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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...

19 hours ago

ASIP Accelerator announces new advisory board
ASIP Accelerator announces new advisory boardArticle

Telecel Group's Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech, announced the creation of an industry advisory board...

3 days ago

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

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

Ask Afrika nominated for 3 prestigious awards at the NSTF Awards
Ask Afrika nominated for 3 prestigious awards at the NSTF AwardsArticle

Ask Afrika has been nominated for three awards at the NSTF-South32 Awards, the flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), in partnership with South32...

Issued by Ask Afrika 22 Apr 2021

3 key challenges women entrepreneurs face
3 key challenges women entrepreneurs faceArticle

South Africa needs more women entrepreneurs and business owners to help tackle local unemployment, breathe innovation into lacklustre sectors, and help drive economic recovery in the country...

Divya Vasant 15 Mar 2021

Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SA
Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SAArticle

The South African results of the latest Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs Index (MIWE), women entrepreneurs are making progress in South Africa, but challenges persist...

15 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneurs
#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneursArticle

The alarming loss of jobs during 2020 and the growing unemployment rate is what inspired Danielle Marais to open the doors of a non-profit organisation by the name of Walk In Freedom...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

Study finds that not enough South Africans are prepared to be vaccinated against Covid-19
Study finds that not enough South Africans are prepared to be vaccinated against Covid-19Article

South Africans are torn with regards to whether or not they get vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, just over half of respondents (52%) said they planned to get vaccinated when the vaccine roll-out programme reaches them...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 19 Feb 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now openArticle

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

15 Feb 2021

Investment plays a role in SME survival and recovery
Investment plays a role in SME survival and recoveryArticle

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic proved that small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the South African economy...

21 Jan 2021

Kuhle Mnisi, operator investor, Secha Capital
#BizTrends2021: 4 strategies to rethink investing in SMEsArticle

Last year proved that SMEs are the backbone of the South African economy. Yet, existing debt, lack of cash reserves, outdated financials, and an inability to operate during the national lockdown, forced almost half of South African small businesses to shut down...

Kuhle Mnisi 11 Jan 2021

Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award
Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media AwardArticle

APO Group announced Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu as the winner of the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Virtual Conference and Awards held 2-3 December 2020...

4 Dec 2020

Enygma Ventures makes last call for applications for investment for 2020
Enygma Ventures makes last call for applications for investment for 2020Article

Enygma Ventures has made one last call for applications for investment of the year. Female entrepreneurs and innovators who are problem solvers in the SADC are encouraged to apply...

1 Dec 2020

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SA
Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation advocates for equality of entrepreneurship in SAArticle

Yogavelli Nambiar, CEO at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) member firmly believes that shaping an entrepreneurial mindset starts at school level...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launches
#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launchesArticle

With over 10 years in PR and marketing communications, Marisa Calvert, an award-winning communications professional, launched Marisa Calvert Communications...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2020

The "made it" stories are doing us a disservice
The "made it" stories are doing us a disserviceArticle

The founders of Amazi are determined to share the reality of what they've gone through to establish their organisation, a social enterprise founded to progress the economic inclusion of women, and how for a founding team of young, black women, a lot of their experience has been traumatic.

24 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

There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startups
There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startupsArticle

Khula Lula is the news micro-financing VC fund striving to level the investment scales in favour of young, Black, women entrepreneurs...

12 Nov 2020

Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter
Top 200 most influential African women on TwitterArticle

Following the announcement of Smart Data Power and The Women in Africa Initiative's list of the Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter, there's no doubt that women in Africa are a force to be reckoned with...

12 Nov 2020

#StartupStory: Introducing Tame, a new pet management system
#StartupStory: Introducing Tame, a new pet management systemArticle

If you have a pet as your best friend, you'll probably want to do everything you can to ensure that they are safe, healthy and happy...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2020

Google's Nitin Gajria joins African Women in Media Award judging panel
Google's Nitin Gajria joins African Women in Media Award judging panelArticle

APO Group has announced that Google's Sub-Saharan Africa director, Nitin Gajria is joining the African Women in Media Award judging panel...

9 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

Have our politicians forgotten the legal principle of common cause?
Have our politicians forgotten the legal principle of common cause?Article

Government has said it is prioritising an economic recovery and fiscal consolidation and that the social compact agreed to between government, business, labour and civil society will prioritise short-term measures to support the economy...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 4 Nov 2020

Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packaging
Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packagingArticle

Industry-expert panellists shared insights around the latest packaging trends and technologies at the recent Propak Cape Connect 'Opportunities in Packaging in the New Normal' webinar...

3 Nov 2020

AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineup
AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineupArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its sixth Annual Conference and Awards from 2-3 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

Absa Lionesses Xpo to showcase game-changing women entrepreneurs
Absa Lionesses Xpo to showcase game-changing women entrepreneursArticle

Doing business with women entrepreneurs has never been more vital, as South Africa grapples with the ripple-effect of the extended lockdown and economic crisis...

20 Oct 2020

WOTF 2020 winners (L-R): Carolyn Hancock, Welile Gumede and Mmamontsheng ‘Dulcy’Rakumakoe.
2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards: Winners announced!Article

The winners of the annual Santam Women of the Future Awards were announced at an exclusive business luncheon emceed by Doreen Morris at Atlantic Studios, and broadcast via live stream...

19 Oct 2020

Food insecurity in SA takes centre stage
Food insecurity in SA takes centre stageArticle

Many South Africans are paying a high price for the economic devastation caused by the hard lockdown implemented in late March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 16 Oct 2020

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Registration open for TETA's annual Women Empowerment SummitArticle

The Transport Education Training Authority will host its annual TETA Women Empowerment Summit via three virtual events to be held on 21, 23 and 26 October respectively...

13 Oct 2020

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APO Group African Women in Media Award calls for entriesArticle

The APO Group is calling for entries for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa...

13 Oct 2020

Investing in entrepreneurs is key to the future of South Africa
Investing in entrepreneurs is key to the future of South AfricaArticle

South Africa's always talked a big game when it comes to entrepreneurship. In fact, encouraging entrepreneurship, especially among young people, is one of the pillars of the National Development Plan...

Philani Sangweni 13 Oct 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award supports women's entrepreneurship in Africa
APO Group African Women in Media Award supports women's entrepreneurship in AfricaArticle

The second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award will recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa...

12 Oct 2020

Nurturing female talent in technology is critical
Nurturing female talent in technology is criticalArticle

Gender imbalance isn't just another challenge that companies need to overcome, it's arguably the greatest threat facing the global tech sector today...

Natasha Reuben 8 Oct 2020

Standard Bank hosts Brave Conversations for Top Women 2020
Standard Bank hosts Brave Conversations for Top Women 2020Article

As South Africa's preeminent initiative to advocate for the advancement of gender empowerment, Standard Bank Top Women has once again embarked on its annual conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Sep 2020

Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet
Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yetArticle

Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are in their 17th year and their judging panel reads as a list of who's who of corporate South Africa...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Sep 2020

2021 applications now open to entrepreneurs as Innovator Trust declares 'the future of tech, powered by women'
2021 applications now open to entrepreneurs as Innovator Trust declares 'the future of tech, powered by women'Article

If you are a woman driving change in business, the Innovator Trust is looking for you! Innovator Trust launched a powerful, new 'Women in Tech' campaign, promoting women-owned businesses in the ICT sector...

Issued by Innovator Trust 16 Sep 2020

VW's Lionesses Den winners announced
VW's Lionesses Den winners announcedArticle

Volkswagen South Africa in partnership with Lionesses of Africa announced the winners of the Volkswagen's Lionesses Den competition...

2 Sep 2020

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for application
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for applicationArticle

The US Embassy in South Africa has partnered with the AWIEF to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa programme...

28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet
#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine HouvetArticle

With over 24 years of telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa, Charmaine Houvet is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircare
#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircareArticle

Taryn Gill left behind an established career in marketing to launch a haircare brand with products formulated for curly and coily hair textures...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Aug 2020

Telkom hosts Women Disruptors Webinar to empower female entrepreneurs to run successful businesses during the Covid-19 period and beyond
Telkom hosts Women Disruptors Webinar to empower female entrepreneurs to run successful businesses during the Covid-19 period and beyondArticle

According to survey conducted by Facebook in partnership with the World Bank and OECD, women are still in the minority when it comes to entrepreneurship...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through stories
Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through storiesArticle

The enthusiasm and commitment of role models, like my mother and grandmother, helped to spark my passion for contributing to the development of female leaders and entrepreneurs across the African continent...

Nunu Ntshingila 25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'
#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'Article

Corporate Affairs Director of Heineken South Africa Millicent Maroga shares her thoughts on female leadership and empowering women entrepreneurs, some of the challenges women in the industry face, as well as GBV...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19
#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19Article

Passionate about design thinking in the technology space, Paula Sartini is an analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Zubeida Goolam, co-founder of Brandtruth//DGTL
#WomensMonth: Zubeida Goolam, co-founder of Brandtruth//DGTLArticle

In many fields, women entrepreneurs are leading the way. In the digital marketing industry, one woman who started her business alongside her partner, is Zubeida Goolam...

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

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