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Social grants provide an important cushion amid poverty in South Africa. shutterstock
What some entrepreneurial welfare beneficiaries do to improve their livesArticle

South Africa distributes 17 million social grants every month. These include child, disability and older person grants...

12 Sep 2019

200 schoolgirls hear how the sky is not the limit at Coronation's inspirational Women's Day event
200 schoolgirls hear how the sky is not the limit at Coronation's inspirational Women's Day eventArticle

In celebration of Women's Day this August, Coronation welcomed 200 schoolgirls from 20 schools at two exciting events...

Issued by Coronation 20 Aug 2019

Retirement can either mean a loss of identity and social relations, or freedom from a dictated schedule. Shutterstock
Perceptions about retirement can inform whether black South Africans save or notArticle

Every person who is younger than retirement age is encouraged to plan and consistently save for retirement. However, few individuals actively plan for their retirement...

Bomikazi Zeka 7 Aug 2019

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: When Daphne met Dropbox
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: When Daphne met DropboxArticle

For a nation-state marked in the recent past by the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on an island that is positioning itself as the future blockchain capital of the world, it was inevitable that both these strands would come together at some point...

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 Nov 2018

Vehicle requirements to become an Uber-entrepreneur
Vehicle requirements to become an Uber-entrepreneurArticle

Many South Africans have a dream of "being your own boss" - and having financial independence. Uber promises this...

18 Oct 2018

Havas launches Take This Thread, a bold movement to help break the patterns of abuse
Havas launches Take This Thread, a bold movement to help break the patterns of abuseArticle

Take This Thread is a bold social movement that is a rallying call contributing to ending the pattern of domestic violence by facilitating economic empowerment for abuse survivors...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 17 Oct 2018

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando’s IMEA
#WomensMonth: Tough trading environment calls for supply chain innovationArticle

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando's IMEA, shares some insights into being a dynamic businesswoman...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2018

Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independence
Property ownership is a powerful way for women to attain financial independenceArticle

Property ownership among South African women is on the rise...

8 Aug 2018

Image supplied. L to R: James Milne, Silicon Cape board member, Wesgro; Joslyn Links, Silicon Cape project administrator; Kerry Petrie, Silicon Cape, general manager; Boitumelo Menyatswe, Silicon Cape ecosystem manager; Sumarie Roodt, Silicon Cape chairperson, UCT and Zimkhita Buwa Silicon Cape treasurer, Britehouse
Silicon Cape launches innovation support modelArticle

Silicon Cape launches their new Africa-first strategic membership plan to enable the accelerated inclusion of tech startups...

3 Aug 2018

Lessons in life and business from Margaret Hirsch
Lessons in life and business from Margaret HirschArticle

Margaret Hirsch's rise to success has not been easy. From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant...

3 Aug 2018

Desiree Goodwin
#YouthMonth: Millennials in the workplaceArticle

Millennials, a word used for those reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century, are an enigma to the older generations as they strive for both financial independence and personal fulfilment...

Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 28 Jun 2018

Why poor people should be involved in designing solutions to poverty
Why poor people should be involved in designing solutions to povertyArticle

Solutions to poverty and social exclusion tend to focus largely on national social and economic policies...

Leila Patel and Marianne Ulriksen 11 Apr 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

Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"
Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"Article

The fight against corruption is critical for Africa's sustainable development, says the Economic Commission for Africa's Vera Songwe...

1 Feb 2018

Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase
Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchaseArticle

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings...

Josephine Wawira 5 Oct 2017

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violenceArticle

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

17 Aug 2017

Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth
#WomensMonth: Taking on the boys in forex tradingArticle

A female duo is taking on the world of foreign exchange by becoming game-changers in this male-dominated field...

Tivania Moodley 14 Aug 2017

Unpacking hidden factors that hinder women in business
Unpacking hidden factors that hinder women in businessArticle

South African women want to own a business but crave financial stability and lack support structures - these are some of the results from research from Sage Foundation, ‘The Hidden Factors: SA Women in Business'...

27 Jul 2017

Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economy
Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economyArticle

The direct selling industry is one of the few sectors showing growth over the past 18 months...

19 Jul 2017

Increase marketing capital through debt consolidation
Increase marketing capital through debt consolidationArticle

It makes sense to decrease your expenses wherever possible. Since you're likely going to have debt starting out, a wise way to do this is through consolidation of that debt...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jun 2017

Women take the lead in home-buying decisions
Women take the lead in home-buying decisionsArticle

There was a time when men were considered to be firmly in the driving seat when it came to home buying, but this is no longer the case...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Jun 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector
The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sectorArticle

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

James Noble 15 Feb 2017

#InnovationMonth: Global CEO of Dermalogica shares past, present and shining future of innovation
#InnovationMonth: Global CEO of Dermalogica shares past, present and shining future of innovationArticle

Aurelian Lis, recently appointed global CEO of Dermalogica which was acquired by Unilever last year to form part of its Prestige personal care portfolio, is currently in South Africa to engage with various stakeholders and share the plans the company has for the brand...

Jessica Tennant 12 Sep 2016

Afrillennials: who they are and how to hire them
Afrillennials: who they are and how to hire themArticle

Millennials are steadily overtaking older staff as South Africa's largest representative generation of workers, introducing an entirely new mindset that businesses will have to master...

Andy Coe 6 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Take charge of your financial planning
#WomensMonth: Take charge of your financial planningArticle

While the basics of good financial planning are the same for both men and women, some lifestyle and economic factors faced by women deserve special consideration...

2 Aug 2016

Diriye Amey via
NCVT to host dialogue on challenges faced by womenArticle

This Women's Month, the National Children and Violence Trust reflects on the issue of women often made to feel powerless....

2 Aug 2016

Metros can't keep staff
Metros can't keep staffArticle

South Africa's municipalities have a staggering 41,303 staff vacancies, while six of the country's metros make up the majority of the worst-affected councils...

Khulekani Magubane 14 Jun 2016

Tiguidanke Camara, founder of Tigui Mining Group
From high heels to hard hatsArticle

Tiguidanke Camara swopped the glitz and glamour of the modelling world to make a difference in the mining industry in her native Guinea and beyond...

Nicci Botha 17 Apr 2016

Satisfying needs of middle class through private banking
Satisfying needs of middle class through private bankingArticle

According to Sipho Silinda, CEO of FNB Private Clients, South African banks have been ramping up efforts to offer compelling private banking services to cater for the unique needs of the country's middle class population...

31 Dec 2015

Who is the online South African woman?
Who is the online South African woman?Article

The IAB SA and Effective Measure recently conducted an online survey with over 5,000 respondents answering questions about content consumption online, finances, beauty, fashion and clothing, shopping behaviour and a variety of lifestyle questions.

Issued by The SpaceStation 2 Dec 2015

Five steps for future financial independence
Five steps for future financial independenceArticle

In my previous article we saw that breaking poor financial habits can be just as painful as taking up exercise...

Zeldeen Müller 5 Oct 2015

The value of obtaining the right financial advice
The value of obtaining the right financial adviceArticle

In today's fast-paced modern world, financial planning often falls to the bottom of the priority list as people try to juggle their work and life commitments...

1 Oct 2015

Why are South Africa's youth under informed when it comes to financial planning?
Why are South Africa's youth under informed when it comes to financial planning?Article

There is no doubt that South African consumers, in general, are in an appalling state of debt...

1 Sep 2015

Eskom could raise funds with Denel model
Eskom could raise funds with Denel modelArticle

State-owned arms manufacturer Denel is being looked to as a model for attracting private capital into state-owned companies such as Eskom...

Carol Paton 26 May 2015

Payroll deductions will lead to a more productive workforce
Payroll deductions will lead to a more productive workforceArticle

Today's employees are faced with a number of challenges as the cost of living continues to rise, with remuneration seldom increasing at the real rate of inflation...

Philip Belamant and Thato Chiloane 20 May 2015

What's that hairy, smelly thing in the corner?
What's that hairy, smelly thing in the corner?Article

Oh that - that's our Creative Director! This week, we find out all about the money and responsibility juggling that come part and parcel with embarking on a career in the advertising industry...

Chris Brewer 18 May 2015

SAB expands KickStart
SAB expands KickStartArticle

South African Breweries has evolved its 20-year-old youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives...

29 Apr 2015

Britehouse GOT-GAME™ launches replicable CSI initiative
Britehouse GOT-GAME™ launches replicable CSI initiativeArticle

Britehouse Got-Game has launched a self-sustaining and replicable vehicle through which other communities can benefit from corporate social investment (CSI)...

16 Mar 2015

Engen Botswana launches campaign for growth and development
Engen Botswana launches campaign for growth and developmentArticle

Engen Botswana continues to testify to its unwavering dedication towards boosting subsistence farming across Botswana.

21 Jul 2014

MasterCard invests in business startups, sponsors 520 learners
MasterCard invests in business startups, sponsors 520 learnersArticle

MasterCard's generous R1m donation is equipping 520 South African learners from 14 schools in seven provinces with the knowledge and skills to start up a business.

17 Jun 2014

Potgieter nominated for BWA Regional Achiever Awards
Potgieter nominated for BWA Regional Achiever AwardsArticle

Port Elizabeth's top 18 businesswomen will attend a gala dinner later this month to see who will take top honours in their respective categories.

17 Jun 2014

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA
Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENAArticle

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014

Egg Foundation aims to combat malnutrition
Egg Foundation aims to combat malnutritionArticle

The International Egg Commission (IEC) has launched the International Egg Foundation (IEF), a global charitable foundation which will aim to provide people living in developing countries with greater access to eggs as part of its goal to combat malnutrition and provide people who are underfed and undernourished with access to a sustainable diet.

4 Apr 2014

Emerging health economies need innovation, not Western models
Emerging health economies need innovation, not Western modelsArticle

KPMG International has released a report, 'Necessity: the mother of innovation' that warns that copying hospital based western models is "high cost and high risk" for emerging healthcare systems. It says only whole systems solutions will deliver long-term sustainability.

13 Feb 2014

Prosperity depends on financial literacy
Prosperity depends on financial literacyArticle

The recession, poor job market, low savings rate and increasingly indebted consumers, reaffirms the importance of increasing one's personal financial literacy. However, the financial terrain is often uncharted for many consumers, especially the youth who need suitable guidance, considering they make up 77% of the population.

11 Sep 2013

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