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Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems
Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systemsArticle

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow...

29 Apr 2021

Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise model
Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise modelArticle

South African investors are taking notice and the first franchise deal has been signed in South Africa between a local KZN entrepreneur Cassim Khan and IWG in March 2021...

Issued by GO Content Lab 28 Apr 2021

Hybrid working to become the norm for FTSE 250 companies
Hybrid working to become the norm for FTSE 250 companiesArticle

A new study has revealed the extent to which Covid-19 has transformed the way that FTSE 250 companies will use workspaces in the future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Apr 2021

Setting SMEs up for success
Setting SMEs up for successArticle

South Africa's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent more than 98% of registered businesses, employ between 50% and 60% of the country's workforce...

7 Apr 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors
Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investorsArticle

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

Digital transformation redefines the workplace
Digital transformation redefines the workplaceArticle

Digital transformation is using technology to radically improve the performance and reach of an organisation. When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when it's not, all you have is a really fast caterpillar...

Issued by GO Content Lab 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

Suburban migration will drive the 'hybrid' way of working in South Africa
Suburban migration will drive the 'hybrid' way of working in South AfricaArticle

Forced lockdowns translating into remote working from home has put the spotlight on how the virus is changing the way we work. Many businesses are seeing the opportunity to reduce costs on office premises during this challenging time...

Issued by GO Content Lab 19 Feb 2021

Flexibility + agility = resilience - the new working equation
Flexibility + agility = resilience - the new working equationArticle

Covid-19 did not facilitate the remote working trend, it merely pushed it to the forefront...

Issued by GO Content Lab 22 Jan 2021

Can SMEs be saved during this economic period?
Can SMEs be saved during this economic period?Article

Analysts are predicting that 60% of SMEs will close before the crisis caused by the pandemic is over. Vital for job creation and growth, protecting SMEs during this period of economic turbulence is critical, but how do we do it?

Rajan Naidoo 19 Jan 2021

Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige Awards
Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige AwardsArticle

Local fintech firm Fundrr recently scooped the SME Finance Company of the Year Award in the CorporateWire Prestige Awards. The judges cited Fundrr's personal touch, consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness in their decision...

21 Dec 2020

7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020
7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020Article

If your business has made it this far, congratulations! You have likely survived one of the biggest collective economic crises of our generation...

Jeremy Lang 10 Dec 2020

Partnership empowers informal retail traders across Eastern and Southern Africa
Partnership empowers informal retail traders across Eastern and Southern AfricaArticle

Informal retail micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are set to receive a technological and operational boost for their businesses, thanks to Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank...

2 Dec 2020

For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFall
For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFallArticle

South Africa still has some of the most expensive mobile data rates on the continent. In fact, from lowest to highest data tariffs, Research ICT Africa's Retail African Mobile Pricing (RAMP) Index ranked South Africa 33rd out of 46 African countries this year...

1 Dec 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Why a simple Reg 28 amendment could fuel the SA economyArticle

Covid-19 and the ensuing national lockdown has had a dramatic effect on all spheres of South African society, but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - especially those in the service sector - have been particularly hard hit...

22 Oct 2020

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Positioning women as the engine of growth in the oil and gas industryArticle

Education, gender bias and access to capital as key inhibitors to proportionate female representation within the oil and gas industry; a recent McKinsey study places female industry participation at just 15%...

2 Oct 2020

Helping businesses navigate through today's challenging economic environment
Helping businesses navigate through today's challenging economic environmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought disruptions and devastating impact on the South African economy with several businesses reeling from the effects of this pandemic. The South African and global economy has taken an unexpected turn and this has had dire consequences on businesses...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 18 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

UK-South Africa Tech Hub launches virtual training workshops
UK-South Africa Tech Hub launches virtual training workshopsArticle

The UK-South Africa Tech Hub will be launching a virtual training programme starting 21 September 2020 to help tech entrepreneurs prosper and achieve sustainability during this challenging time...

21 Aug 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Clickatell launches Chat Desk to shake up the $1.3tn call centre industry
Clickatell launches Chat Desk to shake up the $1.3tn call centre industryArticle

Clickatell, a global leader in mobile communications and chat commerce, has announced the launch of Chat Desk, a digital contact centre solution...

Issued by Semaphore Communications 21 Jul 2020

SMEs and economic viability beyond the life of mines
SMEs and economic viability beyond the life of minesArticle

A partnership between Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (SBI) will focus on the functional and economic viability of small towns beyond the life of mines...

20 Jul 2020

Partnership formed to promote the development of SMEs in SA
Partnership formed to promote the development of SMEs in SAArticle

Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (SBI) announced a collaboration to promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa...

20 Jul 2020

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the markArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

UJ adds Xero Learn to its syllabus
UJ adds Xero Learn to its syllabusArticle

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has reportedly become the first tertiary education institution in South Africa to adopt Xero Learn...

8 Jun 2020

A deserted street in Cairo after coronavirus-related restrictions were tightened. Egypt has been one of the hardest hit in Africa. Photo by Mohamed Elraai/picture alliance via Getty Images
Controlling Covid-19 will carry devastating economic cost for developing countriesArticle

Many African countries quickly closed their borders and imposed lockdown. This meant that, until the beginning of May, no African country had more than 10,000 people affected, with South Africa, Egypt, Morocco or Algeria being the hardest hit...

Borja Santos Porras 4 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Steps to inoculate African economies against the impact of coronavirus
Article

The curve of the coronavirus pandemic started to bend upwards in Africa only recently - just as the curve in the 10 most-affected countries around the world was flattening...

Chuku Chuku 15 May 2020

Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdown
Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdownArticle

The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused disruption across the globe and has led to two simultaneous crises...

Kavir Bhoola 14 May 2020

Business as usual for banks during lockdown
Business as usual for banks during lockdownArticle

Banks will be open and your money will be accessible during the countrywide lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

Government non-payment culture driving construction job losses
Government non-payment culture driving construction job lossesArticle

Government's failure to pay building contractors on time or even not at all is one of the major causes of job losses in the construction industry...

Morag Evans 29 Jan 2020

AfDB-managed fund grants $1m to support Burundi solar-hydro hybrid project
AfDB-managed fund grants $1m to support Burundi solar-hydro hybrid projectArticle

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi...

24 Dec 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growthArticle

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

How barcode printing improves data management
How barcode printing improves data managementArticle

Since its inception, barcode printing has evolved and grown into a global necessity, improving data management and accessibility...

30 Oct 2019

Financial services platform launched for businesses in Nigeria
Financial services platform launched for businesses in NigeriaArticle

Carbon for Business is a digital financial services platform that provides startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and fintechs with the services and technology they need...

24 Oct 2019

How data helps small businesses grow
How data helps small businesses growArticle

With the digital revolution in full swing, data is to business what oxygen is to mankind. It is a crucial resource...

7 Oct 2019

Become a digital doyen in business
Become a digital doyen in businessArticle

Digital transformation can unlock business competitiveness and success despite economy...

1 Oct 2019

Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector
Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sectorArticle

It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to SMEs as possible...

Greg Chen 13 Sep 2019

ITC and Visa partner to empower women-led businesses globally
ITC and Visa partner to empower women-led businesses globallyArticle

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Visa launched a partnership to increase the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and women-led businesses in international trade...

5 Sep 2019

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'Africans can do business with the UN'Article

What must businesses in Africa do to win tenders from the UN? Are there opportunities for African women entrepreneurs?

Kingsley Ighobor 2 Sep 2019

Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurement
Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurementArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative's (Safi) furniture directory will be unveiled at the SARCDA Expo, which is being held at the Gallagher Estate in Gauteng from 22 August to 25 August 2019...

23 Aug 2019

Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolutionArticle

Franchise opportunities - Africa's economy will grow faster than any other continent's over the next five years and flexible working is a huge part of that future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 31 Jul 2019

IWG flexible working franchise a first for Africa
IWG flexible working franchise a first for AfricaArticle

Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa...

Issued by GO Content Lab 4 Jul 2019

'Businesses that fail to become agile will not survive,' says IWG CEO Mark Dixon
'Businesses that fail to become agile will not survive,' says IWG CEO Mark DixonArticle

To keep pace with the legislative and social changes shaping our South African workforce, businesses need to harness the power of flexible workspace, says Mark Dixon, CEO of flexible space service provider, IWG...

Issued by GO Content Lab 27 May 2019

Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa. Wikimedia Commons/The Wot-If? Trust
#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the badArticle

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

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