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#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events...

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group.
#BODJHB: A disconnect between business and purpose

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group, opened day one of Business of Design in Johannesburg this morning, reflecting on the past year, which has been an extraordinary year for them with new ventures and a massive amount of hiring in a short space of time...

By Jessica Tennant 19 hours ago

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Bird watching in Soweto with birdman Raymond Rampolokeng

Rampolokeng was unemployed when he came into contact with the Wits Bird Club and Birdlife SA. The former groups gave him the chance to take part in a bird guide course that changed everything...

15 hours ago

Experiential retail - a new way to shop
Experiential retail - a new way to shop

With the rise of e-commerce and demise of physical brick-and-mortar retail, consumers are continually hungry for experiences that engage and excite them...

By Jordan Major 15 hours ago

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference in terms of the challenges South Africa's disadvantaged communities face...

By Sindy Peters 18 hours ago

Trends-expert, Dion Chang from Flux Trends.
Dion Chang on doing business in a hyper-visual era

BSH Home Appliances Group invited trends-expert, Dion Chang from Flux Trends to host an event where he shed light on the art of communicating and doing business in a hyper-visual era...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 hours ago

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation...

By Gilbert Saggia 21 hours ago

10 days left to complete Ventureburn Startup Survey and win!
10 days left to complete Ventureburn Startup Survey and win!

The second annual Ventureburn Startup Survey is drawing to a close. Startups have until 31 October 2017 to participate and stand a chance of winning an iPhone 8 among other great prizes...

21 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search
#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Waterkeyn says, “Be all you can be, be extraordinary.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Lesley Waterkeyn

This #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Lesley Waterkeyn, CEO of Colourworks, a fully integrated marketing agency and founder of Over the Rainbow, a social enterprise aimed at paying it forward through entrepreneurial empowerment...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid
Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid

For Jose dos Passos, a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth, it makes sense that his latest venture is a gelato and coffee company called Moody Cow...

1 day ago

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What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Together, these two stories tell an even bigger tale of a national dynamic that I call “popular feminism” and “popular misogyny.”...

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 1 day ago

Last year's Journalist of the Year, Siphe Macanda of the Daily Dispatch.
Sikuvile Awards set to honour top journalists

The 2017 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards will take place today, the 40-year anniversary of the banning of The World newspaper by the Apartheid regime and the detention of its editor Percy Qoboza...

1 day ago

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 day ago

SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners
SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners

South African cashback coupon app, SnapnSave, has reported over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for its brand partners...

2 days ago

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

2 days ago

#OrchidsandOnions: A road traffic ad, which is... fine. And a soap one, which needs a clean-up
#OrchidsandOnions: A road traffic ad, which is... fine. And a soap one, which needs a clean-up

I know this is going to sound like a self-indulgent “house ad” but I must say that, since I have been working here at The Citizen, I have come to respect the newspaper's independence and the fact that it really has not been “captured” by anyone politically...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

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The ADC 97th Annual Awards open for entries

The One Club for Creativity has announced the call for entries for the ADC 97th Annual Awards as well as a new tiered pricing structure and a couple of category changes...

2 days ago

SABC board finally appointed
SABC board finally appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed members to the Board of the SABC...

2 days ago

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey...

2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Still trying to read the label from inside the bottle?
Still trying to read the label from inside the bottle?

Ndumiso Ndlela writes that it is easy to get stuck inside the bottle and get to a point where the label is barely visible to read. And this becomes a comfort zone that becomes harder and harder to leave...

By Ndumiso Ndlela 2 days ago

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#MeToo trends in SA as women share stories of sexual harassment

Over the weekend, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women to tweet the hashtag #MeToo if they had ever been sexually harassed, assaulted, or abused — and by Tuesday morning it was trending in the top spot in South Africa...

By Julia Breakey 2 days ago

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship
Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015...

2 days ago

Elizabeth Elfenbein (Health & Wellness jury chairman), partner/chief creative officer of The Bloc USA.
Finalists for 2017 Global Awards announced

This year the Global Awards grand jury shortlisted 154 entries submitted from 22 countries worldwide...

2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle
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Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

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