Cape Town is now a French Tech Hub

2016-02-05 17:40

The Mother City has been selected by the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs as the new French Tech Hub.

Billionaire Kirsch backs startup offering low-cost roaming

2016-01-27 07:24

SA billionaire Natie Kirsh is backing a quick fix by Toronto-based tech startup KnowRoaming to offer what it says are the cheapest fees in 200 countries.

Franchisees optimistic about SA's future

2016-01-25 16:50

A survey by the Franchise Association of South Africa has found the majority of franchisees have an optimistic outlook about the future.

Johan van Zyl: How SA can deal with massive volatility

2016-01-24 16:08

South Africa is likely to experience much more turbulence to come, but this also provides opportunities to make money, says former Sanlam CEO Johan van Zyl.

Entrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flow in 2016

2016-01-17 19:00

In light of the challenging economic climate, South African entrepreneurs are cautioned to buckle up for what is predicted to be a challenging year.

Thanks for quitting, here's R150 000, come back soon

2015-12-29 10:38

Online company Adore Me offers a highly unusual benefit to departing employees: a fat $10 000 (R152 000) cheque.

Dinner party chatter leads to Marvellous Maids

2015-12-18 13:57

A training initiative for general job readiness some 20 years ago, Marvellous Maids has become a household name for domestic placements.

SA skies only for the brave

2015-12-08 07:46

'Entrepreneurs' who believe they are entitled to succeed without having gone through the greasy rungs are what makes Terry Stratis fear for SA’s economic future.

Lessons learnt for doing business in Nigeria

2015-12-04 07:00

From learning to relax and being prepared for bureaucracy, finweek's correspondent from Nigeria shares key business lessons.

SA company wins the internet

2015-11-26 14:58

Cape Town-based internet company WooThemes was purchased by American dot-com giant, Automattic. Co-founder Mark Forrester shares on what this means for the SA startup.


Lessons from Alibaba: Think South African, like they think Chinese

2016-01-27 15:52

Recently turned entrepreneur Tanye ver Loren van Themaat lists five lessons South African businesses can learn from ecommerce giant Alibaba.

E-learning for Africa

2016-01-26 11:00

We talk to GetSmarter CEO, Sam Paddock, about how the e-learning platform is improving lives through education.

Muhammad Yunus: Break slavery’s legacy. Don’t ask for a job. Make your own.

2016-01-25 16:25

Muhammad Yunus carries a powerful message for South Africa, struggling to overcome industrial age mindsets that have left them with massive unemployment.

BOOK REVIEW: Of course you can run a successful business

2016-01-19 07:08

Every entrepreneur faces the challenge of holding on to a long-term view while at the same coping with day-to-day responsibilities, says Ian Mann.

Hugo shares his passion for eco-friendly living

2016-01-14 18:10

Hugo la Grange's passion has been to create a sustainable development at the Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo.

Testing the viability of a new business idea

2015-12-23 16:28

New business concepts always seem ground-breaking at the time, but the trick is deciphering whether these ideas can be turned into viable business proposals.

Black industrialists to boost transformation - PwC

2015-12-09 16:46

The Black Industrialist Programme to be launched in 2016 will lift transformation and provide impetus towards job creation and industrialisation, says PwC.

SMEs want flexibility in business travel

2015-12-04 17:24

Research by British Airways shows that SMEs think short-term and are always looking for the best deal, which would also include flexibility.

How coding is unlocking opportunities for youth

2015-12-01 14:52

Thanks to the vision and pragmatism of an ex-offender-turned-entrepreneur, the world’s next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs may just come from Langa – Cape Town’s oldest township.

Funding advice for a mouthwash entrepreneur

2015-11-26 09:06

Having a business idea is one thing, but implementing that idea can be a huge headache, one exacerbated by a lack of funding.

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