The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs
The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cybercriminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa...

By Heino Gevers 18 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 hours ago

7 steps to becoming a business networking ninja
7 steps to becoming a business networking ninja

Andrew Wood, CEO of The Unlimited, offers some power networking tips for young entrepreneurs...

By Andrew Wood 19 hours ago

2018 South African Small Business Award Winners
2018 South African Small Business Award Winners

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, announced South Africa's 2018 small business and entrepreneur champions today, 9 November 2018...

3 days ago

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Award-winning entrepreneur, business and life strategist, leadership expert and international speaker, Sandras Phiri.
Love what you do, believe in it and strive to serve more and more people

Cape Town-based, award-winning entrepreneur, business and life strategist, leadership expert and international speaker Sandras Phiri shares some insights on what is needed to become a successful entrepreneur...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2018

Open News MD, Nisa Allie.
How to launch an independent TV news channel like Open News

eMedia Investments launched Open News on Thursday, 1 November. I visited the studios in the eMedia building on Stirling Street for a glimpse at the magic behind the scenes with MD, Nisa Allie on their fresh, honest alternatives to the news you see elsewhere...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service
#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service

MasterChef SA season two winner and all-around local foodie celebrity Kamini Panther launched her new chef-inspired, healthy food delivery service FÜDY through Uber Eats at the beginning of this month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling
#EntrepreneurMonth: Magnastruct to launch 100% fire retardant, affordable informal dwelling

Using MagnaBoards - a 100% fire retardant material, Magnastruct is currently in the planning stages of launching a self-assembling, affordable informal dwelling called the The Square...

By Sindy Peters 5 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides
#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides

Flock Eventing Platform's app proved a hit with delegates at the recent SA Investment Conference, which saw investors pledge more than R290bn in investments into the country...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love

The hammam towel is a perennial Turkish accessory that's prized for its myriad of uses. Said to have been traditionally used in the super-hot Turkish baths, they needed to be durable and good at drying...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: "Partner Elite changed me as a person"
#EntrepreneurMonth: "Partner Elite changed me as a person"

Chris Ogden, co-founder of RubiBlue, talks about his business journey and how an encounter with Raizcorp and signing up with Partner Elite shifted his thinking...

2 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be completely prepared, only fools rush in

No fool in the slightest, Wendy Damon is the owner of Damp Control Cape. Not quite a rags-to-riches story, hers is still quite impressive...

By Sindy Peters 1 Nov 2018

Wright, hosting in the Ukraine.
How Tech Girl made a name for herself in all things tech, gaming and geek

It's tough enough being an entrepreneur. When you make a name for yourself in a tight industry that's typically dominated by the opposite sex, even more so. Here's how Tech Girl Sam Wright is setting the esports industry alight...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics

In six years South African natural haircare brand, AfroBotanics, went from being manufactured in founder Ntombenhle Khathwane's garage to a fully equipped factory in Midrand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2017

Thuto Legwale
Extravagant plans for Segaetsho Cultural Village as Thuto Legwale takes the reins

Sun City has partnered with the dynamic Thuto Legwale to take the reins and reignite Segaetsho Cultural Village and aims to offer visitors an authentic African experience...

29 Nov 2017

Motsoaledi and West in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2017

Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Suzanne Stevens, one of four founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock since 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

17 Nov 2017

Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

Rapelang Rabana, founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning and BCX Disrupt Summit speaker.
#BCXDisrupt: "Tech is no longer a sideshow, it's the main show"

Rapelang Rabana, one of the highly anticipated speakers at last week's BCX Disrupt Summit, shares the crux of her talk on moving from innovative ideas to profitable solution and why sitting back is simply not an option for any competitive industry...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017

Front-row mood at #SAFW!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tumi Voster

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with technophile Tumi Voster - she's marketing manager for Universal Music, a 5FM radio DJ, and a Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives celebrity...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017

Richard Branson helps open #GEW2017, first GEN startup campus in Africa
Richard Branson helps open #GEW2017, first GEN startup campus in Africa

Global Entrepreneurship Week jumped off to an early start this year as Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, helped launch the first-ever GEN startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa...

Issued by Mark Marich, Vice President GEN 15 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

This year's deserving recipient of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017