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SA ecommmerce stores should really focus on building trust with customers

shopping-cart-318769_1280 In a time when malls are taking a pounding from criminals, loadshedding and tightened shopper budgets ecommerce is offered an opportunity to finally step up. Not so much to replace the brick and mortar retailer, but to enhance it. Both online and traditional stores are hard at work trying to establish the missing ingredient -- trust, albeit from various sides of the spectrum. Retailers are looking to rekindle the feeling of safety and ecommerce stores are looking for checkout peace of ...

Entrepreneurship, News

Silicon Cape appoints Daniel Guasco as new head

cape_town_silicon_cape Former CEO of Groupon SA Daniel Guasco has been appointed to lead the South African tech entrepreneur network, Silicon Cape. Together with Wayne Gosling, Guasco is most known for starting day-of-the-deal site Twangoo in 2010 which was soon after bought out by Groupon USA. The pair has since their departure from Groupon last year been active Angels and business advisors with investments in startups such as WumDrop and Ekaya. Guasco is now taking over from Alexandra Fraser as chairperson of the initiative. ...

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Joburg’s JEDI programme wants to educate 1k digital interns this year

CoJedi The City of Johannesburg recently held an induction ceremony for the first 250 digital interns of the total 1 000 it plans to train this year under its JEDI (Joburg Educating Digital Interns) programme. Launched in February this year, the coding ninja programme will run over 10 months, offering four months of bootcamp type technical training and six months in-service training within the city and some of the country’s leading digital enterprises. Zolani Matebese, the head of broadband at the City of ...

Entrepreneurship

How SA businesses can make the best out of this tax year

Tax 2 The new tax year is well underway, bringing with it a number of changes that could affect your payroll calculations and the tax you need to pay on behalf of your employees. Here are some of the important legislative changes, budget proposals and a few important dates of which you should be aware of if you’re to stay on top of your obligations for the 2015/2016 tax year. Income replacement policy premiums Have you made the necessary changes to your payroll system ...

Mobile apps, Startup news

WhereIsMyTransport releases innovative public transport app in Tshwane

WhereIsMyTransport Backed by a fresh new website and Knife Capital's Grindstone accelerator programme, South African startup WhereIsMyTransport (WIMT) is today releasing its urban transportation and journey planner app called Findmyway to commuters in Tshwane, South Africa. Based on live data from participating transport operators in the city, the app gives users various routes and modes they can take, arranged by cost or travel time. Read more: These are Grindstone’s 13 tech startups for 2015 Findmyway also includes an interface where commuters can communicate directly ...

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Rwanda’s Think incubator reveals top 10 pan-African finalists for 2015

Think Rwanda's popular tech incubator Think has announced the top 10 finalists for its second cohort. Selected finalists are in the running for investment and incubation from Tigo and its parent company Millicom at the state-of-the-art think incubation site. This year's in-take will build on the success of the incubator's first cohort comprised Rwandan company TorQue and Nigerian company Cribpark, which both received investment, access to key networks, assessment of growth, and office space. Read more: Rwanda’s Think reveals 4 promising African ...

Entrepreneurship

Sami Inkinen: 5 things ordinary people can do to do extraordinary things

Sami-Inkinen_boat Sami Inkinen is known for a couple of things. Not only did he sell a company he co-founded for US$2.5-billion in February this year, he's also a master triathlete and holds the record for rowing across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii (4345km) together with his wife. Recently during his trip to South Africa's popular Cape Epic cycling race, the co-founder of online real estate company Trulia joined a group of entrepreneurs and enthusiasts for a sharing session at New ...

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