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Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimistic
Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimisticArticle

The GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey, which looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world's smallest businesses, has been released...

3 days ago

Take your side hustle to new heights with a few simple hacks
Take your side hustle to new heights with a few simple hacksArticle

Side hustling. It's what you're doing when the clock strikes five, and everyone else kicks off their work shoes, it's what you're doing when most people's days are over, and yours is just beginning, it's what you're doing when you're using your creative fix to stash some extra cash...

Issued by OLX 16 Sep 2020

Fintechs could be the lifeline to SA's SMMEs
Fintechs could be the lifeline to SA's SMMEsArticle

South Africa's rapidly-growing fintech sector could play a key role in helping the country's SMMEs recover from the impact of Covid-19, while bringing millions of 'credit invisible' consumers into the formal economy at the same time.

Dalene Deale 14 Jul 2020

SDI helps micro-suppliers grow their business
SDI helps micro-suppliers grow their businessArticle

The road to recovery for South African businesses will be a long and difficult one, especially for the small players...

6 Jul 2020

Sappi empowers youth by providing access to Covid-19 information during Youth Month
Sappi empowers youth by providing access to Covid-19 information during Youth MonthArticle

Thanks to a useful set of illustrated messages created by Sappi Southern Africa about how to combat the disease, the team of Abashintshi are actively aligning their activities with the theme for South Africa's 2020 Youth Month...

Issued by Sappi 15 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SA
The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SAArticle

In almost all the messages, strategies and press conferences we have seen in these tough times of a global pandemic, one thing is clear in the world of SMMEs...

Lindiwe Kunene 8 May 2020

Llewellyn Allen, head of marketing, Metropolitan
#LockdownLessons: People are realising the importance of saving for a rainy day, says Llewellyn AllenArticle

Llewellyn Allen, Metropolitan's head of marketing, explains how the financial services giant is navigating the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in...

Nicci Botha 6 May 2020

Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials online
Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials onlineArticle

The Redshift Store Connector was created during the South African lockdown to allow small local retailers like spaza shops to easily set up an online presence and sell directly to their surrounding communities...

21 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdownArticle

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollarsArticle

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunityArticle

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

7 Sep 2018

AU sets up African Women Leadership fund
AU sets up African Women Leadership fundArticle

African Women Leadership Fund announced to bolster women-owned businesses in Africa...

4 Jul 2018

A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers
A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailersArticle

Mastercard launches Kionect for Nairobi's smallest shopkeepers - a mobile ordering and payments solution enables kiosk owners to access micro-loans...

6 Dec 2017

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Africa is not a data desertArticle

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work...

Ben Leo 21 Nov 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailersArticle

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Start viewing your enterprise technology the way millennials do
Start viewing your enterprise technology the way millennials doArticle

25 years ago, I went to work for the first time with a hand-held device in my hand: a Casio calculator. I thought I was the man. Today, the new generation of workers often have a better grasp of technology than senior management...

Steve Tzikakis 21 Jun 2017

Senegal's corner shops go digital to track trade
Senegal's corner shops go digital to track tradeArticle

Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients...

19 Jun 2017

Out with hot desking, in with flexible workspaces
Out with hot desking, in with flexible workspacesArticle

As office space trends continue to evolve, savvy businesses are moving beyond shared desks to flexible workspaces...

8 Mar 2017

Online platforms boost sales of home industry sector
Online platforms boost sales of home industry sectorArticle

Gone are the days when the only marketplace available to home industry businesses was the local neighbourhood market. The new storefront is online and micro-businesses specialising in handcrafted goods are reaping the benefits...

3 Sep 2015

SMEs lead the way in local cloud adoption
SMEs lead the way in local cloud adoptionArticle

Small and medium-sized enterprises are far ahead of their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting cloud-based services...

10 Jul 2015

Investing in entrepreneurs to drive the economy
Investing in entrepreneurs to drive the economyArticle

South Africa has the potential for greatness, but unemployment chains us to mediocrity...

9 Jul 2015

DMASA CEO steps down
DMASA CEO steps downArticle

The current CEO of DMASA, Brian Mdluli, will be leaving office after five years in this position to pursue his business career but will remain on the board of the association as a non-executive director. The current COO, Alastair Tempest, will run the organisation.

21 Feb 2012

Hothouse to grow local corporate gift marketArticle

A new initiative in the Cape Town CBD’s East City precinct will provide a link between South Africa’s formal and informal economies, giving corporate gift buyers access to local handmade products and providing the country’s many talented crafters with an entrée to this major niche market.

14 May 2007

Vuk'Uzenzele: New TV series for Micro-BusinessesArticle

Vuk'Uzenzele is a ground breaking television series that seeks to empower people to 'get up' and 'do it yourself'.

Peter Moyo 28 Apr 2004

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