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Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SA
Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SA

Engen Pitch & Polish is in pursuit of South African entrepreneurs, brave enough to pitch, fail, take feedback, and stand up again...

22 Aug 2017

Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector
Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector

Over the past few years, Fasa members have worked closely with government to effect transformation in the sector...

16 Aug 2017

Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business
Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business

Blue Ribbon has launched the Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop, a programme to teach learners the practical fundamentals of business...

8 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

Imbalie Beauty Academy launches programme for disabled students, apply now
Imbalie Beauty Academy launches programme for disabled students, apply now

Imbalie Beauty Training Academy has places for disabled students to apply for a 12-month beauty course...

10 Jul 2017

Skills development for retail growth in South Africa
Skills development for retail growth in South Africa

Retail management training and excellence were celebrated at the fifth annual W&RSETA Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP) certificate ceremony...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs
Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies...

7 Jul 2017

African Women in Supply Chain Association launches
African Women in Supply Chain Association launches

The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) launches this week to bolster South Africa's supply chain skills through functional mentorship...

28 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities...

26 Jun 2017

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain...

22 Jun 2017

Belgian and SA students in entrepreneurial ‘Pitch Off'
Belgian and SA students in entrepreneurial ‘Pitch Off'

Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT), a visiting student group from Belgium and fledgling entrepreneurs from the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development...

7 Jun 2017

TFG invests R75m into Caledon factory
TFG invests R75m into Caledon factory

TFG officially opened its newly expanded and revamped Prestige Clothing factory in Caledon, following its R75 million investment into construction of a new building...

1 Jun 2017

Meet the Afro-centric kidswear brand uplifting PE communities
Meet the Afro-centric kidswear brand uplifting PE communities

Myang is an all-woman company, which provides employment and upliftment opportunities for several women in the poverty-stricken communities...

26 May 2017

TFG SewGood: A successful model of impact investment
TFG SewGood: A successful model of impact investment

Three years ago, TFG launched its SewGood programme to assist more than 40,000 people annually by providing training and skills development...

10 May 2017

Five rules for retail success
Five rules for retail success

South Africa has one of the world's highest unemployment rates. But in this depressing statistic is the retail sector, that employs over 20% of the country's workforce...

By Nawal du Toit 7 Apr 2017

Rene Albasini from the SACSC and Professor Chris Cloete from the University of Pretoria.
SACSC, University of Pretoria honour retail students

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and the University of Pretoria, led by Professor Chris Cloete, have awarded successful students...

6 Apr 2017

12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks
12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks

By incorporating an efficient franchisee support structure in your network, you will ensure that franchisees are more motivated...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 5 Apr 2017

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program
DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

17 Mar 2017

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Spaza shops need assistance to grow sustainably

Spaza shops are the backbone of South Africa's township economy and are the most visible and vivid scenery, depicting the vibrancy of township life...

By Munir Jeeva 6 Feb 2017

Investing in skills development
Investing in skills development

Pyrotec invests in various training activities that include on-the-job training and ensuring staff are exposed to new systems and technologies. Additional training for personal development is also provided...

Issued by Pyrotec 24 Jan 2017

Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award
Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award

The Food Bev Seta has awarded the Fry's Family Foods has been awarded the Gold Award in the Medium Companies Category for excellence in opportunities offered in occupationally directed training programmes...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Elsabe Lemmer
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#EntrepreneurMonth: Elsabe Lemmer launches an online platform for local artisans to sell their wares

Artisan products and handmade things are becoming increasingly sought after as the quality of such items improve and exceedingly match that of their commercial counterparts...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2016

Five retail errors to overcome
Five retail errors to overcome

Recent research has shown that less than 50% of new businesses survive beyond their fifth year, as today's business world is more dynamic and competitive than ever...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Aug 2016

Amanda Stops
SACSC launches centre management education programme

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has introduced a new education programme designed to provide centre management teams with a better overall understanding of the retail environment...

27 Jun 2016

Celebrating real-time retail transformation in action
Celebrating real-time retail transformation in action

Retail management training and excellence was celebrated at the annual Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority certificate ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 27 May 2016

Invest in training your employees - 6 ways it will pay off for your business
Invest in training your employees - 6 ways it will pay off for your business

In a difficult economic climate, the training and education budget is often one of the first areas of the business to suffer cutbacks. After all, training can be expensive, takes people away from the work they're paid to do and often delivers benefits that can be hard to quantify...

By Sandra Swanepoel 8 Jan 2016

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