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Nedbank acquires 32.9% of GloCell

Nedbank Capital and GloCell have concluded a private equity transaction in which Nedbank Capital Private Equity will acquire a 32.9% stake in the cellular airtime reseller and telecommunications business...

19 Feb 2015 12:58

Banks can lend on tribal land if there is will to do it

How are banks expected to fund farming activities on land that has no title deeds and is under traditional authority?

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 14 Jan 2015 06:30

An agribusiness giant rises

PSG-controlled agribusiness conglomerate Zeder Investments recently concluded the largest transaction in its existence, boosting its investments in agriculture to more than R10 billion and proving the company's positive outlook on the industry. Jaco Visser interviewed CEO Norman Celliers...

By Jaco Visser 29 Dec 2014 08:00

Attacq closes successful R640m capital raise

Attacq successfully closed a R640 million capital raise on Tuesday, 9 December. The JSE-listed capital growth fund invested in a portfolio of income-generating commercial real estate assets and a value-creating pipeline of property developments...

11 Dec 2014 10:55

Investec invests in TBP's future plans for small business and entrepreneurs

Recognising the importance of entrepreneurial activity in stimulating the country's economy, Investec has donated 58 Marshall Street to The Business Place to help facilitate its future plans...

11 Nov 2014 13:40

Alternatives to bank loans for financing small enterprises

If you're a South African entrepreneur or small business owner looking for financing to start or expand a business, you have probably become accustomed to banks and venture capital firms slamming the door in your face.

By Steven Cohen 31 Oct 2014 08:38

Family-owned businesses struggle to find financing

Although family businesses are responsible for 70% of global GDP, 58% of these businesses say they are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but their fundraising options are limited.

11 Sep 2014 09:01

Entrepreneurs need assistance to access funding

The latest findings by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) South Africa Report have indicated that approximately 30% of South Africa's entrepreneurial businesses shut their doors in 2013 due to difficulties in accessing the funding they needed.

8 Sep 2014 13:02

Ministry of Small Business Development must encourage growth

The creation of the Ministry of Small Business Development will bring a targeted and dedicated focus to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in tackling the challenges faced and capitalising on opportunities available towards job creation and economic growth.

13 Jun 2014 08:54

Tell the new Minister of Small Business Development what small business needs

The creation of a Small Business Development Ministry under Lindiwe Zulu has received a positive response.

By Brett Bowes 5 Jun 2014 11:50

Recession unlikely in second quarter: Reserve Bank

The South African economy is unlikely to fall into a recession in the upcoming second quarter, the Reserve Bank said on Tuesday.

4 Jun 2014 11:47

Connecting the dots between high-growth entrepreneurs and venture capital

New research shows high-growth ideas are going to waste as early-stage organisations struggle to find suitable investors.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 May 2014 14:50

Access to finance a key challenge for entrepreneurs

Getting a new business venture started, making it sustainable, and then being able to grow the business when opportunity arises are the major hurdles facing entrepreneurs entering the business world. A key challenge during each of these phases is the entrepreneur's ability to access finance.

23 Apr 2014 06:36

2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries closing soon

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) would like to remind all journalists, members and non-members of the PDMSA, that the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry submission deadline is Friday, 14 February 2014. Late entries will not be considered.

6 Feb 2014 13:30

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