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Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Jessica Tennant interviews fair curator Cassandra Twala to find out more about her involvement in the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair over the years and what she's most excited about this year...

By Jessica Tennant 4 hours ago

Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Public founders Pepe Marais and Gareth Leck were announced as 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners. This just off the back of being announced Loeries 2018 Agency of the Year...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Sep 2018

5 ways good content marketing can help your business grow
5 ways good content marketing can help your business grow

Start-up businesses are normally more apprehensive about marketing, in terms of what they will try and what they will spend. Although this restraint is often in their best interest seeing as they have limited budgets and staff, it can also end up hurting them...

By Candace Bosch 12 Sep 2018

Management systems in creative agencies
Management systems in creative agencies

When you're busy with pitches, egos and the relentless 24-7 of the creative industry, it is easy to side-eye this vital, yet often overlooked business management tool. A management system can be the difference between success and failure in a business...

By Jenni Lawrence 10 Sep 2018

Zaza Motha, founder and director of Pout Movement. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Surround yourself with people who support your vision

Journalist and entrepreneur Zaza Motha talks about why she felt the need to start her business, Pout Movement, a social enterprise aimed at empowering young women and also talks about the specific challenges faced by many females in the workplace.

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2018

Introducing... #MarketingFridays
Introducing... #MarketingFridays

This serves as an intro from our side on what Marketing Fridays is about and to let you know that founder and host Nyiko Chauke will be submitting weekly videos talking through some of the issues marketers face on a daily basis...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Aug 2018

#StartupStory: Sum of 21 addresses transformation, skills development
#StartupStory: Sum of 21 addresses transformation, skills development

A closer look at Sum of 21 Academy, a creative agency that offers a 12-month training platform to young, previously disadvantaged creatives and communicators who already have a tertiary qualification and want to enter the creative industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Aug 2018

7 ways to motivate yourself to achieve entrepreneurial success
7 ways to motivate yourself to achieve entrepreneurial success

The road to a successful entrepreneurship might seem exciting and full of adventure, but the truth is it is not easy to become your own boss...

By Smith Willas 13 Aug 2018

Jabulile Mqoqi says she's the 'head chef' at J Communications.
#WomensMonth: Relentlessly chasing dreams

After working as an account manager across three radio stations, Jabulile Mqoqi decided to turn her focus to representing talent and giving young artists a real chance of success...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Aug 2018

The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'
The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'

For but a sliver of land in the Middle East, with a population below 9 million, you'd never guess that Israel has the second largest number of companies on the Nasdaq, after China...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2018

Nic Haralambous on the Heavy Chef stage. © .
Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. Again and again.

Heavy Chef and Nic Haralambous tackle the topic of failure, and states that in South Africa there is no better conversation to be had...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Aug 2018

Olympic champion or entrepreneur: What drives the spirit of excellence?
Olympic champion or entrepreneur: What drives the spirit of excellence?

Cameron van der Burgh shares several principles that guide his personal progress and success - whether he's leading in the swimming pool or taking on the challenges of entrepreneurship...

By Cameron van der Burgh 2 Aug 2018

#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?
#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?

Musa Kalenga, chief future officer at the House of Brave, opened the Association for Communication and Advertising's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass' last week where he spoke about the shifts that are taking place and why he believes we ought to solve real human problems before we think like brands...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2018

Grey Adventures rolls out to SA
Grey Adventures rolls out to SA

The Grey Group's Grey Adventures startup incubator is now operational in its Johannesburg office as it continues to roll out across the global network. Here, an interview with Francois du Preez, chief digital officer at Grey Africa, to find out more about this open culture of collaboration from a local perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

Hlumelo Ndoni, co-founder and growth lead of Lokal Link.
#StartupStory: Lokal Link, matching up the right influencer with the right brand

Hlumelo Ndoni who founded Lokal Link started his career as an intern at Hellocomputer and noticed a new form of brand communication gaining popularity globally...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jul 2018

Once you've decided what business you are in, now build a brand (Part 2)
Once you've decided what business you are in, now build a brand (Part 2)

People don't really care about what you are selling, they care about your 'brand'... (Part 2)

By Bogosi Motshegwa 3 Jul 2018

5 effective PR tips for small businesses
5 effective PR tips for small businesses

Being a small business, public relations is one the most effective and inexpensive ways to draw attention to your business...

By Adela Belin 3 Jul 2018

Once you've decided what business you are in, now build a brand (Part 1)
Once you've decided what business you are in, now build a brand (Part 1)

People don't really care about what you are selling, they care about your 'brand'...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 28 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

Pictured L to R: Thomas Mofolo (MMMC’s chief brand communications consultant), Anna Hlalele (Co-founder, Canvas CAM) and Vinesh Duckworth (Co-founder, Canvas CAM).
#StartupStory: MMMC and Canvas CAM start joint venture

Juanita Pienaar chats with MMMC's chief brand communications consultant, Thomas Mofolo and asks him to elaborate on MMMC's new venture and partnership with Canvas CAM...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups
Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups

Startupbootcamp Africa has signed a formal partnership with the Google Cloud Startup Programme, which will offer startups selected for the Cape Town-based accelerator more than $20,000 worth of tech support...

By Tom Jackson 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future

A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape business and society in the future...?

By Louise Marsland 2 May 2018

Seedstars to open hub in Cairo
Seedstars to open hub in Cairo

Seedstars World is to open its first MENA-based Seedspace hub in Cairo, Egypt on 4 May 2018 at an inaugural event featuring different actors from the local ecosystem and international community...

By Tom Jackson 30 Apr 2018

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2018

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