In today’s show we heard from Thembinkosi Siganda, Director of Economic Development for the City of Cape Town. With the tough financial situation South Africans are experiencing, many small businesses have suffered as a result of the financial melt down. But the City of Cape Town has partnered up with the University of the Witwatersrand Business School and MIT Boston to better the situation faced by entrepreneurs. We spoke about the conference that aims to bring entrepreneurs from across the world together to discuss ways to better entrepreneurship. For more information you can call (021) 469 3600.
We also heard Eva Grotzinger - Manager at the Cape Town SAE Institute. SAE is the world's largest creative media college. SAE Institute Cape Town offers courses in Audio Engineering, Animation, Interactive Media Design and Film, training creative professionals through innovative teaching techniques and state of the art equipment. The creative industries are the best performing sectors in many economies. We were discussing the local industry and ways to improve it so that it can be more viable destination for both local and foreign investment. On Saturday the 28th of March the Institute will have an open day from 2pm, so if you are interested you can go view their world-class facilities, meet their teaching staff and get all the details on their pioneering creative courses. For more information you can call the SAE institute on (021) 425 7111 or visit http://www.sae.edu/