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Trading within SMME sector shows recovery as SA adapts
Trading within SMME sector shows recovery as SA adaptsArticle

The Yoco Small Business Recovery Monitor shows trading within the Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) sector across South Africa has now returned to 44% of pre-Covid-19 lockdown levels...

22 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

Levelling the business playing field in a post-pandemic world
Levelling the business playing field in a post-pandemic worldArticle

In a South African perspective, there has been but a single life-changing socio-economic crisis in the past century that has had the kind of legacy which the Coronavirus is believed will have...

Manzini Zungu, Issued by Pacinamix 28 Apr 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

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplaceArticle

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

What is the State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa?
What is the State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa?Article

Seed Academy recently unveiled the "State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa" after surveying more than 1,000 entrepreneurs across the country...

18 Dec 2019

Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance report
Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance reportArticle

Only ethical leadership, ethics and compliance with the country's existing legislation and regulations can arrest South Africa from its economic malaise, create jobs and address poverty and inequality...

21 Nov 2019

Marketing campaigns cause frustration for local SMMEs
Marketing campaigns cause frustration for local SMMEsArticle

A survey explores how small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) in South Africa carry out marketing plans...

20 Sep 2019

Funding - a key that opens many doors
Funding - a key that opens many doorsArticle

In South Africa there are many initiatives to support entrepreneurial development from different educational, professional and business angles - and almost always one of the most pressing issues experienced by participants is that of financing...

Jessica Cilliers, Issued by SAICA 12 Jul 2019

Never too small to become a top employer...
Never too small to become a top employer...Article

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might think. It does matter! Let's start with why...

Alex Hadfield 19 Mar 2019

Bulelani Magwanishe
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating an enabling environment for SMMEs, entrepreneursArticle

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe says government is on hand to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and small, medium micro enterprises (SMMEs) to thrive...

19 Nov 2018

African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity
African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperityArticle

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure...

22 Aug 2018

Enabling small and medium enterprises one transaction at a time
Enabling small and medium enterprises one transaction at a timeArticle

Growth in the SMME sector is possible when industry game changers partner to drive solutions with measurable impact. Edge Growth is a dynamic, long-term impact investing company that provides holistic solutions that caters for the needs of corporates and entrepreneurs. ProfitShare Partners is an innovative funding solutions company that partners with SMMEs to deliver on their purchase orders or contracts. Both driven by their vision to bridge the gap in the market, this strategic partnership is set to empower SMMEs to become sustainable by focussing on solutions that address the intricate challenges that they face.

Issued by Edge Growth 9 Feb 2018

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow businessArticle

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain...

22 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise
Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterpriseArticle

Red Bull social entrepreneur scoops funding from Old Mutual Foundation for a project involving growing castor seed crops with the engagement of small-scale local farmers for the commercial production of alternative biofuel...

1 Jun 2017

SMME Opportunity Roadshow sparks entrepreneurial spirit
SMME Opportunity Roadshow sparks entrepreneurial spiritArticle

The 2017 SMME Opportunity Roadshow, which opened in Gauteng on 20 April and moves to Port Elizabeth (19 May), Durban (19 July) and Cape Town (6 September), offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to hear expert opinion on sustainable business growth...

2 May 2017

Local e-commerce industry can fast-track economic growth
Local e-commerce industry can fast-track economic growthArticle

The growing local e-commerce industry presents an exciting solution for fast-track growth in the SMME sector...

5 Apr 2017

Durban business coach scoops national awards for growing local SMMEs
Durban business coach scoops national awards for growing local SMMEsArticle

A Durban business coach and his team have scooped top national awards for their work in empowering dozens of SMMEs to boost their bottom line and increase their contribution to the local economy...

1 Dec 2016

Lessons learnt from our digital marketing boot camp for insurance SMMEs at Momentum
Lessons learnt from our digital marketing boot camp for insurance SMMEs at MomentumArticle

Adclick had another exciting and engaging digital marketing boot camp at Momentum offices in Centurion. About 20 insurance SMMEs from all over Gauteng were in attendance...

Issued by Adclick Africa 2 Nov 2016

Mother City economic development policies open for public comment
Mother City economic development policies open for public commentArticle

The City of Cape Town's draft Markets Policy and draft Small Business Support Policy are available for public comment until 17 November 2016...

1 Nov 2016

#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs
#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEsArticle

Indaba is set to increase its commitment to transformation and inclusiveness to South African tourism by growing the SMME sector in tourism...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2016

Roger Mason, Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Image source:
[Retail Congress Africa] The government can do more to enable growth in the retail sectorArticle

South Africa's diverse and competitive retail sector is a key driver of economic growth with an average GDP contribution of 13%. It is also one of the biggest employers at roughly 23% of the labour force, behind only the public and the mining sectors...

27 Oct 2015

SMMES must become the backbone of the economy
SMMES must become the backbone of the economyArticle

Education Education Education! This is the word Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, echoed in her speech on " How the new B-BBEE Codes will affect small business in an economy that needs to grow in spite of legislation and compliance"...

Issued by Topco Media 18 Sep 2015

Market access still a real problem for SMEs
Market access still a real problem for SMEsArticle

Limited access to market is one of the fundamental barriers to South Africa's attempts to boost small and medium enterprises (SME). This is according to Heather Lowe, Head of Enterprise Development at FNB Business...

28 May 2015

Kaya Bizz Boost in partnership with Nedbank
Kaya Bizz Boost in partnership with NedbankArticle

Kaya FM in partnership with Nedbank is offering Bizz Boost an intervention that aims to help small businesses to grow and thrive...

Reabetswe Makwela, Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 19 Mar 2015

Small business development key to economic growth
Small business development key to economic growthArticle

Small business is the panacea to tackle the problems of employment growth and income distribution...

Yvonne Zwane 4 Mar 2015

Turnkey operations key to empowerment of entrepreneurs and SMMEs in South Africa
Turnkey operations key to empowerment of entrepreneurs and SMMEs in South AfricaArticle

In response to the dilemma that South Africa is facing in terms of the challenges spawned by poor economic growth and the unemployment problem, Regent Business School has established a Centre for Entrepreneurship...

Issued by Regent Business School 26 Feb 2015

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full textArticle

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015

Kaya Bizz in association with Nedbank presents Bizz Boost
Kaya Bizz in association with Nedbank presents Bizz BoostArticle

Kaya FM's award-winning business show hosted by Stevie B has partnered with Nedbank to provide solutions and practical advice for SMMEs aimed at empowering entrepreneurs to grow and accelerate their businesses to the next level...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 6 Feb 2015

Establishment of a Centre for Entrepreneurship
Establishment of a Centre for EntrepreneurshipArticle

False Bay TVET College has formed a partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship...

Issued by False Bay College 3 Feb 2015

Tax Statistics bulletin reveals areas of growing concern
Tax Statistics bulletin reveals areas of growing concernArticle

The SA Revenue Services (SARS) and the National Treasury released an annual Tax Statistics bulletin at the beginning of November, which tables revenue collection and provides insights into economic indicators...

17 Nov 2014

Mzansi Bizz is a free guide to starting SMME business
Mzansi Bizz is a free guide to starting SMME businessArticle

Eruditio, itself an entrepreneurial business, has recently developed a free mobile app called Mzansi Bizz that offers aspirant entrepreneurs a step-by-step guide to starting their own business...

24 Oct 2014

Research investment needed for small businesses
Research investment needed for small businessesArticle

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for investment in research for the small business sector.

22 Oct 2014

Creating SMMEs that meet 21st century needs
Creating SMMEs that meet 21st century needsArticle

The biggest challenge South Africa faces is to create SMMEs that meet the needs of the 21st century. Before the start of this century, discussions on SMMEs were rhetorical...

Sanjeev Orie 11 Sep 2014

2014 Rising Star Awards winners announced
2014 Rising Star Awards winners announcedArticle

South Africa's young business talent from various business sectors were acknowledged and celebrated at the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Star Awards, which took place at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg...

30 Jul 2014

Massmart, CoJ partner for supplier development exhibition
Massmart, CoJ partner for supplier development exhibitionArticle

Yesterday, 19 June 2014, Massmart and the City of Joburg held a supplier development exhibition for Johannesburg-based manufacturers to showcase their products with a possibility of becoming suppliers to Massmart.

20 Jun 2014

Key tech trends for businesses in Africa
Key tech trends for businesses in AfricaArticle

While international trends are often mirrored in Africa, the unique operating environment and challenges on the continent result in some very interesting applications in the business technology space.

1 May 2014

Anton Ressel
Choosing the right business support solutionArticle

The welcome recognition by the government and other role-players that the SMME sector is indeed crucial to our collective growth and survival as a nation has had an interesting side-effect.

Anton Ressel 12 Jun 2013

Addressing skills shortages in the built environment
Addressing skills shortages in the built environmentArticle

Skills development remains a pressing concern in the current South African economy, and the built environment is no exception. With an increasing number of small to medium-size enterprise's (SMME's) emerging in the construction sector, it becomes increasingly challenging for authorities to regulate the level of skills and training of the country's construction workforce.

Werner Franck 4 Mar 2013

SMMEs need assistance to surviveArticle

It is already nearly impossible to operate an SMME, despite the country's need for employment and growth of the GDP. The SME Growth Index study lists the key concerns for business growth going forward in South Africa.

Heather Zynbad 26 Feb 2013

Nominations open for 702, Nedbank Business Accelerator
Nominations open for 702, Nedbank Business AcceleratorArticle

The 702 Business Accelerator with Nedbank campaign opens today Monday 22 October 2012, as it profiles the first in a series of 30 business entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

22 Oct 2012

LIVEOUTLOUD scoops Africa SMME Award
LIVEOUTLOUD scoops Africa SMME AwardArticle

LIVEOUTLOUD, a lifestyle brand, was announced the Most Innovative Company in South Africa and recognised as the second most innovative on the African continent at the Africa SMME Award ceremony held in Stellenbosch, Cape Town South Africa on 27 September 2012.

1 Oct 2012

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