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Small Business Survival Toolkit Part-5: Leadership and Crisis

In part five of the Small Business Survival Toolkit series, Professor Caren Scheepers addresses the subject of leadership and crisis in a Covid era. Compiled by Tarren Bolton Caren Scheepers is a Professor in Contextual Leadership; Organisational Design and Gender Studies and management consultant who has worked in various environments – the financial sector, e-commerce …

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Alex’s young businessman receives a mobile kitchen

Coca-Cola South Africa recognises Alex’s fledgling companies and offers them limitless opportunities. By Kamva Bena, Alex News Bothlale Baily, the founder of Baily’s Restaurant in Alex received a mobile kitchen from Coce-Cola South Africa. The handover was done in partnership with South Africa Day and the We Love Alexandra Community Makeover Project. Baily’s is a …

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African Youth Leaders – Build a business out of what’s in front of you

Selebogo Molefe, a.k.a. DrLifesgud is co-founder of The Hookup Dinner (THUD), co-founder of The People’s Fund and currently MD of The Biz Plug, an enterprise development agency that focuses on the retail sector in the township and rural development space. His message to Africa’s Youth is, look to solve the problems in front of you …

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Spotlight on Nthonyana Kitsa, Regional Manager, Gauteng for Black Umbrellas

In a world of CSI and ESD, commitment is one of the foundations for successful development outcomes and Nthonyana Kitsa oozes commitment in bucketloads. Nthonyana calls herself a resource mobilisation and partner development professional, which slots perfectly into the ethos of her role as Regional Manager, Gauteng for Black Umbrellas. Black Umbrellas (BU), a partner …

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Financial services industry has key role to play in ESG sustainability

If the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, as well as last year’s riots in KZN, made something clear – the time for paying lip-service to sustainability, particularly ESG issues, is over. By Marilyn de Villiers for Mint Group and ITWeb That’s the view of Mint Group Sales Account Manager Tristan Dennis, who …

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Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 is officially open for entries

IT’S BALLSY, IT’S BRAVE, IT’S BIGGER… AND IT’S BACK The once-offCOVID-edition, national Hollard Daredevil Run 2021 is officially open for entries Get ready for the streets of your hood to be painted purple on Friday 15 October when thousands of brave men in purple speedos will run through the streets for a good cause. The …

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Edge Growth appointed to administer medium- and long-term finance for J.P. Morgan’s Ground-Breaking new Abadali EEIP fund

Qualifying small businesses urged to apply! There is no doubt that the extreme disruptions and repercussions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa will continue for some time. The long-term effect on the already challenged small and medium businesses will also be profound. Fortunately, initiatives such as the newly launched Abadali Equity Equivalent Investment …

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Unrest, Violence and Looting: Small Businesses Face an Immediate Crisis

It is no secret that South Africa faces major social, political, and economic ills. We have not yet emerged from the shadow of Apartheid; we have some of the starkest examples of inequality on the globe, ordinary citizens are feeling the effects of a deteriorating state apparatus that is incapable of dealing with the complex …

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