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Life of Pep Stores founder Renier van Rooyen was a classic rags-to-riches story

Nov 10 2018 15:50

Renier van Rooyen, founder of Pep Stores and life-long friend of fellow retail giants Christo Wiese and Whitey Basson, has passed away at the age of 87.


Kurlz & Kutz founders saw gap for children's hair salon

Nov 15 2018 17:26

Entrepreneurship is not only about building your own business, but also about offering a solution and having the passion to see it through, according to the founders of a children's hair salon.


Opportunities for youth and small businesses in maritime

Nov 10 2018 13:03

Stakeholders are looking to develop SA's maritime sector, which has opportunities for youth and small businesses, says an industry representative.

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SA entrepreneurs get exposure at in China

Nov 09 2018 15:46

The SA companies and agencies exhibiting at the first China International Import Expo are satisfied with the responses from potential Chinese clients.

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Onslaught of cyber-attacks on SA businesses - expert

Nov 02 2018 21:57

SA businesses of all sizes have been hard hit by an onslaught of cyber-attacks, although this is not always public knowledge, says a cyber risk expert.


Entrepreneurship: What if someone steals your big idea?

Oct 18 2018 20:44

If someone steals your business idea and makes a success of it, you deserve to lose it, says one of the featured experts on entrepreneurship TV series Dragon's Den.

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How to turn a family shop into a $1.8bn multinational

Oct 13 2018 08:00

Mohan Vaswani’s father, who started selling textiles in 1948 from a shop the size of a shipping container in a small town in Indonesia, once told him, “One day you will operate across the world.”


From investment banking to car part sales - an entrepreneur's fight for transformation

Oct 07 2018 13:37

Businessman Filum Ho didn’t always dream of selling car parts for a living, but the former investment banker’s business is SA’s first black-owned glass and collision parts provider.

Inside Entrepreneurship


6 key lessons from the man who launched Beyoncé's career

Oct 22 2018 21:14

Dr Mathew Knowles – Music World Entertainment (MWE) founder, author, entrepreneur, professor, and dad to Beyoncé and Solange – launched his latest book in Cape Town. He shared some of his entrepreneurial insights with Fin24.

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Race still shutting out entrepreneurs, says TV 'dragon'

Oct 18 2018 19:00

When trying to understand entrepreneurship in SA, one has to remember the country has "two stories", explains CEO of Watermark Pan-African Capital Vusi Thembekwayo.


Uniqueness and giving back the basis of Abigail's business approach

Sep 26 2018 18:21

Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena, the founder of 4Roomed eKasi Culture, shares her journey as entrepreneur and offers some advice to those who also have such dreams.


From subsistence farming to a thriving upmarket supplier

Sep 08 2018 10:00

It may be hard to believe that some of the rare organic foods at an upmarket retailer come from small communal lands in rural South Africa - but an enterprising small-scale farmer in Mpumalanga is turning subsistence farming into a thriving business.

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