Thalia Holmes

Behaviour Change in the age of Covid-19

'If we build better systems and ask the right questions and frame things in the right way, it may help us reduce incidences of corruption'

Fraud and corruption in the Covid-19 era

'We need to make it fundamentally uncool to even be accused of a crime – right now in South Africa being accused of a crime doesn’t end your career'

Saving the class of 2020

The 10-week Educate programme was created to help matric students who have been disrupted by the pandemic get back on track for their final exams

The rise and rise of Rise Uniforms

'If you can’t take a risk then you’re not an entrepreneur, and you might as well get out of the space' says Ntombekhaya Nonnxuba

How to get R7 000 government funding for your spaza shop or traditional grocery store

The Spaza Shop Support scheme allows for your business to access a R3 500 working capital injection and an additional R3 500 in revolving credit

Two small business manage to stay afloat

When lockdown closes the doors of your business you have to learn to think on your feet to keep the wolf from the door

Rethinking partnerships: a key way to keep your business going through the pandemic

Stay in conversation with your suppliers, be agile and try to honour your debts wherever possible to keep your small business viable

Debt Relief Fund a mere drop in the ocean

Most South African SMMEs have received no assistance from the Debt Relief Fund, 90% are in crisis, and many will be forced to close

Cutting salaries? Five ways to make the process less painful

Debt will only put a future strain on cash flow and could result in tremendous financial stress on the owners of the business if they're not able to recover

How to compare investment fees

It’s a matter of deciphering the acronyms, but the crouton in the financial alphabet soup is the EAC

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my levy

Treasury is coining it as South Africans continue to shell out for their favourite sugary drinks

72 hours to care: The precarious road to psychiatric help

For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.

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