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The State Of South African Entrepreneurship

The latest data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows the entrepreneurial intention is nose-diving in South Africa contributing to a worsening economic situation. Fewer and fewer people in South Africa want to start a business that could potentially go on to create jobs and build the economy. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) […]

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Applications Now Open For MIT Global Startup Labs

The MIT Global startup Labs Programme is heading to South Africa and both new and established tech entrepreneurs have until 31 May to submit their best new and innovative tech ideas. The South African leg of the programme is a joint initiative of MIT, WITS University and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), which […]

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The Funding Fair: A Platform For Funding In the Western Cape

Over 300 businesses applied to the Western Cape Funding Fair, with 20 delivering their pitches during closed sessions to a panel of investors today (25 May 2016). Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, this morning officially opened the Funding Fair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Now in its second year, the Funding Fair […]

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City of Cape Town Plans To Offer Un-Used Buildings To Entrepreneurs

The City of Cape Town is considering granting rights to use, manage, control and redevelop some of its unused buildings  for business development. The  facilities have  been identified as part of the business incubation programme which supports one of the City’s strategic intents, an opportunity city. This is in line with the Economic Development Department’s […]

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The Marketers Survival Guide: via @UCTGSB

Technological and strategic developments are offering unprecedented opportunities for organisations to reach their customers, but marketing professionals are also facing bigger obstacles when it comes to delivering financial accountability in the boardroom. According to Professor Geoff Bick, convenor of the Strategic Marketing for Executives course at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), a major […]

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Top100 Candidate For The Mars One Mission To Headline Heavy Chef

The aim of the Mars One mission is to establish a human settlement on the Red Planet in what will be “the most profound and influential event of the 21st century.” South African theoretical physicist, Dr Adriana Marais answered the call to become one of these pioneers. Three elimination rounds later and she is one […]

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SA Music Industry: Digital & Live Music Should Be Next After 90% Local

The recent move by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to play 90% South African music on its channels has been welcomed with warm hands by South African musicians. It’s truly a big deal for musicians and something that has been a bone of contention between SABC and musicians for some time now. It’s an […]

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“South African Technologists Are Copycats” A View From #GES2016

The Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted a discussion on unleashing innovation in South Africa. One of the panelists highlighted the lack of innovation in South Africa. The speaker mentioned that technology companies in South Africa are copying technology solutions in other parts of the world including the US. Part of this accusation is true […]

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Cape Big Data Facility: The Next Big Thing In Cape Tech

Cape Town has been claiming to be the tech hub of Africa. People in the know have always known this to be just a marketing gimmick. Now, Cape Town is set to become the real technology hub in the continent. Here’s why: Cape Town is planning to build probably the most important data centre the […]

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The Call Centre Of The Future

Streamlined systems, self-service options, real-time communication and measured results define the contact centre of the future. We all know the theory: consumers are changing the way they interact with each other and businesses. But how many contact centres have taken full advantage of this? If businesses are willing to embrace the ubiquitous technology solutions available, […]

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