The Impact of Enterprise Development in South Africa

Enterprise development is defined as the act of investing time and capital in helping people establish, expand or improve businesses. Enterprise development helps people to earn a living; it helps them out of poverty; and it leads to long-term economic growth for themselves, their families and their communities. Not only is enterprise development one of [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Employment Equity and BBBEE

  In South Africa, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE, or BEE as it is more commonly known) is a complex system of rules and guidelines designed to effect socio-economic transformation by levelling the playing field for people of all races. While the major legislation involved is the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No.53 of 2003 [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:26+00:00July 16th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Township female entrepreneurs empowered

A group of women from Soweto, Tembisa and Mamelodi graduated from the Gauteng Township Retail Enterprise Development Programme (GTREDP), which aims to empower female entrepreneurs involved within the township retail industry. The GTREDP for Women was established in 2017 and is funded by the Gauteng Department of Social Development. A ceremony held at the Protea Hotel [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:11:01+00:00April 11th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open

The Global Startup Awards, which have been held annually since 2012, aim to select and recognise startups and entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in business and service to the community. Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open. In the latest television interview, CEO of the Southern Africa Startup Awards, McKevin Ayaba, pointed out [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:11:01+00:00April 10th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Sasfin launches new banking platform for SMEs

Sasfin has launched ‘B\\Yond’ (Beyond), a digital banking platform built to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Through B\\YOND for Business, the group aims to fulfil the banking needs of its own SME clients as well as those of businesses “neglected” by their larger competitors. The platform aims to handle the most onerous financial admin [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:11:01+00:00April 10th, 2018|news|0 Comments

SA Florist helps township businesses bloom

Using marketplace technology, SA Florist has launched a programme to on-board township florists through an ecosystem that has been established to assist entrepreneurs to launch sustainable businesses. It plans to attract, upskill and support at least 30 entrepreneurs over the next three years. A four-month pilot project was launched in Soweto to empower independent florists [...]

By |2018-03-23T14:42:22+00:00March 23rd, 2018|news|0 Comments

‘Now is the time to invest in Africa’

African Business Africa has come a long way and has become a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments. While many countries today are facing the dilemma of an ageing population, the majority of the  Africans are young, ambitious and entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurs are a critical driver of innovation and development [...]

By |2018-02-21T12:44:06+00:00February 21st, 2018|news|0 Comments