Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, a strategic consultancy that works with some of the world's top brands and corporations and turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 and we spoke to VP of business programming, South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Winners of Fairlady Santam 2019 Women of the Future Awards: Rensha Manuel, Nondumiso Sibaya and Phillipa Geard. Image supplied.
Fairlady Santam 2019 Women of the Future Awards announces winners

The winners of the 2019 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards were announced today (16 August) at a VIP luncheon MC'd by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki, at Summer Place, in Hyde Park.

16 Aug 2019

Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale up
Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale up

Even though 54% of South African consumers are swayed by social media when making fashion purchasing decisions, in-store shopping continues to grow.

16 Aug 2019

The Next Brand Ambassador judges Nandi Madida, Odette Van Der Haar and Sylvester Chauke. Image supplied.
New reality show to inspire budding entrepreneurs

SABC 3's new reality show, The Next Brand Ambassador, is set to inspire the country's budding entrepreneurs. And they need some given South Africa's dire unemployment rate, which reached 29% in the second quarter of 2019.

16 Aug 2019

CiTi partners with City of Cape Town to empower female entrepreneurs
CiTi partners with City of Cape Town to empower female entrepreneurs

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind. Unfortunately, women globally lack access to both technologies and digital skills that could enable them to seize the opportunities of the digital economy.

16 Aug 2019

Orms launches mentorship programme to empower women in arts
Orms launches mentorship programme to empower women in arts

In celebration of Women's Month, Orms has launched a mentorship programme aimed at empowering female artists. Orms Circle will give one young female-identifying artist the platform to break into the art industry, by giving them access to facilities to help them create a body of work to be exhibited in collaboration with Orms in February 2020.

16 Aug 2019

Building Africa's budding tech ecosystem
Building Africa's budding tech ecosystem

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) has designed and co-developed incubator programmes with Innovator Trust to support, grow and inspire emerging tech entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

15 Aug 2019

How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship
How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship

In partnership with household appliance companies and retailers, The Appliance Bank (TAB) is helping provide income-generating opportunities for SA's unemployed men. By donating their customer-returned merchandise and other products, companies such as Clicks, Checkers Hyper Stores and Home of Living Brands are supporting its efforts.

15 Aug 2019

It's time to support SA's women in business!
It's time to support SA's women in business!

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018. This essentially means that only 18.8% of business owners are female in the country, compared to 46.4% in Ghana, which is ranked as the country with the highest women-led companies in the report. This number can be turned around, should the right support be provided to aspiring female entrepreneurs.

14 Aug 2019

French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event
French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event

This dynamic event will connect key industry players from diverse sectors across France and Africa

Issued by Business France South Africa 14 Aug 2019

7 Tax tips for SMEs
7 Tax tips for SMEs

Taxpayer education and the cost of tax compliance remains a significant challenge for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), who in their early stages of business often survive month-to-month.

14 Aug 2019

Saving tips for small businesses
Saving tips for small businesses

More than 70% of small businesses struggle to survive the first two years of operation, with poor cash flow management and insufficient funding being cited as two of the main reasons for failure.

14 Aug 2019