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Getting post-Covid recovery right

Existing requirements for infrastructure spending, that require 30% of the budget to be spent on local small businesses, incentivises failure. Better to split the budgets and let each organisation play to its strengths

The missed opportunity: SMMEs in the South African economy

Entrepreneurs in South Africa have found wasy to innovate for the finance that their businesses need

Fast-moving travel solutions

Building a solid foundation in the travel market requires a commitment to reliability

Investing in relationships

Small companies are able to customise experiences and build critical relationships

South Africa’s entrepreneurs remain elusive

Perhaps the reason is less about poor support and more about a bad attitude to self-employment

SMEs hobbled by funding gap

Only 1% of South Africa’s small, medium and micro-sized enterprises ask for formal financing

Letters to the Editor: June 22 to 28

Our readers write in about unlocking youth power and the evolution of the school curriculum

Makhura plans Gauteng’s facelift

The premier wants to give township enterprises a boost and will name and shame public servants who don’t do their jobs well

Gauteng plans to give its townships a business and lifestyle facelift

The township economy has taken centre stage in Makhura’s state of the province address, which he delivered at the Gauteng Legislature on Monday.

Gigaba budgets R2.1-billion for small business

Gigaba says that by enabling new businesses with new ideas to emerge and thrive, “we are radically transforming patterns of production in the economy”

Lindiwe Zulu laments inadequate budget

The minister says R5bn and an overhaul of the ecomony are needed for SMMEs to create 90% of new jobs.

Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model

Working with small business is good for big business, the economy and job creation.

From unemployed to top dog

What makes Hot Dog Café extraordinary is that it is one of the few -- unemployed-to-entrepreneur projects that has succeeded in South Africa.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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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

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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