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7 Lessons From Herman Mashaba’s Talk @ LaunchLab

by on 25/07/14 at 3:30 pm | No comments


7 Lessons From Herman Mashaba’s Talk @ LaunchLab

Herman Mashaba the founder of the Black Like Me brand delivered an inspirational talk to entrepreneurs and students at the LaunchLab.  In his talk he shared his lifestory from childhood and how it shaped his entrepreneurial activity. Herman’s academic dream was shattered in 1980 in his second year of a B.Admin. at the University of [...]

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World Wide Creative Releases Exclusive Interviews With Speakers At The IMC Conference

by on 24/07/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


World Wide Creative Releases Exclusive Interviews With Speakers At The IMC Conference

The World Wide Creative (WWC) team attended the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference in Cape Town from the 9th to the 10th of June hosted at the CTICC. During the course of the event, the team conducted a series of exclusive interviews with some of the keynote speakers and workshop hosts from various communication disciplines. [...]

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African Incubation Partnership: Plan To Boost Western Cape Tech Entrepreneurs

by on 23/07/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


African Incubation Partnership: Plan To Boost Western Cape Tech Entrepreneurs

The Western Cape’s ICT sector is in talks with leading African investors and tech incubators to establish a network of tech incubators across the continent. The Western Cape Government in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers recently returned from a mission to Ghana and Nigeria to present the province’s African Incubation Partnership strategy. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic [...]

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Hackers New Target: Small Businesses With Limited Online Security

by on 22/07/14 at 11:48 am | 1 comment


Hackers New Target: Small Businesses With Limited Online Security

Today, malware attacks are more frequent, devious and more targeted, successfully penetrating many businesses that consider their security strategies to be adequate, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO ESET Southern Africa. Businesses should be aware that your security system from last year may not be protected from today’s most common malware. These days’ hackers are more [...]

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CTICC: Expansion To Boost Western Cape Business Tourism

by on 21/07/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


CTICC: Expansion To Boost Western Cape Business Tourism

The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention will deliver a significant boost for the Western Cape’s growing business travel industry.Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (21 July2014) attended the sod-turning ceremony for the expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. “The CTICC is a major economic catalyst and the planned expansion of [...]

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The Future Of Radio By Gareth Cliff [Video]

by on 21/07/14 at 12:00 pm | No comments


The Future Of Radio By Gareth Cliff [Video]

Gareth Cliff headlined Heavy Chef on 24 June 2014 at Microsoft’s headquarters in Johannesburg where he shared his insights on “The Future of Radio.” An exclusive video of his talk has now been released and is available to watch here. In this video, Gareth talks about why he believes digital is the new frontier for [...]

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Award Winning Western Cape Companies In The Food Industry

by on 17/07/14 at 3:53 pm | No comments


Award Winning Western Cape Companies In The Food Industry

Two Western Cape companies have earned international recognition for the province’s R19 billion food industry. Blue Africa Trading and Munch Bowls both won big at the SIAL Innovation Awards which were held in Shanghai earlier this week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today, congratulated the two companies for the positive exposure they have garnered for [...]

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Academic vs Professional Qualifications

by on 16/07/14 at 4:00 am | No comments


Academic vs Professional Qualifications

Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and both are indicative of a certain level of achievement, the levels of recognition of these forms of qualification are not always on par. Although there are various differences between the two, is this distinction in recognition correct, [...]

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Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs: Don’t Neglect The Boring Bits

by on 15/07/14 at 6:58 pm | No comments


Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs: Don’t Neglect The Boring Bits

It’s a rare entrepreneur who sets out to build a business based on billing more efficiently than the competition — but for Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks, streamlined billing turned out to be one of the unexpected factors behind their success. “We didn’t know in the beginning that things like this were [...]

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