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Q&A with Dr. Keitumetse Mothibeli, CEO of Crystal Partners
Q&A with Dr. Keitumetse Mothibeli, CEO of Crystal PartnersArticle

This year's Freedom Day, 27 of April 2021, did not just mark South Africa's celebration of past progressive triumph towards emancipation, but the day also significantly marked progress in entrepreneurship as Crystal Partners was launched in Johannesburg...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 hours ago

AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startups
AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startupsArticle

South Africa's best up and coming fintech startups sweated it out at a virtual demo day when they had just five minutes each to convince a panel of judges that they should be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme...

3 days ago

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Africa Frontiers of Innovation series sheds light on studying African cinema & mediaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has indisputably reshaped the current reality of businesses, industries and professions globally...

12 May 2021

B-BBEE is not just a compliance exercise, but an opportunity for economic growth
B-BBEE is not just a compliance exercise, but an opportunity for economic growthArticle

The purpose of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is to promote inclusivity and grow all areas of South Africa's economy. If done properly, it helps to close our skills gap, grow the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) sector and encourage entrepreneurship, all of which will stimulate economic growth.

Daniel Orelowitz 11 May 2021

Afda alumni bag 48 nominations @ Saftas 2021
Afda alumni bag 48 nominations @ Saftas 2021Article

Afda alumni have received a massive 48 nominations at the 15th South African Film and Television Awards...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 11 May 2021

Gibs-Corteva roundtable conversation: Humble hustlers - anecdotes from accomplished farmers
Gibs-Corteva roundtable conversation: Humble hustlers - anecdotes from accomplished farmersArticle

Corteva Agriscience is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business School (Gibs) to host a roundtable event on 10 June 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 11 May 2021

4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applications
4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applicationsArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting the fourth cohort of its flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator, sponsored by Nedbank, and is now calling for applications...

10 May 2021

#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Collaboration is vital for small businesses
#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Collaboration is vital for small businessesArticle

The Covid-19 period has taught me a lot about the importance of collaboration. I've always valued teamwork when I was still employed; but noticed that because most of us SMMEs that are 'one-man shows' - we tend to prefer to work in silos...

Miranda Lusiba 10 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SAArticle

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2021

Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communities
Tractor Outdoor partners with Sunshine Cinema to increase access to African film in under-resourced communitiesArticle

Tractor Outdoor recently partnered with Sunshine Cinema to host a free drive-in movie screening in Cape Town...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 6 May 2021

Kombo King turns up the heat
Kombo King turns up the heatArticle

The Vumela Fund announces an investment in innovative food technology...

Issued by Edge Growth 5 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 looms
SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 loomsArticle

When it comes to the SMMEs in the fishing industry, the barrier to entry remains high...

4 May 2021

Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for May
Inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit set for MayArticle

The inaugural Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit is reportedly the first global event to focus on women in emerging tech sectors...

4 May 2021

R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstart
R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstartArticle

South Africans wanting to start a side hustle can now apply for the R1,000-a-day Slow Fund on WhatsApp...

Issued by SMMEstart 4 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 Apr 2021

Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CT
Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CTArticle

The City of Cape Town yesterday launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme - a work placement initiative that aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents...

29 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

Aspiring engineers given a lifeline at CUT
Aspiring engineers given a lifeline at CUTArticle

One avenue of funding available to aspiring engineers who are classified among the 'missing middle' is through a partnership between ISFAP and CUT...

Issued by SAICA 22 Apr 2021

Training and upskilling will benefit SMMEs in a post-Covid world
Training and upskilling will benefit SMMEs in a post-Covid worldArticle

As businesses struggle to remain afloat, it becomes clear that there is one single attribute that will help SMMEs succeed; and that is training and upskilling...

21 Apr 2021

Last chance to apply for these 9 bursaries
Last chance to apply for these 9 bursariesArticle

For students who have not secured tertiary study funding for the 2021 or 2022 academic year, here are nine bursaries you could apply for - all closing on 30 April 2021...

20 Apr 2021

'Make a decision that is right for you!'
'Make a decision that is right for you!'Article

Zanele Maduna CA(SA) (28) is currently a senior fund accountant at BNP Paribas in the Jersey Channel Islands but says she is currently transitioning from corporate life to full-time entrepreneurship...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices
Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practicesArticle

Developed and presented by Henley Business School Africa, the unique six-week course is designed to help medical doctors especially transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices in the process...

Issued by Henley Business School 20 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld Mbewu
Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld MbewuArticle

Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu...

19 Apr 2021

Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programme
Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programmeArticle

The Women of Music Business (Womb) is set to launch a new 'masterclass' training programme in partnership with Sony Music Africa. The training programme aims to support women working in the African music industry...

15 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor Gosling
SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingArticle

Trevor Gosling and his co-founder, Neil Welman, launched Lulalend in 2014. The Lulalend team works hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Behind the scenes at South Africa's top mobile app development company
Behind the scenes at South Africa's top mobile app development companyArticle

Codehesion recently moved into new offices in Southdowns to accommodate its rapid growth over the last 12 months...

Issued by Codehesion 14 Apr 2021

#EntrepreneurshipIssues: The importance of formalising your business
#EntrepreneurshipIssues: The importance of formalising your businessArticle

I must admit, I did not realise the importance of formalising a business when I first registered my PR company nine years ago. I registered the company as a Private Company (Pty) Limited (Ltd)...

Miranda Lusiba 13 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industryArticle

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid world
The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid worldArticle

Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid...

Miranda Hosking, Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Apr 2021

Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE Challenge
Local entrepreneurs get a kickstart through RE:SOLVE ChallengeArticle

Ten innovative South African entrepreneurs have received kick-start funding of up to R20,000 each for their big ideas, enabling them to fast-track early-stage development...

8 Apr 2021

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Challenging 6 informal sector mythsArticle

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

Kim Furman 7 Apr 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture
Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agricultureArticle

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneurs
The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneursArticle

The Franchise Co has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering a franchised mobile restaurant...

29 Mar 2021

Is entrepreneurship education a solution for today's challenges?
Is entrepreneurship education a solution for today's challenges?Article

The people affected by the startling unemployment rate aren't simply facing financial difficulties but will be struck by anxiety and stress as they consider what happens next...

Nontando Mthethwa 25 Mar 2021

#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Lessons learnt from starting my own PR business
#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Lessons learnt from starting my own PR businessArticle

When I started my PR business in 2012, the only thing I knew very well was my profession: Public Relations (PR). Little did I know that running my own business needed far more than that...

Miranda Lusiba 24 Mar 2021

4 things to consider before you start your side hustle
4 things to consider before you start your side hustleArticle

Got an idea, talent or skill that you want to turn into a side job? Here are a few things to consider when you start a side hustle...

Issued by Funzi 24 Mar 2021

Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions - report
Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions - reportArticle

Although Africa currently trails other regions in terms of digital adoption, infrastructure buildout is happening faster on the continent than any other region...

18 Mar 2021

Community project aims to find 'The Next Big Thing'
Community project aims to find 'The Next Big Thing'Article

The Next Big Thing has partnered with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on an entrepreneurial community project "I am The Next Big Thing"...

18 Mar 2021

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