"I quit law school, am a bartender and sell marijuana to make a living"

2018-09-20 10:32

This week's announcement that the private consumption and growth of dagga is now legal in South Africa has met with lots of celebration. While the sale of weed still has criminal implications, many have been making a living from it for years.

Watch: You can now get a ready-made head-wrap, thanks to a Nigerian businesswoman

2018-09-10 15:15

Nigerian businesswoman, Toyosi Ande is looking to revolutionise the popular African style.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces plans to retire at 54

2018-09-09 12:58

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday.

ANC commits to orderly land reform

2018-09-07 17:13

The ANC pledged to tackle land reform responsibly as investor concerns mount over plans to change the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Read your way to a life of true influence

2018-09-02 06:01

Think about this: sports fans want to see their heroine win. They don’t care about how she trains, but the heroine cannot win if she doesn’t train. The same is true in your work.

Jumping the zone gun

2018-08-23 15:45

Northdale businessman Nirvan Maharaj could be forced to reconsider his restaurant development after Msunduzi confirmed that the property still had to be rezoned.

At the start of every semester, a business school professor asks his students a question, and most everyone gets the answer dead wrong

2018-08-20 14:10

To start a business, passion isn't necessarily the key to success, experts say.

Magda Wierzycka's 10 tips to run your own business

2018-08-17 20:11

Most people who say they want to run a business, never actually end up doing it. Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka shares lessons on what it takes to run a business or even lead a successful career.

Business should fund media like they fund political parties - CEO

2018-08-15 16:17

Business could not afford to be complicit in the face of media facing crackdowns and financial troubles, says the CEO of 10X Investments.

Samro under fire over Dubai investment

2018-08-12 06:00

A failed investment in Dubai has cost South African musicians R48 million and this week Samro again failed to produce a promised forensic report into the debacle, leaving its members irate and accusations flying, Charl Blignaut reports.


Distracted employees cost SA businesses up to R89bn a year - report

2018-09-10 15:56

South African businesses are losing up to R89 billion a year due to distracted employees, who despite being present in the workplace, are unproductive, says new research by Momentum Corporate.

Elon Musk's decision to blaze up goes against CEO rules- analyst

2018-09-09 15:15

There was a time when Elon Musk’s live-streamed puff of marijuana would have only enhanced the image of an iconoclastic business magnate who can’t be bothered by social conventions in his quest to change the world.

This Free State beautician has set up a busy spa in a shack

2018-09-08 15:15

Recently, thousands of South Africans shared pictures of Thaini Masakane's beauty spa on social media.

What corrupt companies should do to regain our trust

2018-09-05 06:30

Trust is an intangible but vital currency in a healthy economy. Getting it back once it’s gone is difficult but doable, and SA has its work cut out, says Tim London.

This entrepreneur started a thriving business selling luxury watches from the university library he was living in

2018-08-27 09:45

With just R3,700 in his pocket and nowhere to live, 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built an online luxury watch retail business.

Building a worldwide software business

2018-08-23 10:36

Software company Adapt IT has recently taken the final step in its integration strategy by consolidating its eight offices into one head office in Midrand. It’s also increased turnover in flat local economic conditions and is now actively eyeing acquisition opportunities on the rest of the continent.

I used to let people walk all over me at work — until I learned how I could use my niceness to my advantage

2018-08-19 13:20

Being too nice in business can be either a help or a hindrance. But if you use your agreeability to your advantage, you can negotiate masterfully while being 'nice.'

Magda Wierzycka: 'The crooks must go to jail, Markus Jooste first'

2018-08-17 14:50

Speaking at a conference on Friday, Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka called for South Africans to focus on building a future, but said "crooks" must be sent to jail first.

Gordhan announces whistleblower hotline to boost fight against corruption

2018-08-15 12:49

Stabilising state-owned enterprises could take six months or longer, depending on the extent of corruption, says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Sandile Zungu elected president of the Black Business Council

2018-08-08 11:34

Zungu will take over from Acting President Gilbert Mosena, who stepped in to fill the role after former president Danisa Baloyi was suspended.

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