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SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

15 Apr 2021

Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 Apr 2021

Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company
Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding companyArticle

Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

25 Mar 2021

Basa Assembly partnered by British Council
Basa Assembly partnered by British CouncilArticle

Partnered by British Council Southern Africa Arts, Business and Arts South Africa will be launching a hybrid live-and-digital platform called Assembly on 25 March 2021...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 11 Feb 2021

Eskom's business investment competition is open for entry
Eskom's business investment competition is open for entryArticle

The competition has provided a platform for South African owners of small and medium enterprises to become part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs...

8 Feb 2021

Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEs
Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEsArticle

A great leap forward is possible for SMEs in the manufacturing sector who enter the Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC). Entries are now open and SMEs are encouraged to enter before 12 February 2021 at midnight...

1 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?Article

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

Covid-19: An accelerant for inclusion in the workplace
Covid-19: An accelerant for inclusion in the workplaceArticle

Diversity and inclusion should naturally form part of a business's ethos during its 'good days'. But in times of uncertainty, these pillars of good business can further help steer organisations into safer waters...

Gcobisa Ntshona, Issued by LexisNexis 18 Jan 2021

Renewable energy remains the most cost effective option for building new power capacity. Image source: Getty/Gallo
No economic growth without a reliable power supply, says De RuyterArticle

Although load shedding is likely to remain on South Africa's radar for the foreseeable future, Eskom chief executive officer, Andre de Ruyter promises it will be significantly reduced by September 2021...

25 Nov 2020

Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansion
Yebo Fresh secures series A funding for further expansionArticle

Yebo Fresh, a Cape Town-based online retailer that delivers groceries to communities and organisations in the area, is gearing up for further expansion with Series A funding...

18 Nov 2020

Joe and Claudia Castellanos, Black Mamba Foods
Eswatini's Black Mamba Foods bags R9.2m investmentArticle

Enygma Ventures has invested R9.2m in Black Mamba Foods, an Eswatini-based ethical producer of specialty food products...

17 Nov 2020

Martin Kingston, B4SA steering committee chairman
Policy certainty about lockdown levels is key to stimulating SA's economic recoveryArticle

Certainty that South Africa will not return to a hard lockdown - irrespective of Covid-19 infection rates - would stimulate economic activity by unlocking business investment projects and consumer spending plans...

16 Nov 2020

Basa Awards 2020 Q&A
Basa Awards 2020 Q&AArticle

Basa CEO Ashraf Johaardien describes the 2020 iteration of the annual Basa Awards as "an integrated online experience available to the public from 19 November 2020". Sascha Polkey chatted to him to find out more...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 Nov 2020

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New partnership to expand e-logistics technology solutions across AfricaArticle

Imperial invests in, and partners with Lori Systems to expand its e-logistics technology solutions across Africa. This strategic partnership is the first of its kind at this scale and scope on the African continent...

4 Nov 2020

BASA Awards 2020 finalists announced
BASA Awards 2020 finalists announcedArticle

The 23rd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, are once again shining a spotlight on indelible business and arts partnerships in seven categories...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 29 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environment
#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environmentArticle

Despite the devastating economic impacts of Covid-19, the franchising sector could remain a viable business investment for aspiring entrepreneurs...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2020

Basa's 67 grants for Mandela Day
Basa's 67 grants for Mandela DayArticle

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent 67 years fighting for social justice. In honour of his legacy, Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) is making 67 Artist Relief Grants for medical assistance available to creatives diagnosed with or hospitalised due to Covid-19...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 20 Jul 2020

2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals growing power and influence of technology
2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals growing power and influence of technologyArticle

The world's most valuable brands have seen their total brand value increase by 5.9% despite the economic, social and personal impacts of Covid-19, according to the 2020 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar...

Issued by Kantar 30 Jun 2020

Mauritius on EU high risk list - why not to panic!
Mauritius on EU high risk list - why not to panic!Article

News that Mauritius was added to the EU list of high-risk third countries on 7 May 2020 has understandably caused much consternation amongst fund managers who have fund structures and investment holding vehicles domiciled in Mauritius...

Nicole Paige, Ashford Nyatsumba, Michael Denenga and Gitte Truter 20 May 2020

Basa to support #Covid-19 affected artists
Basa to support #Covid-19 affected artistsArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has announced that its Supporting Grants programme will be extended to allow support for South African creatives infected or affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 Apr 2020

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Kalyan Group, building Africa agricultural value chains for the futureArticle

As a player in the agricultural sector in West Africa, the company has invested approximately 5 million dollars in agricultural projects in Togo to provide employment for the Togolese communities and to reduce their dependence on imports...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern Cape
Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern CapeArticle

"The devastating drought in the Eastern Cape is having a dire impact on the farming community, and they need every bit of support that we can muster,."

21 Feb 2020

AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in Liberia
AfDB provides multi-million-dollar grant to boost renewable energy access in LiberiaArticle

The AfDB has approved a $34.74m grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia...

12 Feb 2020

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost componentArticle

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

John Loos 3 Feb 2020

BASA continues to synergise business and arts relationships with its 2020 Supporting Grant cycle
BASA continues to synergise business and arts relationships with its 2020 Supporting Grant cycleArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts, cultural and heritage sector. To this end the BASA Supporting Grants programme is calling for applications throughout 2020...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 20 Jan 2020

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUMArticle

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 Jan 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Clear win gives Johnson the thumbs up for BrexitArticle

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must be feeling very smug this morning. His gamble paid off. His win in yesterday's snap general election gives him a clear mandate to push ahead with his Brexit deal...

13 Dec 2019

IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-waste
IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-wasteArticle

Cracked mobile phones, leaking batteries, broken kitchen appliances, obsolete televisions...the twisted cords of toxic electronic waste are strangling South Africans. Seeing the danger, a North West entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands...

Rebekah Funk 11 Dec 2019

Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment deals
Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment dealsArticle

Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350m worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape during the first half of the year.

6 Nov 2019

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia (left) and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.Their countries are in a row over territory. Daniel Irungu/EPA
Western countries take sides in Kenya's maritime row with SomaliaArticle

A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests....

Patrick Muthengi Maluki 5 Nov 2019

Image credit: Jason Leung on Unsplash.
South Africa moves up one spot in 2019 Brand Finance Nation Brands rankingArticle

South Africa has recorded a 5%, or $218bn, growth in brand value - going up on spot in the 2019 Brand Finance Nation Brands ranking...

16 Oct 2019

BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundaries
BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundariesArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 7 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investorsArticle

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

SA's Sneaker Lab plans global expansion with Buffet, KLT investment
SA's Sneaker Lab plans global expansion with Buffet, KLT investmentArticle

Local sneaker care brand Sneaker Lab has set its sights on the global market following an international investment partnership with Buffet and KLT...

21 Aug 2019

How the interest rate decision affects you
How the interest rate decision affects youArticle

An economist gives insight into the repo rate reduction and how it will affect consumers and the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jul 2019

There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene
There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech sceneArticle

The business opportunities that have changed the fortunes of the continent and how these businesses are impacting and transforming the quality of lives in Africa...

Olukayode Kolawole 22 Jul 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of MauritiusArticle

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in AfricaArticle

Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologies
Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologiesArticle

After years of slow growth, South Africa may be over the worst and could start seeing growth by 2021/22...

23 May 2019

Mike Schüssler
Hope for SA economy: Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologiesArticle

After years of slow growth, South Africa may be over the worst, and could start seeing growth by 2021/22. This is according to economist Mike Schüssler...

21 May 2019

5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019
5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019Article

These are the business opportunities set to grow exponentially in 2019, according to SA investor Manuel Koser...

12 Feb 2019

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Agri-Vie Fund acquires 36% of local FMCG manufacturerArticle

While the beverage industry is dominated by global brands, good investment opportunities still exist in companies with excellent management, a good product offering and strong distribution channels...

30 Jan 2019

Data driven technology trends to see the most value in 2019
Data driven technology trends to see the most value in 2019Article

During the ongoing cycle of emerging technology trends, data has once again surfaced to become one of the most valuable assets...

29 Jan 2019

Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform
Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platformArticle

The first crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, was awarded the best crowdfunding platform at the Tropics Magazine 8th inaugural cohort Tropics Changemakers Awards...

14 Jan 2019

Making African agriculture more attractive for investors
Making African agriculture more attractive for investorsArticle

While global population growth slows, Africa's population is set to double over the next three decades, reaching around 2.2bn people by 2050...

4 Oct 2018

Small business ownership: Harsh realities and innovative solutions in the spotlight at Small Business Expo
Small business ownership: Harsh realities and innovative solutions in the spotlight at Small Business ExpoArticle

For South African entrepreneurs, the road to business success is paved with unexpected pitfalls and new pressures. The top challenges and solutions will be outlined at the Small Business Expo next week...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 31 Aug 2018

How 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built a 'try before you buy' watch retail business
How 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built a 'try before you buy' watch retail businessArticle

Twenty-year-old Sakhile Maseko is the founder of Aumax, a small business that sells luxury products such as watches directly to South African consumers using Facebook...

17 Aug 2018

PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa
PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in AfricaArticle

"Cape Town is a city with strong fundamentals, aspiring talent and a palpable excitement, set against a backdrop of inequality, which is borne out of the country's past but which will play a role in the city's future."

13 Aug 2018

The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy
The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economyArticle

Tourism has become important to the growth of any economy, which is why so many countries are now reviewing and developing their tourism policies...

Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

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