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Setup a Startup launches Investment Readiness Programme Digital Platform
Setup a Startup launches Investment Readiness Programme Digital PlatformArticle

How can you prepare your company to be investment and due-diligence ready from the very beginning? To get the answer, join the launch of the Setup a Startup Investment Readiness Programme. A digital platform that connects entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors...

Issued by Setup a Startup 3 days ago

Afda launches two cutting edge, collaboration-driven courses for 2021
Afda launches two cutting edge, collaboration-driven courses for 2021Article

Afda is proud to launch a one-year, full-time, collaboration-driven postgraduate diploma in innovation for 2021 on our Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses as well as a three-year cutting edge bachelor of creative writing degree course...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 29 Jan 2021

Jacques Farmer, managing director, Prisma
Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effectiveArticle

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

Jacques Farmer 19 Jan 2021

Funding Accelerator Programme spearheads growth and resilience in 141 township SMMEs in Gauteng
Funding Accelerator Programme spearheads growth and resilience in 141 township SMMEs in GautengArticle

Thursday, 3 December 2020, saw 141 small businesses led by historically underserved entrepreneurs graduate from the bespoke Funding Accelerator Programme, aptly named 'Khulisa iBiznis', meaning 'Grow your business'...

Issued by SAICA 15 Dec 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

Last call for Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship programme
Last call for Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship programmeArticle

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling on young learners to begin creating change, through a scholarship programme that focuses on developing the next generation of entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2020

The rise of the "Covid-preneur"
The rise of the "Covid-preneur"Article

With South Africa's economic downturn, job security and income stability have become the talk of the town, resulting in gutsy entrepreneurs taking risks to thrive during this period of Covid-19

25 Aug 2020

3 women shattering the industry glass ceiling at The Glass Recycling Company
3 women shattering the industry glass ceiling at The Glass Recycling CompanyArticle

Thandi Sibanda, Thembeka Mqilingwa and Sharon Libimbi are three women making a positive difference in the often male-dominated sector of recycling...

6 Aug 2020

CiTi is recruiting female entrepreneurs to join Women in Business programme
CiTi is recruiting female entrepreneurs to join Women in Business programmeArticle

This Women's Month, Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) is going a step further by empowering female entrepreneurs to invest valuable time and effort into their businesses...

5 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

2020 could be your year of plenty - if you're up for it
2020 could be your year of plenty - if you're up for itArticle

This September, Henley Business School Africa and Raizcorp will be offering the first-ever Saqa-accredited Higher Certificate in Management Practice for Entrepreneurs...

Issued by Henley Business School 14 Jul 2020

CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associations
CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associationsArticle

Under the theme 'Trading and living amid Covid-19', the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, met with the leadership of informal traders associations...

10 Jul 2020

Mentors support African online accelerator and startup school
Mentors support African online accelerator and startup schoolArticle

Startup Circles, an African online accelerator and startup school is geared towards helping entrepreneurs across the continent build and grow successful, commercially viable businesses...

9 Jul 2020

AGOF Scholarship programme open for applications
AGOF Scholarship programme open for applicationsArticle

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling on young learners to apply for its scholarship programme that focuses on developing the next generation of entrepreneurs...

22 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

High-impact startups celebrated at the UCT GSB Solution Space Virtual Demo Day
High-impact startups celebrated at the UCT GSB Solution Space Virtual Demo DayArticle

Four startups that were part of the UCT GSB Solution Space in partnership with the MTN Group E-Track Programme received awards at the Demo Day...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 4 May 2020

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting CodeArticle

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomenArticle

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm ProjectArticle

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

GIBS/Walmart Research: Understanding the township entrepreneur
GIBS/Walmart Research: Understanding the township entrepreneurArticle

A two-year programme, through generous grant funding support from the Walmart Foundation, has resulted in research that has lifted the veil on South Africa's township economies and the entrepreneurs who drive them...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 12 Feb 2020

SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investing
SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investingArticle

A chronic ICT skills shortage, poor macro-economic conditions, and tightening corporate budgets are all contributing to a tough operating environment for South African startups...

3 Feb 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

AFDA launches a collaboration-driven Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation for 2020
AFDA launches a collaboration-driven Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation for 2020Article

AFDA's launched a one-year, full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation for 2020 on their Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 13 Dec 2019

MTN and UCT GSB Solution Space launch Phase 2 of e-Track programme
MTN and UCT GSB Solution Space launch Phase 2 of e-Track programmeArticle

Nine businesses are joining the Venture Exploitation Programme, the second phase of the Solution Space e-Track Programme, aimed at accelerating their ventures...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Dec 2019

Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda
Youth development tops AEC 2019 agendaArticle

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year's focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa's youth...

2 Dec 2019

14 Behavioural competencies of a successful entrepreneur
14 Behavioural competencies of a successful entrepreneurArticle

Research has demonstrated what the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has always known: Entrepreneurship can be taught, selected for and measured...

27 Nov 2019

Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge's top learners
Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge's top learnersArticle

The winners of the 2019 AGEC - the digital learning competition aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset in high school learners as a way to combat unemployment - have been announced...

25 Oct 2019

UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator store
UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator storeArticle

UWC has entered into a five-year agreement with WearSA that involves the launch of a retail clothing store at the Community and Health Sciences Faculty building in the Bellville CBD...

14 Oct 2019

Duchess of Sussex meets local female entrepreneurs
Duchess of Sussex meets local female entrepreneursArticle

The Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) was honoured to host HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at its Woodstock Bandwidth Barn on the recent Royal Tour...

2 Oct 2019

Dr Tamara Pheiffer nominated for 2019 Woman of Stature Awards
Dr Tamara Pheiffer nominated for 2019 Woman of Stature AwardsArticle

Set for Saturday, 2 November, the sixth Woman of Stature Awards will take place at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, where 101 of South Africa's most prominent women will be competing for one of twelve awards...

30 Sep 2019

3 tips to encouraging entrepreneurship beyond market day
3 tips to encouraging entrepreneurship beyond market dayArticle

It's that time of the year when the dreaded market day comes around. Lisa Illingworth, CEO of FutureProof SA, questions how much is actually learnt and absorbed about being an entrepreneur during these market days...

22 Aug 2019

Building Africa's budding tech ecosystem
Building Africa's budding tech ecosystemArticle

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) has designed and co-developed incubator programmes with Innovator Trust to support, grow and inspire emerging tech entrepreneurs in Cape Town...

14 Aug 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

Partnership gives UCT entrepreneurs an online boost
Partnership gives UCT entrepreneurs an online boostArticle

As part of the UCT's Honours-level Programme in Management in Entrepreneurship (PDE) course requirements, students are starting up their own businesses. This year, however, they will have an added hand as 1-grid will provide students with the resources to design a professional website for their new businesses...

25 Jun 2019

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entryArticle

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneurs
Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneursArticle

Growing the next generation of entrepreneurs is key to job creation and economic growth in South Africa. But how do you ensure this mindset is bred among learners, and streamlined in schools...?

13 May 2019

Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneurs
Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneursArticle

With the youth unemployment rate sitting at above 50%, growing numbers of young South Africans are considering entrepreneurship as a career option rather than competing for a limited pool of jobs in the formal sector or for a place at tertiary institution...

8 Apr 2019

Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured community
Philippi Village mural helping to build trust and hope in a fractured communityArticle

UCT's Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre has partnered with key stakeholders in the community of Philippi to turn the building of a wall into a first step towards building social cohesion and trust...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 5 Feb 2019

6 things schools need to stop doing to grow entrepreneurs
6 things schools need to stop doing to grow entrepreneursArticle

It is no secret that the current structure of the education system was designed in an entirely different age to achieve economic outcomes that are no longer viable due, in large, to the rapid innovation and adoption of technology...

Lisa Illingworth 17 Oct 2018

Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business School
Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business SchoolArticle

Future Females has opened its applications for the Future Females Business School...

13 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

Dancing to victory in Impact Inspired Launchpad
Dancing to victory in Impact Inspired LaunchpadArticle

Geluksdal Dance Academy has been named the winner of Impact Hub Joburg's 2nd annual Impact Inspired Launchpad...

13 Aug 2018

How to become finance-ready for investors
How to become finance-ready for investorsArticle

Introducing capital into a company can play a huge role in the execution of its growth strategy, but businesses need to be funding-ready before approaching investors for capital...

23 Jul 2018

Building businesses with finance and advice
Building businesses with finance and adviceArticle

Access to finance is the lynchpin of every small business and Mfanelo Msweli, finance specialist and business advisor with Tushiyah Advisory Services, has made it his mission to see small businesses thrive...

Issued by At Vogue Communications Agency 25 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation ProgrammeArticle

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

5 female techpreneurs chosen for Rise Scalerator programme
5 female techpreneurs chosen for Rise Scalerator programmeArticle

Five black female-owned tech startups have been selected to join Absa's Rise Scalerator - an entrepreneurship assistance programme, hosted at the Rise innovation hub in Cape Town...

7 Jun 2018

SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fund
SAB Foundation, Bertha Centre launch $119k UCT student fundArticle

The SAB Foundation has pledged R1.5 million ($119,000) to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB, which will be invested in student-run social innovations...

Tom Jackson 31 May 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital successArticle

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations...

29 May 2018

Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018
Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018Article

Forty-five entrepreneurs have been selected by Heineken South Africa and its partners to participate in the 2018 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

9 May 2018

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