New report looks at African innovation

2020-03-11 17:38

A newly launched report identifies six African, and two South African, companies as market creating innovators.

OPINION: We can. We will. End of story

2020-02-16 07:44

Real life is too short to just imagine a world where everything goes wrong, says Marc Ashton.

FEEL GOOD: 12 innovators making SA a better place

2019-12-28 10:49

The year may have delivered a few storms, but that did not get everybody down. Meet some of the innovators trying to make SA a better place.

Elderly couple rewards kind stranger… with a booming meat business

2019-12-04 06:35

Two years ago, Thanduxolo Sixaka helped an elderly couple put their shack up again after the wind blew it down. The grateful couple later gave him their booming meat business in return.

Mantsho x H&M: Making fashion history

2019-10-17 09:57

Fifteen years ago, then-junior fashion designer Palesa Mokubung took the plunge to start her own fashion label. The hard work has culminated in fashion history.

So hungry you could eat the plate? This Cape Town startup has made it big with edible bowls

2019-10-14 20:32

A Cape Town start-up company which produces edible food bowls has grabbed international attention, netting funding from the organisers of the 2020 World Expo set to be held in Dubai.

OPINION: What a (great) time to be an SA entrepreneur

2019-09-07 16:15

As South African entrepreneurs, we’ve always punched above our weight on the global stage. But lately, we’ve been undervaluing ourselves. Letting the country’s challenges get to us. Now it’s time for us to rediscover the unshakeable optimism that’s made us great, says Dov Girnun.

5 things women entrepreneurs need to know

2019-08-09 17:00

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa which is currently facing high levels of unemployment.

SA's 12 'most loved' local businesses - Santam survey

2019-07-12 14:09

Small and medium sized local commercial businesses play a vital role in the SA economy and a new report tries to establish what makes consumers big fans of the companies they love. Is your favourite among them?

SME funding remains elusive

2019-07-11 10:25

For various reasons, small- and medium-sized enterprises struggle to obtain financing through traditional channels. But there’s been a rise in alternative funders who are giving entrepreneurs a way of starting up.


Nelspruit power couple on what it takes to run a successful business together

2020-02-17 13:51

The success of their strategy and marriage is evident in the seamless way in which Zodwa and Sibusiso Tshabalala started their business venture and saw it thrive.

Meet the former hairstylist who used R80 000 to start a beauty business that’s now worth R2,5 million and growing

2020-02-03 18:42

Mabel Ledwaba started out as a teen hairstylist and says entrepreneurship came naturally to her.

OPINION: Buy from the little guy this festive season

2019-12-21 13:11

For every R10 spent at a small business, R6.51 stays local, says Katlego Maphai.

Despite imposter syndrome and gender discrimination, SA women boldly pursue entrepreneurship

2019-11-05 14:57

Study shows that women in South Africa keenly venture into entrepreneurship.

Magnificent 7: Here's who will champion the goals of a R1.4bn SME fund

2019-09-26 21:30

The SA SME Fund on Thursday announced the seven fund managers set to manage about R1.4bn in funding to develop small businesses in the country.

10 tips for entrepreneurs from a public affairs expert

2019-08-11 16:02

Never, ever, give up, says Tamra Capstick-Dale, managing director of public affairs and reputation management consultancy Corporate Image.

Opportunity for youth-owned agricultural businesses

2019-08-08 17:21

Youth-owned businesses in the agricultural sector are invited to apply for SAB KickStart's Urban Agriculture programme.

Work space can be marketing advantage for SMEs

2019-07-12 12:43

For many SMEs the space that they work from can be one of their best marketing advantages, says the founder and CEO of The Business Exchange.

Closing the gap between growth businesses and alternative lenders

2019-07-10 16:32

Many business owners are unaware of products such as mezzanine finance and how to access it, says Gary Palmer, CEO at Paragon Lending Solutions.

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