During her Honours year in Biology at UCT, Alexandria Procter effectively built and launched South Africa's first digital solution to student accommodation in South Africa, DigsConnect. The platform has grown into the Airbnb of student accommodation now listing over 50,000 beds in around 11 cities around South Africa. The platform aims to connect SA students with property owners looking to rent out beds, rooms or entire properties.
Evan-Lee Courie 20 hours ago
It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as possible.
Greg Chen 3 days ago
David Hart is a forty-something entrepreneur from Durban. Nine years ago, he discovered affiliate marketing - the referrals-based commission earning model that gives him the freedom of being an independent business owner.
Russell Jarvis 3 days ago
Whisky brand Chivas Regal, a Pernod Ricard brand, is calling on South Africa's brightest change-makers to enter The Chivas Venture 2020, its global competition that affords local social entrepreneurs (SE's) the chance to win a share of $1 million funding for their business.
3 days ago
Many entrepreneurs and business owners live in fear of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). In most cases, this fear is compounded by a lack of knowledge and failure to understand what is required. Yet most of the anxiety - and the stress of paying outstanding taxes - can be quite easily avoided.
Jessica Hubbard 3 days ago
People are reluctant to try new things. At companies, particularly larger organisations, decision-makers are naturally risk-averse. If something is working, why change it and potentially damage the business, alienating customers and elevating employee stress in the process?
Kevin South 11 Sep 2019
Registration for the AlphaCode Explore programme is now open. A joint initiative of The Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) fintech division, AlphaCode.
11 Sep 2019
Zomila, a mobile platform, is made up of a team of young engineers who are tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers.
Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019
With so much economic doom and gloom dominating local news headlines, business owners can be forgiven for feeling just a tad discouraged.
Aaron Thornton 10 Sep 2019
Businesses founded by partners have a better chance of succeeding than new ventures where everything is dependent on one person. Having a business partner can mean you feel less lonely coping with the challenges that will inevitably arise.
Jenny Retief 10 Sep 2019
South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) expresses an important aspiration: by 2030, 90% of all jobs should be created by small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
10 Sep 2019
AfricArena is a conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent.
Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019