Africa’s booming tech industry is mainly dominated by males, but there are couple of women who have founded innovative tech companies, including these women.
A few hours ago, Gareth Cliff announced via Twitter that today’s show on 5fm would be his last. That’s correct – if you missed the show, then you will never hear Gareth Cliff on 5fm ever again. But you’ll probably hear him via his own thing that he’s setting up. Here’s the statement from his website:
Inspired by Tim McSweeney’s hilarious script for a generic brand video, the chaps over at Dissolve whipped together this generic brand video. It’s wonderful, and excellent. It promotes synergy between your brain, and your eyes. It augments the – you know what, just watch the frigging video.
Grade-I listed Caverswall Castle, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is on the market for R53 million, which is the equivalent price of a a double parking garage on Nettleton Road. Bloody bargain, chaps. Here’s more, from the Telegraph: The castle was bought by property tycoon Robin MacDonald eight years ago for £1.7 million, and has now been [...]
No doubt you’ll know by now that South African messaging platform, Mxit has expanded operations to India, where it hopes to tap in to a feature phone market of half a billion users. But with WhatsApp and WeChat angling aggressively for the same slice of pie, how much hope does our homegrown company have? Check it out.
South Africa’s economy is experiencing an economic bubble similar to the kind that precipitated the downfall of Western economies in 2008. Even though the South African economy has received a bit of attention after the Rand fell considerably to the US Dollar, some analysts foresee a looming financial crisis in a couple of years for the emerging markets, including South Africa.
The Telegraph has conducted a lengthy, and very cool interview with documentarian Louis Theroux. These were our favourite parts. If nerd was a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [of Mental Disorders] you would check off… No, not all of them — I’m not that good with computers. But I’ve got glasses, I’m not [...]
No business can afford to ignore the power of social media. Big business in particular is starting to cotton onto the fact that social media gives consumers inordinate power over their carefully crafted brand identities. So what’s the next big thing in this rapidly developing space? Here’s Seth’s opinion.
The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority has a new record holder for the most complained about advertisement in that country’s history. Want to bet what it was about?
Look, if you’re going to isolate yourself from the City Bowl behind one of the worst morning commutes in the world, you need to get a lot of bang for your buck. In that sense, this is a nuclear bomb. In fact, it’s so nice, you won’t even want to leave your pad. How many of you have considered a “braai room”? Start considering it.
The cost of living is exorbitant these days, and if you have a hard time staying connected due to the cost of a good internet connection, then you should be using one of Cape Town’s many free WiFi networks. The incredible peeps at Our Hood have compiled a rather nifty navigable Google Map, which pin-points the best free WiFi spots in Cape Town.
SA consumers are generally more tech savvy than their retail counterparts. A recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicates SA consumers want retailers to up their game; provide convenient store locations, websites that enable them to easily find and purchase products online and provide easy-to-use mobile platforms.
Here is the new £1 coin for numismatists, a big word for coin collectors, to drool over. The new 12-sided design, similar to the three pence piece currently in circulation, is said to be the hardest in the world to fake.
What is the exact definition of “Tennessee Whiskey”, anyway? For an alcohol to qualify as Tennessee Whiskey, it must be fermented in the state from mash of 51 percent corn, aged in brand-new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at over 80 proof. That’s how Jack Daniel’s make their whiskey, which is why they’re allowed to call it that. But that could change if lawmakers in Tennessee get their way.
Times are tough for Vijay Mallya. It’s almost a year since he shutdown his airline and had his name taken off the Forbes billionaires list. The Indian mogul’s estimated net worth has dwindled from $1.4 billion in 2012, to a mere $750 million in October last year. This bad spell has led Mallya to part ways with his R70 million Clifton pad.
Bitcoin is an incredibly divisive topic. Should you buy, should you sell? Perhaps you should ask Warren Buffett. Here’s his advice.
Don Draper is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, smooth-talking ad man with a shadowy past, and he has a way with words. And over the past couple of seasons he has dropped more than a few pearls of wisdom.
The head of Russia’s media – a man basically hand-picked by Vladimir Putin to fulfil the role of unofficial propaganda minister – mentioned somewhat casually during a news show on Sunday night that Russia could “turn turn the U.S. into radioactive dust.” You know, hypothetically speaking.
Dutch architects from the company Dus, are busy building canal house in Amsterdam using a giant 3D-printer. No – they haven’t had one too many space cakes. Using a massive 3D-printer made from a converted shipping container, they are trying to change the way we construct homes in the future.
No doubt you’ll have noticed by now that Oscar Pistorius’ defence council, Advocate Barry Roux enjoys putting it to people. He puts it to them, he gets back to putting it to them, and then he puts it on their studio. He’s also putting it all over Twitter.
Pop the champagne, we have gone full circle. Mashable’s article on the ever increasing interest of the Oscar Pistorius trial, is a good read, but it is our own little feature that we would like to point out.
Knysna is a thoroughly underrated area. Sure, the occasional serial killer lurks on the wooded periphery, but it’s nothing you can’t handle if you avoid the local News Cafe. The very wealthy know what’s up. As the the owner of this R28 million eco-mansion in Pezula Golf Estate, you would definitely be knowing what was up.
UberFacts reaches millions of people with its factoids everyday. But what most of its 6.3 million Twitter followers don’t know is that, unfortunately, many of these “facts” are half-truths, completely wrong or misleading.
Online education is becoming a great tool for improving skills. Here are the four hottest online tools specifically for budding entrepreneurs. These free courses, video content and subscription based services offer something for every business owner.
The feds are investigating Herbalife on charges that the nutritional supplement company is allegedly a vast pyramid scheme. The inquiry into the company comes amid accusations and a lobbying effort by billionaire Bill Ackman.
Internet firms Alibaba and Tencent are among 10 other companies shortlisted to set up private banks in China.
Cape Town features some of the most expensive luxury properties in the country, but they are surprisingly affordable, compared to some of the rest of the world’s hot spots for the ultra-rich. Check this out.
Have you ever tried to insure JUST your laptop? Or JUST your Playstation? Have you ever tried doing that in a few clicks online? No you haven’t – because you can’t. Until now..