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GLOBAL ANXIETY AUDIT HIGHLIGHTS FEARS OF TRAVEL TO AFRICA AND NEED FOR COUNTRY DESTINATIONS TO PROVIDE COMPELLING REASONS TO VISIT

One in Four Global Travelers Ditched Travel Plans Over Safety Concerns in 2015; Africa Suffers Most

San Jose, CA (Dec. 07, 2015) – Roughly half of more than 2,000 active travelers surveyed in major Western markets are avoiding destinations in Africa due to increasing fears of personal safety, crime, terrorism and disease. This represents a critical branding and marketing challenge for African tourism economies, such as Egypt More »

SABLE Content Editor Wins International Journalism Award – with a scoop on South Africa’s secret $70 billion nuclear deal

The Uncovering of the Single Largest Nuclear Deal Offer in the World

San Jose, CA (Oct. 09, 2015) – SABLE journalist Rowan Philp wins journalism award as he covers the largest single deal offer in the world in the past year: $70 billion, for the import of 8 nuclear reactors from Russia’s state atomic energy company. More »

DISRUPTIVE STARTUPS DRIVING CORPORATE REINVENTION REVEALS NEW STUDY BY TECH MAHINDRA AND BPI NETWORK

Global Executives and Entrepreneurs Say Customers are Biggest Beneficiaries of New Venture Contenders, Technology Innovators and Change Agents

San Jose, CA (May. 14, 2015) – Many of world’s largest corporations are scrambling to transform and remodel their businesses as lean and inventive new startups with vision, ambition and a willingness to take risks disrupt their markets and prompt acquisitions, restructuring and a new focus on innovation, reports the More »

PARTNERSHIPS ESSENTIAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS BUT COMPANIES REPORT THEY OFTEN FAIL

Getting Access to New Ideas, Insights and Innovations Is Biggest Reason to Partner, Reveals New Study by CMO Council and BPI Network

San Jose, CA (Sep. 08, 2014) – New ideas and innovation are the lifeblood of 21st century businesses. They’re also the number-one driver for strategic partnerships worldwide, according to a new study by the CMO Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network.  More »

SABLE Network Adds Powerlinx Service to Match South African Companies with Global Partners

Big Data Intelligence and Automation Will Quickly and Efficiently Connect South African Businesses With Relevant and Compatible Customers, Partners and Funding Sources

San Jose, CA (May. 08, 2014) – South African entrepreneurs, enterprises and innovators now have a powerful new way to connect with customers, capital sources and partners globally using a big data analytics service that intelligently matches them with relevant and... More »

Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty Trip to South Africa

Palo Alto, CA (Feb. 07, 2014) – Leading academics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California will be undertaking an immersion trip to South Africa from March 23 to 30. More »

Step-Up Technology Innovation Competition

2013 Winners Announced

Pretoria, South Africa (Nov. 21, 2013) – South Africa’s first national business idea competition, aimed specifically at inventors and innovators, has announced its 2013 winners.  More »

SiMODiSA Start-Up Summit 2013

August 16, 2013

South Africa (Aug. 26, 2013) – Several start-up ecosystem stakeholders (prominent entrepreneurs, major venture capital firms, academia, incubators and government - DTI, IDC, Treasury- SARS, etc.) came together on August 16, 2013 for a 'by invitation only' event focused on exploring ways to accelerating startup success in South More »

South Africa Can Turn Brain Drain Into Brain Gain

Survey by Rhodes University and The SABLE Accelerator Reveals 72 Percent of Alumni Living Abroad Feel Their Skills and Knowledge Would be Useful and Valuable to South Africa

Palo Alto, California (Jul. 15, 2013) – South Africa’s talent migration abroad has created a valuable knowledge network and an untapped asset base that can further the competitiveness of the country More »

Surfing Icon Shaun Tomson Releases Inspiring New Book "The Code"

How to Ride the Unpredictable Waves of Life

Santa Barbara, CA (Jul. 08, 2013) – World champion surfer and best-selling author Shaun Tomson releases The Code (Gibbs Smith, $16.99, Hardcover, 136 pages, August 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4236-3429-4), a simple strategy for confronting everyday challenges and making positive, life-changing decisions. In 12 personal stories Shaun shares t More »

South Africa’s New Silicon Valley-Based Springboard for Business Has Its Roots at Rhodes

Silicon Valley, CA (Jun. 28, 2013) – Co-founded by Old Rhodians in August 2012, the SABLE Accelerator is a knowledge and consulting network of highly influential expatriates, dedicated to jump-starting South African business ventures in global markets. More »

Sable Accelerator Signs Agreements With Promising South African Technology Ventures, Funding Sources And Innovation Groups

Network of Global South African Experts Assists SA Entrepreneurs; Outlines New Thought Leadership Campaign to Help SMEs Market Globally

Sandton, South Africa (Dec. 12, 2012) – The SABLE Accelerator, a recently formed mentoring network of Global South African experts living in Silicon Valley and other technology hubs, today announced new partner and portfolio company agreements during a visit to South Africa by two of its co-founders. More »

NEW INITIATIVE TO COMMERCIALIZE SOUTH AFRICA’S TECH INNOVATION HARVESTS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND CONNECTIONS OF EXPATRIATES

Silicon Valley-Based SABLE Accelerator Forms Trusted Global Network of South African Experts to Mentor and Assist Entrepreneurs, Product Innovators and Universities with New Venture Growth, Technology

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug. 06, 2012) – South Africa’s untapped brains trust and knowledge network of expatriate assets around the world will soon be activated to help the country be more competitive in realizing a better return on innovation and entrepreneurship across both the private and public sectors. More »

National Report Into the State of Entrepreneurship: Young South Africans Need Local Role Models and Mentors to Help Them Start Businesses

Sixty-five Percent Indicated an Interest in Setting up Their Own Business at Some Point but Feel Unprepared and Unsupported for Challenges of Self-employment

Johannesburg, South Africa (Jun. 13, 2011) – The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship today revealed its first national ‘Young Upstarts Report’, a research study into SA youth and their attitudes towards entrepreneurship. It reveals that 65 per cent are keen to start their own businesses and of those, 19 per cent have a business i More »