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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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ProfitShare Partners disrupts market with innovative SME funding model

It is often mooted that growing South Africa’s economy is largely reliant on the success of small businesses. Yet a lack of access to operating capital from banks and limited business experience can be major obstacles to entering the formal economy. ProfitShare Partners has established an enviable track record in unlocking operating capital to SMEs

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Register for Proudly SA Buy Local Summit and Expo 2024

Proudly South African’s flagship event, the annual Buy Local Summit & Expo will celebrate its 12th edition in 2024. The property has grown exponentially over the years into a two-day showcase including multiple elements and a large target audience. From SMME-focused workshops to lessons in local procurement, business solutions hub, to legislator & compliance issues and an impressive exhibition of

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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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Analysing the current policies and regulations surrounding ESD

The prospect of being included in the supply chain of major JSE-listed and multinational corporations has given a glimmer of hope to many small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. Many encounter fierce competition from established corporates armed with enormous war chests and often stand no chance in getting a foot in the door of cut-throat industries that

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iKhokha surpasses R2bn in working capital disbursements to South African SMEs

iKhokha, the KZN based fintech which recently picked up the MTN Financial App of the Year Award, has announced that it has surpassed the impressive milestone of disbursing more than R2bn in working capital to its SME customer base, in partnership with Retail Capital, now a division of TymeBank.  “In a tough South African economic

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Collaborative approaches to Enterprise Development

Discussing the importance of collaboration between businesses, government entities and industry associations in fostering Enterprise Development. Highlighting successful case studies of collaborative initiatives that have led to sustainable business growth and economic empowerment. In the context of small business development in South Africa, the importance of collaboration between businesses, government entities, and industry associations cannot

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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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Read – The ESD Handbook 2023/24

Welcome to the 2023/24 edition of the ESD Handbook, widely recognised as South Africa’s authoritative resource showcasing the latest projects, trends, and advancements in small business development. It is undeniable that entrepreneurship, in order to become a major source of employment and a driver of economic growth, requires deliberate support. Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises

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Introducing Galelo Africa: Empowering small businesses for a thriving economy

Unlocking opportunities for small businesses through innovative technology solutions and expert consulting. In 2016, two visionary entrepreneurs, Kamohelo Mothibedi and Buntu Mdaka, founded Galelo Africa with a mission to drive positive contributions to the South African economy and the rest of Africa. Recognising the persistent barriers faced by small businesses, particularly those from previously disadvantaged

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