Had Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised VAT, he would probably have been fired.
Gordhan’s budget was disappointing and even a bit depressing, says Jaco Leuvennink.
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The biggest impact in Budget 2017 is the fuel levy, which has a huge knock on effect, according to the CEO of a company providing working capital to businesses.
SME owners will consider the 2017 national budget in the light of government’s declaration that "small business is big business", says Standard Bank.
A new incubator in Cape Town has been dedicated to South African and French entrepreneurs, primarily focusing on black entrepreneurs.
Gauteng-based catering company By Word of Mouth has been teasing taste buds for nearly a quarter of a century, thanks to its dynamic founder and owner, Karen Short, writes Sue Grant-Marshell.
Increasingly, the concept of "social entrepreneurship" is replacing traditional non-profit funding models, with the promise of greater self-sustainability and easier exits for donors.
If you find yourself going nowhere years down the line, it may be time for some tough questions and honest introspection, says .
Investors and small business owners could get a nasty surprise when trying to access capital through their home loans, says an independent lender. Banks do not necessarily agree.
Well-known Cape Town businessman, Dr Gerald Wolman, celebrated his 90th birthday recently and looks back at an extraordinary life of achievements.
Consider giving your honey stocks - a gift that will keep on giving.
Fake news is just another strand of propaganda. An expert shows how to combat it.
Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
Here's a guide on how life cover works and where disability and dread disease insurance fit in.
Waking up early can boost personal productivity. Here are some tips to tackle those early starts.
A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
In his upcoming State of the Nation Address President Jacob Zuma might talk about ways to boost small, and particularly black-owned, businesses, says an expert.
The failure rate of start-ups in SA is too high and mentorship could be what is needed, according to Adrian Gore, founder and CEO of the Discovery Group.
The thoroughbred breeding community is helping farm worker upliftment with a BEE initiative that helps grooms to progress towards their own enterprises.
As the head of a child-led household, this teenager's dream to become a chef seemed unreachable.
The next eight years will likely see an above-inflation year-on-year electricity tariff increase of at least 6% to 8%, warns an energy expert.
One post at a time is how a young Port Elizabeth blogger aims to change perceptions of townships in Nelson Mandela Bay.
A yellow shop in one of Cape Town’s trendiest streets reveals how one of the world’s top tourist destinations is becoming a showroom for the rest of South Africa.
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