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SAB plans launch of new B-BBEE scheme Zenzele Kabili
SAB plans launch of new B-BBEE scheme Zenzele KabiliArticle

South African Breweries will be launching a new B-BBEE scheme later this month. This will be replacing the old SAB Zenzele scheme, which reaches maturity this May...

5 May 2021

Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthoughtArticle

Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

TQ Group announces partnership with Legacy Africa Capital Partners
TQ Group announces partnership with Legacy Africa Capital PartnersArticle

Tech-driven marketing solutions agency TQ Group has announced its partnership with fund managers Legacy Africa Capital Partners, a part of Legacy Africa Fund Managers...

Issued by TQ Group 12 Apr 2021

Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025
Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025Article

Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

8 Apr 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chair
Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chairArticle

Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, has been appointed as the new chair of Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) for 2021/2022...

16 Mar 2021

Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEs
Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEsArticle

The company launched its first Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Hub in Rustenburg on 1 March 2021...

12 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and howArticle

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibilityArticle

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nears
Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nearsArticle

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is calling for applications for its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. With the deadline fast approaching on 31 March 2021...

22 Feb 2021

Increasing disclosure for B-BBEE claims
Increasing disclosure for B-BBEE claimsArticle

A new Explanatory Notice issued by the B-BBEE Commission in January requires more supporting evidence for B-BBEE claims. Although this may seem onerous, it will strengthen the Commission's ability to make recommendations for improvement.

Candice Meyer 16 Feb 2021

Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possible
Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possibleArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world: governments, business leaders, citizens into unimaginable transformation...

Gary Joseph 9 Feb 2021

CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership scheme
CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership schemeArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has increased its B-BBEE ownership to a revised 20% target, with a significant worker ownership component...

8 Feb 2021

The Covid crisis can facilitate entrepreneurs of the future
The Covid crisis can facilitate entrepreneurs of the futureArticle

The strategic planning team at Regent Business School decided there was a need for a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports the new paradigm in entrepreneurship and encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to develop new skills, innovate and pursue their ideas, especially for furthering inclusivity...

Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 18 Jan 2021

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball
The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ballArticle

Most South Africans are now understandably keen to see the end of 2020 and are hoping for better times in 2021, after what has been a rollercoaster year for SA's political economy...

Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

Funding Accelerator Programme spearheads growth and resilience in 141 township SMMEs in Gauteng
Funding Accelerator Programme spearheads growth and resilience in 141 township SMMEs in GautengArticle

Thursday, 3 December 2020, saw 141 small businesses led by historically underserved entrepreneurs graduate from the bespoke Funding Accelerator Programme, aptly named 'Khulisa iBiznis', meaning 'Grow your business'...

Issued by SAICA 15 Dec 2020

Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownership
Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownershipArticle

Residential real estate, while also being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, has so far proven to be one of the more resilient sectors...

Dr Andrew Golding 15 Dec 2020

Congratulations to the Youth Innovation Challenge 2020 winners!
Congratulations to the Youth Innovation Challenge 2020 winners!Article

As the Youth Innovation Challenge came to a close, we were excited to announce the 2020 winners...

Issued by Innovate Durban 2 Dec 2020

Transforming youth in marketing
Transforming youth in marketingArticle

Black Wolf Youth Agency is an NPC (not-for-profit company) and a division of Black Wolf Group. The youth agency will be managed by our future industry leaders, the youth...

Rabbi Marcelino Gonsalves, Issued by Black Wolf Agency 26 Nov 2020

Ronald King
Are prescribed assets bad for the country?Article

The short answer is yes, but it is a little more complicated than that, as there could be benefits too. Contrary to popular perception, prescribed assets are not a process by which the government takes a portion of your retirement funds, which decreases the value.

Ronald King 30 Oct 2020

Parts of South Africa’s economy, such as the transport sector, are dominated by a few companies, which raises barriers to entry. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointersArticle

Over the past two decades various African National Congress (ANC) administrations in South Africa have sought to redistribute income to the poor and the vulnerable. They have also sought to stimulate rapid economic growth...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 30 Oct 2020

BEE ROI: Spending money for the sake of BEE points only?
BEE ROI: Spending money for the sake of BEE points only?Article

Are you part of the "begrudging camp", the laissez-fair group, or the "how much - give me my BEE points" brigade?..

Issued by BEE Analyst 21 Oct 2020

#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntu
#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntuArticle

Opening the 13th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference this week, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of ReimagineSA, noted that the Covid-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society...

14 Oct 2020

AfricArena and Ozow launch hackathon challenge
AfricArena and Ozow launch hackathon challengeArticle

Digital payment specialist Ozow and AfricArena are challenging tech talent across the nation to help deliver a new wave of fintech innovation leveraging the new Ozow API...

13 Oct 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

MTN transformation programme turns employees into store owners
MTN transformation programme turns employees into store ownersArticle

Four MTN employees have become BBBEE owner-operators of 14 stores across Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Sep 2020

African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck
African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand GlenryckArticle

The Glenryck brand joins the 100% black-owned Pioneer Fishing, under the umbrella of African Pioneer Marine...

18 Sep 2020

Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEs
Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on Clicks to commit to tangible corrective action by actively promoting black hair products that are manufactured by black women...

8 Sep 2020

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SANParks announces free access week dates for 2020Article

"SANParks has postponed the free access week which is traditionally held in September, to November due to the Covid-19 alert level 2 regulations which restrict the number of persons allowed within public spaces."

1 Sep 2020

National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief bills
National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief billsArticle

The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill...

26 Aug 2020

South African paradox
South African paradoxArticle

Dr Nadine Lake is a lecturer and Programme Director of the Gender Studies programme in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies...

Dr Nadine Lake, Issued by University of the Free State 25 Aug 2020

Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme matters
Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme mattersArticle

Giving small businesses the tools they need to succeed is crucial in ensuring economic sustainability in Africa...

Lusapho Njenge 6 Aug 2020

Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trends
Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trendsArticle

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has released its annual report on the national status and trends on B-BBEE...

29 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

East Asian countries have looked up to Japan as a model of success.
What drove Asia's economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?Article

The remarkable economic transformation of Asia in recent decades has attracted global attention. It has ignited scholarly and policy debates about the region's development models and strategies...

Mills Soko 27 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boost
Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boostArticle

"The purpose of the project is to revitalise small and medium-business urban farming, offer training, and increase job opportunities in Philippi."

20 Jul 2020

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition
De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transitionArticle

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

Business needs to step up - urgently
Business needs to step up - urgentlyArticle

Addressing South Africa's socio-economic failings - inadequate growth, unemployment, poverty and so on - has been the central preoccupation of government since 1994...

Terence Corrigan 10 Jul 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformation
#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformationArticle

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) notes with concern the recent Supplementary Budget presented by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni...

Tholo Makhaola 29 Jun 2020

Rebooting your business after lockdown
Rebooting your business after lockdownArticle

In the Chinese language the word crisis is composed of two characters, one represents danger and the other one represents opportunity. What possible opportunity can be hidden amid the economic crisis South Africa and the world is facing?...

Brend Badenhorst, Issued by Small Business Coach 14 May 2020

Black Citrus Growers Programme launched
Black Citrus Growers Programme launchedArticle

The programme is expected to create an additional 1,726 permanent and seasonal jobs in the citrus industry...

6 May 2020

Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fund
Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fundArticle

The R200m Tourism Relief Fund has been established as an intervention to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector...

8 Apr 2020

VWSA supports YES programme
VWSA supports YES programmeArticle

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is supporting the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by offering work opportunities to 520 unemployed youth...

10 Mar 2020

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DHL expands presence in Saudi ArabiaArticle

Led by DHL veteran, Sue Donoghue; Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of country manager in Kuwait, the group plans to further capitalise on the region's growth prospects by synergising resources and expertise...

10 Mar 2020

Introducing Development Stack! A progressive solution to human capital skills development
Introducing Development Stack! A progressive solution to human capital skills developmentArticle

Omni HR Consulting recently introduced the Omni Development Stack, a purpose-built model aimed to support organisations with industry-relevant training and development solutions...

Issued by Omni HR Consulting 9 Mar 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation target
Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation targetArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announced that it had surpassed its three-year target to transform R3.9bn of preferential procurement to black suppliers...

2 Mar 2020

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