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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...

3 days ago

How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explains
How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explainsArticle

N'Gunu Tiny, founder and executive chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in fintech, blockchain and innovative tech...

Issued by Monetary Library 16 Sep 2020

First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch Battle
First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch BattleArticle

The first digital version of the SA Innovation Summit will host the Swiss-South African Pitch Battle on the SAIS2020 Virtual365 Edition stage...

16 Sep 2020

Challenger Type - The Missionary
Challenger Type - The MissionaryArticle

In an environment that indexes high on unemployment, poor education, gangsterism and drug abuse, hope can be hard to come by. For many, that's the reality of living in the Cape Flats in South Africa's Western Cape...

Issued by eatbigfish 15 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place
Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in placeArticle

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SA
#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SAArticle

With extensive global experience, Alison Collier, a definite role model for future businesswomen, shares her journey with us this Women's Month...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

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Key post-Covid-19 marketing hacksArticle

Freelance consultant, Sam Swaine shares key learnings your marketing strategies can integrate during and post the corona pandemic - the most important of which is to meet your customers where they are...

Sam Swaine 12 Aug 2020

SA Innovation Summit 2020 goes virtual
SA Innovation Summit 2020 goes virtualArticle

For the very first time in its 13-year history, the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) will be taking place virtually on 30 September and 1 October 2020, connecting the startup ecosystem across countries and continents.

4 Aug 2020

[WATCH]: Tips on creating a sustainable business
[WATCH]: Tips on creating a sustainable businessArticle

Recent years have seen a rise in sustainable business practices as people become increasingly aware of their impact on the planet...

3 Aug 2020

How disruptive technologies are transforming small businesses in Africa
How disruptive technologies are transforming small businesses in AfricaArticle

Regent Business School, a member of the global Honoris United Universities network, hosted a webinar on the positive impact of 4IR on SMME and start-ups, on Tuesday, 21 July...

Issued by Regent Business School 28 Jul 2020

Global Technology & Business Services Council founded by local body
Global Technology & Business Services Council founded by local bodyArticle

The South African Global Business Services (GBS) sector continues to buck the trend; not only has it pioneered best practice in 'keeping the lights on', but it is a sector that has arguably thrived in a global economic lockdown.

16 Jul 2020

Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts on starting Mind Your Own Biz
Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts on starting Mind Your Own BizArticle

Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts chat to us about their new venture, Mind Your Own Biz, a live chat, showcasing local entrepreneurs on Instagram/IGTV...

Juanita Pienaar 3 Jul 2020

Setting the stage for female-led startups
Setting the stage for female-led startupsArticle

According to Crunchbase, female-led startups are an overlooked asset class which is overperforming...

2 Jul 2020

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Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinkingArticle

Despite the continent's abundance in arable land and water resources, its economies and communities are yet to reap the benefits. Agribusinesses in Africa still face serious challenges and as a result, the sector remains largely untapped...

Louis van Ravesteyn 1 Jul 2020

Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions
Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday SessionsArticle

WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions starting Wednesday, 1 July 2020...

29 Jun 2020

Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid world
Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid worldArticle

From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years...

Maher Koubaa 25 Jun 2020

Building winning connections for startups in Francophone Africa
Building winning connections for startups in Francophone AfricaArticle

Suguba announces Afrikhaliss in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps...

17 Jun 2020

Unpacking blockchain smart money
Unpacking blockchain smart moneyArticle

It is often said that starting a business is easy, and staying in business is the hard part...

15 Jun 2020

Sindiswa Makhubalo, head: bank and payment providers, FSCA
Exploring the new frontier: open bankingArticle

The concept of open banking is forcing banks to rethink financial services as it's understood today. Realising that this is the new frontier, the FSCA is far advanced in its research into open banking...

Sindiswa Makhubalo 3 Jun 2020

R100m in capital for SMEs to Get South Africa Working
R100m in capital for SMEs to Get South Africa WorkingArticle

ProfitShare Partners, in partnership with award-winning local community radio station Hot 91.9FM, and the all-new 'getlion' mobile app launches an exciting year-long initiative designed to get small businesses working and creating jobs...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 1 Jun 2020

The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potential
The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potentialArticle

While the whole world is shaking from negative news, ranging from the pandemic of the coronavirus Covid-19, to numerous disasters in different areas all around the world, to the stock market crashes and the global crisis in general, a silver lining has emerged among the clouds in sunny Panama, and it will probably affect everyone...

Issued by Kirik Pro 26 May 2020

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Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 22 May 2020

Kagiso Mothibi
Creating an environment for fintech innovationArticle

The ability to create value out of new products and services lies at the heart of the burgeoning fintech sector. In South Africa, we face significant challenges and barriers to introduce these solutions...

Kagiso Mothibi 19 May 2020

How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?
How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?Article

Traditional models of business funding need a re-think if South Africa's small businesses and entrepreneurs are to emerge from the financially crippling "winter of coronavirus"...

19 May 2020

How Codehesion became the best-known smartphone app development company in South Africa
How Codehesion became the best-known smartphone app development company in South AfricaArticle

Codehesion has developed a simple marketing strategy to ensure it is top-of-mind when it comes to smartphone app development in South Africa...

Issued by Codehesion 18 May 2020

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Are there trade opportunities for junior coal miners in Level 4?Article

It is no secret that the current regulations around the production and trade of minerals related to the Covid-19 pandemic has presented constraints in the supply of industrial commodities...

Reinier van Heel 12 May 2020

Gray philanthropy ecosystem makes R180m available
Gray philanthropy ecosystem makes R180m availableArticle

The Gray philanthropy ecosystem in South Africa has made available R180m of funding to assist with the economic, educational and medical shortages created by the coronavirus crisis...

4 May 2020

E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SA
E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SAArticle

As a result of the lockdown, there has been an almost immediate shift from traditional methods of business and retail...

Michaela Gabriel 28 Apr 2020

A startup's guide to fighting the Covid-19 crisis
A startup's guide to fighting the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Rather than downing tools and waiting out the lockdown, it is critical that small, medium and microsized enterprises work harder now than ever before...

16 Apr 2020

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Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logisticsArticle

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

Africa is the land of logistics opportunity
Africa is the land of logistics opportunityArticle

Start-ups are booming, and the ever-resourceful and forward-looking African people are constantly finding new and technological solutions to overcome their numerous challenges...

Tobias Maier 31 Mar 2020

Change is (doing) good
Change is (doing) goodArticle

Vizeum Kenya's new social business arm, servicing NGOs and SMEs, is piloting ways in which media can be used as a catalyst for change...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 Mar 2020

The fintech revolution: Top trends to watch out for in 2020
The fintech revolution: Top trends to watch out for in 2020Article

By applying such disruptive technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, robotic process automation (RPA) and blockchain, fintech has come to basically impact and change everything that involves money...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 9 Mar 2020

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Change will bring opportunityArticle

While the insurance industry has braced itself for the inevitable digital disruption, it also face the demands of increasingly savvy customers...

5 Mar 2020

Selabe Kute
4IR in the banking sector and payments marketArticle

The financial services industry finds itself in the proverbial eye of a storm, precipitated by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

Selabe Kute 3 Mar 2020

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs
What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEsArticle

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act)...

John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 26 Feb 2020

MultiChoice establishes Innovation Fund
MultiChoice establishes Innovation FundArticle

MultiChoice Group announced the establishment of the MultiChoice Innovation Fund...

21 Feb 2020

UK group buys Recruit Digital
UK group buys Recruit DigitalArticle

Digital recruitment company, Salt Recruitment Group (UK) has acquired a stake in Recruit Digital (SA) to form 'Salt South Africa', becoming the firm's 10th office globally...

3 Feb 2020

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The year of the flexi-brandArticle

With news of Uber choosing Hyundai to build its Air Taxi Fleets, the reality that brands cannot be just one thing in 2020 is reinforced. Businesses need to evolve rapidly...

Eben Esterhuizen 28 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with GirltivityArticle

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolutionArticle

The African workforce is mushrooming, and by 2035, its numbers will have increased by more than the rest of the world's regions combined...

24 Jan 2020

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Growth is not a hack jobArticle

"10x the business. Enable compound customer growth. Drive exponential growth returns."...

Nicola van Ast 24 Jan 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted marketsArticle

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

African agribusinesses urged to be more self-sufficient
African agribusinesses urged to be more self-sufficientArticle

Agribusiness is evolving from a local and regional model to a global structure, making this sector of increasing interest to corporations, public agencies, and society at large - with the right expertise, investment and policies, Africa can evolve and curb the current annual food import bill of $35bn, which is estimated to rise to $110bn by 2025...

16 Jan 2020

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Semigration: What's all the hype about?Article

Grant Smee, entrepreneur, property investor and himself a semigrant shares his views on this growing trend...

Grant Smee 16 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruptionArticle

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

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