Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow – and how to help

2019-01-18 07:31

Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.

Could 2019 be the year you finally start your own business?

2019-01-16 16:37

Now is as good a time as any to turn your business dreams into a lucrative reality.

New incentive for global business services will create jobs for youth - Davies

2019-01-13 11:53

The Global Business Services incentive - which came into effect on January 1 - is expected to create employment opportunities for youth in SA, said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Social responsibility often just about ticking boxes for SA businesses - director

2019-01-11 11:30

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used by a lot of businesses just as a mechanism to do the least, Nozipho January-Bardill, chairperson of the UN Global Compact Local Network SA said on Wednesday.

Oracle founder Larry Ellison revealed to hold $1bn stake in Tesla

2019-01-08 21:30

Oracle founder Larry Ellison has emerged as the second-biggest individual investor in Tesla with a holding in the electric-car maker worth $1bn.

Apple's Tim Cook faces toughest test yet as iPhone sales slowdown

2019-01-03 07:50

Apple's Tim Cook confirmed Wednesday that the latest iPhones, his flagship product, are not selling up to expectations.

Life's a beach for SA investors in Mauritius

2018-12-27 09:39

Property and financial experts explain why South Africans are increasingly looking to Mauritius to invest in property - including from a commercial perspective.

It could take five years for Eskom’s power stations to be fully up and running again – here’s why

2018-12-20 12:41

An apparent insider at Eskom says things are bad when it comes to maintenance and breakdowns.

JSE rival A2X will be worth a massive R2 trillion - after SA's most valuable company Naspers lists there soon

2018-12-18 13:41

South Africa's most valuable company, Naspers is listing with A2X, the JSE's rival next week. That single counter will push the new bourse into high-flying territory.

This massively successful South African start-up may list in the US next year

2018-12-04 18:37

Clickatell was started in Cape Town by an optometrist and his twin brother.


A business built on loyalty

2019-01-17 10:24

Allan and Margaret Hirsch started their company without any formal business background or formal business training. They’ve proved what can be done when you work hard and look after staff and clients.

Economic inclusion in SA must be of the right quality - economist

2019-01-13 13:06

It is critical to train SA's population for the future in such a way as to enable them to participate in the economy, says an economist at the University of Pretoria.

Steinhoff's salvage process stalls as former partner digs in

2019-01-11 17:57

Steinhoff's effort to rescue its European business has been delayed after a challenge from a company linked to Andreas Seifert, its former Austrian partner.

These women CEOs are dominating the beauty industry - so why aren't there more?

2019-01-09 14:07

Don't just put women on billboards. Put them in the boardroom too.

Brewer Delta hikes prices after Zim govt rejects move to charge in US dollars

2019-01-07 13:55

Zimbabwe’s brewery giant, the Delta Corporation, has resorted to price hikes after its attempt to charge for its products solely in US dollars was rejected by the Zimbabwean authorities.

What investors get wrong about backing women-led businesses

2018-12-27 20:08

Gender balance can be an important signal for investors, but they may be looking for it in the wrong place.

Let go of toxic workplace 'emotional labour' in 2019

2018-12-22 13:51

What will you leave behind in 2019? Here’s one suggestion: toxic workplace emotional labour.

A JSE-listed beer company is looking into making drinks with dagga rather than alcohol

2018-12-20 11:10

Multinational giant AB InBev and Tilray have announced a partnership focused on making non-alcoholic dagga beverages – in a research project worth R1.4 billion.

Azania on the importance of taking time off to relax

2018-12-07 15:18

Media personality and business woman Azania Mosaka has had a jam-packed 2018. We caught up with her about how she’s learned to slow down to avoid burnout

SA businesses brace for blackouts - again

2018-12-01 09:00

Concerns over the ripple effect from load shedding has left some members of the business sector taking matters into their own hands in an attempt to minimise impact.

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