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'Small Business Spotlight' initiative launched

Small businesses in South Africa should tap into existing business community, partner and supplier networks to help keep their heads above water in these tough times...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: Zumurrud Rinquest hopes to see more women of colour in adland

Zumurrud Rinquest has spoken out about her experiences as a woman of colour in the industry and her plans to pave the way for the next generations of female creatives of colour...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Back to nature with Sonto Pooe's NativeChild

Behind every braid or big afro there is a story to be told. For beauty entrepreneur Sonto Pooe, it began at the tender age of 8 when she tried to braid her own hair after a cruel experience with a hairdresser...

By Ntandokazi Ntozakhe 2 days ago

EF-Active gears up for export success

Having successfully established and serviced the expanding EF-Active range within South Africa, the brand is now focusing on introducing itself to new markets on the African continent...

30 Jul 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

By Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

6 insurance types you may need to safeguard your business

The recent spate of violence in SA proved that business insurance is an important safeguard for any business. Here are insurance types to consider...

By Johannes Masiteng 28 Jul 2021

Pineapple closes Series A round at R80m

Pineapple has closed their Series A round at R80m in total. Notable investors on the ticket are Lireas Holdings, the Asisa ESD Fund, E4E, Vunani Capital and the Old Mutual Enterprise & Supplier Development Fund....

27 Jul 2021

PayQin closes seed round with plans to expand in Africa

PayQin has announced a new €300,000 seed investment round that takes the company's funding up to $1m...

27 Jul 2021

Homegrown battery manufacturer secures R20m investment

I-G3N, the only Black empowered female-owned SME to successfully develop lithium-ion batteries specifically for the African continent, has successfully raised R20m from Edge Growth and the ASISA ESD initiative...

Issued by Edge Growth 1 day ago

Payabill to offer international trade finance to SA's SMEs

SA's SMEs have not been able to easily access international trade finance. A local fintech spotted the gap and figured out how to offer international trade finance effectively to this market segment...

2 days ago

Muslim organisations unite to rebuild KZN's Isipingo Market

The Rehop initiative will help rebuild part of the Isipingo Market south of Durban, which was destroyed during the recent unrest...

1 day ago

Successful entrepreneurs need more than a good idea

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business startup failure rates in the world...

30 Jul 2021

Sectional title industrial property: It makes good business sense for SMEs

Industrial property that has always been tightly held by institutional investors is now available to smaller businesses and investors, writes Rael Levitt...

By Rael Levitt, Issued by Inospace 30 Jul 2021

How to get clients and build your customer base

Whether you have started your own business or joined an existing one, career success depends largely on one thing: clients...

29 Jul 2021

#RevivingTownshipEconomies campaign helps to restore small businesses

Small businesses are in crisis following the devastation caused by the recent looting and vandalism which swept across Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal...

28 Jul 2021

Media startup explain.co.za wins international award

Media startup explain.co.za has won a major international award, recognising the publication's commitment to making news accessible to all...

28 Jul 2021

In the as-a-Service economy, subscription without service just won't fly

If we think about the past year in business, the subscription and as-a-Service (aaS) economy has to be at the top of the trend lists...

By Daniel Teixeira 27 Jul 2021

More African cities to emerge as leading startup and investment hubs

Ian Lessem, managing partner at HAVAÍC, believes several other African cities are quickly emerging as leading startup and investment hubs to watch...

27 Jul 2021

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