NetTuesday in Capetown & Safipa events

2009 May 30
by Ismail Dhorat

NetTuesday – Cape Town

NetTuesday is an initiative by NetSquared, an organisation that aims to use the web for social change. NetTuesday is an off line event held around the world to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate to help the local community. NetSquared believes that the social web is key to instituting ( We @startupafrica believe entrepreneurship is key :) ) social change and works toward this goal by mobilizing individuals and communities, providing Web-based tools, research opportunities and awarding financial support to leverage social action projects.

The first NetTuesday meeting in South Africa is being organized in Cape Town by Marlon Parker. I have also contacted the folks at NetSquared and there are plans underway for a meetup here in Johannesburg.

Date: 2 June 2009

Time: 18:30

Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Board Room ICt@Roeland Street

Address: 80 Roeland Street, Cape Town

Register via the Netsquared Cape Town meetup group or email marlon on parkerm (at) cput (dot) ac (dot) za

Reminder: The Safipa 3 Day conference
The SAFIPA conference is coming up between the 8-10 of June, and the Agenda looks good. For those that are interested in Education, Technology & Entrepreneurship there will be a number of talks during the 3 days. Some of the highlights include different incubator models & lessons from around the world, mobile learning, Lessons from Finland on building a knowledge econom. In addition there will also be an Elevator pitch competition. You can read our full write up on the SAFIPA conference and register by sending an email to lshikwane-at-csir.co.za

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