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    Scared or compromised ANC leaders seem ready for collective suicide, says Solly Moeng.

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    ‘White monopoly capital' is just a ploy to avoid SA’s real problems, say two analysts.

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    If SA were a company with its own share price, how would it perform, asks Jac Laubscher.

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Opinion and Analysis

SA’s social enterprises falling through the cracks

Feb 13 2017 12:40

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.

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.

Opinion and Analysis

What to do in tough economic times

Sep 20 2016 19:08

What should you do to ensure that your business survives and thrives in the current difficult economic environment? Head of Sanlam Business Market answers.

Opinion and Analysis

Incubating creatives

Sep 18 2016 06:54

The startup of 27-year-old Dillion Phiri is helping other young, black entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition.

Opinion and Analysis

Entrepreneurship:SA youth doing it for themselves

Jun 15 2016 06:30

We have finally started to build this economy - by taking advantage of one of its key resources - it's youth, says WEF Global Shaper Indira Tsengiwe.

 
 
Opinion and Analysis

Tips for buying a franchise

Oct 27 2015 06:30

There are pros and cons to starting a franchise, says a business coach.

Opinion and Analysis

Doing good business with the youth

Oct 13 2015 17:13

Indira Tsengiwe, founder of Youngpreneur Media, shares her views on youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Opinion and Analysis

Five steps to increase profit margins

Oct 12 2015 10:33

Overcoming the mental hurdle of a price increase is often more challenging for business owners than for their customers, advises a business coach.

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Opinion and Analysis

Strategic management: What it is and why you need it

Jul 13 2016 09:52

Every business owner wants to make the right decisions for their growing companies, but most are at a loss of where to begin, says business coach Pieter Scholtz.

Opinion and Analysis

Winds of change blowing through the PPE sector

May 04 2016 17:11

The Personal Protective Equipment sector has seen a number of changes, particularly in SA, with its unique labour landscape and challenges of slow and a flagging currency.

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: Of course you can run a successful business

Jan 19 2016 07:08

Every entrepreneur faces the challenge of holding on to a long-term view while at the same coping with day-to-day responsibilities, says Ian Mann.

Opinion and Analysis

6 ways to make a closed door sale work for you

Oct 22 2015 12:14

There are many established retailers that have successfully used closed door sales for their customers: A business coach provides a guide on guaranteed success.

 
Opinion and Analysis

Simple ways to complete more sales

Oct 13 2015 06:26

Businesses can’t improve what they’re doing until they measure what they’re doing, says a business coach.

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: Simple rules for a complex world

Sep 22 2015 07:51

Rules can only be effective if they are tailored to particular situations and apply to a single well-defined activity, says Ian Mann.

Opinion and Analysis

Don't burden larger enterprises for growth

Sep 20 2015 16:30

Johannes Wessels suggests that if South Africa wants growth, the government should read OECD than Lenin.

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