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Kombo King turns up the heat as the Vumela Fund announces an investment in innovative food technology

The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, has announced a new investment in Kombo King (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African kitchen equipment supplier focusing on the fried food niche market. Co-founder and Chairman KK Combi says: “On a trip to Beijing, I realised the importance of speed to service customers on …

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Financial behaviours SMMEs need to adopt during times of crisis

An emergency or unexpected occurrence can have a negative impact on your business. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for SMMEs to adopt new ways of doing things and has pushed businesses to try and become more financially resilient. The need for financial resilience Speaking during a panel discussion during Money Smart Week South …

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Bayer Pharmaceuticals partners with Unjani Clinics to offer affordable, quality healthcare

This innovative enterprise development initiative addresses the inequality which exists between private and public healthcare services in our country… The aim of this clinic network is to eventually have 1 000 clinics around the country. Bayer Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Unjani Clinics, a network of black women-owned and operated primary healthcare clinics that provide accessible, …

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SDG 17: The key behind ensuring accounting as a profession remains relevant

By Chantyl Mulder Every professional, regardless of whether they are an engineer, lawyer, doctor or accountant, exists to serve society. From the onset, we believe that professionals have a duty to serve society. This stems from the fact that, first of all, they are a part of the elite class and are in the very …

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Intrinsic value of assets can unlock short-term cashflow

Moving quickly can unlock attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs There comes a time in a business or one’s personal affairs when cashflow becomes tight. This is stressful, but normal. The cause is often varied and can be anything from delayed receipts, or the need for immediate liquidity to pursue attractive opportunities. The point is, life is …

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Simplifying the Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) Act for small business

3 POPIA dos and don’ts of managing your marketing database From 1 July this year, South African companies must be fully compliant with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). This is the realisation of a process that began in 2013 with the government looking to introduce certain conditions for how personal …

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Inoxico enables sustainable business growth

Credit-focused fintech helps drive better business decisions The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, is excited to announce an equity investment into Inoxico, enabling the company to continue establishing itself as a recognised commercial credit risk technology provider. The importance of trade credit Inoxico is a tech company that uses trade credit …

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WATCH: How to make remote working work for you – a guide for managers and staff

The Covid-19 has caused remote working to become the norm for many companies, and it looks as though this working model may endure well beyond the pandemic. While remote working has many benefits, such as removing the commute to the office, it also presents a new set of challenges for both employees and managers. Impact …

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Empowerment through entrepreneurship – Miss Universe South Africa 2020 launches #DestinyDesigned

Miss Universe South Africa 2020, Natasha Joubert, has launched #DestinyDesigned, a project to empower fashion designers through her own passion for entrepreneurship and design. Natasha– who will be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant later this year – is a fashion designer who started her own company Natalia Jefferys in 2016. It’s an all-female …

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