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IKhokha launches affordable new smart card machine for SMEs

One of the market leaders in the fintech space in South Africa, iKhokha, has announced the launch of a new smart card machine that fits into your pocket, called the iK Flyer Lite.  This new offering follows the success of the flagship iK Flyer card machine, launched in 2022, which far surpassed initial sales expectations. […]

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Afrika Tikkun unlocking a brighter future for budding entrepreneurs

Afrika Tikkun was established with the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity to realise his or her fullest potential. Many of our beneficiaries hail from impoverished and under-resourced backgrounds, where socioeconomic opportunities are rare. Our goal, as Afrika Tikkun, is to create an economically thriving South African society by investing holistically in our

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GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy

A Pioneering and Stimulating Environment for Small and Growing Enterprises. With over 12,000 participants, more than 80 programs run, and over 2,700 trained entrepreneurs whose businesses generate over R3.6 billion in revenue, the GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) stands as a testament to its impactful journey. Launched in 2012, the GIBS EDA’s remarkable achievements over

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Bringing 4IR to the townships

19-year-old award-winning social entrepreneur and speaker, Tshepiso Malema is a multifaceted, multi-talented young man from Ivory Park Township in Midrand. He has recently been nominated as one of Mail & Guardian 200 Most Influential Young South Africans. Tshepiso is passionate about making change and serving the community, which inspired him to launch the Tshepiso Malema

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Exit and expansion for passionate KZN-based recycling start up

A 100% black-owned recycling business in Newcastle has become another example of how growth support initiatives are integral to drive entrepreneurs to the next level of growth and scalability. The business was started in 2009 by three young entrepreneurs from Osizweni township in Newscastle, KwaZulu Natal. With a borrowed bakkie and no employees, these three

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Interior construction & fitout company gets investment boost

The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, has announced a new investment in TSK Interiors, one of South Africa’s leading black-owned commercial interior fitout and construction companies. The funding is expected to help unlock additional liquidity to allow TSK Interiors to capitalise on larger and more resource-intensive opportunities in the market, with

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Young Mdantsane man taking big steps in insurance

Thirty-four-year-old Yanga Duma, a native of the Mdantsane township in East London, is no stranger to the insurance or financial services industry. His journey started when he joined Standard Bank’s Business Banking Division and served as a Business Banker and Manager. He also worked at Liberty Life before starting his own financial services business. Duma’s

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MultiChoice connects South African SMMEs with global start-up investment community

MultiChoice Group, the African entertainment company that operates DStv, has shortlisted six start-up and scaling businesses that will be progressing to the final leg of the MultiChoice Accelerator Programme. By investing in and developing entrepreneurs with innovative businesses ideas, MultiChoice is helping to shape the industries of the future. “As MultiChoice we are excited to

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THE CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE OF THE ESD INDUSTRY

Corporate South Africa provides vital information regarding rate of transformation and job creation. Established  small business development specialists, Edge Growth is preparing to announce the findings of their annual research into the state of ESD and SME Development on Friday 3 September 2021. These findings will provide vital information from corporate South Africa as to

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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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