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.

SAA's R1.8bn Saturday debt deadline nears

2017-09-27 17:14

Cabinet is currently meeting to try and hash out where the state-owned airline will get the R1.8bn it needs to pay Citibank by Saturday.

Jury’s still out on saving SAA

2017-09-10 06:00

A top official at the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) this week kept ajar the possibility of the entity investing in bankrupt national carrier SAA, which is clamouring for a bailout.

Qatar reportedly tells banks to seek overseas funding amid spat

2017-08-20 16:10

Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity.

Tips to save up for a gap year

2017-07-27 15:44

Taking a gap year without an income can add financial strain and may lead you to incur debt. An expert offers tips on how best to save for it.

Small business, big money

2017-07-10 15:59

How a novel finance matchmaking site is shaking up the start-up sector and linking small business with capital providers.

Eskom banks heavily on China, inks R20bn loan deal

2017-07-06 15:27

Despite a number of scandals, Eskom says international roadshows indicate that there is still a significant appetite from international investors for its bonds.

Vusi Thembekwayo launches entrepreneurship mentorship programme

2017-05-22 06:02

Venture capitalist Vusi Thembekwayo has launched a mentorship programme to find and nurture high-growth entrepreneurs.

Retail lender targets small businesses

2017-04-16 06:01

“Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity. But cash flow is reality.” This is the catch phrase that appears on the website of six-year-old financial services provider Retail Capital.

R1m boost for SA craft e-commerce

2017-02-28 17:21

Small Business development ministry commits R1m to the marketing of e-commerce platform, Peek for South African crafters and designers to sell their products.


Sell off 'alcoholic' SAA and fire Myeni, Maimane tells Gigaba

2017-09-28 17:28

As SAA's R1.8bn debt repayment deadlines nears, the DA called on SAA chair Dudu Myeni to immediately step down, and the Public Protector to investigate Myeni's role in the national carrier's "institutional decay"

Varsity killed the college

2017-09-17 06:00

The growing political clout of university students has contributed to the implosion that is threatening SA’s technical college system, according to a ministerial committee.

#EntrepreneurCorner debuts: The funding conundrum

2017-09-06 15:18

Small business coach and mentor Anton Ressel talks funding in our inaugural weekly video show #EntrepreneurCorner.

Pensioners stand to lose hard-earned money if PIC funds SAA - DA

2017-08-04 21:00

Government can expect a huge pushback from members and pensioners of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) if their money were to be used for an SAA bailout, says the DA.

Mystery of Eskom's money

2017-07-18 07:50

The clock is ticking for scandal-infested Eskom as it readies to release its financial results amid confusion around the state firm’s true financial solvency.

Standard Bank Zim unit steps in to help fund Zim mining sector

2017-07-10 11:57

Zimbabwe’s Stanbic Bank, a unit of Standard Bank, says it provided 46% of the country’s mining sector capital requirements for the year 2016.

Over 5 900 lottery funding applications outstanding - Davies

2017-06-23 18:24

The National Lotteries Board has a backlog of close to 6 000 applications for funding that amounts to more than R11bn, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Entrepreneurs, funders head to Funding Fair

2017-05-09 15:31

The third annual Western Cape Funding Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Wednesday May 10.

Trump to maintain HIV funding, including for SA

2017-03-19 17:31

US President Donald Trump intends to maintain current funding levels for efforts to combat HIV/AIDS around the world, including South Africa.

Sage Foundation launches $1m Enterprise Fund

2017-02-27 18:44

The Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund is open to non-profits in Africa with ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.

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