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Small firms adapt or die in lockdown

The harmful economic effect of the pandemic has seen small businesses lose out, but others have been able to survive by changing to suit the times

‘Afraid, but my spaza’s open’

The police and people roving empty streets are intimidating, it’s difficult to replace stock and business has dropped

Cooking up a multi-million rand recipe

It takes absolute belief in your product to get a small business going

Chwayita Rixana

The Cockpit Guesthouse- Ekurhuleni

Load-shedding dooms SA profits

From corner bakeries to mines, businesses bear the brunt of the power-cut pain, with alternative energy generation solutions mired in bureaucracy

Spicy atchar turns a hot profit

Atchar can be enjoyed with curry, vetkoek, which is also called magwinya, or the uniquely South African bunny chow called kota

‘We can turn SA’s economic situation around’ —Mabuza

Mabuza maintained that analysis of South Africa’s quarterly economic data painted a bleaker picture than the one which would emerge from annual data

Cut red tape so that small business is enabled and encouraged

South Africa has realised the value add that small enterprises can bring to the economy, but we seem confused about how to go about creating them

Mr Mayor – keep your promise

The seemingly impossible task of transferring title continues to hamstring Soweto businesses.

Economic tides hurt small traders

Macroeconomic events go right down the line to those struggling to make a living on the streets.

New business model incorporates the poor

Inclusive business - the latest corporate trend - includes low-income groups in the value chain. It's not charity, but may be the solution to poverty.

Small firms wilt under BEE backlash

Black-owned businesses are being stymied by the new procurement codes intended to help them.

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.

Mind your own business, minister

Why is good business sense such a foreign concept, Lisa Steyn asks Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Financing a concern for small business

Business owners rate obtaining finance as very difficult according to the latest survey results from Nedbank's Small Business Index™. Myth or fact?

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SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

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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

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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