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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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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

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