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Why including SA's disabled in the economy is a human rights issue
Why including SA's disabled in the economy is a human rights issueArticle

While the country has made some strides on the diversity and inclusion front, a lot of progress still needs to be made, particularly when it comes to disabled South Africans...

30 Nov 2020

#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business onlineArticle

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

The "made it" stories are doing us a disservice
The "made it" stories are doing us a disserviceArticle

The founders of Amazi are determined to share the reality of what they've gone through to establish their organisation, a social enterprise founded to progress the economic inclusion of women, and how for a founding team of young, black women, a lot of their experience has been traumatic.

24 Nov 2020

WoSA organises national march for women's inclusion in mainstream economy
WoSA organises national march for women's inclusion in mainstream economyArticle

Women's lobby movement Women of South Africa (WoSA) will on Friday, 4 December, lead a national march to raise awareness around the various issues that are holding women back from participating meaningfully in the country's economy...

24 Nov 2020

Entrepreneurs are crucial to SA's economic recovery
Entrepreneurs are crucial to SA's economic recoveryArticle

According to Bonga Xulu, Johannesburg's regional portfolio manager at TUHF, SMMEs have a crucial role to play in South Africa's economic recovery as the Covid-19 pandemic remains an ongoing concern...

19 Nov 2020

Checkers deal with Farmer Angus Eggs boosts black-owned regenerative agriculture
Checkers deal with Farmer Angus Eggs boosts black-owned regenerative agricultureArticle

In a recent drive to upskill and empower his farmworkers, regenerative livestock farmer Angus McIntosh sold 85% of his egg business to some of his former employees...

2 Nov 2020

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

International Public Art Fest calls for 2021 proposals
International Public Art Fest calls for 2021 proposalsArticle

The International Public Art Festival (IPAF) is calling for proposals for its next edition, which Baz-Art will present in the streets of Salt River, Cape Town from 6 to 14 February 2021...

15 Oct 2020

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouragingArticle

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets
SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assetsArticle

Earlier this month, the South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) launched its Women's Forum with a live virtual event...

28 Sep 2020

MTN transformation programme turns employees into store owners
MTN transformation programme turns employees into store ownersArticle

Four MTN employees have become BBBEE owner-operators of 14 stores across Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market
#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal marketArticle

digiToken is a new and convenient platform that enables consumers to buy airtime, electricity and water online - all from the comfort of your home by practising safe social distancing...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agricultureArticle

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Divya Vasant, CEO of Amazi
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Divya Vasant, CEO of AmaziArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs like Divya Vasant...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneurs
#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneursArticle

A group of entrepreneurs selected by Heineken will receive a complementary online advertising package with a total value of R90,000 to promote their businesses on Bizcommunity...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

Circle of Global Business Women Programme
Circle of Global Business Women ProgrammeArticle

The Embassy of France in South Africa is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to develop a tailor-made programme to support 50 members of the Circle of Global Business Women (CGBW)...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Aug 2020

Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE decline
Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE declineArticle

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission's latest report on trends shows an overall decline across almost all measured elements, despite SA's substantial legislative and regulatory framework, intended to ensure economic empowerment...

Candice Meyer, Daveraj Sauls & Deon Visagie 14 Aug 2020

Looking at Covid-19 through a gender lens
Looking at Covid-19 through a gender lensArticle

Our world has undoubtedly been changed forever by the Covid-19 pandemic, as all efforts are focused on slowing down the increase and mitigating the impact of this silent enemy that has spread across the world like wildfire...

Geraldine Matchaba 9 Jul 2020

Survival of NPOs - saving a weakened sector
Survival of NPOs - saving a weakened sectorArticle

With the impact of Covid-19 rippling through the economy with disastrous effect, the livelihoods of non-profit organisations (NPOs) are under threat...

Dr Armand Bam 18 Jun 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption
Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumptionArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption...

26 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusionArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sector
3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sectorArticle

South Africa has a strong and vibrant non-profit sector, yet non-profit organisations (NPOs) are not making quite as much of a dent in the many socioeconomic challenges facing our country as expected...

Bianca Lima-Boekhoud 9 Mar 2020

John Lombela, managing director, Cryptovecs Capital
#BlockchainAfrica: Building an inclusive, transparent digital African economyArticle

Doing business in Africa is still a double-edged sword; despite the steady economic growth, there is still the inability to leverage this growth into sustainable development policies and plans...

John Lombela 4 Mar 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation target
Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation targetArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announced that it had surpassed its three-year target to transform R3.9bn of preferential procurement to black suppliers...

2 Mar 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launchArticle

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

Cape Town centre drives inclusion of hearing-impaired children in SA
Cape Town centre drives inclusion of hearing-impaired children in SAArticle

As the world celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December, South Africa must focus on educational inclusion for people with disabilities, asset management firm Coronation said...

Issued by Coronation 5 Dec 2019

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Closing the gender gap in financingArticle

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too "high risk" for financing...

29 Nov 2019

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB presidentArticle

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agriculture
How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agricultureArticle

African countries need to expedite the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade in order to lessen reliance on both China and the United States, offset the potential outcome of the Brexit impasse and mitigate the collateral and far-reaching impact of the trade war between the two biggest markets...

21 Nov 2019

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa
SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in AfricaArticle

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

14 Nov 2019

Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre
Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centreArticle

City-owned land along lower Buitengracht Street, which has been held by the province as road reserve for the unfinished Foreshore freeway, is in the process of being returned to the City of Cape Town...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Oct 2019

The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in Africa
The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in AfricaArticle

While the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it global concerns of deepening inequality, in Africa new evidence suggests that digitisation and big data could bring more inclusive growth through real job creation...

Lyal White & Liezl Rees, Issued by Johannesburg Business School 1 Oct 2019

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Support programmes to assist land reform beneficiariesArticle

Deputy President David Mabuza says government offers support programmes for beneficiaries of land reform to ensure that they use their newly-acquired land productively...

12 Sep 2019

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AI, changing the future of Africa's food securityArticle

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

10 Sep 2019

Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier development
Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier developmentArticle

Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is one of the most sustainable ways to grow South Africa's ailing economy. But, to drive the impact potential of ESD, stakeholders need to come together to forge a path forward...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Sep 2019

Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth
Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growthArticle

The potential to increase Africa's agricultural yields through the strategic use of data could place the continents' farmers at the heart of tomorrow's global economy...

5 Sep 2019

Michelle Goliath played a major role in establishing the first ethically sourced, fair, women-owned, artisanal diamond process.
#WomensMonth: Creating a space for women artisanal minersArticle

Michelle Goliath has a passion for helping the most vulnerable people in society who have run out of conventional employment options...

8 Aug 2019

How does a property stokvel work?
How does a property stokvel work?Article

Could a property stokvel be the right solution for you? Let's find out...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jul 2019

Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reach
Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reachArticle

Twenty-five years into democracy and South Africa continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons...

Luvuyo Madasa and David Blyth 26 Jul 2019

Johan Ferreira, chief legal and compliance officer, African Unity
The Cofi Act takes the financial services sector into a new eraArticle

While South Africa came through the 2008 global financial crisis relatively unscathed, evidence of poor market conduct and outdated legislation were among the factors that led to a reform of the country's financial sector...

26 Jun 2019

The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case study
The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case studyArticle

Across sub-Saharan Africa traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce like cereals, fresh milk, fruits, and vegetables...

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu 6 May 2019

Online trading platform to assist SMMEs
Online trading platform to assist SMMEsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently launched an online trading platform which will link registered small, medium and micro enterprises' (SMMEs) access to supply chain opportunities of large South African corporations...

27 Mar 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law
President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into lawArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is signing the Competition Amendment Bill into law, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

13 Feb 2019

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Government identifies land for redistributionArticle

As part of accelerating land reform, government has identified land parcels owned by the state for redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, 7 February...

11 Feb 2019

L-R: SA's minister of environmental affairs Nomvula Mokonyane; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International; Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation
Cape Town to host upcoming global green economy conferenceArticle

Under the theme 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies', South Africa will host the third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10-11 January...

9 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can
#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that canArticle

Since 2011, Lulaway, the brainchild of Jake Willis and Errol Freeman, has placed 30,000 young South Africans in jobs...

Sindy Peters 14 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in AfricaArticle

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land
Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city landArticle

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

Brand South Africa partners with the Black IT Forum for the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital Awards
Brand South Africa partners with the Black IT Forum for the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital AwardsArticle

Brand South Africa has announced its partnership with the Black IT Forum (BITF) to host the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital Awards under the theme, "Redefining Digital and Business Transformation", on 8 December...

Issued by Brand South Africa 20 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says RamaphosaArticle

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

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