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IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa

Leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan has been supporting a number of companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 16 hours ago

Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups
Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups

Corporate-backed incubator and accelerator Founders Factory has launched in Johannesburg, from where it plans to design, build and scale 100 disruptive tech startups across Africa over the next five years...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2018

Why cities that want to compete for talent need more coworking space
Why cities that want to compete for talent need more coworking space

Cities all around the world are becoming entrepreneurial hubs...

10 Oct 2018

Getting your SMME investment ready
Getting your SMME investment ready

Television shows like Dragon's Den would have us believe that a halfway decent product and a charismatic founder are all that's needed for an SMME to attract investors...

By John Press 5 Oct 2018

Eight small businesses make up the latest Property Point intake for Attacq. Front, centre left: Shawn Theunissen, head of corporate social responsibility at Growthpoint Properties and founder of Property Point. Front, centre right: Danny Vermeulen, empowerment specialist at Attacq.
Property Point readies 8 SMMEs for Attacq

Property Point will be supporting the accelerated growth, compliance and procurement-readiness of eight SMMEs...

4 Oct 2018

The art of the hustle
The art of the hustle

Traditionally, being viewed as a "hustler" was perceived as a negative connotation - recently, however, to survive as an entrepreneur it is seen as necessary to succeed - everyday I'm hustling...!

By Mike Vacy-Lyle 3 Oct 2018

Pick n Pay's spaza programme unveils third store modernisation in WC
Pick n Pay's spaza programme unveils third store modernisation in WC

Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme has helped local entrepreneurs Armien and Yasmina Adams open their Something Nice Market in Blue Downs, Cape Town...

27 Sep 2018

Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world
Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world

There might be significant representation of women in the tourism industry as a whole, but it is clear that this is not being seen at top levels. Women continue to struggle to reach senior management in corporate tourism...

By Velma Corcoran 25 Sep 2018

Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed
R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors...

17 Sep 2018

Upcoming jobs summit to attract investment, tackle poverty
Upcoming jobs summit to attract investment, tackle poverty

Deputy President David Mabuza says the up and coming jobs summit will ensure that South Africa continues to address the country's poverty and income inequality...

13 Sep 2018

Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business School
Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business School

Future Females has opened its applications for the Future Females Business School...

13 Sep 2018

Final call for entry to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Final call for entry to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is still open for nominations to all female entrepreneurs, executives and employees worldwide until Friday, 28 September 2018...

12 Sep 2018

Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitch
Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitch

A new startup accelerator is being launched by IBM SA, in partnership with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, and is designed to enable the development of Growth Stage Tech and digital startups...

12 Sep 2018

Bringing 1956 empowerment to today's disadvantaged women
Bringing 1956 empowerment to today's disadvantaged women

In commemoration of the 1956 Women's March to the Union Buildings, the Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) will launch their 1956 Women's Business Empowerment Programme...

11 Sep 2018

21 entrepreneurs get a leg-up from SAB KickStart Boost
21 entrepreneurs get a leg-up from SAB KickStart Boost

Twenty-one young South African entrepreneurs have been selected by SAB's youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart Boost, to receive support over the coming three months...

10 Sep 2018

Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge
Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge

Three startups from Kenya and one from South Africa have been named winners of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa, earning the chance to compete for US$250,000 in prize money at the global final...

By Tom Jackson 10 Sep 2018

Slide 161 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: The SA jobseeker's catch-22, micro-privileges and the rise of 'adulting'

The third session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release was presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, and was all about the 18- to 24-year-old market, the changing definition of teenagers and the game-changers in this regard...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

5 great questions to spring clean your business tactics
5 great questions to spring clean your business tactics

Spring has sprung and it's a great vantage point to assess how well we've done so far...

By Heinrich van der Vyver 6 Sep 2018

The Mann brothers - Mic, Shayne and Kevin.
How to leapfrog your industry's disruption and future-proof Africa

Mann Made recently disrupted themselves before anyone else could with a rebrand. Here's how what started out as a wedding video company by three brothers in 2000 has transformed into a storytelling, forward-thinking, 65-employee strong experiential brand agency that hosts the SingularityU SA Summit...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Sep 2018

Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans
Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans

With an annual GDP growth of 7% since 2013, Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa....

By Vanessa Naegels 4 Sep 2018

Is it possible to rebuild trust in South African institutions?
Is it possible to rebuild trust in South African institutions?

Corruption thrives in environments where there is little or no trust, so rebuilding trust in South African institutions should be a priority says Dr Tim London, senior lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business, who will be speaking on the topic at the upcoming Leaderex 2018...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Sep 2018

#IGC2018: Innovative thinking and jobs for the youth in South Africa
#IGC2018: Innovative thinking and jobs for the youth in South Africa

The idea of youth employment creation became critical two years ago when South Africa was facing downgrades by ratings agencies...

By Tashmia Ismail-Saville 3 Sep 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Be your own biggest cheerleader

The second SheSays Cape Town event was held at GetSmarter's offices on Thursday, 23 August 2018 with the title 'What's your slash?' It was filled with advice for bringing that side-hustle to the spotlight - you don't have to run your own business or be an entrepreneur to think like one, nor do you need to go it alone...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2018

Value Forum encourages SA entrepreneurs to expand their horizons
Value Forum encourages SA entrepreneurs to expand their horizons

One of the key takeaways from the first Value Forum entrepreneur networking event, recently held in Rivonia, was that South African businesses need to start considering themselves as part of the global economy...

3 Sep 2018

Black Umbrellas honours SMEs at 6th Annual National Enterprise Development Awards
Black Umbrellas honours SMEs at 6th Annual National Enterprise Development Awards

Top-performing SMEs were recognised at the Black Umbrellas 6th annual National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDA) in Johannesburg...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 30 Aug 2018

Image source: Annie Spratt,
4 reasons why co-working could be the key to kick-starting small business

Small business is fast becoming a big deal in South Africa, where small, medium and micro enterprises are responsible for 40% of all business in the country...

By Morné Stoltz 29 Aug 2018

Women-owned businesses in the spotlight
Women-owned businesses in the spotlight

Barriers such as limited access to credit facilities, financial skills training, stereotypes and traditions continue to affect women-owned businesses' full participation in the economy...

27 Aug 2018

Pepe Marais and Growing Greatness.
"Just start now and be creative" - Pepe Marais on Growing Greatness

Pepe Marais is already a creative inspiration to many, so his recently published book, Growing Greatness, is sure to be well-received...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Aug 2018

African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity
African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure...

22 Aug 2018

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