‘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

Your Credit Cards May Soon Have Fingerprint Protection

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MasterCard is currently testing the technology in South Africa. Security

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

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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

Living and Working in South Africa

Inc Startups

What challenges does a businessperson face living in South Africa? I later spent a year in Johannesburg, South Africa, advising a large metals and mining company on their global growth strategy. Avondale's Bill Stewart shares his story of a year abroad in Johannesburg.

My Trip to South Africa With Richard Branson: Day 1

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After winning Virgin Unite's Screw Business as Usual competition, Raise5 co-founder Shayan Nahrvar traveled to South Africa to meet Sir Richard Branson himself.

My Trip to South Africa with Richard Branson: Part 2

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Shayan Nahrvar, the co-founder of Raise5, describes his experience meeting Richard Branson and other entrepreneurs in South Africa. Earlier, Nahvar described his first day in South Africa.

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.

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.

Business Leaders Reflect on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

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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.

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.

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.

Leadership Lessons From Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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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.

How Nelson Mandela Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Are Self-Employed Construction Workers Most At Risk Of Personal Debt?


Other reports across South Africa and Europe have also indicated similar findings. According to recent reports, self-employed builders and quantity surveyors are 40% more likely than other professions to accumulate personal debt.

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.

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.

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.

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups


The startup culture is rampant today, especially in emerging national economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. by Ambarish Gupta, CEO and founder of Knowlarity Communications.

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The choices we make when we build startups


doing retreats 3 times a year (the last two were Pattaya, Thailand and Cape Town, South Africa). Tweet. Buffer. We’ve recently reached the point with Buffer where I’ve started to think about a lot of key higher level choices. As a CEO these can be difficult decisions to make.

The Power of Company Retreats: Thoughts after the 8th Buffer Retreat


Cape Town, South Africa (April 2014, 16 people). By now we have a fairly long history of doing retreats at Buffer. We’re now a 75 person team , and we just wrapped up our 8th company retreat in Madrid, Spain.

30 Money Saving Tips For Your Business

Up and Running

South Africa. Check out the South African Savings Institute. The South African Savings Institute is a good resource for South Africans, with news, savings tips and information on participating in the national Savings Month. You’re going to need a bigger bank.

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.

How To Protect Your Proprietary Information While Communicating Overseas?

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Their customers are in the United States and South Africa. In today’s business climate, the entrepreneurs are communicating with clients all over the world. They are dealing with suppliers in China and distributors in Mexico.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


I recognized the challenges that the majority of the unemployed face in South Africa: a lack of finance, lack of frequent access to technology, education and language issues (English is not the first language of many in South Africa). Each business has a story.

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.

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing


It was there on the shores of the South African coast that the initial idea for Slyde was formed. “The inspiration for the arrow in our logo is a turn-off sign you see along the N2 coastal highway in South Africa that has breaks like J-bay along it,&# adds Watts.

100 Companies Growing Super Fast

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Based in South Africa, it bought drugs from GlaxoSmithKline and sells them around the world. A number of mobile operators--VimpelCom in Russia, MTN in Africa--are groing at phenomenal rates. Never mind the economic downturn.

The choices we make when we build startups


doing retreats 3 times a year (the last two were Pattaya, Thailand and Cape Town, South Africa). We’ve recently reached the point with Buffer where I’ve started to think about a lot of key higher level choices. As a CEO these can be difficult decisions to make.

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.

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Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd. Petersburg Yekaterinburg Serbia: Belgrade Singapore: Singapore Slovakia: Bratislava Slovenia: Ljubljana South Africa: Johannesburg, 169 Oxford Rd.

The Top 5 Best Cities For Possibility

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Johannesburg, South Africa 7. Every year there’s a list of cities that have been researched to be the best of some category. There are the “most livable,” cities and the “happiest,” the “Best for VC Capital” and more, but can you put a measure on the cities with the most possibility?

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.

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

It’s Not About The Money: How Good Value And Customer Experience Trump Price


Originally a trained fashion buyer from South Africa, Gnesin stepped into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. By Trevor Gnesin, President, Logomark. Over the past several years, a U.S.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve chatted with several from Israel, Ghana, South Africa, New Zealand – you name it. As the human ear ages it loses its ability to hear high-pitched sound frequencies (above 15-16 kHz) through a condition known as presbycusis that starts at 18 years old.

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