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Cementing freedom through the airwaves

George Thabo Matlakala (36) grew up in Senotlelo village in the Mpumalanga province and the radio ‘bug’ bit him when he was 14 years old. Today he is the Founder and station Manager of Pheli FM, based in Atteridgeville, Tshwane. The station spreads the wings of freedom by tackling community issues, health, business and education […]

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How young entrepreneur is inspiring hope in Thembisa

Dumisani Mahlangu founder of Supreme Electrical and Cable Solutions Pty Ltd from Tembisa has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. who is from Tembisa I grown up in town ship and went to school at Tembisa. Supreme Electrical and Cable Solutions Pty Ltd is in the telecommunications and electrical industry and is growing with each day. […]

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Conquering a male dominated field

Twenty-four years into the transition to democracy South Africa is seeing more and more young black women step up to the plate to form and run their own companies in fields that hitherto were labelled as reserved for males. Ntebatse Makhura is one such entrepreneurs whose company, Temoso Trading and Projects72 is a 100% black […]

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Eskom Foundation pays courtesy visit to competition finalists

The Eskom Development Foundation visited three Port Elizabeth-based small and medium enterprises on Wednesday, 28 March, to see how the businesses have been performing since participating in the 2017 Eskom Business Investment competition (BIC). Ductile Plastics and Extruders, LBN Hygiene Solutions and Lungisupreme Brands SA all featured and were named as finalists in the competition. […]

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KZN Small Business Achievers saluted for their contribution to the local economy

The entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of small business leaders in KwaZulu-Natal was celebrated at the 2018 Business Achievers Awards gala ceremony in Durban last night (28 March 2018). Hosted by the Ithala Development Finance Corporation, the awards recognise business achievements and excellence, their contribution to job creation and the growth of the province’s economy. Eight […]

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Proudly SA partners with Tsogo Sun in the Buy Local Summit

The Proudly South African Buy Local Summit & Expo, held on 14 and 15 March, was given a boost this year through strong support by Tsogo Sun and the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme with venue sponsorship for the two-day event at the Sandton Convention Centre. Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs were also represented at the Expo with […]

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Anticipation reigns among National Premier Awards finalists

Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 January 2018. The awards are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership […]

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Small business benefits from training programmes

Government agencies, put in place to  provide business advisory services to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), are making an impact in assisting them to grow. “The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) ran a coaching and mentorship programme at three locations in KwaZulu-Natal assisting 90 businesses, which resulted in an overall increase in turnover of […]

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Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy. To ensure their sustainability and competitiveness, government is intensifying its support to township enterprises. As […]

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Calls for government departments to pay small businesses on time

President Jacob Zuma has urged government departments and provinces to pay businesses, particularly small enterprises on time, within the stipulated 30 days of submitting legitimate invoices. “Failure to pay on time has a negative impact on our economy, especially on the small businesses, which run the real risk of being squeezed out of business activity,” […]

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