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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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Get In The Ring: South Africa

by on 14/07/14 at 4:05 am | No comments


Get In The Ring: South Africa

The so-called ‘Olympics’ for start-ups, Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle has hit South African shores for the very first time this year with 100’s of budding entrepreneurs in South Africa entering the inaugural event in the hope of competing for an amount of up to R15 000 000 globally. The Get in the [...]

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Khusela Voted Best Startup Of South Africa In SeedStars World Competition

by on 11/07/14 at 5:55 am | No comments


Khusela Voted Best Startup Of South Africa In SeedStars World Competition

Khusela has won the regional round of Seedstars World, a global startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes in 2014. 12 startups competed during the regional event, which was hosted during the on the 10 the of July at the Cape Town Garage. The top 3 winning startups were comprised of 1st Khusela, [...]

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Entrepreneurship Lesson From Middle East: Crowdfunded Loans

by on 10/07/14 at 12:05 pm | No comments


Entrepreneurship Lesson From Middle East: Crowdfunded Loans

As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva and Grameen Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign gives visitors through Kiva.org/MiddleEast the chance to open the borders of opportunity for entrepreneurs in the region and beyond. These [...]

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