Day: November 20, 2020

An insider’s view: Building socially conscious enterprises of the future

Luleka Mkuzo has perhaps some of the simplest yet wisest words to offer any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner when she says: “Our backgrounds don’t determine our tomorrow, our dreams are within reach if we stay focused, work hard and believe in something greater than ourselves.” A community engagement strategist and social entrepreneur focused …

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Impact and support to Exxaro Enterprise and Supplier Development beneficiaries during COVID-19

The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown have taken a toll on all economic sectors in South Africa, and have presented additional hurdles for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs). A survey undertaken by the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) on the readiness of South African small enterprises to respond to …

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COVID-19: Fast tracking the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in SA’s dual economy

Technology and digital access are the kingmakers in a post-COVID-19 world. The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. As British-American entrepreneur and author Andrew Keen was quoted as saying: “We are surviving through this pandemic because of technology. Everyone is sitting at home, and their window to the world is through their smartphone.”