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Let's support local SMEs in 2020
Let's support local SMEs in 2020

With the arrival of a new decade, there is renewed hope for a prosperous South Africa with jobs and opportunities a-plenty. And, with the right support, local small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMEs) could help the country out of its rut and breathe a little life back into the economy...

17 Jan 2020

How medium businesses can prepare for 2020
How medium businesses can prepare for 2020

2019 was not an easy year for medium businesses. A tough economy, wary consumers and global uncertainty made it hard for large enterprises...

By Brad Pulford 15 Jan 2020

Company news
What can we learn from the late Dr Richard Maponya?

On 6 January 2020, South Africans learned of the passing of Dr Richard Maponya, a legendary business icon and activist. Here are four leadership lessons we can learn from "the grandfather of black business"...

5 hours ago

COSY programme aims to boost entrepreneurism, foster innovation

Growth of the entrepreneurial sector is key to addressing South Africa's unemployment crisis, especially amongst the youth...

23 hours ago

#BizTrends2020: 3 trends in responsible business

Companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2019 - a 5% year-on-year increase in nominal terms (2018: R9.7bn), but flat when taking inflation into account, reflecting a subdued economy...

By Zyaan Davids Anter 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Startups can play a role in social change

What role can tech startups play in helping to solve the unemployment crisis? The short answer is: in a greater capacity than you'd think...

By Eugene Coetzee 17 Jan 2020

Businesses need to think local and start small

Private organisations and businesses need to recognise they have a part to play in addressing South Africa's unemployment rate, which means that their role in economic development needs to be viewed by businesses as a shared custodianship...

By Janine Espin 16 Jan 2020

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity

In South Africa, many young people are looking for jobs and one wonders what jobs they had in mind...

By Vera Valasis 14 Jan 2020

What every entrepreneur should keep in mind for 2020

In order to become a successful entrepreneur, here are 5 fundamental tips to keep in mind for 2020...

By Imran Salie 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

By Cathy Smith 14 Jan 2020

Call for applications for les Margaret Award 2020

The Digital Women's Day has launched the call for applications for the les Margaret Award 2020...

9 Jan 2020

5 steps to set up your business in 2020

Many South Africans would have decided to make 2020 the year that they start their own business...

8 Jan 2020

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