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Technopark Stellenbosch: a prime location for offices to rent in the Western Cape

Technopark Stellenbosch: a prime location for offices to rent in the Western Cape

Technopark is a well-established business centre in the Cape Winelands area. The business park offers prime offices to rent surrounded by lush winelands and beautiful mountain views. If you are looking for offices near Cape Town, here are four more reasons to make Technopark Stellenbosch your home.   1. A rich history of innovation Technopark’s history as a leading South African business park is grounded in the late 1970’s when Prof Christo Viljoen, then vice-dean of the Engineering faculty at Stellenbosch University, visited Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. Impressed by Hsinchu’s innovative approach, Prof Viljoen brought the concept back to Stellenbosch and managed to obtain buy-in from the local and...

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KAMERS are back to beautiful Blaauklippen

KAMERS are back to beautiful Blaauklippen

At 9am on 23 October, KAMERS/MAKERS will open the gates on our first show of 2020, after what has been a brutal year for SA’s artisan makers, with many barely surviving. It is also exactly a year ago, under these same ancient oaks, that thousands of us stopped...

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KAMERS are back to beautiful Blaauklippen
KAMERS are back to beautiful Blaauklippen

At 9am on 23 October, KAMERS/MAKERS will open the gates on our first show of 2020, after what has been a brutal year for SA’s artisan makers, with many barely surviving. It is also exactly a year ago, under these same ancient oaks, that thousands of us stopped...

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Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic
Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses around the world. From loss of business entirely, to finding ways to shift to e-commerce rapidly, entrepreneurs in South Africa are being forced to adapt fast. Many of us know and love small businesses...

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Popular Stellenbosch Night Run Set for Wednesday, 23 October
Popular Stellenbosch Night Run Set for Wednesday, 23 October

The e’Bosch Project’s popular Moore Night Run is a highlight on Stellenbosch’s athletics calendar. The seventh annual event will commence at 18:30 on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at the Stellenbosch Primary School sports grounds. The Moore Night Run is one of the...

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8 Tips to Set Your Office Up for New Growth This Spring
8 Tips to Set Your Office Up for New Growth This Spring

Springtime is nature’s way of clearing the old to make way for new growth, and it’s about time we did the same. The year may be quickly drawing to a close but that shouldn’t leave you losing steam and feeling worn down. It's a good time to let out the stale winter air...

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10 Ways To Gain Control And Beat Job Stress
10 Ways To Gain Control And Beat Job Stress

Research has shown that South Africans are highly stressed. No surprise there. Yet, stress is a silent killer, and considering the current socio-political climate, it would be wise to keep calm in times of turmoil. It is therefore important to consider how stress at...

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The Biggest Communal Bike Park in the Boland
The Biggest Communal Bike Park in the Boland

Stellenbosch is a mecca for cycling in South Africa. However, for local business owner Morné van Rensburg, something is missing. Van Rensburg wants to build the biggest free communal bike park in the Boland right here in Techno Park! But he needs your help....

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The Value of Happiness at Work, And How to Boost It
The Value of Happiness at Work, And How to Boost It

Is Happiness Part of Your Corporate Culture?   In the modern knowledge economy, human resources represent the key intangible assets that differentiate businesses from their competitors.  This is the perspective constructed by sociologist Peter Drucker when he...

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Apply Design Thinking To Create Valuable Consumer Experiences
Apply Design Thinking To Create Valuable Consumer Experiences

When design principles are applied to strategy, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. What is Design Thinking and how can it be used to cultivate valuable consumer experiences? Design Gives Competitive Advantage  According to a 2015 assessment by the...

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10 Workplace Security Tips
10 Workplace Security Tips

Every company needs to have a security policy in place to keep its employees, equipment and goods safe. The right security measures can help deter burglars or prevent unwanted visitors from entering business premises without permission. Security is something to always...

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What’s Happening To the Trees in Techno Avenue?
What’s Happening To the Trees in Techno Avenue?

So, we are finally seeing progress in the Techno Avenue improvement project. Ground has been broken and work has commenced with noticeable developments. In the interim, a key point of concern has emerged among Technoparkers - the removal of trees around the Techno...

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Techno Park Resident Compuscan Sells for R3.7 Billion

London-listed information-services company Experian has agreed to acquire Techno Park born and based credit bureau Compuscan and its data analytics partner Scoresharp for a cash consideration of R3.7 billion ($263 million). Established in South Africa in 1994,...

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7 Ways to Boost Security This Festive Season
7 Ways to Boost Security This Festive Season

A few weeks ago we brought news that ABC Security, a local company based exclusively in Stellenbosch, had been appointed as the preferred security service providers in Techno Park following a thorough tender process. The aim of appointing ABC in this role was to...

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