Bongumusa Makhathini to lead Empowerment Capital as CEO
Bongumusa Makhathini to lead Empowerment Capital as CEO

Empowerment Capital Investment Partners has appointed Bongumusa Makhathini as its first chief executive officer. We find out more about the appointment...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 1 Jul 2021

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Where to next? The case for crypto asset regulation just got bigger

The alleged loss of some $3.6bn Bitcoin through Africrypt investment company brings home just how risky this asset class truly is...

Richard RattueBy Richard Rattue 18 Jun 2021

Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs
Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs

Africa is booming in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, according to the 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report by Chainalysis...

Eugene YigaBy Eugene Yiga 14 Jun 2021

#StartupStory: Bettr.App, a new culture of money in Africa
#StartupStory: Bettr.App, a new culture of money in Africa

Bettr.App, is set to merge the worlds of gaming, content creation and banking....

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 7 Jun 2021

Implications of ConCourt ruling for all loyalty programme providers
Implications of ConCourt ruling for all loyalty programme providers

The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgment on the Clicks Retailers (Pty) Ltd v CSARS case, which has wide ramifications for all loyalty programme providers...

Joon ChongBy Joon Chong 7 Jun 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Looking good, family...
#OrchidsandOnions: Looking good, family...

People's cars: VW's advert continues the brand's fine tradition; This is your typical South African story; race and language are irrelevant...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 25 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa, head of brand marketing at Momentum
#BehindtheBrandManager: Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa, head of brand marketing at Momentum

Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa fills us in on Momentum's recent brand campaigns and the rationales behind them...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 25 May 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign with cojones
#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign with cojones

Anti-advertising: Nedbank going where no bank has gone before; Took guts by bank and agency Joe Public to send a sobering message...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 18 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...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 11 May 2021

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Retailers must get to grips with SA's unique and evolving credit market

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, credit will play an increasingly important role, says redPanda Software's Allan Dickson...

Allan DicksonBy Allan Dickson 11 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 4 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing at life insurer FMI, (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 4 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space
How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space

A little under a year ago, South Africa confirmed its first Covid-19 case. At the time, there was still hope that the country could isolate and contain the disease, allowing economic activity to continue as normal...

Philani SangweniBy Philani Sangweni 9 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less
#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less

Entertaining: insights into culture, language and prejudices; Sunday Times booze advertorial sets new standard for media capture...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed
#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed

Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 25 Feb 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel SeeffBy Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

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