South Africa: Economy at a tipping point?


South Africa's economy exited technical recession in Q2 and recent data provides reason for cautious optimism. MENA South Africa Sub-Sahara Africa

‘Enormous’ investment potential in ‘risky’ South Africa – Goldman Sachs


He said he was generally bullish about South Africa as a favourable investment destination, but that it would be appropriate to scale the investment to this country’s risky. Goldman Sachs Investing Investment mining South Africa

2 Surprising Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Find Success in South Africa

Inc Startups

Tourism, especially in South Africa, is like the canary in the coal mine of economic health. Entrepreneurs are leading the way, especially in wine and food. Startup

If South Africa Legalizes Rhino Horn Trade, Drones Will Be Key to Conservation

Inc Startups

South Africa is considered ground zero for rhino poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation's Air Shepard program shows that using drones can help conserve them

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

Your Credit Cards May Soon Have Fingerprint Protection

Inc Startups

MasterCard is currently testing the technology in South Africa. Security

Oprah — yes, that Oprah — makes low-key visit to Elon

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The former talk show host visited with an Elon student who graduated from her school in South Africa

How This Million-Dollar Fashion Startup Is Helping African Entrepreneurs Stay in Business

Inc Startups

Five percent of sales will go to a charity that supports small business owners in Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, and South Sudan Tom Cridland sells a $100 "Entrepreneur's Shirt"--guaranteed to last 30 years.

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This App Landed $67 Million to Help College Students Throw Keggers

Inc Startups

James Beshara of Tilt, the fast-growing payments platform, learned the art of the pivot after doing some unusual non-profit work in South Africa

50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch

Inc Startups

From South Africa to Silicon Valley, young entrepreneurs are employing a variety of strategies to help their new companies thrive

WayTooEarly: Lessons From The Jungle


Those who follow my Twitters know that Ive just returned from two weeks in South Africa and Zambia, including six days in the game parks at Kruger seeing animals in the wild. All in all, its a trip I recommend to everyone - you recharge the batteries, see where we came from (my 23Across profile makes it clear that my DNA is out of Africa, as is true of all the humans), and puts into context our technology based society. WayTooEarly.

Medici’s Founder Clinton Phillips Talks About Disrupting the Healthcare Industry on Ideas to Invoices


A Native of South Africa, Clinton Phillips, a serial entrepreneur, recently founded Medici, a HIPAA-complaint telemedicine app, in Austin and raised more than $24 million in venture capital funding. Previously, Phillips founded and ran Aspen-based Aspen Back & Body, physical rehab clinic, that he sold to Laser Spine Institute.

Fun-loving South African golfer Hobday dies at 76

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Simon Hobday, the fun-loving South African golfer who won the 1994 U.S. Senior Open at Pinehurst, died Thursday after a fight with cancer. He was 76

Business Leaders Reflect on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurs and political leaders react to the death of Mandela, the man who fought to bring down apartheid in South Africa. Nelson Mandela--prisoner, freedom fighter, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and South Africa''s former president-- died today.

Anderson beats Herbert in Winston-Salem final

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first pro title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-SalWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

Anderson beats Janowicz at Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat 2014 finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals in the Winston-Salem Open WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

Ripples of Hope

Jeff Hilimire

But his speech in 1968 while in South Africa, often referred to as the Ripple of Hope speech, is probably my favorite. Not a political figure in South Africa, but a US Senator. He had no business being in South Africa, except that he cared. I wrote last week about Bobby Kennedy’s speech after Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Make this the next book you read, or better yet, listen to

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society.

Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam


The scam has been targeting consumers in South Africa, a country where online consumers face a high risk of internet fraud , for the past year. The scam starts with an email or SMS being sent to customers, purported by Wonga South Africa, to a diverse range of recipients.

Seedcamp 2010

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The thing that is most interesting about Seedcamp is that it selects teams from all over Europe and Israel (and now South Africa). They do mini seedcamps in Zagreb, Prague, Barcelona, Paris, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Berlin, Lodon, and they just added one in Johannesburg South Africa in a couple weeks (Aug 11th). Related articles by Zemanta Seedcamp Goes Global, Announces Mini Seedcamp in South Africa (

How to avoid getting burned when hiring overseas

The Next Web

Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, England, Australia, and South Africa. Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff overseas can be an adventure.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

Feld Thoughts

Barclays (New York, South Africa and Israel). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

How Nelson Mandela Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

I wasn''t ready to start a business, but South Africa inspired me. In my case, a second trip to South Africa was when the magic happened. Today, HLB is the largest importer and marketer of black-produced wine from Africa and its Diaspora.

How Growing Online Access is Driving Economic Growth in Emergent Economies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Growing online access is driving economic growth in regions such as the Middle East and Africa, as the Internet helps to create jobs, boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP), transform workforce activities and is key to business innovation.

7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

Is Bankruptcy Rising for South African Mines?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many who watch the markets lately have begun to fear for the once booming South African metals mining industry. The industry that many saw as the salvation of the economy for South Africa is currently embroiled in a huge bust, one that many in the industry fear may only be relieved with the help of some smart bankruptcy lawyers. It is exactly this situation in China that has created a run on the Chinese gold market and many fear the same situation here in South Africa.

6 non-fiction books to read in 2018

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society. If you’re new here, I should say that I love reading. I read 40 books last year, and I have a goal to read 52 books this year.

Leadership Lessons From Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Inc Startups

And in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , Justin Chadwick’s glossy biopic based on the former South African president’s memoir, it’s clear he was as human as anyone, even if history tends to forget.

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when we published our Guide to Marketplaces. And nights like these prove that this space is just as dynamic and promising as ever.

These two things will determine who you will be in five years

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve read a book on the plight of the poor white Appalachia community and one on the poor black Atlanta community ; I’ve read a book on what it means to be a feminist and Trevor Noah’s story of growing up black in South Africa. The two things that will determine who you will be five years from now are: #1 The people you spend time with. #2 2 The books you read. I can’t take credit for this idea, but I sure do agree with it.

[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates


She notes, for example, that she has been lucky to have worked with people at all levels in public administration, including such notable leaders as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia since 2006 – and Africa’s first elected female head of state.

Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man

Both Sides of the Table

Somehow he became popular in South Africa – with popularity approaching something like that of the Beatles. And he had never known of his success in South Africa. Many people reading this will be digital natives.

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Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


But the three standout countries in terms of ambition are United Arab Emirates (95-percent), South Africa (85-percent) and India (81-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

A citizen of the world, he’s worked with disadvantaged youth in South Africa, and volunteered his time at many conferences around the world. Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia.

BoS Registrations reach halfway. Here is where people are coming from.

Business of Software Blog

South Africa: 1. I was idly thinking about seeing if some Business of Software delegates might be interested in getting together before the conference so had a look at where the 180 registered attendees are coming from (exactly halfway now).

8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018


Locations and Dates: Johannesburg, South Africa – February 16-17, 2018. 8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018. Executive Assistants never seem to rest, let alone take time away from work to focus on themselves.

Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent. A production of BloombergTVAfrica , this will be an ongoing series about technology and entrepreneurship across Africa.

How Your Small Business Could Become A Global Contractor


This is why this year, retail giant Wal-Mart was faced with some opposition when trying to expand its market into South Africa. Massmart, one of Africa’s top supply chains, has been known to “ boost the capacity of local entrepreneurs to become preferred suppliers for its stores.”

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[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton


While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern.

"They called it “Silicon Alley,” a clumsy play on words meant to evoke an East Coast urban version of."

Mark Birch

Silicon Cape - Cape Town, South Africa. “They called it “Silicon Alley,” a clumsy play on words meant to evoke an East Coast urban version of the California place where microchips made fortunes grow and digital devices work. It was a marketing play really, designed to lure public funding and convince established business to locate in New York.