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Tech-based jewellery safety solution shines at GBV hackathon

A security jewellery concept cleverly disguising a panic button won the second “Hackathons for South Africa: Digital Solutions for Real World Challenges” competition.

Sep 23, 2020

Hackathon zones in on digital solutions to curb GBV

Silicon Cape and the US Embassy in SA will host a weekend-long virtual hackathon aimed at finding digital solutions to combat SA’s gender-based violence pandemic.

Aug 4, 2020

Standard Bank, Silicon Cape deal targets local fintech start-ups

The organisations want to help support SA’s tech start-up ecosystem and develop innovative solutions for the financial services industry


Gender-based violence hackathon series comes to Jozi

The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct will host the host second edition of the US Embassy’s gender-based violence hackathon series.


Hackathon calls for tech solutions to gender-based violence

The US Embassy and Silicon Cape are calling tech professionals to tackle the scourge of gender-based violence in SA.

Aug 29, 2019

Silicon Cape, AWS join forces

Silicon Cape and Amazon Web Services agree to help start-ups and tech entrepreneurs, as Cape Town looks to cement its position as the tech capital of Africa.

Nov 20, 2018

Dimension Data expands Silicon Cape partnership

Dimension Data cements formal partnership with Silicon Cape as part of innovation strategy expansion, and announces NTT Data Open Innovation Challenge for start-ups.

Aug 7, 2018

Silicon Cape embarks on new membership strategy

The organisation aims to become more diverse, financially independent and sustainable, as well as attract new members.

May 2, 2018

Silicon Cape, Hamburg@work to seal collaboration deal

The move is part of a bigger global strategy for the Cape-based initiative.

May 2, 2018

More than 100 investors to attend AfricArena

As a prelude to the conference, the organisation will tour six cities in Africa to source the best start-up talent.

Feb 14, 2018

Silicon Cape sheds boys' club tag

The NGO drives its diversity agenda by appointing an all-female team after the departure of two directors.

Jan 22, 2018

African start-ups bag $195m in funding for 2017

A report from entrepreneurship portal, Disrupt Africa, has reported that funding for tech start-ups in Africa spiked 51%.

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