Motsepe's African Rainbow Capital expecting start-up investments to shine

2019-12-08 10:30

African Rainbow Capital's co-CEO Johan van der Merwe said the company's share is trading at a discount, bigger than that of its peers, and steps will be taken to address this.

Naspers builds SA tech companies for the future

2019-11-21 07:00

The JSE-listed group is set to become a driving force in growing local tech businesses whilst helping to drive South Africa’s economic renewal.

ANALYSIS | WeWork, WeWait, WeWorry: What's next for CEO Adam Neumann?

2019-09-22 20:00

In short order Neumann's office-sharing company has gone from a get-rich story to a you've-got-to-be-joking melodrama – from WeWork to WeWait to, now, WeWorry.

Local internet-based ventures still critical to Naspers – SA head

2019-08-23 13:17

Naspers CEO in South Africa Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa told shareholders at the internet solutions giant’s annual general meeting in Cape Town on Friday that the company had great interest in finding and investing in local internet-based ventures.

Naspers to invest R30m in online cleaning platform SweepSouth

2019-06-20 16:13

A Naspers [JSE:NPN] start-up fund has announced its first investment of R30m in online cleaning services platform SweepSouth.

Naspers to invest R4.6bn in SA tech firms

2018-10-26 16:27

Africa’s biggest company by market value will put R1.4bn toward local start ups, with the balance going to Naspers units including online retailer Takealot and delivery service Mr D Food.

Goldman Sachs and others just invested R760 million in a South African startup that helps poor people get loans

2018-09-19 14:49

Jumo's technology is used by, among others, MTN, Airtel, FNB, and Pakistan’s Telenor bank.

SA payment start-up raises R245 million in funding - after tripling users in less than two years

2018-09-06 19:01

Yoco provides bank-card readers for small business, in a fashion it says is seven times cheaper than other services.

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.

12 books you should read before starting a business

2018-05-26 16:22

These 12 books offer essential advice for the budding entrepreneur, from digital marketing to creating a business plan.


Naspers on track with R4.6 billion investment in growing South African tech businesses

2019-11-21 07:30

Naspers is one of the ten largest consumer internet companies in the world and one of the largest technology investors - and here's how they are investing in local tech businesses

This Los Angeles-based sustainable fashion start-up turns milk into clothing. Yes, you read that right.

2019-09-30 10:40

Sustainable fashion start-up Mi Terro created the Milk Tee to put wasted dairy product to good use — for both their customers and the environment.

This Wits graduate travels around the world to invest in startups - a job that earned him almost half a billion rand last year

2019-09-09 17:35

Ronald Fisher said his religious South African family taught him the importance of prioritising rest.

Naspers Foundry announces its first investment in rising tech start-up, SweepSouth

2019-06-28 13:07

Launched at the South Africa Investment Conference in October last year, Naspers Foundry is a R1.4 billion start-up fund aimed at boosting the South African technology sector.

Three ways to grow SA's small businesses in 2019

2019-01-19 06:30

A volatile rand, load shedding, tax and labour laws are beyond your control, so focus on what you can control, says Viresh Harduth.

Watch: This hi-tech toilet brush automatically cleans itself

2018-09-26 12:06

LUMI's approach to toilet hygiene includes ultraviolet light – and you can get it in South Africa.

This stay-at-home mom returned to business after 16 years - and now manages her own R100 million fund. Here’s how.

2018-09-08 12:02

It wasn't easy, at first. Her tip for other stay-at-home mothers considering returning to work: “be brave”.

This is the one question a top SA venture capitalist asks startups before she invests

2018-08-31 07:31

Akro Capital CEO Janine Basel says most people seemed swayed by the "cool factor" of being an entrepreneur, but fail to put in the work.

Online insurance company connects with younger generation

2018-07-30 13:46

Digital start-up Indie, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance, is making insurance more accessible to the masses.

OrderIn takes on tech giants from humble beginnings

2018-02-25 11:17

Food delivery company OrderIn epitomises a US startup like Facebook having started in garage and now being widely regarded as a successful tech firm.

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