A Cape Town sunglass company is now making ‘fashion-forward’ face masks to stay afloat

2020-03-20 11:24

Like other simple face masks, they serve as a reminder not to touch your face, just with a touch of fashion – but do not protect against the novel coronavirus.

Simplifying digital payments for small businesses

2020-01-30 10:22

uKheshe is a digital acquirer created for small, subsistence and survivalist entrepreneurs who are looking for a platform to enable transactions to grow their businesses.

For R15,000 this company says it can convert your bike into an electric one that can clock 40km on battery power

2019-12-23 14:02

E-bikes are an up-and coming trend in South Africa giving access to riders that need a little bit of an extra push.

These award-winning recyclable menstrual cups aim to end 'period poverty'

2019-12-08 15:00

Raised by domestic worker parents, in a village in Polokwane, Mashela Mokgabudi recalls not having sanitary care products and promising herself she would change the situation not just for herself but other girls growing up in Africa.

Lawyer turned baker: Datsun supports local entrepreneurial dream

2019-10-04 10:00

She may have started out small, but Babette Kourelos is now running a very successful business. And she has Datsun SA's support.

A simple recipe for restaurant business success

2019-08-29 10:54

Twenty-five years ago, when Fats Lazarides decided to open the first Ocean Basket, many thought his seafood restaurant wouldn’t find favour in South Africa. Well, that restaurant turned out to be the start of a hugely successful – and much-loved – brand.

How to avoid conflict in a family business

2019-07-31 13:38

When it comes to running a successful family business for generations, blood really shouldn’t be thicker than water. Clear guidelines and governance structures need to be in place – and everyone should adhere to them.

Elon Musk is worth about R314billion — here's how the notorious workaholic makes and spends his fortune

2019-06-29 10:10

Tesla's Elon Musk turned 48 on June 28. He's a notorious workaholic who doesn't spend on lavish vacations or flashy hobbies.

This South African fast-food empire started in a garage in Mbombela

2019-05-26 09:02

Galito’s chicken has over 149 stores in 17 countries, including South Africa, India, Pakistan and Canada.

WATCH: Rwandan entrepreneur creates booming cosmetics business

2019-05-05 12:46

Cephas Nshimyumuremyi has started with just $10 when he launched a new, natural cosmetics line. It has since grown into a business worth $40 000.


5 ways to get the most out of any networking event in 25 minutes or less

2020-02-19 08:32

Networking isn't about how many people you talk to or for how long — it's about making meaningful connections, plus one important final step.

These were some of the most exciting South African inventions over the past decade

2020-01-05 08:36

From inventing Dolosse to pioneering the first heart transplant, there are several innovations we can humbly claim originated in our own backyards.

Eco-friendly entrepreneur quits IT to declare war on plastic

2019-12-14 12:05

When Tina Beyer moved to South Africa, it was hard for her to find employment. So she followed her passion and started a business where she now sells eco-friendly alternatives to plastic - without a hefty price tag.

Investing in your passions

2019-10-31 15:22

Growing up, Mandla Sibeko always knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Today he has made FNB Art Joburg the first black-owned art fair in the country.

Popular clothing brand MK Originals is run out of a Khayelitsha bedroom – and is helping to create a township market

2019-09-26 13:11

This is the heart of MK Originals, a clothing brand founded by Siyabulela Sophi.

Ramaphosa: The state should be at the centre of development

2019-08-23 06:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the state should play a leading, entrepreneurial role.

Insights from a business broker

2019-07-18 13:31

Before a business is bought or sold, there is a lot of homework that needs to be done to ensure both buyer and seller are getting value for money. Business4Sale SA does just that.

Watch: Woman finds dream job earning almost R115,000 a month making jingles

This after she struggled to find a job after finishing her degree.

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Was it premature for Kylie Jenner to expand her beauty empire to skincare?

2019-05-16 12:05

The youngest Kardashian-Jenner has ventured into skincare, but is it too soon?

Here’s how much it costs to open a Vida, Mugg & Bean or Bootlegger coffee shop

2019-05-04 09:20

You'll have to have a minimum of R1 million up front, preferably in cash.

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