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Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubator
Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubatorArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

17 Sep 2020

Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEs
Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEsArticle

The Clicks Group has committed to increase spending on SMMEs and support local beauty and haircare brands, and other products...

11 Sep 2020

Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SA
Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SAArticle

Earlier this month the EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders on the theme of green SMME recovery...

9 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

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

#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

Survey to reveal how Covid-19 affected SMMES
Survey to reveal how Covid-19 affected SMMESArticle

Finfind has partnered with government, big business and other key national stakeholders to conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the vital SMME sector...

17 Aug 2020

The sit-down restaurant industry's blueprint for recovery
The sit-down restaurant industry's blueprint for recoveryArticle

The Restaurant Collective (R|C) has launched its roadmap to recovery which it sees as a practical plan that can succeed if it garners broad support...

Grace Harding 22 Jul 2020

Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniforms
Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniformsArticle

In a move to support local manufacturing and small enterprises, Dis-Chem Pharmacies will outsource the production of its staff uniforms via a small manufacturing incubator...

25 Jun 2020

Government formalises over 2,000 spaza shops
Government formalises over 2,000 spaza shopsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says her department has formalised over 2,000 spaza shops during the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Jun 2020

Image credit: Stocksnap via Pixabay
Rules for personal care services during advanced Level 3 lockdownArticle

The government has gazetted regulations for the operation of personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty services and tattoo parlours...

22 Jun 2020

"We are not doing any business" says street vendor
"We are not doing any business" says street vendorArticle

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector...

Zoë Postman 10 Jun 2020

[REPORT]: Startups can drive growth in a disrupted world
[REPORT]: Startups can drive growth in a disrupted worldArticle

The economic and social upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic underlines the need for a collective, and robust national strategy to unlock entrepreneurship in South Africa...

8 Jun 2020

Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3Article

Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court.

1 Jun 2020

Enterprise development programme calls for applications
Enterprise development programme calls for applicationsArticle

Entrepreneurs in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro are invited to participate in the seventh phase of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber enterprise development programme...

28 May 2020

Cash flow management advice for SMEs
Cash flow management advice for SMEsArticle

There's no doubt that this is a challenging and uncertain time for South Africa and the rest of the world...

Colin Timmis 20 May 2020

Covid-19 is likely to reshape the world - here's how accountants can help
Covid-19 is likely to reshape the world - here's how accountants can helpArticle

As an accountant, you have an invaluable role to play in helping your clients survive the Covid-19 outbreak and its economic effects...

Pieter Bensch 12 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

UIF disbursements surpass R3bn mark
UIF disbursements surpass R3bn markArticle

Government has dispersed R3.3 billion in Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claim benefits submitted by 1.75 million workers - as relief for the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Apr 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

Guidelines for spaza shops announced
Guidelines for spaza shops announcedArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

Support small craft and design businesses on CDI's Peek platform
Support small craft and design businesses on CDI's Peek platformArticle

The Craft and Design Institute is calling on South Africans to continue supporting the thousands of small businesses in the local craft and design sector during the Covid-19 lockdown...

14 Apr 2020

Do something good and tell people about it
Do something good and tell people about itArticle

Corporate social responsibility or social investment have been two terms bandied about in board rooms for a few decades now. Given South Africa's massive social challenges this is understandable...

Issued by Matriarch 14 Apr 2020

Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?
Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?Article

With the implementation of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 26 March, there has been understandable confusion...

Shane Johnson and Samantha Robb 8 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown
Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdownArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying downArticle

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdown
5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdownArticle

With no airlines flying into or out of South Africa and no tourists to participate in experiences, tourism SMMEs are finding themselves in a difficult situation. Is it even possible for tourism SMMEs to remain productive during lockdown?

6 Apr 2020

5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisis
5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisisArticle

It's safe to say that many businesses are beginning to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 Apr 2020

Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdown
Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdownArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says one of franchising's biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate...

26 Mar 2020

Don't lose your home to the lockdown
Don't lose your home to the lockdownArticle

Many home-owners are worried about not being able to pay their bond instalments over the next few months as they face the prospect of reduced earnings...

Gerhard Kotzé 26 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders
Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal tradersArticle

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don't know how they will make it through the next 21 days...

Ashraf Hendricks 26 Mar 2020

Futurist, Marius Oosthuizen
The economic impacts and prospects of Covid-19Article

With South Africa headed into a 21-day lockdown this week, combatting the threat of the Covid-19, has been made a key national priority. Never before in our democracy have we seen a national lockdown taking place, but the gravity of the current situation absolutely demands it...

25 Mar 2020

SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax system
SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax systemArticle

The effect of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown on businesses and their employees will be harsh, so the government will be taking several steps to support individuals and small businesses...

Jana Botha 24 Mar 2020

Relief for SMMEs amid Covid-19
Relief for SMMEs amid Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has been declared a National Disaster and has prompted a 21-day national shut down, is having catastrophic effects on businesses throughout South Africa and around the globe...

24 Mar 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Of wishlists and tax incentivesArticle

Every year, when I start thinking about the annual Budget Speech, I wonder what is to come. Is this the year that the corporate tax rate will change? Maybe capital gains will finally be 100% taxable? Or something more low key, like an increase in the Securities Transfer Tax?

Elizabeth Lombaard 24 Feb 2020

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through art
Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through artArticle

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, an independent public benefit organisation, has opened the doors to its public art exhibition, titled "On Main Road", to contribute uniquely to the national discussion on inequality...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Nov 2019

Fund for entrepreneurs developing their businesses
Fund for entrepreneurs developing their businessesArticle

A total of 100,000 young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to new heights with funding through the Small Business and Innovation Fund (SBIF)..

18 Nov 2019

The 2019 Vision2030 Awards finalists announcement
The 2019 Vision2030 Awards finalists announcementArticle

Top Media and Communications have released those companies and individuals selected as finalists in the 2019 Vision2030 Awards...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Nov 2019

A call for all to support small businesses
A call for all to support small businessesArticle

Annie McWalter, CEO of SAICA enterprise development, recently shared a TEX Talk-style presentation on the macro-environment of entrepreneurship in South Africa, addressing our performance by positing potential solutions...

Leigh Andrews, Issued by SAICA 5 Nov 2019

Africa's informal sector can contribute to the formal economy
Africa's informal sector can contribute to the formal economyArticle

Africa has a thriving informal sector, but governments are constrained when it comes to regulating this sector so that it can contribute to the formal economy...

Laurent Lamothe 18 Oct 2019

Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaints
Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaintsArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted inspections in the road freight and logistics industry amid complaints that South African drivers were losing out due to truck companies employing foreign nationals...

11 Sep 2019

Youth dialogue
Youth dialogueArticle

False Bay TVET College, Khayelitsha Campus together with the Department of Small Business Development hosted a youth dialogue with college students and young entrepreneurs...

Issued by False Bay College 26 Jul 2019

Minister of Trade & Industry, Ebrahim Patel. Credit: World Economic Forum via Wikimedia
Fasa welcomes private sector support from governmentArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says it's encouraged by the positive and committed attitude and concrete steps taken by the government to partner with the private sector...

24 Jul 2019

Grassroots commercial enterprises launched at Yes4Youth hub in Tembisa
Grassroots commercial enterprises launched at Yes4Youth hub in TembisaArticle

The Youth Employment Service has launched two new business partnerships at the Kago Yes4Youth Community Hub in Tembisa, the first step to fulfilling its next development goal of becoming a commercial centre...

3 Jun 2019

Watson wind farm stopped - for now
Watson wind farm stopped - for nowArticle

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family's massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned - at least temporarily...

John Yeld 16 Apr 2019

College welcomes recognition at 2019 National Skills Conference
College welcomes recognition at 2019 National Skills ConferenceArticle

The bi-annual National Skills Conference and Development Awards took place on 14 and 15 March at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng...

Issued by False Bay College 3 Apr 2019

Enterprises UP teams up with SACII for entrepreneurship development in the Gauteng creative sector
Enterprises UP teams up with SACII for entrepreneurship development in the Gauteng creative sectorArticle

The aim of this short course is to equip individuals working in the creative sector or creative industries with the necessary entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to develop their respective entrepreneurial ventures...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 1 Apr 2019

Gugu Mjadu
Budget promises to boost SMME eco-systemArticle

Plans to make legislative changes to the ambit of the Department of Small Business Development will go a long way to making the entrepreneurial eco-system more conducive for the formation and growth of SMMEs...

25 Feb 2019

Ambitious plans for boosting tourism
Ambitious plans for boosting tourismArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the importance of tourism to our economy in his State of the Nation Address. He also set an ambitious target of raising tourism numbers to 21-million per annum by 2030...

Christelle Grohmann & Lee-Anne Bac 18 Feb 2019

President to proclaim National Minimum Wage date
President to proclaim National Minimum Wage dateArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday proclaim the effective date for the National Minimum Wage at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto...

6 Dec 2018

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