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The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agenda
The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agendaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must be seen as a pillar of the broader development integration agenda, said deputy minister of trade, industry and competition Fikile Majola...

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Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 Apr 2021

South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry up
South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry upArticle

As local business relief initiatives come to a close, many small and medium enterprises continue to struggle with an unfortunate number of businesses' liquidity eroded by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SA
Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SAArticle

The South African results of the latest Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs Index (MIWE), women entrepreneurs are making progress in South Africa, but challenges persist...

15 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperityArticle

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m
Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350mArticle

Hlayisani Growth Fund (HGF) has announced its first close at R350m to invest into high-growth, high-impact businesses...

23 Feb 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilitiesArticle

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it right
An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightArticle

For the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, progress in education and enterprise development is the most direct means of improving the quality of life for South Africa's people and advancing the foundation's purpose to develop an inclusive and empowered society...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 11 Feb 2021

SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is key
SME Financing 101: Knowing your options is keyArticle

Small and medium enterprises (SME) owners across the country gave a unified sigh of relief, as certain lockdown restrictions were eased in South Africa earlier this month...

10 Feb 2021

Eskom's business investment competition is open for entry
Eskom's business investment competition is open for entryArticle

The competition has provided a platform for South African owners of small and medium enterprises to become part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs...

8 Feb 2021

Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEs
Eskom's Business Investment Competition calls for manufacturing SMEsArticle

A great leap forward is possible for SMEs in the manufacturing sector who enter the Eskom Business Investment Competition (BIC). Entries are now open and SMEs are encouraged to enter before 12 February 2021 at midnight...

1 Feb 2021

Rethinking entrepreneurship in 2021
Rethinking entrepreneurship in 2021Article

Almost 80% of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in South Africa fail within the first three years. This statistic presents a staggering blow to the South African economy, which is invested in the crucial role of SMEs in stimulating economic growth and providing relief from a shockingly high unemployment rate...

Issued by Wits Plus 27 Jan 2021

ProfitShare Partners' Andrew Maren talks financial inclusivity as a business imperative
ProfitShare Partners' Andrew Maren talks financial inclusivity as a business imperativeArticle

Andrew Maren, founder and CEO, ProfitShare Partners, says supporting SMEs' economic inclusion as a business imperative is critical, and should be a priority to help avoid job losses as we head into 2021...

Andrew Maren, Issued by ProfitShare Partners 19 Jan 2021

Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operation
Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operationArticle

Enel Green Power RSA's (EGP RSA) 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape has reached commercial operation and is expected to generate 460GWh of energy annually...

29 Dec 2020

Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatments
Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatmentsArticle

The government's tax-incentive to boost economic growth - Section 12J of the Income Tax Act - gives investors more than a mere tax benefit...

Renier de Wit 28 Dec 2020

Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next year
Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next yearArticle

Small and medium enterprises tend to take the hardest knocks in an economic downturn. Nothing illustrates this better than the unravelling impact of Covid-19, which left many SMEs teetering on the edge of collapse...

Colin Timmis 4 Dec 2020

Building a post-pandemic construction sector
Building a post-pandemic construction sectorArticle

It is widely accepted that the best way for the government to stimulate the economy, thus ensuring its quick recovery, is by developing and executing an infrastructure-led economic recovery plan...

Cyril Gamede 26 Nov 2020

First Black Friday and festive season since Covid-19 - what can we expect?
First Black Friday and festive season since Covid-19 - what can we expect?Article

As millions of people in South Africa brace themselves for the Black Friday shopping bonanza, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that a lot more people will choose to look for their deals online...

Yaron Assabi 26 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!Article

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs
Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEsArticle

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help SMEs move their businesses online, accept digital payments and attract more customers...

22 Oct 2020

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2020 sets new standards for online events globally
SingularityU South Africa Summit 2020 sets new standards for online events globallyArticle

The fourth annual SingularityU South Africa Summit took place on 14 and 15 October 2020 with over 125 speakers with global perspectives presenting keynotes, hosting discussions and running workshops, all intended to help future proof Africa...

Issued by Mann Made 20 Oct 2020

The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEs
The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEsArticle

One of the great challenges of the 21st Century is the need to reduce poverty levels and economic inequality globally...

Soromfe Uzomah 16 Oct 2020

#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntu
#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntuArticle

Opening the 13th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference this week, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of ReimagineSA, noted that the Covid-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society...

14 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

Judges announced for BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020
Judges announced for BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020Article

The BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020 have announced the panel of judges for the awards...

12 Oct 2020

Leading women on stage at SingularityU Online Summit 2020
Leading women on stage at SingularityU Online Summit 2020Article

Women will take centre stage at the fourth annual SingularityU Summit taking place online on 14 and 15 October 2020...

Issued by Mann Made 2 Oct 2020

SingularityU Online Summit to contribute to SME growth in 2020
SingularityU Online Summit to contribute to SME growth in 2020Article

Speakers lined up to address the challenges and opportunities facing SMEs...

Issued by Mann Made 23 Sep 2020

Sapics reaffirms focus on professionalising supply chain management
Sapics reaffirms focus on professionalising supply chain managementArticle

At its annual general meeting, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management (Sapics), reaffirmed its focus on the professionalisation of supply chain management in South Africa and across the African continent...

15 Sep 2020

UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next level
UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next levelArticle

Nine South African startups participating in the latest e-Track Venture Exploitation Programme (VEP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) Solution Space have made the cut to progress to the third round of the schools e-Track programme...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Sep 2020

BizFix: Kiss it Better Special
BizFix: Kiss it Better SpecialArticle

The BizFix Special is aimed at minimising the cuts and bruises of recent months by putting your company on Bizcommunity's front pages, a sort of 'kiss it better' first aid kit for small and medium enterprises...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Sep 2020

7 trends accountants are embracing
7 trends accountants are embracingArticle

Accountants are reinventing themselves. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this process of renewal, convincing even the most traditional-style accountants that the time to adapt is now

1 Sep 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

A R1m reboot for small businesses: Nedbank Business Ignite announces Johannesburg winners
A R1m reboot for small businesses: Nedbank Business Ignite announces Johannesburg winnersArticle

Nedbank and talk radio station partners Talk Radio 702 and CapeTalk through Nedbank Business Ignite, will be supporting five businesses to thrive during the pandemic...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 11 Aug 2020

Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilege
Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilegeArticle

On a trip to Denmark to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Business Initiative's (NBI) counterparts there, the one issue on which we struggled to connect was inequality...

Steve Nicholls 30 Jul 2020

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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformationArticle

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 2020

Global disruption can have local implications
Global disruption can have local implicationsArticle

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

SMEs and youth have a role in the growth of South Africa's economy
SMEs and youth have a role in the growth of South Africa's economyArticle

The South African unemployment rate is currently sitting at 30.1% according to the latest report from Statistics SA. This is the highest since the 2008 economic crisis. The majority of those who are unemployed are the youth and form the majority of the South African population.

24 Jul 2020

Boitumelo Kiepile, head of regulatory affairs, Enel.
The role of renewable energy in a post Covid-19 economic recoveryArticle

For the past few months, the world has been feeling the impact of Covid-19 and, with many countries under lockdown, the economic ramifications have already been serious...

Boitumelo Kiepile 13 Jul 2020

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Prasa appoints acting group chief procurement officerArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has appointed Willie Mathebula the acting group chief procurement officer with immediate effect...

8 Jul 2020

How do SMEs recover post lockdown?
How do SMEs recover post lockdown?Article

How do SMEs survive - and even grow - in an environment that cannot predict when the pandemic will loosen its grip and an economy that is expected to contract by 7.2% this year?

Bridget du Toit 7 Jul 2020

Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmap
Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmapArticle

Senior representatives from Dell Technologies and Pirelli agree that the acceleration of digital transformation is necessary to prepare for future disruptions...

7 Jul 2020

How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?
How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?Article

With the new sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) being implemented, businesses need to tighten their cybersecurity...

1 Jul 2020

Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions
Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday SessionsArticle

WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions starting Wednesday, 1 July 2020...

29 Jun 2020

Emergency budget misses the mark for SMEs
Emergency budget misses the mark for SMEsArticle

As expected, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni painted a grim picture of a shrinking economy...

26 Jun 2020

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Securing logistics operations in a data-first worldArticle

Even the simple act of finding your location is now a very digital experience thanks to GPS and electronic maps...

Chris de Bruyn 25 Jun 2020

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketingArticle

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the markArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19
Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19Article

Across Africa and in partnership with NGOs, Coca-Cola in Africa has been deploying a range of resources to support governments, communities and local economies in their urgent efforts to contain the spread and impact of the coronavirus since its outbreak on the continent...

19 Jun 2020

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