Blog entries from: Ideate

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April 17 2014

From Ideate Thu Apr 17 2014, 08:27:10

One of the challenges as a small start-up is that from the get go you are not only competing with local businesses but also global businesses. We all start out very gung-ho, with stars in our eyes, on our journey to change the world. You feel that you are the epitome of optimism and your [...] Related posts:

Can a Small Business Build an Unforgettable Brand on a Low Budget?

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April 15 2014

From Ideate Tue Apr 15 2014, 06:25:52

The basis of the Bill of Rights is that all human rights should be enforced, up until the point where they begin to infringe on someone else's rights. As a country fuelled on democracy and equal rights, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the protection of rights. The right to privacy is [...] Related posts:

POPI Act Effect: The Impact Of The Law For Tech Businesses In South Africa

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April 10 2014

From Ideate Thu Apr 10 2014, 06:53:45

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University says that IT businesses need to be aware of the implications of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, signed into law on the 26th November 2013. JCSE Director, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that POPI regulates how anyone who processes personal information must securely manage [...] Related posts:

Getting Into The Swing Of POPI

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April 9 2014

From Ideate Wed Apr 9 2014, 06:23:09

Cape Town's leading design schools have collaborated to create a programme that will leave an important mark on the country's future design landscape. "Design has emerged as an important and valuable school subject, but its potential and impact is determined by the mindset, passion and expertise of its teachers," says Dr Carla Enslin, National Academic [...] Related posts:

Schools And Education Departments Should Embrace Tablets

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April 8 2014

From Ideate Tue Apr 8 2014, 08:51:23

More and more businesses are realising the importance of nurturing innovative entrepreneurs among their employees to help drive growth, but what are the top strategies to promote innovation within the business? Latest research by Regus, the flexible workspace provider, reports that 49% of business people in South Africa think flexible working is key. Small and [...] Related posts:

Women Inc: How To Empower Working Mums?

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April 4 2014

From Ideate Fri Apr 4 2014, 05:11:50

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) hold tremendous potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report presented to the National Treasury, the Jobs Fund, and the dti today. The report, a policy paper entitled Exploration of Social Impact Bonds for SME Development, was put together by the [...] Related posts:

South Africa Announces Its First Collaborative Hub To Support Innovation And Enterprise Development In Africa

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April 3 2014

From Ideate Thu Apr 3 2014, 03:52:52

The final regional auditions for Season Three of South Africa's toughest outdoor kitchen, Ultimate Braai Master, sponsored by Pick n Pay were hosted at The V & A Waterfront, The Lookout Venue last Saturday. Bush cook guru and host, Justin Bonello, Ultimate Braai Master Judge Bertus Basson and some of Cape Town's fiercest chefs and [...] Related posts:

Ultimate Braai Master Durban Audition: Come Wind And Rain, They Braai'ed!

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April 2 2014

From Ideate Wed Apr 2 2014, 03:00:52

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University will be running another ImpaCT Programme in June 2014. Aimed at grade nine and ten school learners, the Programme aims to encourage students to select a career in a software-related discipline such as computer science, electrical engineering, information systems or information technology. Launched in December [...] Related posts:

Mangosuthu University Of Technology (MUT) Embraces Social Media To Revolutionise Communication

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March 31 2014

From Ideate Mon Mar 31 2014, 23:23:19

Cost savings of R1.45-million, 23.3 tonnes of industrial waste diverted from landfill, additional sales to the value of R2.09 million and energy savings of 1 820MWh per annum, count among the outcomes of the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP).The programme owns no resources, other than human capital, as it serves only to link firms [...] Related posts:

Design An Important Economic Driver In The Western Cape

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From Ideate Mon Mar 31 2014, 06:51:48

Shared offices spaces are becoming spaces where architects, interior designers, IT specialists, graphic designers, wordsmiths and small business entrepreneurs can operate. In Woodstock (Cape Town) , for instance, the Woodstock Industrial Centre has produced hub spaces specifically for the creative and IT Industry. Once a rundown disused factory, its interior has been turned into thriving hub [...] Related posts:

Office interior design and architecture: the best office in the world?

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