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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

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

GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economy
GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economyArticle

The Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA) continues to accelerate its strategic intent to grow the province's economy...

25 Aug 2020

25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bags
25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bagsArticle

Woolworths has announced that 25 stores, including some of its largest full line stores and three food markets, are now single-use plastic shopping bag free...

17 Aug 2020

TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business world
TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business worldArticle

The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation...

Issued by TSIBA 14 Aug 2020

Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE decline
Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE declineArticle

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission's latest report on trends shows an overall decline across almost all measured elements, despite SA's substantial legislative and regulatory framework, intended to ensure economic empowerment...

Candice Meyer, Daveraj Sauls & Deon Visagie 14 Aug 2020

Breaking down the gender barriers in mining
Breaking down the gender barriers in miningArticle

In a male-dominated industry like mining, women have proven themselves to be just as competent and valuable - despite the industry-related stigma and stereotypes....

Tebogo Leepile 11 Aug 2020

Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme matters
Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme mattersArticle

Giving small businesses the tools they need to succeed is crucial in ensuring economic sustainability in Africa...

Lusapho Njenge 6 Aug 2020

Exxaro's EARN Agripreneurs graduate from 12-month programme
Exxaro's EARN Agripreneurs graduate from 12-month programmeArticle

Ten Exxaro EARN Lephalale Cluster Agripreneurs recently graduated from the 12-month EARN Agripreneur Development Programme...

4 Aug 2020

Big boost for chemical services company
Big boost for chemical services companyArticle

Edge Growth has announced a partnership with entrepreneurial company Massive Quantum, which procures and supplies raw chemical materials and engineering products to South Africa and its neighbouring states...

Issued by Edge Growth 29 Jul 2020

Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trends
Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trendsArticle

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has released its annual report on the national status and trends on B-BBEE...

29 Jul 2020

Adopt-An-SME initiative launched
Adopt-An-SME initiative launchedArticle

Why waste a good crisis? This is a question being asked of six high-potential South African entrepreneurs who have recently been selected as part of a new SME support initiative...

27 Jul 2020

2020 winners of Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards announced
2020 winners of Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards announcedArticle

On the evening of 23 July 2020, Topco Media hosted Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards - a celebration of the country's leaders in transformation and empowerment...

Issued by Topco Media 24 Jul 2020

Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJuly
Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJulyArticle

Woolworths has announced two new paper packaging trials and the start of the national rollout of the specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases to 17 stores...

17 Jul 2020

Webinar to showcase Business Hub services
Webinar to showcase Business Hub servicesArticle

Alderman James Vos and The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee and officials from the Enterprise and Investment Department will host a webinar to discuss support for SMMEs...

8 Jul 2020

SDI helps micro-suppliers grow their business
SDI helps micro-suppliers grow their businessArticle

The road to recovery for South African businesses will be a long and difficult one, especially for the small players...

6 Jul 2020

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Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemesArticle

While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.

24 Jun 2020

Applications open for women-led businesses to join Property Point programme
Applications open for women-led businesses to join Property Point programmeArticle

Applications are open for women-led businesses within the property sector to be part of the Property Point enterprise and supplier development programme...

22 Jun 2020

Sappi wins top International Gold Quill Award for innovative video #IABC2020GQwinner
Sappi wins top International Gold Quill Award for innovative video #IABC2020GQwinnerArticle

Sappi Southern Africa's Forests division received top international recognition for its innovative video on their Sappi Khulisa programme at the virtual Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at #IABC20. The video won the coveted 'Best of the Best' Award in the Audio/Visual Category...

Issued by Sappi 22 Jun 2020

Modise Sikhosana
#StartupStories: Breaking through invisible barriers in the mining spaceArticle

After years in the fast-paced world of IT, Modise Sikhosana decided he needed more stability, so he and his wife started Yonke Konke in 2015, which supplies road safety and traffic control equipment, tools and general industrial supplies to the mining and construction industries...

Nicci Botha 18 Jun 2020

Pacinamix Digital Activations celebrates Africa Month with an authentically African experience
Pacinamix Digital Activations celebrates Africa Month with an authentically African experienceArticle

Pacinamix will on Saturday, 30 May 2020 host a live digital experience fusing African music, food, fashion and art not only to celebrate Africa's creative originality but also to showcase the company's resilience and agility during uncertain times...

Issued by Pacinamix 29 May 2020

IBASA rolls out support programme for small businesses
IBASA rolls out support programme for small businessesArticle

The role of the business advisor has never been more important to ensure the survival and growth of small businesses, in these unprecedented times...

18 May 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart storesArticle

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation target
Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation targetArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announced that it had surpassed its three-year target to transform R3.9bn of preferential procurement to black suppliers...

2 Mar 2020

MultiChoice establishes Innovation Fund
MultiChoice establishes Innovation FundArticle

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

21 Feb 2020

Minerals Minister, Gwede Mantashe in conversation with Errol Smart, CEO, Orion Minerals
#MiningIndaba2020: Will Mining Charter III benefit junior miners?Article

Junior mining is a relatively new concept in South Africa, and is often confused with illegal mining or artisanal mining, but they are, in fact, new entrant small and medium size enterprises...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2020

SA family-owned Xmas cracker business inks Walmart export deal
SA family-owned Xmas cracker business inks Walmart export dealArticle

Glenart, a South African Christmas cracker manufacturing company, has secured an export deal with American retail giant Walmart...

30 Jan 2020

The 5 big enemies of great ESD
The 5 big enemies of great ESDArticle

With enterprise and supplier development forming up to 40% of the B-BBEE scorecard, it's a big deal for South African businesses...

Dylan Baxter 21 Jan 2020

Wind energy company powering skills development work
Wind energy company powering skills development workArticle

South Africa is thankfully moving towards cleaner energy with Cabinet's latest approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This IRP outlines wind power contribution to the future energy mix of 18%...

Issued by SAICA 20 Jan 2020

Rank among South Africa's top transformative companies
Rank among South Africa's top transformative companiesArticle

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. The awards ceremony showcases South African organisations committed to transformation, which lead by example and inspire others to do the same...

Aziza Banderker, Issued by Topco Media 10 Jan 2020

Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmers
Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmersArticle

Tiger Brands has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain.

Ursula Human 3 Jan 2020

Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers
Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliersArticle

Pick n Pay has launched a mentorship app to connect its small suppliers with experts across its business. The initiative seeks to empower entrepreneurs with easy access to business development support...

13 Dec 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019Article

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

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

David Christianson
Mantashe bangs the race drum againArticle

Minerals and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has been at it again, claiming to be addressing 'racial inequality' while once again undermining the tattered mechanisms of wealth creation in South Africa...

David Christianson 13 Nov 2019

Final countdown for B-BBEE Code compliance
Final countdown for B-BBEE Code complianceArticle

Companies verified after 1 December 2019 will be audited based on the newly implemented, amended B-BBEE Codes. With less than one month left to realign compliance strategies, companies are strongly advised to factor these amendments into their plans from 1 December.

5 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

Creating awareness of damaged part-worn tyres key to road safety
Creating awareness of damaged part-worn tyres key to road safetyArticle

Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, talks heritage, investment and safety, addressing the impact of the unregulated second-hand tyre industry on the safety of road users...

Riaz Haffejee, Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 28 Oct 2019

Afrocentric IP reaches 10 year milestone
Afrocentric IP reaches 10 year milestoneArticle

Afrocentric IP has shown that black-owned and managed IT businesses are not only possible but profitable...

24 Oct 2019

The 3 Ps of entrepreneurship
The 3 Ps of entrepreneurshipArticle

Bongi Silubane, founder and MD, says entrepreneurs need perseverance, partnership and perspective when it comes to starting a new venture...

15 Oct 2019

Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announced
Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announcedArticle

Three women-owned businesses from various provinces in South Africa have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year...

14 Oct 2019

Nduna Maritime, Sasol invest in first SA-owned chemical tanker
Nduna Maritime, Sasol invest in first SA-owned chemical tankerArticle

Nduna Maritime and Sasol have entered into a R400 million enterprise and supplier development (ESD) funding agreement through the Sasol Siyakha Trust, in South Africa's first locally-owned maritime vessel...

10 Oct 2019

Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programme
Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programmeArticle

The Massmart group has procured R1 billion worth of products from the small, local manufacturers on its Supplier Development Programme...

2 Oct 2019

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MSC Cruises' honoured for investment in SA tourism, shipping and logisticsArticle

MSC Cruises has been honoured by the KwaZulu-Natal government at the KZN Investment Awards. The company was awarded the Certificate of Recognition for its positive commitment to the province...

20 Sep 2019

Top honour for KZN business
Top honour for KZN businessArticle

At the KZN Investor Awards 2019, tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, known as Sumitomo Dunlop, walked away with the main award of the evening - the KZN Investor of the Year Award for 2019...

Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 17 Sep 2019

Construction industry shows positive growth for Cape economy
Construction industry shows positive growth for Cape economyArticle

The City of Cape Town's Alderman James Vos recently met with key stakeholders in the construction industry at the annual Construction Expo 2019, where representatives from small to medium enterprises (SME's) converged to talk about all things bricks and mortar...

12 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporatesArticle

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier development
Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier developmentArticle

Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is one of the most sustainable ways to grow South Africa's ailing economy. But, to drive the impact potential of ESD, stakeholders need to come together to forge a path forward...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Sep 2019

Some Massmart suppliers could gain access to global Walmart markets
Some Massmart suppliers could gain access to global Walmart marketsArticle

Walmart's global sourcing team visited Johannesburg recently to meet with 18 of Massmart's South African suppliers who are interested in exploring opportunities to export their products to Walmart markets...

10 Sep 2019

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