Blog entries from: Ideate

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November 25 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 25 2014, 03:33:23

There was once a period when it was possible to work for a single company for the rest of your career life. This period I call it "Job For Life Era". This life started just after  leaving varsity and ended with your retirement. Those were the days when the big  company took care of its [...]

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November 20 2014

From Ideate Thu Nov 20 2014, 09:04:20

GoMetro team just won the MEF 2014 award for Innovation in a Growth Market in San Francisco! A Global recognition for a South African startup. MEF is the global trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile. Headquartered in London with operational chapters and offices in Asia, EMEA, Latin America, [...]

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From Ideate Thu Nov 20 2014, 04:00:56

20 years ago, if you wanted to START a business you had to invest in property or equipment which required a huge startup capital. Thanks to the internet nowadays you can start a business with almost nothing. The internet is making it possible for someone with an idea and the will to make it a [...]

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November 18 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 18 2014, 08:23:21

 "Men at work, women in the kitchen" Say WHAT?  Fast forwarding to the 21st century....  Driven and completely committed to impacting the world in a positive manner, 32year old Joléne Leeuwner-Maritz, a passionate and vibrant individual, was recently the recipient of the notably prestigious "Woman in Business Award" (SACCI 2014), presented by the South African [...]

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November 13 2014

From Ideate Thu Nov 13 2014, 08:41:28

Creating ecosystems in South African townships has been the buzzwords in entrepreneurship. With so much trade taking place in the townships; formalising it would mean the growth of the whole country's economy. Creating and shaping the township economy is the key discussion at the Ekasi Business Conference currently in session and continuing tomorrow (14 November [...]

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November 11 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 11 2014, 03:45:09

On November 17, 1993, Herman Mashaba's 'Black Like Me' factory in Mabopane was burned to the ground by arsonists. It seemed that in a matter of an hour the heart had been ripped out of a company that at the time employed 120 people and was South Africa's leading supplier of beauty products for the [...]

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November 4 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 4 2014, 23:09:55

In an attempt to help lecturers with their assessment difficulties; EdgeCampus was born in 2012. Since then the company's flagship product, Qurio assisted educators to ask questions and get instant responses. Qurio added an element of simplicity to their lives and the ways in which they had previously done things that involved asking questions. It [...]

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From Ideate Tue Nov 4 2014, 07:24:40

The biggest challenge for South Africans right now is to solve the problems that are afflicting the country - issues like poverty, inequality, unemployment and the lack of skills. This was the opinion of former finance minister Trevor Manuel in a rare appearance at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) as part of [...]

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October 29 2014

From Ideate Wed Oct 29 2014, 06:18:26

The Western Cape Government is pleased to announce the 2014 finalists of the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. Three finalists have been selected in each of the five categories following a province-wide call for entries and an independent judging process. They represent a diverse range of businesses covering activities such as media, entertainment, technology, education and food production. Western Cape Minister of Economic [...]

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October 28 2014

From Ideate Tue Oct 28 2014, 06:49:59

A South African start up hopes to address SA's youth unemployment. SA has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report. The report estimates that more than 50% of young South Africans between 15 and 24 [...]

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