Entrepreneurship funds: How to tell the good from the bad

2019-04-30 05:00

Entrepreneurs have a key role in solving unemployment, but not all entrepreneurship funds are created equal, says Aubrey Hruby.

A South African crypto-wallet startup – which backs an embattled form of bitcoin – just landed R18 million in funding

2019-04-17 14:21

Mobile wallet company Centbee, co-founded by a former eBucks CEO, announced it had closed a new round of funding just as bitcoin SV, the coin variant it backs, went into a slump.

Ways to fund your studies

2019-01-15 10:50

Working around your budget and finding ways to pay for your qualification

SAA secures R3.5bn loan to keep operating until March

2019-01-08 13:32

The cash-strapped flag carrier says the loan is needed to keep it operating until the end of the financial year in March.

Standard Chartered to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

2018-09-25 11:22

Standard Chartered said it will stop financing new coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world as part of its commitment to supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Funding holding back women in the energy sector - Radebe

2018-08-20 14:09

Lack of funding is among the factors limiting the participation of women in the energy sector, said Energy minister Jeff Radebe.

Concourt ruling on political party funding could prevent more state capture

2018-06-25 08:40

The Concourt's decision over political party funding has potential to weed out sinister donors who fund parties with the sole intention to capture the party and subsequently the state, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Transport subsidies up for discussion - Nzimande

2018-06-03 14:29

Government is looking at SA's transport subsidy regime, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande tells Fin24.

SAA seeks urgent funding after latest loss

2018-05-17 09:09

South African Airways says executives will meet Treasury officials every two weeks to address urgent funding needs after the ailing carrier reported a 7th consecutive year of losses - and the worst since 2015.

Parliament adopts bill to force parties to disclose funders

2018-03-27 17:09

The National Assembly has adopted the Political Party Funding Bill, which will pave the way for political parties to declare who funds them.


Standard Bank confirms withdrawing funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

2019-04-17 22:00

Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed that it is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa new coal IPP projects.

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.

Cape Town tech firm secures $1.85m funding to expand

2019-01-13 13:49

WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company founded in Cape Town, has announced an investment of $1.85m as part of its Series A funding round.

Ramaphosa lifts veil on some Eskom-China loan details

2018-10-30 11:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no specific conditions on the R33bn loan to Eskom, extended by the China Development Bank (CDB).

Treasury allows cash-strapped SABC to borrow more

2018-09-04 20:44

Treasury has allowed the cash-strapped SABC to take on more debt to ease its financial woes, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has confirmed.

Meet the 24-year-old American prodigy set to disrupt SA’s used car industry - within the next two years

2018-07-01 10:16

With backing from Naspers, Sujay Tyle wants to sell used vehicles within 45 minutes, paperwork included.

To eliminate the legacies of apartheid, we must fix municipalities - Nene

2018-06-14 22:00

Investment by municipalities in the building and maintenance of infrastructure can contribute to faster economic growth, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Zim gets first UK funding in 20 years

2018-05-18 10:44

The UK government, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, will provide $100m to be loaned to the private sector in Zimbabwe.

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for R2.4 billion reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

2018-04-14 14:07

Sequoia partner Jess Lee developed an effective strategy to shake her nerves while raising money from venture capitalists for her startup, Polyvore.

Ideas needed more than money

2017-11-26 06:00

As a teacher, Charles Ngobeni established a science centre, introducing electronics as a school subject, a model since adopted by government.

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