The 2015 Budget revealed a serious commitment from the state to growing small businesses - in this climate of constructive reform; SAICA's second SME survey could encourage the Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) to institute even more effective changes...
31 Mar 2015 11:13
Government recently announced that it spent a total of R45m this financial year through various entrepreneurship programmes in the Western Cape to assist new business development with access to finance...
13 Mar 2015 12:06
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
The creation of a Small Business Development Ministry under Lindiwe Zulu has received a positive response.
By Brett Bowes 5 Jun 2014 11:50
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
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