A swimmingly good idea

2017-05-23 10:06

Nomvuyo Treffers’ determination to find a swimming cap that covers her dreadlocks led to an unexpected business venture called

Junk status: Entrepreneurs must get creative

2017-04-19 05:00

Despite South Africa being downgraded to junk status, there are still opportunities for entrepreneurs to make money, says economist Trudi Makhaya.

Entrepreneurship competition aims to boost economy

2017-02-28 17:23

Sanlam and Business/Partners Entrepreneur of the year competition is in its 29th year, in an effort to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice for young people and to achieve inclusive economic growth.

The birth of a cycling legend

2017-02-16 13:55

Hard work, a lot of wheeling and dealing in combination with good luck and many blessings, have resulted in Chris Willemse building one of SA’s most successful cycling businesses.

Putting South Africa’s mark on the luxury jewellery sector

2017-01-02 10:01

Paka Paka, an upmarket jewellery line launched by Clare Wiese less than a year ago, has already made its way onto Hollywood red carpets.

Winning Women: Inside the mind of a freethinker

2016-10-30 11:00

From fossils to finance – that’s been the career trajectory of Dr Merrill van der Walt, a palaeontologist until recently. She is now a statistician with a difference.

Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

2016-09-26 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

SA's economic situation not so bad - economist

2016-07-13 13:05

Although South Africa's economic growth projection has been revised down to 0.1% by the IMF, things will get better, says an economist.

Where design, hospitality and business meet

2016-07-12 14:00

The LIFE Group of Companies was born from a passion to combine business, design and hospitality. CEO, Maira Koutsoudakis, explains how they achieved this and where LIFE is headed.

Getting ready to braai abroad

2016-06-10 07:00

With the ChesaNyama franchise now boasting over 300 stores, founders Stelio and Praxia Nathanael have their sights set on expansion to the US.


SA man creates machine to test prototypes at a third of the cost

2017-05-08 18:18

Phumlani Ntloko has developed a simplified mobile Computer Numerical Control machine to test prototypes at less than a third of the cost of an imported unit.

Beards, bikes and balms: Who says it’s a man’s world?

2017-04-06 08:10

Her husband’s struggles with a freshly growing beard marked the start of Monique Fleming’s business Bonafide Beards.

Cash for your car

2017-02-21 16:06

CarZar is an online platform where South Africans can sell their cars for cash, quickly and conveniently. finweek interviewed co-founder Fernando Azevedo Pinheiro.

Say cheese: How Cape Town is SA’s marketing showroom

2017-01-23 13:58

A yellow shop in one of Cape Town’s trendiest streets reveals how one of the world’s top tourist destinations is becoming a showroom for the rest of South Africa.

#TransferSkills could be the next revolution

2016-11-21 11:45

With #feestmustfall set to dominate South Africa's education narrative for years to come, the concept of entrepreneurs becoming teachers might become ever more important.

What is holding back black entrepreneurs?

2016-10-16 16:22

At times people of colour can't make progress in their careers because employment equity is difficult to implement and this forms part of the deep hole syndrome concept.

Filmmaker hustling her way to a break

2016-09-06 15:42

Filmmaker and entrepreneur Obakeng Malope says the film industry is a constant hustle to secure funding.

How small businesses can save money

2016-07-13 12:50

Small businesses need to make sure they have money saved for unexpected emergencies, and future expansion plans.

Fitness, reloaded

2016-07-04 14:00

Lindsay Harris marks a new age of fitness with her virtual studio FitFirst. FitFirst aims to encourage fitness and healthy living but on the client's own schedule and where they choose.

Huge drop in locals wanting to be entrepreneurs

2016-06-10 05:00

Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans have dropped by 50% since 2010, yet the perceived entrepreneurial opportunities have increased over the same period.

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