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Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape Town
Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape TownArticle

Business owners and entrepreneurs will gather at the Entrepreneurs Indaba in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 May, to grow their businesses and network with fellow entrepreneurs...

Issued by Event Partners 2 hours ago

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programmeArticle

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

2 days ago

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Closing date for AWIEF Awards nominations extendedArticle

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to 10 June 2019...

2 days ago

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'No real development in Africa without regional integration'Article

Key issues pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic development, including the empowerment of women and youth and Africa's free trade area...

Kingsley Ighobor 2 days ago

Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on
Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back onArticle

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, and fintech gurus are all facing the reality that their enterprises need to understand and effectively respond to disruption, uncertainty, and rapid technological advancement if they are to avoid obsolescence...

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and growArticle

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in AfricaArticle

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster sceneArticle

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutionsArticle

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2019

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Technology is a liberating force for African womenArticle

Innovative projects tackle entrenched gender inequality in Africa...

Charles Onyango-Obbo 16 May 2019

Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential
Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potentialArticle

With an overall unemployment rate of 27.2% and over half of all eligible youth struggling to find work, there is certainly cause for alarm and a need for sustainable solutions...

Issued by Vega School 15 May 2019

Get your big break with AlphaCode Incubate
Get your big break with AlphaCode IncubateArticle

Whether you are currently working in a corporate or perhaps you're already a fintech or financial services entrepreneur, AlphaCode Incubate could be the big break you've been waiting for...

15 May 2019

Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneurs
Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneursArticle

Growing the next generation of entrepreneurs is key to job creation and economic growth in South Africa. But how do you ensure this mindset is bred among learners, and streamlined in schools...?

13 May 2019

Women in Tech and Digital Conference announced
Women in Tech and Digital Conference announcedArticle

Useful & Beautiful and Women in Tech ZA have announced the inaugural Women in Tech & Digital Conference to be held on 12 June 2019 in Cape Town...

13 May 2019

AWIEF Awards 2018.
APO partners with AWIEF to empower women entrepreneursArticle

APO Group and Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) partner for deeper impact on African women's entrepreneurship...

9 May 2019

BizBrand Jam experience gives scholars new insight into 4IR careers
BizBrand Jam experience gives scholars new insight into 4IR careersArticle

Grade 11 and 12 learners seeking inspiration for tertiary studies that will equip them for careers of the future should attend Vega School's BizBrand Jam...

Issued by Vega School 9 May 2019

Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive Summit
Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive SummitArticle

BigFive Digital has chosen Cape Town as host for its inaugural summit...

9 May 2019

New Verraki team.
New Verraki brand acts for Accenture in NigeriaArticle

Verraki Partners, a new business and technology solutions firm unveiled, positions to address Africa's seemingly intractable challenges...

6 May 2019

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Fruit industry transformation, all hands on deckArticle

We need to get past the futile debate as to whether transformation is a key performance area for government, the industry or both. It's a collective responsibility...

Konanani Liphadzi 6 May 2019

Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys
Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toysArticle

By simply trying to create a doll that his daughter could identify with, Meshack Mulaudzi embarked on a doll-making journey that spreads positivity to African children...

3 May 2019

AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investors
AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investorsArticle

Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank's Special agro-industrial processing zones initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa's agricultural revolution...

2 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the badArticle

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

Scholarships available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting
Scholarships available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise ConsultingArticle

As a first postgraduate programme of its kind in South Africa, the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PGDip SEC) is designed to support consultants, coaches and mentors working with entrepreneurs...

Issued by TSIBA 30 Apr 2019

Thando Hopa reflects on a beauty revolution
Thando Hopa reflects on a beauty revolutionArticle

For decades, mass media communicated a highly constructed image of beauty to its audiences. The result became quite remarkable - in that our popular culture demanded a standardisation of the human body and human beauty...

Thando Hopa 30 Apr 2019

Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder, Africommunications Group.
How narratives shape our realityArticle

There is a problem with the idea that women need to be specifically empowered in the media, PR and communications industry...

Mimi Kalinda 29 Apr 2019

2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories
2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categoriesArticle

Following overwhelming responses from entrepreneurs, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been extended to include two more categories, and now represent the entire business landscape in South Africa...

29 Apr 2019

SA needs job creators, not job seekers
SA needs job creators, not job seekersArticle

SA's education system should be reconfigured so it can produce job creators, instead of job seekers, Wits chancellor and entrepreneur Dr Judy Dlamini tells Cape Town audiences...

26 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital marketArticle

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applications
2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applicationsArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting its Growth Accelerator Programme in South Africa and is calling for applications...

24 Apr 2019

2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge begins
2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge beginsArticle

The fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge, aimed at giving budding entrepreneurs a hand up, has kicked off...

18 Apr 2019

Steve Austin’s ‘Broken Skull Challenge’.
e.TV Ghana to roll out new TV showsArticle

e.TV Ghana is bringing an array of exciting new shows this April...

17 Apr 2019

Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing business
Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing businessArticle

A mother and entrepreneur, Shannon McLaughlin is the founder of South African babywear brand Ubuntu Baba. If the company name rings a bell, it's because it made headlines for its battle with Woolworths...

17 Apr 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019Article

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 17 Apr 2019

Mentorship programme launched for aspiring nail technicians
Mentorship programme launched for aspiring nail techniciansArticle

Looking Good LCN, a South African cosmetics manufacturer and beauty service trainer, has launched a 3-month mentorship programme aimed at aspiring nail technicians...

17 Apr 2019

SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRI
SA's black farming community needs sustainable agribusiness support, says AFGRIArticle

According to AFGRI, access to finance, training and entrepreneurship is critical to building SA's black farming community...

16 Apr 2019

Supporting young, local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses
Supporting young, local entrepreneurs and start-up businessesArticle

Entrepreneurship should be encouraged and developed as entrepreneurs create and bring to life new technologies, products and services and create new markets and jobs along the way...

Issued by Total 15 Apr 2019

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognitionArticle

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme
Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD ProgrammeArticle

Roughly 6.21 million young South Africans without jobs, leaving many feeling hopeless and discouraged by the lack of opportunities...

15 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor
#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factorArticle

The industry's lack of diversity and inclusion was made notably clear by last year's #TimesUp movement, largely focused on equality in race and gender. Now, with a rise of 'diversity and inclusion' focused roles popping in advertising, here's why it's important to focus on a range of ages and experience levels for true business transformation...

Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2019

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism AwardArticle

"Our winners have an ethos that extends beyond the commercial - linking thriving business with the wellbeing of local people and the longevity of their environments..."

10 Apr 2019

#StartupStory: iHappify, the new business on the block
#StartupStory: iHappify, the new business on the blockArticle

The first quarter of 2019 has seen new business development in an uncategorised industry of making people happy...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Apr 2019

Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?
Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?Article

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Apr 2019

Tata invests R2.3m in postgraduate scholarships for 2018/19 academic year
Tata invests R2.3m in postgraduate scholarships for 2018/19 academic yearArticle

53 students at four South African universities have been awarded with scholarships totalling more than R2.3m for the 2018/19 academic year as part of the Tata Postgraduate Scholarship Programme...

10 Apr 2019

Calling entrepreneurs ready to grow!
Calling entrepreneurs ready to grow!Article

Are you a small business owner based in Cape Town? Are you involved in the operations side but you are struggling to think strategically about your business growth? Is your annual turnover less than R2m?...

Issued by TSIBA 9 Apr 2019

Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneurs
Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneursArticle

With the youth unemployment rate sitting at above 50%, growing numbers of young South Africans are considering entrepreneurship as a career option rather than competing for a limited pool of jobs in the formal sector or for a place at tertiary institution...

8 Apr 2019

(L-R): Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa and Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and CEO. Credit: AWIEF.
Bookings open for 5th annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019Article

The 5th annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards are now open for registration. The event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa's inclusive economic growth...

8 Apr 2019

Eskilz College - Top Empowerment Awards finalist
Eskilz College - Top Empowerment Awards finalistArticle

In a recent release, Topco Media and Communications named Eskilz College as a finalist in the 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards. Eskilz College has been nominated in the Education and Training category as a transformation leader...

Issued by Eskilz College 8 Apr 2019

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