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#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the USArticle

Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 May 2021

Broadcaster Jeremy Maggs joins Brave Group: One of SA's leading majority Black-owned integrated communications groups
Broadcaster Jeremy Maggs joins Brave Group: One of SA's leading majority Black-owned integrated communications groupsArticle

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Maggs has joined Brave Group as managing director of Bold, its executive communications and advisory firm...

Issued by The Brave Group 5 May 2021

Google launches new scholarships for aspiring African developers - here's how to apply
Google launches new scholarships for aspiring African developers - here's how to applyArticle

The company also announced the opening of applications for the sixth class of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme...

29 Apr 2021

How organisations can stay future fit
How organisations can stay future fitArticle

Even before Covid-19, businesses faced increasing pressure to focus on transformation, but after the disruptions of the last year, the pandemic has presented organisations with new challenges to adapt to...

23 Apr 2021

Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonade
Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonadeArticle

The old adage talks about how to react when life gives you lemons - but under circumstances unseen in our lifetime, what do you do when life hands you a pandemic?

Johanna McDowell 22 Apr 2021

Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impact
Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impactArticle

The main objective of CSI should be to implement meaningful programmes that have a positive, sustainable and measurable impact on communities...

21 Apr 2021

Challenges faced by PR professionals in the midst of Covid-19
Challenges faced by PR professionals in the midst of Covid-19Article

Covid-19 definitely caught a lot of us small business owners napping. It brought with it challenges that we did not expect and forced us to think quickly on our feet...

Miranda Lusiba 15 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

gfknewron 2.0: Exciting new features to boost product revenue and take market share
gfknewron 2.0: Exciting new features to boost product revenue and take market shareArticle

Driven by powerful AI that is continuously validated by GfK's experts, gfknewron gives instant access to GfK's independent, predictive analytics for tech consumer goods across 27 countries...

Issued by GfK South Africa 7 Apr 2021

Creativity. Listen to Motown and the Lion Rock
Creativity. Listen to Motown and the Lion RockArticle

I have been staring at this rock for three days. It may have hypnotised me. I have become convinced it is trying to tell me something. I have smiled at it. I have photographed it. Once or twice, I have turned quickly trying to catch it unawares. But nothing. On the third day, however, I started to understand...

Damon Stapleton 25 Mar 2021

Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to grow
Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to growArticle

South Africa's economic recovery relies to a large extent on creating a more enabling business environment and putting the right structural economic reforms in place.

Ian van Niekerk 16 Mar 2021

3 key challenges women entrepreneurs face
3 key challenges women entrepreneurs faceArticle

South Africa needs more women entrepreneurs and business owners to help tackle local unemployment, breathe innovation into lacklustre sectors, and help drive economic recovery in the country...

Divya Vasant 15 Mar 2021

5 important tips for your business website
5 important tips for your business websiteArticle

If you are a business owner who is just getting started on your official website, here are five tips for you to keep in mind...

Andrew Bourne 10 Mar 2021

12 small businesses to gain from purposeful six-month ad-sharing campaign
12 small businesses to gain from purposeful six-month ad-sharing campaignArticle

Hollard will be sharing its 'big advertising' spaces with 12 budding SMMEs over the next six months...

Issued by Hollard 5 Mar 2021

Hollard launches ad-sharing campaign
Hollard launches ad-sharing campaignArticle

Building a small business is an extreme sport but a mindset shift by asset managers to start investing in startups can support promising small enterprises, which in turn should use their nimbleness to access markets that are hard to penetrate...

4 Mar 2021

Lessons in courage and innovation in a pandemic
Lessons in courage and innovation in a pandemicArticle

The sheer enormity of the sudden-onset Covid crises took the wind out of sails across all industries, globally. However, writes CEO of the IAS and Scopen partner Johanna McDowell, there are gems shining brightly across the marketing landscape everywhere...

24 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories
#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2StoriesArticle

2Stories is a new content collective by serial entrepreneur Joanne Hope and seasoned content director Anelde Greeff...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

How to get the most out of your digital marketing agency
How to get the most out of your digital marketing agencyArticle

As a digital marketing agency that's been around for a while, we've identified the ways our clients have helped us achieve massive success for their business. Here are our four tips...

Issued by Starbright IT Solutions 11 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Trustlink Africa helps SMEs to grow
#StartupStory: Trustlink Africa helps SMEs to growArticle

Trustlink Africa is a platform that aims to build more sustainable and bankable small/medium enterprises that are ready for access to funding and business opportunities made available by the government, corporates, and financial institutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Creatives Makhado is unlocking SA's creative talent
#StartupStory: Creatives Makhado is unlocking SA's creative talentArticle

Creatives Makhado is a platform designed and created by Muvhusi Tshilimandila to discover, uplift and unlock South Africa's creative talent...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2021

Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards
Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light AwardsArticle

The Shining Light Awards invites promising young diamond jewellery designers from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa to showcase their talent...

27 Jan 2021

Covid-19 in South Africa: what are the key learnings for SMEs?
Covid-19 in South Africa: what are the key learnings for SMEs?Article

Crises force change, and in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world as we knew it was thrust into systemic and abrupt change. In many cases, this change triggered existential threats to organisations, both large and small...

Karl Westvig 9 Dec 2020

Patients waiting at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (credit - Steven Rubin)
Inadequate healthcare measurement puts patients at risk in Global SouthArticle

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension are major causes of death and disability, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)...

18 Nov 2020

ProfitShare Partners' #GetSAWorking efforts show superb results
ProfitShare Partners' #GetSAWorking efforts show superb resultsArticle

ProfitShare Partners, the fintech disruptor and force behind the year-long campaign with radio partner Hot 91.9FM to #GetSAWorking, has already boosted businesses with over R43m - "and there's more where that came from", says founder and CEO Andrew Maren...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 17 Nov 2020

How digital came to the rescue
How digital came to the rescueArticle

Coasting through the Covid-19 era has its ups and downs. The scale of disruption has forced communications agencies globally to rethink their strategies, which, for many has meant a radical pivot to be more digital...

Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 30 Oct 2020

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Value chains boost water security, SME growthArticle

A value-adding 'green' chain called Clear to Grow is being applied in areas around South Africa to reduce invasive alien plant species, boost local economic development, replenish water table levels and grassland environments, create micro industries, and provide entrepreneurial development...

28 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 Oct 2020

The future of radio is real, relevant and multi-platform
The future of radio is real, relevant and multi-platformArticle

Radio futurologist James Cridland believes that while innovations like these point to a bright future for the over 100-year-old medium, it'll take more than adopting cool new tech to succeed in the increasingly splintered and diverse arena that radio is evolving into...

Issued by Fabrik 20 Oct 2020

5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagement
5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagementArticle

Why you should consider transitioning your audience engagement and management to your own private platform...

Issued by Fabrik 13 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's howArticle

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African
#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South AfricanArticle

Local businesses, manufacturers, petrol stations, retailers, local products and services... in the absence of exports... have carried us through this pandemic, says Proudly South African's Happy Ngidi...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: New marketplace connecting local businesses with freelancers
#DoBizZA: New marketplace connecting local businesses with freelancersArticle

Cape Town-based marketers Hillel Chemel and Jonathan Mayer recently launched Fundi.Digital to bridge the gap between South African businesses and local freelance marketing professionals...

Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2020

'Crazy good' app boosts radio station's reach and revenue
'Crazy good' app boosts radio station's reach and revenueArticle

KZN-based community radio station Izwi LoMzansi is looking to close the revenue gap with commercial radio stations by offering advertisers additional value through their mobile app inventory...

Issued by Fabrik 29 Sep 2020

Doing good business is good for business
Doing good business is good for businessArticle

Sustainability has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years and for good reason. From best practise and sustainability within the workplace to multinational manufacturers going green, the increasing importance of it is all around us...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Sep 2020

Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet
Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yetArticle

Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are in their 17th year and their judging panel reads as a list of who's who of corporate South Africa...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Sep 2020

Online business publication launches in vernacular
Online business publication launches in vernacularArticle

The South African media landscape is poised for a major shift today as it welcomes to its fold the first-of-its-kind isiZulu-medium online business publication. Published by Likhanyile Media, the publication is called Umbele, which means the udder...

Issued by Likhanyile 16 Sep 2020

Side hustlers can now hone their hustle and win big with #OLXHoneYourHustle
Side hustlers can now hone their hustle and win big with #OLXHoneYourHustleArticle

If you're a hard-hitting side hustler who refuses to simply sit around and wait for fortune to find you, then the #OLXHoneYourHustle is the shot you've been waiting for...

Issued by OLX 7 Sep 2020

6 tips for first-time real estate agents
6 tips for first-time real estate agentsArticle

To help those who are new to the real estate industry, Dietmar Muller of RE/MAX Advance provides a few strategies that he used to become one of the fastest-growing success stories in his region...

4 Sep 2020

VMLY&R's Live from the Edge, its genesis and revival
VMLY&R's Live from the Edge, its genesis and revivalArticle

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa talks through the genesis of VMLY&R's Live from the Edge event series, born from the agency's Digital Edge podcast...

Jessica Tennant 1 Sep 2020

Oracle Media wins 2 awards at the Exporters EC Awards 2020 event
Oracle Media wins 2 awards at the Exporters EC Awards 2020 eventArticle

Oracle Media was recently announced as the IDC Job Creation Merit award-winner and the Best Provider of Service to Exporter winner at the 25th Exporter of the Year Awards...

Issued by Oracle Media 27 Aug 2020

Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through stories
Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through storiesArticle

The enthusiasm and commitment of role models, like my mother and grandmother, helped to spark my passion for contributing to the development of female leaders and entrepreneurs across the African continent...

Nunu Ntshingila 25 Aug 2020

Local talent beats international podcasts
Local talent beats international podcastsArticle

Noobology - South Africa's fastest-growing video game podcast - gets #1 spot on Apple's iTunes Chart within a week of launch...

Issued by Leah Naidoo 21 Aug 2020

How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?
How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?Article

Whilst female entrepreneurship is on the rise globally, The World Bank's research shows that female entrepreneurs tend to encounter a unique set of challenges in starting and running their businesses...

Andiswa Bata 13 Aug 2020

SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'
SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'Article

SME South Africa commemorates Women's Month 2020 with the launch of the 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling' series, sponsored by Nedbank...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Aug 2020

Your time is now
Your time is nowArticle

At Saica's recent Leadership in a time of crisis series, actuary and innovator Dean Furman spoke about how the greatest innovation is created in tough times...

Issued by SAICA 28 Jul 2020

East Asian countries have looked up to Japan as a model of success.
What drove Asia's economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?Article

The remarkable economic transformation of Asia in recent decades has attracted global attention. It has ignited scholarly and policy debates about the region's development models and strategies...

Mills Soko 27 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

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Celebrating conservation efforts at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve amidst Covid-19Article

Like with many other industries, the world over, it has taken innovation, determination, and adaptability to continue business activities...

Dr Duncan MacFadyen 20 Jul 2020

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output. Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images
South Africa would gain from co-operation among Brics countries on beneficiationArticle

South Africa needs a sounder mineral beneficiation policy to tackle the challenges the country faces, particularly rising unemployment. Its beneficiation policy is not very demanding and isn't pursued with any vigour...

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke 17 Jul 2020

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