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Sugarcane farmer sweetens opportunities for his local community

A KwaDukuza farmer is steadily using his agricultural knowledge and experience to change his community. Bhekuyise Elias Magwaza, owner of Ngqobeni Farm, has committed himself to mentoring emerging sugarcane farmers in his area with the aim of seeing more black farmers succeed. Although Magwaza started out as a driver transporting workers on a farm, his […]

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Land Bank partners with KfW Development Bank to grow local agricultural sector

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank (“Land Bank”) today announced the signing of a R900-million term loan facility secured through the German Development Bank, KfW. The facility is set to provide a much-needed boost to agricultural development in South Africa. In a first for KfW, the loan has been priced in local currency with favourable […]

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Boksburg company scores a double at National Premier Business Awards

A Boksburg-based Gauteng company scored a double when it scooped two awards at the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony that was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African at the Sandton […]

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Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campus

The highly anticipated launch of 22 On Sloane, Africa’s newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many startups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large. Arguably one of the most difficult challenges facing business-minded rookies is first securing financing, followed […]

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South Africa unlocking opportunities in Chinese market

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is using her time in China to help unlock the Chinese market for South Africa’s small businesses and cooperatives. “The over 30 businesses that we have brought here and many others back home are looking for an opportunity to grow their businesses. Our participation at this year’s China International Small […]

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Black wine makers to tap into Russian market

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe delivered a keynote address at the opening session of the Russian Inward Buying Mission in Cape Town on Monday 2 October 2017.  The session took place at the Invest South Africa Western Cape One Stop Shop that was launched by President Jacob Zuma this month. […]

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Essence festival drives radical economic transformation agenda

Local small and medium businesses have been urged to take full advantage of available opportunities to grow their businesses as part of a drive to achieve radical economic transformation in the city and province. Various business opportunities were presented to scores of entrepreneurs who attended the two-day business seminar which marked the beginning of the […]

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Makhamisa Foods to participate in America’s food and beverage show

Makhamisa Foods, an entrepreneur incubated at The Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng facility will be heading to Miami to exhibit at America’s Food and Beverage Show 2017. Makhamisa is a proudly South African manufacturer of African-inspired condiments. The brand offers a wide range of sauces and pickled vegetables that promise to give the consumer a blend of […]

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Black Industrialists jet off to Uganda

A group of Black Industrialists jets off to Uganda on Sunday in search of a market for their products as well as investment opportunities. The group’s week-long trade and investment mission is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The mission consists of export-ready Black Industrialists operating in the economic […]

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BBC helps Eastern Cape emerging farmers

The Black Business Council (BBC) has formed a partnership to empower and develop NAFU Eastern Cape farmers from emerging to become commercial farmers. Called The BBC Grain Production Project, an initiative that involves Ikhephu Agri Secondary Co-Operative Farms based in Elliot and mentors, some of the market leaders and amongst the Top 100 listed JSE […]

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