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The Future Is Cashless

This year (2017) marks the tenth anniversary of m-Pesa which started in Kenya and since paved way for the cashless revolution in Africa. M-Pesa is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom, the  mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. It has since expanded […]

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Business Turnaround Plan: How To Turn Your Business Around

The past year was undoubtedly a highly turbulent one for many businesses, and those in distress may well need to consider a turnaround strategy to get back on track, says Jannie Rossouw, head of Sanlam’s Business Market. This type of review will typically require an in-depth assessment and should ideally be linked to a review […]

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3 Great Secrets of Leading Online Stores

According to Bloomberg, the leading retailer by market value does not even have a physical presence around the world. Amazon, the mother of all online retail stores, this year surpassed the biggest retailer Wal-Mart in terms of market cap. What makes this online retail store so successful? Understanding its approach to online retail business is […]

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Western Cape Entrepreneurs Recognised

The Western Cape’s business trailblazers have been honoured at the province’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards. Last night (23 November 2016), Premier Helen Zille announced the winners of the Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Winners were announced in 11 categories at a ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre. Auto Magneto, represented by Lamees […]

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Introducing A Free @UCT Course On Innovation

A specialised unit at Africa’s top business school, the Bertha Centre, at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is running a free course on social innovation to bring about effective change in communities. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has teamed up with social enterprise […]

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Facebook To Meet African Startups In Cape Town

Facebook is having its first FbStart event in Africa on Tuesday, 15 November at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town – one of the largest and influential Africa-focused tech events in the world.  FbStart is a global programme designed to help mobile start-ups build and grow their businesses. The event is part of Facebook’s FbStart world […]

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The Future Of Financial Planning

The arrival of robo-advisors on the financial services scene in South Africa is expected to have a significant impact on how South Africans invest their money and plan for their retirement.   We can book accommodation, get a taxi, have food delivered and watch movies – all conveniently from behind a tablet or smartphone. Now […]

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Millions Of Rands Funding For Western Cape Innovators

The DISF is a project of the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) with investment and management funds respectively provided by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The Fund is inviting individuals and SMME’s in this round to apply with pre-revenue innovative technologies and tech-enabled ideas […]

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Winners of the African Innovation Challenge By Facebook Announced

Internet.org (a Facebook project) has announced six winners of the Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services that provide real value in the categories of education and economic empowerment. Across the African continent, only 28% of the population has access to the internet. To bring more people […]

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