#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 16 hours ago

Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it
Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it

None of us expected what 2020 had in store for us, but we all adapted (or didn't) differently. At the same time, the new normal has meant different things for different people and for different organisations...

By Brian Eagar 2 days ago

#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale
#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale

These businesses are slowing the lifecycle of fashion by championing rentals and resale in South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#Anzisha2020: SAYNA brings digital studies to Madagascar
#Anzisha2020: SAYNA brings digital studies to Madagascar

Matina Razafimahefa is the founder of SAYNA, an innovative edtech venture based in Madagascar and a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to Cameroon
#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to Cameroon

As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, Agbor-Ebai Nenembou of Cameroon shares more about her startup, Supreme Sparkle, a multifaceted business that offers tailoring, salon and spa services...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in Uganda
#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in Uganda

Katumba Jonathan Paul from Uganda is an entrepreneur, tech enthusiast and developer and CEO of Minute5. As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, he shares more about the startup and what he would do if he wins...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
How South African SMEs can rally for a strong 2021

Life has never been easy for small business owners. Even in a 'normal' year, keeping your own company afloat is rife with challenges, but 2020 upped the ante significantly...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Oct 2020

Is it time to change your side hustle into your main job?
Is it time to change your side hustle into your main job?

During the national Covid-19 lockdown, many South Africans took up side hustles to help make up for a drop in their income or to make productive use of their extra time at home...

By Selina Bieber 22 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in school
#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in school

WATCH: To date, Palesa Pads has helped over 5,000 girls access affordable, eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads so they don't have to miss a day of school while on their period...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2020

Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn...

By Nick Durrant 19 Oct 2020

African Sports Content Network is decentralising consumer access to quality sports products
African Sports Content Network is decentralising consumer access to quality sports products

African Sports Content Network (ASCN) was founded with the mission to decentralise consumer access to quality sports products...

By Papama Nyati 13 Oct 2020

How South African startups can thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic
How South African startups can thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Like other business startups across the world, South African startups were severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The economy of the country has been battered, and every business is feeling the heat...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Oct 2020

Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020

Mic Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, shares more about what can be expected from this year's SingularityU South Africa Summit, which takes place online from 14-15 October 2020...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Oct 2020

Meet Shruti Dowlath, UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner
Meet Shruti Dowlath, UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner

Shruti Dowlath, founder of UnifySA, has been named the UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App
Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App

WATCH: Paulo Mpokwa, co-founder of Fundi App, shares the journey of the small business that helps you find affordable, well-trained and vetted handymen for both domestic and commercial needs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: Greenmovement - environmentally inspired solutions
#ConsciousLiving: Greenmovement - environmentally inspired solutions

Greenmovement is an energy-innovation centric organisation that aims to create cost-effective, renewable and accessible energy for the African continent...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

#StartupStory: Process your payroll anytime, anywhere with KarbonPay
#StartupStory: Process your payroll anytime, anywhere with KarbonPay

With KarbonPay, you can easily process your payroll any time, anywhere...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Oct 2020

Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SA
Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SA

WATCH: Idan Jaan, co-founder and CEO of Funddr shares the journey of the small business funder...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African
#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African

Local businesses, manufacturers, petrol stations, retailers, local products and services... in the absence of exports... have carried us through this pandemic, says Proudly South African's Happy Ngidi...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

#SAIS2020: Dr Sumarie Roodt talks tech innovation and a Startup Act in South Africa
#SAIS2020: Dr Sumarie Roodt talks tech innovation and a Startup Act in South Africa

WATCH: The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's largest startup event, provides various platforms for developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating thought-leadership...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Quirky skincare for kids courtesy of SA brand Nunuki
#DoBizZA: Quirky skincare for kids courtesy of SA brand Nunuki

Nána Lloyd is the founder and owner of Nunuki, a proudly South African skincare brand developed to care for the sensitive skin of little humans...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local
#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local

The goal is to make it easier than ever to find and support small business, by bringing them all together under one curated virtual roof...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Sep 2020

Kylie Granat, founder of Kojo Creative
#DoBizZA: Kojo Creative, a new boutique IMC agency targeting SMEs

Kojo Creative is a new boutique IMC agency that seeks to enable SMEs by working on a project to project basis...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery
#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2020

South Africa needs to scale its creative economy
South Africa needs to scale its creative economy

If South Africa is to ever thrive, it needs to evolve and truly start to compete in the knowledge economy...

By Glenn Gillis 21 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up
#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2020

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

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...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Local students start up Collars4Africa
#DoBizZa: Local students start up Collars4Africa

Every year, UCT's postgraduate management students who specialise in entrepreneurship are required to start a profitable business. Six students, who met through the course, founded Collars4Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Start your mixer journey with Barker & Quin
#DoBizZa: Start your mixer journey with Barker & Quin

Inspiration can be found in unexpected places. For Hanneli van der Merwe, it came on a business trip to Europe in November 2015 where corporate entertaining led to a personal discovery of the tasty world of craft gin and designer tonics...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with Kunz
#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with Kunz

After losing her job as a graphic designer at an events company at the start of the nationwide lockdown, Nelia Kennedy decided it was time to launch Kunz...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Sep 2020

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