1 Min. With A Superhero: Pastel Founder Steven Cohen On Entrepreneurship, SA Tech, And Expansion To Cloud Computing

Today, we’re talking to a somewhat unsung hero in the SA tech scene. Steven Cohen is the founder of Softline Pastel, the company behind the ubiquitous accounting and ERP software. Steven talks to Ideate about his challenges in building the company, entrepreneurship in SA, his expansion plans and some advice for budding tech entrepreneurs in […]

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Schools And Education Departments Should Embrace Tablets

Affordable alternatives exist to take learning to the next level and the remarkable mainstream success of mobile devices – specifically tablets – opens up immense opportunities in education. If embraced by schools, they can overcome the expense and impracticality of desktop-bound computer hardware, lessen the premium on software and significantly raise the value of technology-aided […]

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Upcoming September Heavy Chef Session: Johannesburg With Angus Robinson And Jon Hoehler On M-commerce

This month The Heavy Chef Project is pleased to announce the rather unexplored topic of M-commerce. Last month’s session with Shirley Wakefield shed light on the undeniable importance of mobile in Africa, which provided a solid foundation for what we will examine next – mobile shopping. Angus Robinson is the Director of Mobile, Content, Community […]

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Giving Back Time: Angus Robinson On Mobile Interconnectedness

We chatted recently to Angus Robinson, Director for Mobile, Content and Community Divisions at NATIVE, about the impact of being connected, “interconnectedness” and the synchronising of all our devices that ultimately will “manage our lives”.  We undoubtedly live in a connected economy. The lines between offline and online are already blurred. With rapid urbanisation and increased […]

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African Start-Up Makes Global Impact

Snapplify reflects on 10 months of explosive international growth and recognition. Just 10 months after its official launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2011, Snapplify – Africa’s leading mobile app producer on iPad and Android platforms – already boasts global recognition and lists an impressive array of achievements.       Earlier this […]

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