small business

 
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
It was in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup that Engen proposed sinking R14-million into upgrading a petrol station just off the main road in...
Economic tides hurt small traders
Economic tides hurt small traders
Between the colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, a small spice shop has been serving customers for the past 70 years. The spices are...
New business model incorporates the poor
New business model incorporates the poor
Inclusive business is the corporate world’s buzzword, commerce’s flavour of the decade, the flag big companies, particularly in the developing...
Small firms wilt under BEE backlash
Small firms wilt under BEE backlash
Five years after it was started, Themba Khuma's* wholesale business has taken off. When it began in 2010, extended family members banded together,...
Every fledgling small business must learn to fly
Every fledgling small business must learn to fly
Tebogo Molotsi was the oldest of four children being raised by a single mother who was a domestic worker. As soon as she matriculated, she was...
Mind your own business, minister
Mind your own business, minister
Dear Ms Lindiwe Zulu,
Introducing the Nedbank Small Business Index™
Introducing the Nedbank Small Business Index™
Costs are up, demand is down and South Africa’s economic growth slowed to an annual rate of 0.9% in the first quarter of 2013, highlighting...
Bitter end of tax restrictions for micro businesses
Bitter end of tax restrictions for micro businesses
South Africa might have some of the most generous tax breaks on offer for small and micro businesses, but they remain grossly unused.
Government launches direct lending for small businesses
Government launches direct lending for small businesses
Khula, the government's small-business finance agency, has quietly embarked on the state's first attempt at lending money directly to small...

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