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Opinion and Analysis

Minority privilege is unsustainable

Oct 23 2016 06:10

What does it mean to be a young black female entrepreneur? I am responding to the question as an operator in the independent energy-generation sector.


'Mumpreneur' expands her kids' hair salon concept

Oct 20 2016 17:00

Children’s hair salon, Maddy Magoo is specifically designed for children from all ethnic backgrounds.


Get R300 000 to start your own franchise

Oct 20 2016 16:09

SPONSORED: Cash Crusaders will help you secure your future by injecting an additional amount of R300 000 to augment your franchise start-up costs.


Franchise sector resilient despite SA economy

Oct 20 2016 12:46

Despite the downturn in the SA economy, the local franchise industry continues to grow - although not at the same pace seen in previous years, a survey shows.

In the news

Lessons learnt from doing business in France

Oct 19 2016 16:34

SA company Hans Merensky Holdings has been doing business in France for the past ten years and its CEO shares some of the lessons learnt in the process.


GirlHype: One woman's dream to get girls into coding

Oct 09 2016 15:46

Non-profit organisation GirlHype aims to get women into science, technology, engineering and maths and has received global recognition for two of its tech-savvy members.


i-Pay aims to help SMMEs with fast payment

Oct 05 2016 15:03

What if an electronic funds transfer could be done more quickly than it takes to enter a credit card code and expiry date?


Getting a foot in the door

Oct 02 2016 06:00

The IDC is helping young people jump through start-up funding hoops, writes Dewald van Rensburg.

Inside Entrepreneurship


Profiting from flower power

Oct 11 2016 13:56

Heike le Cordeur started Fleur le Cordeur as a part-time endevour. The company, which is all about unique, beautiful and sometimes weird and wonderful floral creations, soon grew into a successful and full-time enterprise.

In the news

What is holding back black entrepreneurs?

Oct 16 2016 16:22

At times people of colour can't make progress in their careers because employment equity is difficult to implement and this forms part of the deep hole syndrome concept.

In the news

Finding jobs for our young people

Oct 16 2016 07:38

South Africa’s most pressing issue is youth unemployment. There are 3.6 million unemployed young people in the country – a whopping 37.5% of the working population.


Turning waste into green profit

Oct 16 2016 08:12

A young entrepreneur is working on a way to convert harmful greenhouse gases into useful carbon nanotubes, writes Christina Kennedy.

In the news

Call to expand auction industry, uproot bribery

Oct 02 2016 06:18

From receptionist to director, Teleni Shabangu believes supervision in the auction industry should be expanded, and exclude chancers and bribery.


Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

Sep 26 2016 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

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