Relaxation of IP Exchange Controls by South African Reserve Bank

Silicon Cape, in conjunction with Webber Wentzel, SiMODiSA and SAVCA, have been lobbying the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and National Treasury over the past few years to review their requirement that all IP related transactions need exchange control approval. Yesterday, in the 2017 Budget Review National Treasury announced that, “Government proposes that companies and individuals […]

10 Defining Moments That Shaped the 2016 South African Startup Ecosystem

2016 was the year where fake news was real and real news was fake. We endured motions of no confidence, the Saxonwold Shebeen, inverted Springbok rugby records, sticky Board members, rogue units, rogue presidents, Trump cards, prophets of doom, doomed profits and a cold and broken Hallelujah! But you gotta have faith… Through it all […]

New Africa focussed partnership with South African based innovation hub CiTi

London based,FinTech Circle Innovate and The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) based in South Africa, have today announced a partnership geared at harnessing the potential of FinTech,  in a move that aims to fast track leading-edge FinTech and entrepreneurial development in South Africa and on the rest of the continent. “The partnership with The Cape CiTi has already […]

“The Future of Food” Sign up for the sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards

The theme of the Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards 2016 is “The Future of Food“. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a rapidly growing population and as a result, food production will need to increase significantly. We encourage young innovators and start-ups to use this opportunity to make a real difference by using technology and ICT to make […]

SMART SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME and COMPETITION

“CONNECT WITH OPPORTUNITY” CITY OF CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE – Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy and it is with this in mind that the City of Cape Town , Smart Procurement World and SCNET are running the annual Cape Town Smart Supplier Development Programme. Applications for 2017 are open and will close on 18 November 2016. […]