Inspiration Session: Khanyi Dhlomo CEO of Ndalo Media

February 14, 2017
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We heard from Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder and CEO of Ndalo Media, at our first Inspiration Session for 2017, hosted by Allan Gray. Khanyi shared some valuable insights with us: Clear vision: Khanyi pointed out the significance of knowing what one wants. She emphasised the importance of a clear vision and a strong sense of self-belief… read more →

Cape Talk – Enterprise and Supplier Development

February 13, 2017
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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD), a new and particularly exciting initiative for Accelerate Cape Town this year, is aimed at supporting regional entrepreneurship by providing technical training, access to finance, and access to market opportunities through corporate supply chains and procurement. Creating entrepreneurial opportunities, whilst supporting emerging enterprises with skills and finance, creates an environment.. read more →

Unlocking SME Growth with Adrian Gore

February 7, 2017
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At our recent CEO Engagement, Unlocking SME Growth with Founder and CEO of Discovery Group, Adrian Gore, it was emphasised that the solution to SA’s economic woes and unemployment crisis is greater entrepreneurial activity. SMEs have the potential to create the jobs and prosperity South Africa desperately requires and we need to start creating an environment where.. read more →

Cape Talk – Our CEO comments on PwC’s NextGen Study

February 4, 2017
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In a recent interview on Cape Talk, our CEO, Ryan Ravens commented on PwC’s NextGen study. Technology is evolving rapidly, disrupting industries and introducing new ways of working. It is impacting on business models, revolutionising business processes, and allowing businesses to make informed decisions by tracking and responding to real-time data. Employees now use multiple.. read more →

Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship

January 30, 2017
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Inequality emerged as a major theme at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, and remains a pressing concern globally and in SA. Research shows that eight individuals own as much as 50% of the global population, and closer to home, three individuals’ net wealth is equivalent to the poorest 50% of South Africans. Approximately.. read more →

Vodacom invests R600 million in digital skills and connectivity

January 30, 2017
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Technology is constantly evolving resulting in the continuous digitisation of our businesses and lives. By 2020, there will be over 26 billion Internet-connected devices and over 4 billion global Internet users, but as technology evolves, the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those that don’t, is becoming even wider. If South Africa.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Luvuyo Rani and Tebogo Ditshego

December 7, 2016
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2016, we heard from two inspiring entrepreneurs. Luvuyo Rani, a visionary and award winning social entrepreneur, is the co-founder and managing director of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, an internet café turned one-stop-shop IT franchise company with 40 branches. Tebogo Ditshego is a reading advocate and the President and CEO of.. read more →

‘Really impressive’ innovation in biomedical technology in the Cape

November 30, 2016
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When we think of medical excellence in the Cape, we often first think of the world’s first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard at Groote Schuur hospital, but are you aware of the extent of what’s being developed and the vibrancy of medical technology and biomedical innovation happening in the Cape Town region today?.. read more →

Structural Reform Required to Reignite South Africa’s Economy

November 30, 2016
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Much attention has been focused over the past year on a potential sovereign ratings downgrade. At our 2016 AGM, S&P MD and Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Konrad Reuss, said that on economic growth alone, South Africa would not be considered as investment grade. The prospect of a ratings downgrade for South Africa is indeed.. read more →

Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value

November 30, 2016
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Cities are the future, but they will be put under great strain to adapt their infrastructures and services to cope with predicted population growth and increasing urbanisation. Fortunately, in tandem with these trends, technology is evolving, with the introduction of new technology and increases in processing capability and lower unit costs, all playing a role. .. read more →