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So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Where are Eastern Cape’s black entrepreneurs?

Proudly South African trip took journalists to companies creating jobs – but they’re white-owned

Business learning’s real-world value

MBA holders continue to out-earn their peers; in addition, they foster innovation and shape society

Four ways to give township entrepreneurs a much-needed boost

If they are going to be the job creators that policymakers hope for, a major overhaul of mindsets and infrastructure will be necessary

Three ways the youth can act to make South Africa a better place

Given the challenges millennials face, these initiatives could go a long way in assuring them that a bright future is possible

Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC’s support

Refilwe Lesufi says there is an urgent need to create off-grid solutions in rural areas

A company of one and it’s run, run, run

When Simbongile Ndlangisa ditched her nine-to-five job to start her own PR business, she thought, great, now I can sit and watch series all day

The sweet scent of trans success

Trans women battle 
to find jobs, but some do manage to escape being a sex worker

Orphaned at 13, she has cared for her siblings her whole adult life

Edith Chikwana now sells goods on Jo’burg’s streets to feed and educate her brothers and sister.

Every fledgling small business must learn to fly

Business incubators are not infallible, but many really do bring out the best in a new enterprise.

Where’s the money, honey?

The Mail & Guardian does some homework for potential franchisees on funding options.

200 YSA 2013: An eco-friendly entrepreneur

VIDEO: Sizwe Nzima is an entrepreneur assisting his Khayelitsha community by delivering medicine by bicycle. He is an M&G 200 Young South African.

YSA Final auditions: Ludwick Marishane

Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane pitches his 'Dry Bath' idea without using words ahead of the M&G's 200 Young South Africans.

A toolkit for any business

A local online resource is providing much-needed information for potential business owners.

Starting a business? First find yourself a mentor

Entrepreneurs typically set out to use mentors as a substitute for their own lack of experience.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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