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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...

3 days ago

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

New incubation programme to help Africa's digital startups rise
New incubation programme to help Africa's digital startups riseArticle

Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage startup growth in Johannesburg has been launched by JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct...

10 Apr 2018

SA Florist helps township businesses bloom
SA Florist helps township businesses bloomArticle

Using marketplace technology, SA Florist has launched a programme to on-board township florists through an ecosystem that has been established to assist entrepreneurs to launch sustainable businesses...

15 Mar 2018

R1.5bn investment for entrepreneurs
R1.5bn investment for entrepreneursArticle

Entrepreneurs are set to benefit from an investment of R1.5 billion, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu...

5 Mar 2018

Entrepreneurial initiative teaches business ethics from the start
Entrepreneurial initiative teaches business ethics from the startArticle

Building ethical leadership in South Africa needs to be instilled from early on, says Carole Podetti-Ngono, founder and managing director of Valued Citizens Initiative...

27 Feb 2018

2018 JA South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme open for entries
2018 JA South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme open for entriesArticle

Mastercard is inviting all ambitious young female entrepreneurs to turn their aspirations into a reality by applying to take part in the JA South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme...

9 Feb 2018

New accelerator programme for environmental warriors
New accelerator programme for environmental warriorsArticle

Environmental entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to apply for Groundswell - Fetola's new initiative to accelerate the success of products and services in the water, sustainability and resource efficiency sectors...

7 Feb 2018

Applications open: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme
Applications open: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programmeArticle

All entrepreneurially-minded Grade 12 South African learners are invited to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme...

24 Jan 2018

#HeadStart: Meet Cornel Amariei, the next Elon Musk
#HeadStart: Meet Cornel Amariei, the next Elon MuskArticle

Cornel Amariei has started three companies, created a device called the Lumen that helps blind people get around, he's written a book called the Arduino Development Cookbook, is an Innovation Manager at Continental, is a Forbes 30 under 30 Standout Member and he has a girlfriend!

Shivad Singh 19 Jan 2018

Supporting local entrepreneurship in the creative arts industry
Supporting local entrepreneurship in the creative arts industryArticle

The SA Creative Industries Incubator, in collaboration with Enterprises UP and the Department of Small Business Development, recently presented their first Entrepreneurship Development Programme tailored to the creative industries sector...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 16 Jan 2018

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SAArticle

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age
#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by ageArticle

Kershen Pillay does not believe in luck. "I believe in working hard consistently and always staying focused on sharpening my skill. As an entrepreneur you have to be open to listening, learning and constantly developing yourself..."

Shan Radcliffe 29 Nov 2017

How do we fast-track entrepreneurial growth in SA?
How do we fast-track entrepreneurial growth in SA?Article

After the World Bank downgraded South Africa's 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% in September, the South African economy is in urgent need of more entrepreneurs to boost growth...

Donna Rachelson 15 Nov 2017

SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme seeks 60 candidates
SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme seeks 60 candidatesArticle

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme is open for application, with space for 60 entrepreneurs in the 2018 intake...

3 Nov 2017

#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella
#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrellaArticle

The newly launched First Business Wellness Association is an innovative service aimed at making life for SMEs a little easier by offering access to a network of necessary business services they may not otherwise be able to afford...

Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2017

South Africa needs to accelerate women entrepreneurs
South Africa needs to accelerate women entrepreneursArticle

If the country is to meet the National Development Plan's (NDP) target of creating 11 million jobs by 2030, then it needs to encourage entrepreneurship amongst women...

Donna Rachelson 4 Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz puts innovation on the road with student, startup competition
Mercedes-Benz puts innovation on the road with student, startup competitionArticle

Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the LaunchLab and Startup Autobahn have launched the MBSA Innovation Challenge which calls on students and professionals and existing startups to pitch their innovative ideas around a set of challenges...

25 Aug 2017

Call for school to teach coding and robotics
Call for school to teach coding and roboticsArticle

Former FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana has issued a warning on SA's basic education: "Disrupt or be disrupted"...

25 Aug 2017

Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneurs
Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneursArticle

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, in partnership with the De Beers group, will invest $3m in an entrepreneurship educational programme in 2018 to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa...

21 Aug 2017

Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB
Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDBArticle

WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, making Seed Engine a 51% black women-owned company...

15 Aug 2017

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