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

Chaganomics

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

South Africa: Economy at a tipping point?

Chaganomics

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

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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

Your Credit Cards May Soon Have Fingerprint Protection

Inc Startups

MasterCard is currently testing the technology in South Africa. Security

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

My Trip to South Africa with Richard Branson: Part 2

Inc Startups

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.

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)

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

SiliconHills

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.

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.

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam

YoungUpstarts

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?

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

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.

The choices we make when we build startups

joel.is

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.

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

YoungUpstarts

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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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.

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

joel.is

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.

A speech from Bobby Kennedy that I wish could be given today

Jeff Hilimire

His Ripple of Hope speech in South Africa and his speech in Indiana after learning of MLK’s assassination (if you haven’t listened to this one, please do) are just incredible. I finished the book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon , this past weekend. Learning about Bobby Kennedy’s story for the first time inspired me immensely.

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.

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.

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

YoungUpstarts

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.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

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.

100 Companies Growing Super Fast

Inc Startups

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

joel.is

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.

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WayTooEarly: Lessons From The Jungle

WayTooEarly

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.

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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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.