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Entrepreneurs

Richard Maponya memorial: 'He freed black people to become businessmen, not labourers'

Jan 10 2020 13:20

Richard Maponya showed him that "we are the captains of our own destiny", said former mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba in his tribute.

MyBusiness

Swartland Group: from small family-run business to powerful enterprise

Jan 28 2020 21:11

In nearly 70 years, a small family-run business has grown into a powerful enterprise and gleaned some potent lessons about the power of possibility and the human spirit.

MyBusiness

Adam sees a gap to streamline business processes

Jan 24 2020 15:29

Adam Shapiro co-founded two complimentary businesses - a SharePoint (Microsoft document management system) consultancy and a business which streamlines business processes.

 
 
Entrepreneurs

Eco-friendly entrepreneur quits IT to declare war on plastic

Dec 14 2019 12:05

When Tina Beyer moved to South Africa, it was hard for her to find employment. So she followed her passion and started a business where she now sells eco-friendly alternatives to plastic - without a hefty price tag.

Resources

In the tourism industry? An expert offers 6 tips to supercharge service

Dec 16 2019 16:32

Those in the hospitality and tourism industry need to take turnaround strategies into their own hands, and it starts with getting the basics right, says a customer service expert.

Entrepreneurs

These award-winning recyclable menstrual cups aim to end 'period poverty'

Dec 08 2019 15:00

Raised by domestic worker parents, in a village in Polokwane, Mashela Mokgabudi recalls not having sanitary care products and promising herself she would change the situation not just for herself but other girls growing up in Africa.

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WATCH: South African sisters cut a niche in the diamond industry

Dec 21 2019 16:10

A love for diamonds and entrepreneurship drove two South African sisters to drop their careers as an investment banker and an optometrist. They now run one of the few women-owned diamond polishing businesses in the world.

Entrepreneurs

Meet the man who built Amazon's delivery machine

Dec 21 2019 13:06

Shortly after being named Amazon.com Inc.’s global logistics chief in 2013, Dave Clark held a conference call with his new reports. During the meet-and-greet, according to a person on the call, Clark described his early-career habit of lurking in the shadows of Amazon warehouses and scoping out slackers he could fire, which earned him the nickname The Sniper.

In the news

Organisations should know customers' 'distance dance' - academic

Dec 28 2019 18:22

A significant portion of organisations' activities focus on creating relevant and memorable experiences while cultivating engagement and building trusted relationships.

In the news

Business owners facing 'brutal' conditions, survey finds

Dec 17 2019 21:10

A whopping 90% of entrepreneurs surveyed in a new report said that business was tough. Others said they were having to take pay cuts just to survive.

 
Resources

Youth in Business programme open for applications

Dec 12 2019 15:08

Young entrepreneurs from the Cape Town suburbs of Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni and surrounding areas have an opportunity to take part in tech training.

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