March & April events taking place across South Africa.

Keeping you up to date with events that can support your social enterprise. See what’s taking place in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein below.

Events in Durban:

Women in Business Forum

Date: 09 March 2018

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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21st Century Walt Disney Seminar and Launch of Silicon Durban

Date: 10 March, 10h00 - 16h00

This is the first business seminar by the founder of YCM and e-YCM café, Athi Sizo Diko. Mr. Diko will be addressing issues such as innovation, collaboration, the importance of social media for small businesses, financial freedom (particularly for black people), the importance of having a strong spiritual life as an entrepreneur and many more.

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Declutter, Revamp & Rebrand Yourself Workshop

Date: 17 March 2018

The purpose of this seminar is to teach women how to DEVELOP and DISPLAY the very best version of themselves. You will DISCOVER what has been holding you back and how to get past those hurdles. You are going to gain the CONFIDENCE you need to truly exercise your PASSION and pursue your PURPOSE.

We will talking your financial life, health & fitness, Image - Dress for success, career and business talks

You can be anything you want to be of you put your mind to it - dont let your past and fears hold you at ransom.

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

Date: 29 March 2018

Effective Communication and Interpersonal relationships are essential skills in our lives; both in the workplace and out. We communicate to engage, inform and persuade. Yet many people fail to communicate effectively, and many people have poorly developed interpersonal skills, either of which, adversely impacts on productivity and relationships.

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Events in Cape Town:

Startup Grind

Date: 14 March 2018

Join us and Patrick Schofield, the founder of Thundafund, South Africas premier crowdfunding and mentorship support platform and CEO/Co-Founder of, South Africa’s first Equity crowdfunding platform.

Patrick will share with Startup Grind his knowledge and experience on the value of crowdfunding and how new technological platforms are shaping a new dynamic and exciting South African landscape.

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Development Drinks

Date: 14 March 2018

Hosted by the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at UCT, Development Drinks is an informal networking session for anyone working in the climate change and development fields, with the aim of finding synergies and new ways of working together across our different sectors.

The gathering is open to anyone working for an NGO, charity, civil society organisation, newspaper, television or radio station, academia, government or private sector.

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Coding Course

Date: 14 March 2018

Do you have the passion for creating your own apps and a variety of online functions some day? Register and be part of the All Free Coding classes hosted at American Corner Cape Town by RLabsU - Cape Town every Wednesday at 4pm - 6pm , it starts on Wed 28 Feb and runs till 11 Jul 2018 ( 18 sessions)

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Xtraordinary Women Networking Event

Date: 20 March 2018


TOPIC: Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You? Three key things that you will learn during the session:

  1. Business is a game and like any other you need to know which one you are playing
  2. Once you know which game you are playing, you need to know the rules
  3. Once 1 & 2 are defined how do you play the game to win.

Join Tim as he explains the different business games of building a business based on the skill and ability of an individual or small group (a “craft”) versus an “enterprise” that is all about the team and why making a decision on which to choose is so vitally important.

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Yoco Connects

Date: 27 March 2018

Yoco invites all tech & product enthusiasts to an evening filled with insights and learnings.

Come learn about our tech journey alongside some of the most progressive start-ups in South Africa. We will be discussing back-end tools that power our infrastructure and developing in React, amongst a panel of the brightest talent in the industry.

Discussion Panel: SweepSouth, Lifecheq & Wumdrop

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DevConf 2018

Date: 29 March 2018

DevConf is a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually. The aim of the conference is to provide software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current and future challenges in the South African software development environment. It’s an event where attendees can learn, network and be inspired regardless of their specific technology stack and programming language of choice.

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Become a Better Leader

Date: 11 April 2018

This workshop is part of the Future Females leadership series in collaboration with Jackie Palmer, aims to empower female leaders (entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs) to become authentic, purpose-driven leaders who are able to empower other females to reach their full potential.

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Beginners Wordpress Workshop

Date: 7 April 2018

Code Saloon’s Beginner WordPress Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to be able to manage your WordPress site!


  • Themes! How to choose a good theme, installation and customizations.
  • Plugins! What is a plugin, how to choose a plugin, installation and optimization
  • How to manage your plugins & themes to keep your WordPress site running optimally
  • Menus! Create, edit and do some cool things with your menus.
  • Widgets! What are they? How to use them.
  • WordPress Security! How to keep your WordPress secure at all times from those pesky Hackers!

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eCommerce for WordPress Workshop

Date: 14 April 2018

Code Saloon’s ECommerce For WordPress Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to be able to add eCommerce to your WordPress site using WooCommerce!


  • Add different types of products
  • Set up payment methods, taxes and shipping
  • Customise your shop page
  • Manage your orders


  • A full-day workshop hosted at Workshop17
  • Snacks, refreshments & a light lunch
  • Learning materials provided by PayFast & Hetzner
  • Swag from sponsors

For more details, click here

Red Bull Amaphiko Connect

Date: 21 - 22 April

Space is limited! Apply here

The world is always in need of more innovators and Red Bull Amaphiko wants you. Applications now open for the Cape Town Red Bull Amaphiko Connect Session

If you are an aspiring social entrepreneur with a business idea that solves a social problem, we’re calling on you to apply for Amaphiko Connect.

Amaphiko Connect is a series of two-day bootcamps for aspiring social entrepreneurs. The bootcamp connects the entrepreneurs with each other, giving them much-needed resources and linking them with organisations to help them in their journey. But not just that; you’ll be taught how to run a business by established social entrepreneurs and Amaphiko alumni.

What to expect Mentorship! Lots of it. On day one of the boot camp, we’ll link you up with established social entrepreneurs who’ll teach you how to turn your idea into a viable social enterprise. From registering your business, putting together a business plan to fundraising, we have experts at hand to teach you the ins and outs of running a business.

Day two is all about storytelling; more specifically how you “sell” or tell your enterprise’s story to the world. You’ll be taught how to build your brand, engage with your audience and manage your digital and social presence.

Events in Johannesburg:

Nomads Networking Breakfast

Date: 10 March 2018

Join us on March 10th of our first Networking Breakfast for the year! Not only with you have the opportunity to meet and network with your fellow Joburg Nomadic freelancers, small business owners, entrepreneurs and work-for-yourself community, but as per usual we love to get an inspiring guest speaker from the Nomads & Co. community to chat to you about business or brand trends. Our guest speaker for our upcoming event is the dynamic Kirsty Sumption of Bold Strategy. She will be facilitating the conversation and unpacking what it means to have a brand strategy and why it is so important for your business. Tickets are R375 per person and Nomads & Co. members receive a 40% discount.

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Spot the Opportunity Networking Event

Date: 15 March 2018

As an entrepreneur are you making use of the opportunities that are presented to you on a daily basis? Do you even see them? Join us on the 15th of March where Linkdin guru Noleen Thompson and Tamiko Sher, consulting specialist in entrepreneurship and innovation unpack and facilitate a discussion about spotting your opportunities and making the best of them.

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M&G Water Scarcity: Impact on Business

Date: 27 March 2018

The drought and water crisis is not only exclusive to Cape Town. Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape have already been declared provincial disasters. Gauteng has been forewarned of its own drought risks too.

What impact could water scarcity have on your business and what are the risks? Water scarcity can have devastating effects on organisations’ output, performance, influence on business profitability, future growth and ultimately, reduce investor and stakeholder confidence. Water scarcity does not only impact organisations that are reliant on large volumes of water for their core operations, such as agriculture, food processing and manufacturing businesses.

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Shape Africa

Date: 10 - 12 May

Shape Africa 2018 will be held in Johannesburg on May 10 – 12 and will feature some of the continents top keynote speakers from various companies, institutions and governments.

The vision of SHAPE Africa 2018 is to showcase how youth across the continent can transform Africa’s inequalities through dialogue & innovation.

To show the diversity of the city and expose participants to the different worlds, the event will be held in different venues every day.

For more info, click here

Events in Bloemfontein:

1 Day Workshop: How to Master Facebook for your Business

Date: 16 March 2018

Let the world see your brand as it should. Grow your business using Facebook.

Supported Online Teaching The day following the strategy workshop you receive the supported ‘how to’ teaching videos to show you exacty how to put your plan into action.

Workbooks During the workshops you plan your strategy following the presenter and enjoying interaction and ideas from the round table discussions during the work session.

Build An Awesome Page Create the perfect page for your customers to find you by. Having the right business page will increase your chances of creating the right impression for yourself and your brand.

For more details, click here


Date: 20 March 2018

Bizznet is a networking opportunity for Start-up and Small Business Owners. We know your time and resources are very limited, but you still need to market your business. Word of Mouth is one of the most cost effective ways of establishing your brand and what better way to get your name out there than to network? We support, learn from and refer each other and together grow small businesses into sustainable, medium sized businesses.

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Business Women’s Networking Event

Date: 11 April 2018

Join leading business women and influencers for inspiration, connection and education at our monthly networking events.

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Startup Grind Bloemfontein Fireside Chat

Date: 25 April 2018

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 105 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

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