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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

#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

Where in the world is it cheapest to launch a business?
Where in the world is it cheapest to launch a business?Article

Lockdowns and restrictions have left many of us looking for things to do to fill the time, but what do you do once you've baked your fourth banana bread of the week, exhausted every theme for a Zoom quiz, and watched everything on Netflix?

10 Feb 2021

Small business scam alert
Small business scam alertArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has warned SMMEs and co-operatives against sending proposals and paying administration fees for the preapproval of funds to agencies...

21 Jan 2021

The role of policy and regulatory frameworks in driving youth entrepreneurship
The role of policy and regulatory frameworks in driving youth entrepreneurshipArticle

It is widely accepted that increased youth entrepreneurship is imperative when it comes to alleviating Africa's unemployment challenges, as well as driving the continent's over-arching socio-economic goals.

28 Sep 2020

Key lessons for starting a business post Covid-19
Key lessons for starting a business post Covid-19Article

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has created tough challenges for SMEs, it has also presented opportunities as some entrepreneurs are looking to diversify or start new innovative businesses...

24 Aug 2020

Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethink
Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethinkArticle

Long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the South African environment, its youth population was already disproportionately affected by economic decline...

Thembela Ntlemeza and Sifiso Mazibuko 18 Jun 2020

Choosing the correct legal status of a business
Choosing the correct legal status of a businessArticle

Entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses are urged to carefully consider the legal status and type of business being registered...

21 Jan 2020

5 Reasons to register your small business
5 Reasons to register your small businessArticle

Registering your small business can seem like a big step, but for new entrepreneurs, it's a smart choice...

21 Nov 2019

New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launches
New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launchesArticle

Government has launched the pilot phase of a new business portal, led by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)...

5 Nov 2019

Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDI
Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDIArticle

Endorsed by world leaders as an ideal investment destination, the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) prioritises growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)...

Thembinkosi Maduna 5 Nov 2019

Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's why
Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's whyArticle

The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism...

Albert N. Kimbu, Ewoenam A. Afenyo-Agbe, Issahaku Adam 25 Oct 2019

Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards
Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition AwardsArticle

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards...

21 Aug 2019

Reducing wasteful expenditure in the supply chainArticle

The Auditor General of South Africa defines irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure (IFW) as 'expenditure that was made in vain and could have been avoided had reasonable care been taken'...

Issued by LexisNexis 24 Jun 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programmeArticle

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

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Tanzania tour operators lose hopeArticle

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

Adam Ihucha 28 Nov 2018

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What Kenya can do to ensure local people benefit from its oil industryArticle

Six years ago, Kenya discovered commercially viable oil deposits in the Turkana region...

Melba K Wasunna 10 Oct 2018

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy
Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policyArticle

Tanzania's tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds...

Adam Ihucha 4 Oct 2018

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Why my startup scene is better than yours: RwandaArticle

It is heady days for the African tech startup space, but which ecosystem has the most going for it?

Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

How to start a business with a smartphone and no seed capital
How to start a business with a smartphone and no seed capitalArticle

The smartphone has perhaps become one of the greatest gifts to an entrepreneur looking to launch a business on little to no seed capital...

Jesse Weinberg 29 Mar 2018

Builders celebrates its 24 tradesmen graduates
Builders celebrates its 24 tradesmen graduatesArticle

Twenty-four tradesmen and women have graduated from the 12-month Builders Enterprise Development (ED) Programme...

27 Mar 2018

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'Article

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

Five reasons why you should move your business to Dubai
Five reasons why you should move your business to DubaiArticle

Dubai not only offers great weather and many opportunities for families to grow, but it also offers many businesses from around the world plenty of benefits...

Issued by Monetary Library 23 Mar 2017

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Startit.ng aims to support startups in NigeriaArticle

Management consulting firm, Sawubona Advisory Services has introduced Startit.ng, a startup launch and growth support platform in Nigeria...

12 Dec 2016

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Zimbabwe is open for businessArticle

Strides being made by Zimbabwe to improve the ease of doing business in the country...

28 Jun 2016

Decrease in South African entrepreneurial activity
Decrease in South African entrepreneurial activityArticle

The recently released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South African Report 2015/16 indicates that entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans has dropped by almost 30% in 2015...

10 Jun 2016

Darlene Menzies
Five critical things to consider before starting a businessArticle

Most entrepreneurs, when deciding to start a business, don't really know where to start. Yearly hundreds of thousands of South Africans take a leap of faith and...

5 May 2016

Web portal for easy access to services launched
Web portal for easy access to services launchedArticle

KAMPALA: The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) has launched a one-stop online centre for Ugandans and other individuals to access government services...

Stephen Otage 2 Nov 2015

New rules when renewing your car licence
New rules when renewing your car licenceArticle

The Justice Project South Africa are alerting motorists to submit proof of address when renewing their vehicle licences.

27 Oct 2015

Regulation 32A to come into effect
Regulation 32A to come into effectArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Transport has reminded the public that regulation 32A, which provides for the verification of address particulars...

7 Aug 2015

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen
Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomenArticle

As the 3rd International Financing for Development conference kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [13-16 July 2015], Africa is set to begin implementing its ambitious 50-year development blueprint, Agenda 2063, bringing into focus the issue of how to finance development plans...

Ndidi Anyaegbunam and Ecoma Alaga 25 Jun 2015

Women to lead the future of entrepreneurship
Women to lead the future of entrepreneurshipArticle

FNB Business has seen an increase in the number of female-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs over the past two years. The bank says the average growth rate in women-owned businesses within the its business customer base is approximately 11%, generally fluctuating with the economic cycle.

19 Nov 2014

Big dreams for Rwanda's ICT sector
Big dreams for Rwanda's ICT sectorArticle

"The internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity," declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit, held in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, last October...

Nirit Ben-Ari 14 Jul 2014

Services to assist SMEs in daily admin tasks
Services to assist SMEs in daily admin tasksArticle

The government has placed a high priority on promoting and enabling the growth and development of the SME sector in South Africa but financial pressure on this sector often mean that the owners have to wear many other hats, as employing admin specialists is beyond their scope. Banking services can assist in some of these tasks, reducing the burden.

Sanjeev Orie 6 Sep 2013

Development zones to boost poor regions?
Development zones to boost poor regions?Article

The government has identified 10 potential special economic zones that could be extremely beneficial for South African manufacturers as these zones are likely to bring mainstream economic activity to poor and isolated parts of SA by leveraging the commercial potential of particular regions.

Mark Allix 7 May 2013

Gregory Gondwe
Govt to repeal oppressive media lawArticle

President Joyce Banda announced on Friday, May 18 2012, that her government will repeal a piece of legislation that was meant to oppress the media which was being championed by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 May 2012

Address skills, labour reforms, corruption - says opposition
Address skills, labour reforms, corruption - says oppositionArticle

Opposition members have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's announcement in his State of the Nation Address that government would spend more on infrastructure development, but urged the President to focus more on developing skills, implementing labour reforms and tackling corruption to ensure that the country overcomes unemployment and poverty.

15 Feb 2012

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi slips on world economiesArticle

In the 'Doing Business 2012 Report' released on 20 October 2011 by the World Bank, it was revealed that Malawi has slipped to position 145 of 183 economies. The release says the slip comes even when Malawi has managed two reforms in getting credit and resolving insolvency.

Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 Oct 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook available from Telkom Business Mobile
BlackBerry PlayBook available from Telkom Business MobileArticle

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now available in South Africa from Telkom Business Mobile*. The PlayBook features a portable design and delivers web browsing with support for Adobe Flash, multitasking, HD multimedia, security features, support and a development environment.

7 Sep 2011

Rwanda: Women win by formalising businessesArticle

KIGALI and JOHANNESBURG: The vast majority of businesses in Rwanda - like elsewhere in Africa - are informal. Government expects that a drive to register an estimated 900,000 informal enterprises will both strengthen these businesses and improve tax revenues.

Aimable Twahirwa and Kudzai Makombe 11 Jun 2010

SA investors' long walk to Southern Sudan
SA investors' long walk to Southern SudanArticle

South African investors interested in exploring the troubled but untapped and rich Eldorados of Africa would have to face a long and epic journey to Southern Sudan, where they will likely discover a virgin territory full of potential and opportunities, waiting to be nurtured and developed unconditionally.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 27 Feb 2009

Al-Jazeera bureau forced to stop broadcasting Maghreb news programmeArticle

Moroccan authorities have decided to stop the pan-Arab satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera from broadcasting a daily news programme covering the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) from its studios in the Moroccan capital Rabat.

9 May 2008

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