• 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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Heavy Chef To Host Strategy Event & Launch Inaugural Magazine

On 06 May 2015 at Microsoft in Joburg, Heavy Chef will host an event focused on Digital Strategy, headlined by a digital power duo. Arthur Goldstuck, South Africa’s foremost authority on the digital market and technological trends, will be joined by Chris Rawlinson – creative powerhouse and head of group digital innovations at Ogilvy SA. […]

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SAB Kickstart

SAB’s Secret Brew For Developing Young Entrepreneurs in South Africa Is Out

The South African Breweries (SAB) has evolved its 20-year old youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives. The three programmes are SAB KickStart Ignite, SAB KickStart Boost and SAB KickStart Elevate, each targeting youth-owned businesses with different areas of focus and at varying stages of operation. This three-pronged approach and commitment to enterprise development […]

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SMARTIES: Global Award For Mobile Marketing Announced

The Mobile Marketing Association “MMA” of South Africa announced the 2015 MMA Standard Bank SMARTIESTM Award categories. The categories include definitions for 2015 as well as new or changed categories. The SMARTIESTM Awards is the only global awards program created specifically to recognise best-in-class mobile marketing campaigns from around the world. Entries are now open and submissions can be made at the country level (South […]

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Marketing

The New Marketing Landscape: 7 Brands That Are Getting It

Consumers navigate expertly from Facebook, to their blog on Tumblr, to their mobile banking app, to their Apple TV, and back again. Their digital expertise now requires brands to behave with equal agility and provide relevant and timely content unique to the platform and consumer need. This means that marketers and brand managers must be […]

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Cape Town Tourism

Tourism Fund Winners Announced

In October 2013, Cape Town Tourism’s Board of Directors took a collective decision to forfeit their monthly remuneration in favour of the Board Development Fund (BDF) that assists Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with support to develop their tourism businesses. In year two (2015) of the Board Development Fund, Cape Town Tourism received many […]

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COcreateSA

COCREATE And Get Access To Half A Million In Funding

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands officially kicked-off the Open Call for the new #cocreateSA Fund 2015. An investment of half a million Rand will be made in projects that aim to combine Dutch and South African knowledge, that seek innovative solutions to local challenges and involve the sectors of agriculture and food, energy, life […]

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SupplierDevelopment

Supplier Development: New Codes Effects On Business

The new Supplier Development rules bring about changes to what was the norm for many years. While it was easy for companies to ‘finance’ smaller businesses to earn points on their BEE scorecard without taking any ‘real’ responsibility, the new codes are forcing companies to think outside the box and contribute to the success of […]

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SAB Kickstart

SAB Kickstart 2015 National Finalists Announced

SAB KickStart, the South African Breweries’ (SAB) youth entrepreneurship programme, announced the competition’s Top 18 national finalists for 2015, during a grant allocation ceremony at SAB’s World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg, today. Each of the finalists has begun an intensive business development support programme, which will culminate in an award ceremony to celebrate the […]

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CashFlow

The Closest Point To The Money – A Lesson In #CashFlow

If there is an eternal ghost that haunts each and every entrepreneur, it is the haunted spirit of CASHFLOW. No entrepreneur is protected against it. It sneaks up on you and can give you the fright of your life, literally. This is what takes businesses down. I caution you of this, so you know that […]

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InternetAdvertisingReport

SA Internet Advertising Revenue Report by @PWC_ZA & @IAB_SA

The South African internet advertising market is growing at breakneck speed, with R 1.3 billion in total revenues reported in 2013.  This is according to an inaugural Internet Advertising Revenue Report which was prepared by PwC SA and released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa.  The report is a landmark for the […]

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