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Junk status brings new challenges for SA businesses
Junk status brings new challenges for SA businesses

Business owners, senior managers and company executives need to prepare themselves for a bumpy second quarter in 2017, with the only certainty being that nobody really knows how much the downgrades by rating agencies and the weaker rand will impact on the economy...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 day ago

What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

Whilst ADDaBIT was formed on the principle of a bit for now and a bit for later, it has grown to serve more purposes than to drive crowd-saving - and its fans have found applications that the founder, Michael Griffin, never considered...

Issued by ADDaBIT 21 Apr 2017

SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women
SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women

The top 20 nominees in the “Imbokodo Iyazenzela” Women in SMMEs Awards 2016 were hosted at a business skills development workshop in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 13 Apr 2017

A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling
A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling

Yolinda Koesnel is an educator and visionary in her small community of Rowallan Park, a previously disadvantaged area in Port Elizabeth. ADDaBIT had a chat to Yolinda about her school and her vision for impacting her community through creating a fund...

Issued by ADDaBIT 12 Apr 2017

SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition
SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition

A team of four top students from Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Pretoria (UP) have headed to Lisbon to compete in the annual KPMG International Case Competition (KICC)...

11 Apr 2017

The regulatory risks inherent in fintech innovation and how to manage them
The regulatory risks inherent in fintech innovation and how to manage them

Facebook's WhatsApp recent move into digital payments in India reinforces the view of many, that the biggest competition to existing legacy banks could well come from the so-called GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple)...

Issued by CiTi 10 Apr 2017

CDAO Africa brings together the emerging South African data and analytics community
CDAO Africa brings together the emerging South African data and analytics community

The South African data analytics environment is gaining momentum but companies are still faced with a number of challenges to truly weave data analytics into the fabric of their organisations...

Issued by Corinium 7 Apr 2017

Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner
Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner

In recognition of their contribution towards developing KwaZulu-Natal as an entrepreneurial province, several enterprising business leaders were feted at an awards ceremony in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 3 Apr 2017

New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management
New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management

A post-graduate qualification in public sector financial management has been launched by SAIPA and UWC's School of Government...

3 Apr 2017

How to day trade
How to day trade

Day trading is hard work. It has the reputation of a get-rich-quick scheme, a fun and web-friendly way to make a living without sitting in some boring, old cube and reporting to a boss you don't like...

Issued by Warrior Trading 20 Mar 2017

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa is at a critical juncture in its history and is in dire need of “remarkable leadership” to lead the country forward...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 16 Mar 2017

The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas
The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas

The Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development (FEED) presents the annual 2017 Stokvel Exhibition as from 10-11 March at the Brazil Stadium, in Jouberton, Matlosana Local Municipality under the theme “The People's economy”...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 7 Mar 2017

BDO Durban's trainees achieve 100% pass rate
BDO Durban's trainees achieve 100% pass rate

BDO South Africa has announced that all 16 of its accountancy trainees who wrote the SAICA APC Exam in November 2016 have passed, with Kelton Bingham being placed on the honours roll...

6 Mar 2017

Havas Prosumer Report: SA likes to borrow money but not pay it back!
Havas Prosumer Report: SA likes to borrow money but not pay it back!

86% of South African consumers believe their lives would be better if they had less debt; yet only 24% would sell most things they own to get rid of debt. This, according to the latest Havas Prosumer Report entitled “Money, Money, Money: Attitudes Towards Credit, Consumption and Cryptocurrency”...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 3 Mar 2017

Budget 2017/2018: what will this do to my pocket?
Budget 2017/2018: what will this do to my pocket?

Given that South Africa, as a country, is still struggling financially, we can be confident that there will be more innovative taxes included in what is tabled...

By Cathie Webb 13 Feb 2017

Don't let big profits distract you from business fundamentals
Don't let big profits distract you from business fundamentals

The Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme at the GSB unpacks how finance works in business and teaches non-financial people how to analyse and interpret financial reports and statements...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Feb 2017

Ithala optimistic about KZN's economic prospects
Ithala optimistic about KZN's economic prospects

Slow growth, rising unemployment, severe drought and political tensions are among the major hindrances to South Africa achieving a progressive economy...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 1 Feb 2017

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Back to the drawing board on unemployment eradication

Amien Ahmed, director of public affairs at Kantar Public SA, shares some of the top issues relating to this month's countrywide focus on entrepreneurship...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Nov 2016

Top ways to improve your Forex trading skills
Top ways to improve your Forex trading skills

Forex trading is a skill that can puff out your bank account, but it's not automatic. The only way you can surely benefit from this system is if you gain the necessary skills required to trade successfully...

Issued by Alpari Limited 21 Nov 2016

KZN youth development programme beneficiaries thrive
KZN youth development programme beneficiaries thrive

Amid reports that KwaZulu-Natal is lagging behind other provinces in the development of small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs), the tide is set to change as greater numbers of people get onto the entrepreneurial ladder.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 16 Nov 2016

Choosing the right partner will determine your success
Choosing the right partner will determine your success

Ithala Development Finance Corporation's overall strategy is underpinned by strategic relationships with business, government and the community-at-large to create a sustainable environment...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 4 Nov 2016

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Three reasons why course reviews matter

CPE Advisory is the site business professionals go to find reviews on CPE courses before they choose the right course to meet their specific needs...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Nov 2016

Mastercard, Digitata launch gamification campaign on benefits of Masterpass
Mastercard, Digitata launch gamification campaign on benefits of Masterpass

To educate South Africans on the benefits of making safe, secure and fast payments with Masterpass, Mastercard, in collaboration with Digitata Insights has launched a gamification campaign...

29 Oct 2016

SAICA now responsible for AATSA training
SAICA now responsible for AATSA training

Every business requires people with both the skills and practical work experience to look after its finances confidently and competently...

25 Oct 2016

Women in Business: Financing your Business event for women entrepreneurs
Women in Business: Financing your Business event for women entrepreneurs

Nasedi Media & Communications will host the Women in Business: Financing your Business panel discussion, in partnership with Wits Business School and Absa Enterprise Development, on 2 November 2016...

17 Oct 2016

How to maximise your ROI on postgrad studies
How to maximise your ROI on postgrad studies

It seems the best time to inject more skills and knowledge into your career is when making the shift to middle or senior management...

7 Oct 2016

Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies
Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies

Pharmacies are often where remote communities go firs for healthcare, but their lack of business skills often means they can't meet these needs...

28 Sep 2016

Treasury aims to extend tax incentives
Treasury aims to extend tax incentives

The Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive, both of which, it says, have yielded positive results.

26 Sep 2016

BRICS Masterclass Breakfast invitation
BRICS Masterclass Breakfast invitation

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Local and Global Research Initiatives (ILGRI) at Regent Business School is hosting a BRICS Masterclass on 16 September...

Issued by Regent Business School 5 Sep 2016

Creators of local wealth honoured by Ithala
Creators of local wealth honoured by Ithala

The 2016 Imbokodo Iyazenzela Women in SMME Awards, hosted by Ithala Development Finance Corporation, paid tribute to three exceptional women who have defied all odds to take centre stage as KwaZulu-Natal's local heroes...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 29 Aug 2016

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