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POPI Act Effect: The Marketers Guide

by on 15/04/14 at 12:25 pm | No comments


POPI Act Effect: The Marketers Guide

The basis of the Bill of Rights is that all human rights should be enforced, up until the point where they begin to infringe on someone else’s rights. As a country fuelled on democracy and equal rights, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the protection of rights. The right to privacy is [...]

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POPI Act Effect: The Impact Of The Law For Tech Businesses In South Africa

by on 10/04/14 at 12:53 pm | No comments


POPI Act Effect: The Impact Of The Law For Tech Businesses In South Africa

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University says that IT businesses need to be aware of the implications of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, signed into law on the 26th November 2013. JCSE Director, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that POPI regulates how anyone who processes personal information must securely manage [...]

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Top Design Schools Collaborate For Design Education

by on 09/04/14 at 12:23 pm | No comments


Top Design Schools Collaborate For Design Education

Cape Town’s leading design schools have collaborated to create a programme that will leave an important mark on the country’s future design landscape. “Design has emerged as an important and valuable school subject, but its potential and impact is determined by the mindset, passion and expertise of its teachers,” says Dr Carla Enslin, National Academic [...]

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Why Flexible Working Works

by on 08/04/14 at 2:51 pm | No comments


Why Flexible Working Works

More and more businesses are realising the importance of nurturing innovative entrepreneurs among their employees to help drive growth, but what are the top strategies to promote innovation within the business? Latest research by Regus, the flexible workspace provider, reports that 49% of business people in South Africa think flexible working is key. Small and [...]

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Social Impact Bonds: The Secret To Boost Development & Job Creation In South Africa [UCT Report]

by on 04/04/14 at 11:11 am | No comments


Social Impact Bonds: The Secret To Boost Development & Job Creation In South Africa [UCT Report]

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) hold tremendous potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report presented to the National Treasury, the Jobs Fund, and the dti today. The report, a policy paper entitled Exploration of Social Impact Bonds for SME Development, was put together by the [...]

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Meet 16 Braai Entrepreneurs Competing For Ultimate Braai Master Title

by on 03/04/14 at 9:52 am | No comments


Meet 16 Braai Entrepreneurs Competing For Ultimate Braai Master Title

The final regional auditions for Season Three of South Africa’s toughest outdoor kitchen, Ultimate Braai Master, sponsored by Pick n Pay were hosted at The V & A Waterfront, The Lookout Venue last Saturday. Bush cook guru and host, Justin Bonello, Ultimate Braai Master Judge Bertus Basson and some of Cape Town’s fiercest chefs and [...]

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Wits University Centre: Developing Future Technology Leaders In Schools

by on 02/04/14 at 9:00 am | No comments


Wits University Centre: Developing Future Technology Leaders In Schools

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University will be running another ImpaCT Programme in June 2014. Aimed at grade nine and ten school learners, the Programme aims to encourage students to select a career in a software-related discipline such as computer science, electrical engineering, information systems or information technology. Launched in December [...]

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Innovation Network Established For The Western Cape

by on 01/04/14 at 5:23 am | No comments


Innovation Network Established For The Western Cape

Cost savings of R1.45-million, 23.3 tonnes of industrial waste diverted from landfill, additional sales to the value of R2.09 million and energy savings of 1 820MWh per annum, count among the outcomes of the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP).The programme owns no resources, other than human capital, as it serves only to link firms [...]

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Shared Office Spaces For Startups And Creatives

by on 31/03/14 at 12:51 pm | No comments


Shared Office Spaces For Startups And Creatives

Shared offices spaces are becoming spaces where architects, interior designers, IT specialists, graphic designers, wordsmiths and small business entrepreneurs can operate. In Woodstock (Cape Town) , for instance, the Woodstock Industrial Centre has produced hub spaces specifically for the creative and IT Industry. Once a rundown disused factory, its interior has been turned into thriving hub [...]

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