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Shoprite and Checkers introduce locally designed African doll range

Shoprite and Checkers introduce locally designed African doll range

30/08/2019 - 08:11
Born from the need to celebrate African children and their natural beauty, husband-and-wife team Thabo and Mpumi Motsabi have just launched a range of dolls available exclusively in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets throughout South Africa. read more
Is it blowing hot or cold for SMEs in the food & beverage sector?

Is it blowing hot or cold for SMEs in the food & beverage sector?

23/08/2019 - 09:45
The food and beverage sector is an integral part of South Africa’s hard-working economy – and widely known as a popular and competitive space. It’s all in a day’s work where new-age urban pop-ups serving high-quality fast cuisine to foodies, compete with trendy side cafes for customers in a fast-paced world. This can all seem a bit of a bun fight as merchants find the need to be innovative in order to stay ‘in demand’. read more
#WomensMonth: Supporting SA's women in business

#WomensMonth: Supporting SA's women in business

06/08/2019 - 10:54
The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018. This essentially means that only 18.8% of business owners are female in the country, compared to 46.4% in Ghana, which is ranked as the country with the highest women-led companies in the report. This number can be turned around, should the right support be provided to aspiring female entrepreneurs.  read more
Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

17/07/2019 - 10:11
It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s potential to create jobs and drive prosperity will most likely be unleashed if the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is nurtured and flourishes.  read more
More entrepreneurs making the migration to online

More entrepreneurs making the migration to online

10/06/2019 - 15:23
Naseema Adams has had enough. She has decided to close her women’s clothing store after four years. read more
21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

04/12/2018 - 10:47
The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective communities as a result of the support provided by the programme this year. read more
Podcasts every startup entrepreneur should be listening to

Podcasts every startup entrepreneur should be listening to

10/09/2018 - 15:01
Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur requires dedication, confidence and an optimistic mindset. For one, you need to be convinced by your own tactics and two, you cannot simply give up. You need to be motivated enough to keep moving forward even when times become tough and overwhelming.  read more
Financial inclusion and support key to unlocking the power of entrepreneurship in Africa

Financial inclusion and support key to unlocking the power of entrepreneurship in Africa

23/08/2018 - 10:43
Driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge to transform their businesses into productive and sustainable contributors to the continent’s economy.  read more
#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

06/08/2018 - 10:42
From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant and starting the first business with just R900, Margaret Hirsch’s story is one that captures the imagination. An inspiration for women around the world, it’s her phenomenal resilience that’s been instrumental to the empire she’s built. read more
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

13/06/2018 - 09:53
According to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them.  read more
South African economy needs more entrepreneurs

South African economy needs more entrepreneurs

24/10/2016 - 15:40
The World Bank suggests that (formal) small and medium enterprises contribute up to 45% of total employment and a third of national income in emerging economies but in South Africa, only 7% of South Africa's adult population is involved in running their own business. This is low even when compared to other sub-Saharan African countries, where the rate of entrepreneurial activity is nearly four times higher. read more
Opportunity for 900 local aspiring entrepreneurs to jump start their business

Opportunity for 900 local aspiring entrepreneurs to jump start their business

30/06/2016 - 15:11
30 June 2016: Youth unemployment is on the rise in South Africa, and yet at the same time youth entrepreneurship is declining. Christo Botes, executive director at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that the recently released Social Profile of Youth 2009 – 2014 report highlights this trend, and reveals that the number of youth entrepreneurs declined from 609 000 in 2009 to 543 000 in 2014.  read more
SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

12/05/2016 - 14:48
Johannesburg - South African entrepreneur Nneile Nkholise on Wednesday won the Africa Top Women Innovators Challenge 2016 at the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. read more
Entrepreneurship in SA continues to be lacklustre

Entrepreneurship in SA continues to be lacklustre

16/02/2016 - 12:03
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report, released last week, finds that in South Africa, while around two-thirds of adults see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, entrepreneurship levels continue to be low and entrepreneurial potential remains untapped. read more