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Facebook To Host Its First Ever African Hackathon At Loeries 2014

by on 26/08/14 at 3:53 pm | No comments


Facebook To Host Its First Ever African Hackathon At Loeries 2014

As part of Loeries® Creative Week™ Cape Town, Facebook will host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa on Thursday 18 September. A Hackathon is a workshop where teams collaborate to solve real-world business problems, usually while working against a tight deadline. Designed specifically for young creative designers with one to two years of experience, [...]

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Time For SMEs To Get Tough On Payroll Fraud

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Time For SMEs To Get Tough On Payroll Fraud

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in any small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), yet it is also one of the areas of the business most likely to be neglected when it comes to risk management. As a result, incidences of payroll fraud are growing at an alarming rate among SMEs in South Africa. That’s [...]

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Western Cape Finalist Named SA’s Top Female Entrepreneur In Agri-processing

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Western Cape Finalist Named SA’s Top Female Entrepreneur In Agri-processing

A Western Cape entrepreneur clinched top honours in the agri-processing category at the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ awards to honour women in agriculture. Ilse Ruthford, from Stellenbosch, won R250 000 when she was named as one of South Africa’s best female entrepreneurs in agriculture at a gala dinner on Friday night in [...]

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Innovative New Online Food Ordering Website Set To Shake Up The Food Industry In SA

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Innovative New Online Food Ordering Website Set To Shake Up The Food Industry In SA

Launched in June 2013, online food ordering website, OrderIn has gained significant popularity amongst consumers and corporates alike. This is due to their wide selection of restaurants, which includes every major franchise and a variety of independents, with their restaurant network growing daily. The OrderIn advantage over competitors is simple: a simple and secure online [...]

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“Education Is The Most Important Thing That Humans Can Do For Humans” Rob Stokes

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“Education Is The Most Important Thing That Humans Can Do For Humans” Rob Stokes

Rob Stokes, Founder and CEO of Quirk, Africa’s largest independent marketing agency, grew up in a home that embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. At a young age, Rob learnt that hard work paid off, and that it paved the way to success. “I know now that not being spoiled was definitely one of the best things [...]

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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

Gauteng-based roof cleaning company, Roof Rats, has quadrupled its business since it won the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2013. What’s more, the company has grown its headcount from 11 to 44 people in the past year– creating much-needed jobs in the process– and has expanded from a home business [...]

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

On 28 August 2014, Heavy Chef, the practical learning initiative by digital agency World Wide Creative will host online marketing expert Dave Duarte, talking on Dark Social Media. Returning to Heavy Chef, Duarte will uncover the marketing enigma that is Dark Social Media. Covering some uncharted territory on the subject, Dave will explain how the web referrals that come [...]

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Creatives To Gather For British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

by on 19/08/14 at 4:07 pm | No comments


Creatives To Gather For British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

Next month sixteen leading young creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK will gather in the heart of Johannesburg for a three-day event featuring creative exchanges, collaborations, talks, performances and live music parties. The British Council Connect ZA initiative, Connect ZA Creative Futures, will bring exciting new [...]

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CITADEL Art Index Report

by on 18/08/14 at 4:10 pm | No comments


CITADEL Art Index Report

Amid sparkling performances by global stock markets, global art indices are as flat as Brazilian soccer spirits. Many investors are wary of current stock market levels and so too are they wary of alternative investments, leaving art prices peculiarly dispersed, but overall unchanged. The South African Citadel Art Price Index (CAPI) showed that art prices [...]

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