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SiMODiSA Startup Thursday

It’s that time again. Another SiMODiSA StartUp Thursday. SiMODiSA is an initiative that serves to amplify entrepreneurship in South Africa. They do this by running various events, workshops and competitions. All to give small businesses a leg up to get their businesses going. PayFast has been an official partner of SiMODiSA since February 2016. We […]

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Simodisa StartUp Thursday’s

StartUp Thursday is a gathering of funders, founders and ecosystem builders in the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem. It is a monthly event on alternating Thursdays showcasing the latest startups, a keynote speaker and a start-up or scale-up master class by an industry expert. Each month’s event has a theme and the evening’s proceedings follow the […]

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eCommerce business in South Africa, How to Get Going – Part 1: The Platform

  So you’ve got a product or service and you want to sell it online. But you don’t know where to begin. Fear not, we are here to help! To simplify things, we’re going to give you five of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there to build your online store. They all have their […]

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Tech4Africa is back

    Tech4Africa is back and bigger than ever with two events, in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The first event takes place in Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium on Thursday, 6 August, followed by the Joburg event at the FBN Stadium on the 7 and 8 October. Tech4Africa promises a full day of […]

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Lulalend Q&A with CEO, Trevor Gosling

Armed with a respectable finance background and strong entrepreneurial flair Trevor Gosling is one of the South African entrepreneurs that you should keep an eye on. His last e-commerce venture, 5ounces, was acquired by the Naspers group in 2013, where he continued to work as the CEO after acquisition. We recently chatted to him to […]

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Sparkup! – rocket fuel for startups

Net Prophet Sparkup weekend is a testing ground for passionate startups looking for investment in their product or service which will aide in taking it to market. The weekend consists of three intense days of refining, grooming and preparing for the final dragons-den style live audience investor pitch. Teams which make it through the intense […]

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Launch48 comes to South Africa!

Launch48 is an international event that brings people of all skill sets together to create ideas, build products and launch a web or mobile startup in just 48 hours. It gives people the opportunity to be part of a startup, something that might just be the next big thing. A panel of mentors, including Simon […]

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