Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship development: a certain way to promote SDG alignment

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are widely known today and form a part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are described as “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. The SDGs themselves consist of 17 distinct and respective objectives that …

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Tackling compliance: a key focus area for small businesses

By Dhiraj Mathapersadh – Project Officer at SAICA Enterprise Developmen Compliance is one of the most essential and often overlooked business functions for small business owners. For many entrepreneurs, the primary concern is revenue generation and ensuring profitability for their company. Business compliance is a legal requirement but is often not prioritised due to business …

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Business development service providers also need a helping hand!

In South Africa, there are many entities active in offering business development services (BDS). Some are consultants or incubators, some are financiers or educators, and others straddle several such positions simultaneously. Indeed, the South African legislation around such things as enterprise and supplier development means that there is often fertile ground for such operators to …

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Samsung South Africa launches new Equity Equivalent Investment Programme initiatives

Samsung South Africa has announced its EEIP (Equity Equivalent Investment Programme) plans, aimed at empowering previously disadvantaged South Africans, with a focus on women and youth in the ICT sector. The programme initiatives are set to strengthen black economic empowerment through enterprise development, thus boosting economic growth and job creation. The programmes are formulated to …

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Animation and gaming startup, Sea Monster Makes a Huge USD1m Splash

Animation and Gaming Company Sea Monster partners with Edge Growth and FirstRand’s Vumela Fund to unlock digital solutions Animation, gaming and AR/VR company Sea Monster today announced the conclusion of a USD1m investment from FirstRand’s Vumela Fund, managed by leading SME Venture Fund Manager Edge Growth, which will change the way corporates tackle training and …

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Mbali Nwoko – Harvesting a new future for farming in South Africa: Funding organisations for

It’s no secret that farming is a highly capital-intensive business and if you are a farmer looking for funding to start or expand your business, the following companies may just be the best place to start: 1.Capital Harvest Capital Harvest is a niche agricultural finance company based in Cape Town that focuses only on agricultural …

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FirstRand Founders share how they forged a successful company as they step down as RMH board members

To bid farewell to people who founded a company that later gave birth to FirstRand, one of the biggest companies on the JSE, Monday 6 July was supposed to be a night of expensive cocktails and maybe even fireworks at RMH. But after saying their goodbyes to fellow board members, all that Dippenaar and Harris …

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For financial advisors, impact investing is no longer merely a “nice to have.”

If there is a silver lining to the current global crisis it is that COVID-19 has brought issues of economic injustice to the forefront of the investment conversation. We see daily proof of the significant inequities affecting every part of our social strata from race to gender to income, health and geography to name a …

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Mozambik Group – Pioneering Collective Capitalism

The Mozambik Restaurant Group and e-commerce and retail platform Humble will this week launch a 2-week pilot programme in Gauteng and the Durban North Coast to drive community entrepreneurship and create income opportunities for individuals, charities, and communities. Mozambik has expanded its restaurant business into a typical hot food delivery and take-away service as well …

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