October 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Call for Application - Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Are you a young entrepreneur with a growing innovative business? The cap40 community offers you the chance to be promoted! This award will honor the women or men who create the products, services and jobs that help our economy and communities grow! Submissions will close on November 22nd at midnight. 


How to apply to the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award?

1/ Develop a 1-pager document (.pdf) presenting…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Post event article: Dnata Newrest Site Visit with Cap40

The last Cap40 conference: Visit of the dnata Newrest Inflight Catering Unit was definitely one to remember! We were lucky enough to visit the dnata Newrest branch in Cape Town, which involved a speech from Marc Starke, COO of Newrest Southern Africa. We also got the chance to walk around the factory and see how the entire process operates as well as taste some of the amazing food that they prepare for their customers while learning more about this unique and interesting…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Call for Application - Gout de France/Good France Award, sponsored by African Jacquard

Your company is representative of the French Touch? Our heritage, our cuisine, our style … More than unique, it’s a culture that should be built-up and showcased! Seize the opportunity to show how your business spread the French Touch in the Western Cape! African Jacquard, a unique combination of French sophistication and African style, winner of the Cap40 Startup Award in 2014, will reward achievement of individuals or companies…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 23, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Application - Cop21 Award (Energy efficient company of the year), sponsored by the International Polar Foundation

In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France will therefore be playing a leading international role to…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 23, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Application - French Tech Innovation Award: Get a R100,000 Development Credit by Methys!

Digital entrepreneurs, this award is for you! Show us why your Tech Project is the most innovative and you could receive a R100 000 subsidy for business development from Methys. What an amazing opportunity to take the next step in your business development and growth! This French Tech Innovation Award provides Western Cape entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas, products and services in front of a crowd of businessman as well as to showcase their company. Submissions…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 23, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Focus on SA's most thorough neighborhood digital platform: OurHood

Who is not interested in strengthening their ties with their neighbors, helping reduce crime and having direct access to useful information regarding nearby shops and service providers?

 OurHood aims at making your neighborhood a safer and better place in which you become more active; go check it out now on the website and download the app!…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Press Review: South-African economic news from September 21th to October 4th 2015

Here is a short summary of the major economic news of the past two weeks in Southern Africa. The Cap40 team regularly publishes news from the French consulate in Pretoria in order to give you fresh insights on the most important economic matters in the country and region.


The American financial institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) raised USD 400 M to build Redstone solar concentration plant in South Africa. This funding…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 7, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

French School students need you!

For the very first time since its opening, French School organizes a cultural trip to Europe. The students will have the fantastic opportunity to discover Spain and its historical treasures. For some of them, it will be even their first step in our beautiful continent. 

However, some families have difficulties gathering sufficient funds to allow their children to participate and we're trying everything we possibly can so no one feel rejected. That's why we need you!



Added by Hélène Boy on October 6, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

"Design Thinking is about doing" - Post event article

Watch Robert Bloom's interview!

Last Cap40 conference on Design Thinking was a success! The Cap40 team thanks our speaker for this particular evening, Robert Bloom, expert in Design Thinking, currently managing partner of Design Thinkers Groups…


Added by Cyrielle Vaucois on October 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Does your company or organisation appoint French interns? If so, it is absolutely necessary and prudent to have medical cover in some form or other regardless of the length of the internship.

Although South Africa has world class medical facilities, it can also be very expensive should a medical emergency arise. The following steps provide a practical method to ensure that should any one of them experience a medical emergency, not only would they be adequately taken care of, but you would also be covered as the organisation responsible for their wellbeing. 

Step One 

Ensure that they are part of the French…


Added by Nicolas Mel on October 2, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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