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Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent
Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent

The Chivas Venture platform is returning to SA with a new format launching in collaboration with streetwear personality and Grade Africa founder Zaid Osman...

2 days ago

Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?
Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?

Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts on approaching business in 2021...

By Burt Rodrigues 3 days ago

Hollard launches ad-sharing campaign
Hollard launches ad-sharing campaign

Building a small business is an extreme sport but a mindset shift by asset managers to start investing in startups can support promising small enterprises, which in turn should use their nimbleness to access markets that are hard to penetrate...

3 days ago

A roadside Spaza Shop, Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu Natal. King of the Grasshoppers, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Informal township businesses adapting to new Covid-19 world

GG Alcock from KasiNomics details how informal kasi businesses have adapted to a new world, using technology, social media and delivery...

By GG Alcock 3 days ago

13 enterprises in Loeriesfontein receive funding to drive transformation
13 enterprises in Loeriesfontein receive funding to drive transformation

A cohort of 13 micro businesses and social entities in Loeriesfontein have received funding to support their goals as presented in their funding applications...

3 Mar 2021

University of Pretoria partners with France-South Africa Cross-Acceleration Programme
University of Pretoria partners with France-South Africa Cross-Acceleration Programme

TuksNovation at the University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and their business incubators in a Cross-Acceleration Exchange Programme...

2 Mar 2021

PR vs Advertising: Which is ideal for marketing SMMEs?
PR vs Advertising: Which is ideal for marketing SMMEs?

Public relations and advertising are both crucial for the promotion of any business, writes Mkhuseli Vangile, managing director at DCF...

By Mkhuseli Vangile 2 Mar 2021

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launches
Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launches

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect has launched signifying the start of a series of activities which aim to strengthen ties and facilitate bilateral collaboration between Sweden and South Africa...

26 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubs
The biggest challenges facing South African tech hubs

Are tech hubs getting the resources they need to support our emerging entrepreneurs? Research by the UK-South Africa Tech Hub reveals a few things...

25 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

By Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m
Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m

Hlayisani Growth Fund (HGF) has announced its first close at R350m to invest into high-growth, high-impact businesses...

24 Feb 2021

Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathon
Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathon

Defy, the home appliances' manufacturer, will be hosting the Hack The Normal online hackathon from 5-7 March 2021 with the aim of exploring how technology can be leveraged for sustainable living and economic development in Africa...

23 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pace of deterioration of South Africa's government finances because revenue collection has fallen, the cost of borrowing has increased and it has pushed our economy into its longest recession in over two decades...

23 Feb 2021

Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nears
Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nears

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is calling for applications for its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. With the deadline fast approaching on 31 March 2021...

22 Feb 2021

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories
#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories

2Stories is a new content collective by serial entrepreneur Joanne Hope and seasoned content director Anelde Greeff...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

Show your business some love this year
Show your business some love this year

Let's remember that a successful relationship is built on commitment and that challenges are inevitable - and the same is true for entrepreneurs when they enter a relationship with their businesses...

By Jason Mellow 22 Feb 2021

How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?
How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?

2020 will likely forever be remembered for its major challenges, including many personal losses caused by Covid-19. In the wake of a year of lockdowns, job losses, and more, both businesses and staff are looking to the annual Budget Speech happening on 24 February with a mixture of hope and dread...

22 Feb 2021

Complying with the sub-contracting regulations in government tenders
Complying with the sub-contracting regulations in government tenders

Most companies, submitting tenders for government contracts, are not even aware that they score zero points for B-BBEE, despite having a good B-BBEE Status Level Contributor, simply because, they've exceeded the regulated limitation, place on the allowable percentage of sub-contracting.

By Gerrit Davids 19 Feb 2021

Could the side-gig economy save SA?
Could the side-gig economy save SA?

The side gig economy has become much more than an alternative to formal employment. It now takes on a new layer as a necessary supplement to an existing income...

By Nontokozo Madonsela 19 Feb 2021

Amended PIC Act signed into law
Amended PIC Act signed into law

The Public Investment Corporation Amendment Act has been promulgated and published in the Government Gazette...

18 Feb 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right

One of the first paradoxes a startup entrepreneur faces is choosing the size of their first rented - or purchased - business premises along with the duration of the lease...

By Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

Stir merges with HaveYouHeard
Stir merges with HaveYouHeard

Stir, a full service digital offering that was started on the back of the R1,000 Challenge on 702 and CapeTalk in 2012 has merged with HaveYouHeard, a communications agency immersed in culture...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2021

Young entrepreneur Lekau Sehoane opens 6th Drip Footwear store
Young entrepreneur Lekau Sehoane opens 6th Drip Footwear store

In the space of a few years, Lekau Sehoane has gone from not having shoes of his own to owning a footwear chain...

16 Feb 2021

Cheeba Cannabis Academy to host free virtual Craft Cannabis Summit
Cheeba Cannabis Academy to host free virtual Craft Cannabis Summit

The Cheeba Cannabis Academy will host the 2021 Craft Cannabis Summit on 25 and 26 February. The two-day virtual event will include nine webinars...

16 Feb 2021

Marketing dos and don'ts for the business owner
Marketing dos and don'ts for the business owner

Successful marketing is just as much about following the right processes as it is about creative (and effective) outputs. You can't expect magic to happen without applying some method...

16 Feb 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

16 Feb 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021



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