’ve been reading a book by Walter Issacson – The Innovators – which is the story of people who created the computer and the internet. It is the only book in my opinion that captures the history of the digital revolution. It also serves as the guide of how innovation happens. It is a book […]

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  • Start Something Meaningful

    The simple thing that separates successful individuals from those who languish is the very thing that separates exciting and growing organisations from those that stagnate and die. #STARTing. I don’t mean STARTing for the sake of STARTing. The business grave and business registry is full of dead businesses who got off to a wrong START. […]

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People Management: People Will Always Piss You Off

My Ouma (Granny) when asked how she managed to  last so long with my Grandfather, she would say that sometimes you “Just have to grin and bear it”, she emphasised that she had to do the quite often though.  Repeatedly as our workplace relationships evolve, both employees and employers often find themselves just grinning and […]

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#Eskom Crisis Creates New Opportunities For Businesses

During times of crisis, the time for fresh thinking and business model innovation is ripe, says expert at UCT Graduate School of Business. As South Africa battles with an electricity crisis, independent power suppliers have offered Eskom some solutions to keep the lights on. Generator manufacturers and power barge experts (ships that produce electricity) say […]

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Western Cape Innovators Get Multi-million Rand Investment

The Western Cape’s most innovative entrepreneurs have secured funding boosts totalling R6.5 million to take their best ideas to the market. The 12 recipients of the Design Innovation Seed Fund were officially announced this morning. Launched last year, this is a joint fund between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Technology […]

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Western Cape To Host International BPO Summit

The Western Cape will host the world’s leading companies, international investors and analysts for the South African Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit 2015. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the summit was an ideal opportunity to showcase the strength of the Western Cape’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offering. The summit is presented by the Business […]

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It’s Not Late To #START

When  you’re thinking of #STARTing a business its easy to come to a conclusion that everything is done,  and there’s nothing that one can create under the sun that does not exist yet. If that’s how you feel, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong. The year 1985 was an ideal time to start […]

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Township Economy Report: 6 Industries From SA Townships

No one yet knows the accurate economic impact of the township economy. Yet, we know it’s important role in driving economic development in South Africa. In 2014 it was announced that the Gauteng Provincial Government will commission a baseline study on the township economy to understand its size, spread and strength as well as innovative […]

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Be An Intrapreneur & #START From Within

Lately I’ve been speaking to friends who are considering to leave their jobs  to start a business and some who are struggling as entrepreneurs and thinking of going back to work for a company. This got me thinking that not everyone is wired to be an entrepreneur. Not all of us can start a business independently […]

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Get Funded In The Western Cape

Western Cape entrepreneurs have an upcoming opportunity to pitch their business ideas to major funding bodies to secure a cash injection of at least R10 million. The pitching session is part of the Western Cape Funding Fair, a joint initiative between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and Deloitte. There are four days […]

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Social Media Lessons by Social Media Lawyer Emma Sadler At HeavyChef Event

Social media law expert, South African author and top commentator on the Oscar Pistorius trial, Emma Sadleir will headline the first Heavy Chef event for 2015 in Bryanston, Johannesburg. During this session, Sadleir will present the topic of social media ethics – the pitfalls, the risks and the opportunities that exist for individuals and brands. […]

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