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Prasa appoints acting group chief procurement officerArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has appointed Willie Mathebula the acting group chief procurement officer with immediate effect...

15 hours ago

How do SMEs recover post lockdown?
How do SMEs recover post lockdown?Article

How do SMEs survive - and even grow - in an environment that cannot predict when the pandemic will loosen its grip and an economy that is expected to contract by 7.2% this year?

Bridget du Toit 1 day ago

Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmap
Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmapArticle

Senior representatives from Dell Technologies and Pirelli agree that the acceleration of digital transformation is necessary to prepare for future disruptions...

1 day ago

Pandemic Recovery: Entrepreneurial revolutions and economic survival
Pandemic Recovery: Entrepreneurial revolutions and economic survivalArticle

Right now, the only positive frontiers around the world are small and large clusters of entrepreneurial communities humming and moving forward...

Naseem Javed 1 day ago

Gallant Business Solutions the first SME to get a share of R100m in Get SA Working initiative!
Gallant Business Solutions the first SME to get a share of R100m in Get SA Working initiative!Article

The first SME to get its share of R100m through the Get SA Working SME Growth Initiative is Gallant Business Solutions!

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 2 days ago

Developing SMEs in Ghana
Developing SMEs in GhanaArticle

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)...

2 days ago

Digital Kungfu builds cost-effective solution to help SMEs grow market share
Digital Kungfu builds cost-effective solution to help SMEs grow market shareArticle

During recessions, businesses slash marketing budgets. Digital Kungfu has launched its Go To Market Suite to help SMEs grow their total share of voice while larger competitors are falling silent...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 3 Jul 2020

67 Logos Designathon to assist small businesses
67 Logos Designathon to assist small businessesArticle

Despite, or perhaps because of, the current crisis, CWDi has announced that the company will once again host the annual 67 Logos, but this year the initiative is a virtual one...

3 Jul 2020

How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?
How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?Article

With the new sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) being implemented, businesses need to tighten their cybersecurity...

1 Jul 2020

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SA Digital CX Report: The R1bn lesson in customer advocacyArticle

The results of the 2020 South African Digital Customer Experience (CX) Report reveals that brands need to adopt new strategies to engage, acquire and retain their customers...

1 Jul 2020

Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions
Absa's WorkInProgress launches Wise-Up Wednesday SessionsArticle

WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions starting Wednesday, 1 July 2020...

29 Jun 2020

Campaign offers free business support to SMEs
Campaign offers free business support to SMEsArticle

A countrywide SME support campaign will offer small businesses free marketing exposure, financial management tools, and support to digitally transform their business as they attempt to re-open...

29 Jun 2020

Kandua brings disinfection system to SA
Kandua brings disinfection system to SAArticle

South African online home services marketplace, Kandua, has partnered with Singapore-based Disinfection2U to bring their commercial, vehicle and residential disinfection services to South Africa...

29 Jun 2020

Emergency budget misses the mark for SMEs
Emergency budget misses the mark for SMEsArticle

As expected, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni painted a grim picture of a shrinking economy...

26 Jun 2020

Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week - edition 10
Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week - edition 10Video

Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week is a platform we developed during lockdown to showcase best in local music, food, literature, art and culture along with SMEs for exposure. For Youth Month, Grid will profile the best in (youth) class curating culture in South Africa every week for the month of June.

Issued by Grid Worldwide 26 Jun 2020

Nedbank teams up with Primedia's 702 and CapeTalk to ignite small-business ideas
Nedbank teams up with Primedia's 702 and CapeTalk to ignite small-business ideasArticle

As Covid-19 regulations begin to ease, Nedbank and talk radio stations 702 and CapeTalk are ready to support small businesses and entrepreneurs through the return of the Nedbank Business Ignite campaign, with prizes worth over R1m...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 25 Jun 2020

Call for partnerships to address key urban challenges
Call for partnerships to address key urban challengesArticle

Connected Places Catapult invites South African organisations and UK SMEs to form partnerships to develop solutions to urban challenges in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini (Durban)...

25 Jun 2020

Merchant Capital and Discovery Insure partner to help SMEs
Merchant Capital and Discovery Insure partner to help SMEsArticle

Merchant Capital has partnered with Discovery Insure to provide SMEs with working capital to assist with cash flow.

25 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Young entrepreneur aims to help SMEs
#StartupStory: Young entrepreneur aims to help SMEsArticle

Founded on the belief that South Africa is the gateway to Africa, Jean-Luc Pugin decided to launch Eikon-Design during the nationwide lockdown...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

Investing in SMEs for sustainable growth
Investing in SMEs for sustainable growthArticle

Financial forecasts for H2 of 2020 continue to paint a bleak picture for an already dire state of affairs faced by the unemployed youth of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

Diversification is key for SMEs to survive
Diversification is key for SMEs to surviveArticle

Diversification has emerged as a key business strategy to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) negotiate the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Jun 2020

New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEs
New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEsArticle

The Jobs Fund together with Black Umbrellas has shifted its focus to deliver inclusive support for SA startups through virtual and in-house support...

23 Jun 2020

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketingArticle

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula Mine in DRC
Commodities, power and capacity buildingArticle

Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

22 Jun 2020

SA cannot afford to lose more SMEs to Covid-19
SA cannot afford to lose more SMEs to Covid-19Article

Small businesses are crucial to the economy, and if they are not assisted to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, all South Africans are likely to feel the wider socio-economic consequences...

19 Jun 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Plans to reawaken the economyArticle

Government has started a process of implementing an economic recovery plan, which is coupled with preserving the livelihoods of South Africans and saving lives, said President Cyril Ramaphosa...

19 Jun 2020

Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week
Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the WeekVideo

Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week is a platform we developed during the lockdown to showcase best in local music, food, literature, art and culture along with SMEs for exposure. For Youth Month, Grid will profile the best in (youth) class curating culture in South Africa every week for the month of June.

Issued by Grid Worldwide 18 Jun 2020

Grid's Picks of the Week video celebrates #YouthMonth
Grid's Picks of the Week video celebrates #YouthMonthVideo

Grid Worldwide’s Picks of the Week is a platform we developed during lockdown to showcase best in local music, food, literature, art and culture along with SMEs for exposure. For Youth Month, Grid will profile the best in (youth) class curating culture in South Africa every week for the month of June.

Issued by Grid Worldwide 15 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystemArticle

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing service
Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing serviceArticle

Consumers will be able to pay for services from thousands of small businesses, schools and non-profit organisations by scanning a QR code with their mobile phone...

9 Jun 2020

Supporting small business at Saica Enterprise Development amid the coronavirus spread
Supporting small business at Saica Enterprise Development amid the coronavirus spreadArticle

With markets in current turmoil amid the coronavirus spread, this is the time for small businesses to relook at their current business processes and understand how their business can respond in these chaotic times...

Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 8 Jun 2020

Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agriculture
Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agricultureArticle

The Jobs Fund Fund, in partnership with Atlantic Black (Pty) Ltd, has leveraged more than R 800m for job creation and broader inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa's agricultural sector...

8 Jun 2020

Radio advertising made accessible for SMEs
Radio advertising made accessible for SMEsArticle

In the interests of helping small and medium businesses, Johannesburg-based radio stations Classic 1027 and Hot 91.9FM have launched Lock 'n Load, an initiative that helps these businesses to advertise their special deals at a vastly-reduced rate...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 8 Jun 2020

How to communicate affordably in the future
How to communicate affordably in the futureArticle

Businesses don't always have to spend a fortune on advertising to gain exposure in the media during this critical period of lockdown and in future...

Tranica Gurcharan 4 Jun 2020

Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedily
Good governance can help SMEs access Covid-19 relief speedilyArticle

Various public and private sector entities have released wide-scale relief measures to help South African small to medium enterprises (SMEs) survive the Covid-19 business slowdown...

Andiswa Bata 4 Jun 2020

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Standard Bank partners with Sefa to assist spaza shopsArticle

Standard Bank has partnered with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency to help spaza shops purchase stock through government funding...

4 Jun 2020

Guerrilla loads of love for SMEs
Guerrilla loads of love for SMEsArticle

Guerrilla IMC is showing their support for Covid-19-affected small businesses in a BIG way...

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 3 Jun 2020

Sindiswa Makhubalo, head: bank and payment providers, FSCA
Exploring the new frontier: open bankingArticle

The concept of open banking is forcing banks to rethink financial services as it's understood today. Realising that this is the new frontier, the FSCA is far advanced in its research into open banking...

Sindiswa Makhubalo 3 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business
#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your businessArticle

EquityMaven, a local fintech startup, plans to disrupt traditional business valuation services by offering highly detailed, investment banking-style valuations online...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 Jun 2020

R100m in capital for SMEs to Get South Africa Working
R100m in capital for SMEs to Get South Africa WorkingArticle

ProfitShare Partners, in partnership with award-winning local community radio station Hot 91.9FM, and the all-new 'getlion' mobile app launches an exciting year-long initiative designed to get small businesses working and creating jobs...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 1 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs
#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEsArticle

FinYou is a purposed-based lending solution that links merchants with funding from financial institutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 Jun 2020

UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation Programme
UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation ProgrammeArticle

The cohort joins the Venture Exploitation Programme, the second phase of the UCT GSB Solution Space e-Track Programme, to accelerate their ventures...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 28 May 2020

Ethics in a time of crisis
Ethics in a time of crisisArticle

As part of Saica's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO of The Ethics Institute, spoke about the importance of sticking to your values during a crisis...

Issued by SAICA 26 May 2020

Festival of Motoring officially postponed to 2021
Festival of Motoring officially postponed to 2021Article

Messe Frankfurt South Africa has made the decision to postpone the Festival of Motoring to 2021...

26 May 2020

Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19
Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19Article

Business leaders to debate challenges, opportunities and requirements of further relief efforts...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 26 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowingArticle

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

26 May 2020

Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19
Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19Article

Over the last four decades, the world has evolved into a multi-facet and revolutionary change. The challenges and complexities facing organisations cannot be separated from broader international developments.

Deon Mbaile 25 May 2020

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