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Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountants
Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountantsArticle

Saica Enterprise Development (Saica ED) implemented an accounting graduate training programme for 48 unemployed accounting graduates, this programme formed an integral part of the Khulisa iBiznis Programme...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry up
South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry upArticle

As local business relief initiatives come to a close, many small and medium enterprises continue to struggle with an unfortunate number of businesses' liquidity eroded by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support
Cape artists protest against lack of government supportArticle

The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief. The steps outside the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town were a hive of activity on Saturday, with about 50 artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers performing as part of ongoing protests.

Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021

Application deadline for ECD relief fund extended
Application deadline for ECD relief fund extendedArticle

The Department of Social Development has extended the deadline for applications of the Early Childhood Development - Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF) to 26 February 2021.

19 Feb 2021

Over R400m to assist struggling ECDs
Over R400m to assist struggling ECDsArticle

As part of relief measures to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on early childhood development (ECD), Social Development will use R496 million to assist the sector, which is amongst the hardest hit...

8 Feb 2021

5 tips for business continuity in 2021
5 tips for business continuity in 2021Article

By the time you read this, South Africa would have been in a state of lockdown for more than 300 days, and there is no end in sight; here or globally...

Stefano Migliore 21 Jan 2021

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

Finfind releases 2020 SA SMME Covid-19 Impact Report
Finfind releases 2020 SA SMME Covid-19 Impact ReportArticle

Finfind has released the results of its 2020 SA SMME Covid-19 Impact Report. The survey reveals comprehensive findings on the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on SMMEs during lockdown...

7 Dec 2020

Six Challengers who made things happen in 2020 - against the odds!
Six Challengers who made things happen in 2020 - against the odds!Article

The folks who believe that it's possible to beat the odds, get out there and make things happen in a world that's asked us to slow down and stay indoors. While we might call our friends who do this show-offs, we call the brands that do this Challengers...

Rhiannon Rees, Issued by eatbigfish 7 Dec 2020

Celebrating a decade of green economy growth
Celebrating a decade of green economy growthArticle

Since the official launch on 5 November 2010, GreenCape has leveraged its funding partnerships and industry networks to facilitate ~R41bn worth of investment into the South African green economy, supporting the creation of ~19,000 direct green jobs...

Issued by GreenCape 10 Nov 2020

Cultural, creative industries called to apply for Covid-19 relief funding
Cultural, creative industries called to apply for Covid-19 relief fundingArticle

The South African government is encouraging those in the cultural and creative industries, who were negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, to apply for relief funding...

3 Nov 2020

NPO mental health support programme, helpline launched
NPO mental health support programme, helpline launchedArticle

Tshikululu Social Investments has partnered with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on an NPO mental health support programme called NPOwer to provide psychological first aid to NPOs...

30 Oct 2020

Government offers farmers support through input vouchers
Government offers farmers support through input vouchersArticle

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says as part of government's economic stimulus package, the department will provide input vouchers to subsistence farmers to retain jobs...

30 Oct 2020

Dept looks for opportunities to grow rural tourism
Dept looks for opportunities to grow rural tourismArticle

Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela says opportunities must be identified to grow rural tourism...

26 Oct 2020

Four factors to financing your business beyond relief funding
Four factors to financing your business beyond relief fundingArticle

In the last few months there have been various announcements of relief funding initiatives to assist businesses and livelihoods struggling in the wake of Covid-19...

23 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on the NPO sector
Impact of Covid-19 on the NPO sectorArticle

Tshikululu Social Investments, one the country's leading social investment fund management and advisory firm, has undertaken a survey of over 170 NPOs around South Africa to assess the effect that Covid-19 has had on this crucial sector...

23 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhereArticle

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2020

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Tourism announces beneficiaries of tourism relief fundArticle

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has made public the list of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) who benefited through the much-needed tourism relief funding...

5 Aug 2020

Mandela Day in a time of social distancing: 5 ways to make a virtual difference
Mandela Day in a time of social distancing: 5 ways to make a virtual differenceArticle

Covid-19 put inequality in the spotlight. With millions of people without jobs and forced into poverty, the work of NGOs has never been more crucial...

Joanne van der Walt 13 Jul 2020

SA's franchise industry begins long road to recovery
SA's franchise industry begins long road to recoveryArticle

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the lockdown...

11 Jun 2020

Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedily
Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedilyArticle

Various public and private sector entities have released wide-scale relief measures to help South African small to medium enterprises (SMEs) survive the Covid-19 business slowdown...

Andiswa Bata 4 Jun 2020

Tourism resumes limited operations in June
Tourism resumes limited operations in JuneArticle

South Africans, who have been confined to their homes, will now be allowed to venture out for hikes...

1 Jun 2020

Justice Rapapule serving a client at his spaza shop in Tsakane. Photo: Kimberly Mutandiro
"My business will never be the same again," says Duduza spaza shop ownerArticle

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance...

27 May 2020

Natashia Soopal
Strong financial controls needed to maximise benefit of Covid-19 relief effortsArticle

The South African government has been applauded by the World Health Organisation for its quick response to curb the spread of the Covid-19, and prepare its healthcare system. However, this good work can easily be overshadowed by poor controls...

Natashia Soopal 14 May 2020

New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lost
New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lostArticle

Cape Town Tourism has released a new report showcasing how the local tourism industry is suffering under Covid-19 regulations. The report includes insight into how prepared businesses are financially to ride out this storm, as well as...

12 May 2020

Focus areas for SMEs dealing with Covid-19
Focus areas for SMEs dealing with Covid-19Article

Small businesses are certainly bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 related economic fallout. Here are three ways SMEs can make sure they bounce back strongly after lockdown is lifted.

Dumisani Moyo 8 May 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

Survey reveals 6% of small businesses receive relief funding
Survey reveals 6% of small businesses receive relief fundingArticle

Findings from the Covid-19 National Small Business Survey highlights the continued plight of small businesses coming out of Level-5 lockdown...

6 May 2020

Dear small businesses, beware of scammers
Dear small businesses, beware of scammersArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued a warning to small businesses against fraudulent agencies soliciting payment to fast track applications for Covid-19 Relief funding...

22 Apr 2020

Fluence Capital offers businesses guidance and support in lockdown
Fluence Capital offers businesses guidance and support in lockdownArticle

Fluence Capital, a financial and strategic advisory company, is now offering pro-bono support and guidance for South Africans facing the potential loss of their business due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

15 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

SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SA
SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SAArticle

Despite welcome rains in certain parts of South Africa, large parts of the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces are still experiencing the effects of prevailing drought conditions...

7 Sep 2018

Cape Town's water crisis: driven by politics more than drought
Cape Town's water crisis: driven by politics more than droughtArticle

Cape Town, South Africa's second most populous city, is hurtling towards "Day Zero": the day taps run dry...

David W. Olivier 14 Dec 2017

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R74m allocated to Western Cape drought reliefArticle

Minister Des Van Rooyen says the government will allocate R74m in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape...

29 Aug 2017

MEC Alan Winde - Western Cape agriculture mid-term budget allocation
MEC Alan Winde - Western Cape agriculture mid-term budget allocationArticle

In addition to boosting production, we envisage an agriculture sector on our continent which is owned by its own people, and which drives inclusive growth...

2 Dec 2016

The world needs a more innovative approach to humanitarian relief
The world needs a more innovative approach to humanitarian reliefArticle

This has been a difficult year for humanitarian relief. Huge events have left indelible images...

Howard Rush 23 Dec 2015

Despite recent rainfall, drought remains severe in KZN
Despite recent rainfall, drought remains severe in KZNArticle

PRETORIA: The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department has warned that despite the recent rainfall...

8 Jul 2015

National disaster centre on high alert
National disaster centre on high alertArticle

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has advised provincial and municipal centres in areas affected by the recent floods to begin the necessary response preparedness.

12 Mar 2014

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