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    Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa
    Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa

    Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa's post-Covid economy...

    3 Jun 2021

    Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones
    Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

    Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

    By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa
    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

    During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US
    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

    Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

    Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice
    Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice

    SVAI (Shared Value Africa Initiative) is excited to invite all CEOs and executives to the 2021 CEO Connect Roundtable on 4 June!..

    Issued by Shift Impact Africa 17 May 2021

    Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment
    Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment

    Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

    10 May 2021

    What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
    What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

    According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

    By Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

    Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program
    Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program

    Facebook is inviting community leaders from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program...

    5 May 2021

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space

    Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2021

    How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
    How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

    Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

    By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

    Diversity matters because diversity wins
    Diversity matters because diversity wins

    Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

    By Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

    Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
    Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

    Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

    15 Feb 2021

    RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery
    RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

    Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing in a green recovery for South Africa as well as the EU's projects in South Africa...

    Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

    IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative
    IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative

    The Digital4Agriculture Initiative aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality...

    8 Dec 2020

    #ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing
    #ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing

    Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge
    L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

    The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

    14 Oct 2020

    The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
    The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering

    The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

    2 Sep 2020

    #WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
    #WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women

    Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Aug 2020

    #WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
    #WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA

    Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

    Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
    Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19

    In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

    By Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

    Global disruption can have local implications
    Global disruption can have local implications

    The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

    By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

    Richard Neal, MD, Sovereign Trust
    SA businesses look offshore to ease Covid-19 pain

    The Covid-19 lockdown left a trail of devastation across entire industries - but it has also forced many South African businesses to look for new approaches and markets...

    By Richard Neal 21 Jul 2020

    Developing SMEs in Ghana
    Developing SMEs in Ghana

    One of the most significant backbones of Ghana's economic and social development for a very long time has been small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)...

    6 Jul 2020

    Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups
    Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups

    It's a well-known fact that the youth are the primary consumers of technology. A fact that puts Africa, with its literally hundreds of millions of young people, firmly on the map as a significant global launchpad for technology startups.

    By Kashira Naidoo & Zach George 26 Jun 2020

    Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
    Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19

    Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    4 Jun 2020

    A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
    A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

    Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

    By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

    Kemble Morgan
    #LockdownLessons: Keeping spirits lifted while working from home

    Young Living Essential Oils opened its South African office just 7 months ago, and now, like many of us, the local team is having to adapt to do business under lockdown...

    22 May 2020

    Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
    Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

    Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020



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