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Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs
Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs

The Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) is a first of its kind structure, which incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMMEs...

18 hours ago

MEST Africa Challenge now open
MEST Africa Challenge now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

3 Apr 2020

Demergers and unbundling can add real value to shareholders
Demergers and unbundling can add real value to shareholders

Mergers and acquisitions have long been a key means by which South African organisations have sought to unlock synergies...

By Zondi Nduli and Greg Rowan 3 Apr 2020

Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industry
Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industry

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%...

By Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga and Ashford Nyatsumba 2 Apr 2020

Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit
Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit

To help business owners everywhere, we're advocating with government and big business for more of the right sort of support. But we need five minutes of your time to do that..

Issued by Edge Growth 31 Mar 2020

R200m set aside for entrepreneurs to fight Covid-19
R200m set aside for entrepreneurs to fight Covid-19

As South Africa enters the nation-wide lockdown, black entrepreneurs can look forward to funding of between R500,000 and R10 million in concessionary loans...

30 Mar 2020

Review of excessive debt financing rules
Review of excessive debt financing rules

Tax is an important factor when a business decides whether to use debt or equity financing...

By Graeme Palmer 25 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched
Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched

The Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre has been launched by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC)...

23 Mar 2020

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Big banks reassure SMEs in Covid-19 crisis

While President Cyril Ramaphosa spent the weekend working to shore up the country's already wobbly economy in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, South Africa's major banks have pledged their support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other clients...

23 Mar 2020

Applications open for Design Innovation Seed Fund
Applications open for Design Innovation Seed Fund

Applications are now open for the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF)...

19 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in Africa

While many parts of the developed world are fixated on speculative activity in the crypto-economy, people in Africa are teaching us about the true use cases of bitcoin...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Mar 2020

5 reasons to join a growth-stage startup
5 reasons to join a growth-stage startup

If you're itching to take the next step in your career, you might want to explore the opportunities that are being offered in South Africa's thriving startup scene...

By Jeanne du Plessis 2 Mar 2020

Learn to surf the economic wave
Learn to surf the economic wave

The economic tide has had local entrepreneurs bobbing up and down since 2008...

By Kumaran Padayachee 26 Feb 2020

MultiChoice establishes Innovation Fund
MultiChoice establishes Innovation Fund

MultiChoice Group announced the establishment of the MultiChoice Innovation Fund...

22 Feb 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

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4 good reasons not to mix your business and personal finances

Freelancers, tradesman and other self-employed people easily fall into the trap of tangling their business and personal finances...

13 Feb 2020

SU, UCT invest in new University Technology Fund
SU, UCT invest in new University Technology Fund

Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be co-investing with the newly established R150m University Technology Fund (UTF) that was set up by the SA SME Fund...

13 Feb 2020

GIBS/Walmart Research: Understanding the township entrepreneur
GIBS/Walmart Research: Understanding the township entrepreneur

A two-year programme, through generous grant funding support from the Walmart Foundation, has resulted in research that has lifted the veil on South Africa's township economies and the entrepreneurs who drive them...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 12 Feb 2020

Renewable energy the way to go
Renewable energy the way to go

Nedbank recently financed South Africa's first commercial floating solar farm. This innovative development was installed at Marlenique farm near Simondium, Paarl...

Issued by Nedbank Business Banking 12 Feb 2020

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Why retail SMEs need the right financial backing to remain innovative and adaptable

The new year brings with it several challenges for small business owners. A decrease in sales and the country's depressed economy may force several SMEs to close down...

12 Feb 2020

Learn how to invest in early-stage startups
Learn how to invest in early-stage startups

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has launched an early-stage startup investment online course in February 2020...

5 Feb 2020

"Open, for Business" investment campaign launched
"Open, for Business" investment campaign launched

A new global investment promotion campaign, to attract foreign direct investment in Cape Town and the Western Cape, has been launched...

3 Feb 2020

SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investing
SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investing

A chronic ICT skills shortage, poor macro-economic conditions, and tightening corporate budgets are all contributing to a tough operating environment for South African startups...

3 Feb 2020

Google Developers Space opens in Lagos
Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

Google launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria...

30 Jan 2020

COSY programme aims to boost entrepreneurism, foster innovation
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...

20 Jan 2020

Civil society groups are flagging the risk of ‘greenwashing’ by companies. Shutterstock
The devil is in the detail when it comes to responsible investing

With the recent flood of pledges by investors to "turn up the heat" on climate action, one might think that the investment industry was in the midst of a profound shift. If only that were the case...

By Cecile Feront & Stephanie Bertels 17 Jan 2020

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs
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

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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

Invest in a franchise or do it alone?
Invest in a franchise or do it alone?

When venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, there are two ownership models to choose from...

19 Dec 2019

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