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Small business owners closing shop and feeling the financial squeeze

The hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs have been dashed. We track some of the owners of SMMEs, who talk of losing everything they worked for

Emergency hospital: Gauteng’s potential R500-million albatross

Construction of an emergency Covid-19 hospital is running months behind deadline, promising to come online only after Gauteng’s peak

Covid-19 stimulus plan won’t protect informal economy

The sector is incredibly vulnerable but has largely been overlooked in government’s neal attempts to deal with our current crisis

Government should offer debt guarantees

A research institution says the government should guarantee small businesses’ debt in order to keep the sector that employs millions of South Africans afloat amid Covid-19

Enterprise and supplier development still remains key to enabling growth and progress in society

Siyakhula aims to be a catalyst for generating further access to opportunities in the marketplace

Gauteng IDZ is up and running

The industrial hub at OR Tambo will create much-needed employment

Business learning’s real-world value

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

Profit and the planet

Change needs to happen at an organisational level – but that starts with pressure from consumers

Growing enterprises, for a healthy economy

The department of economic development is removing restrictions to getting a small business going

Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: Distinguishing the good from the bad

The fund-of-funds structure creates a natural disincentive for corruption

Let’s use ED to develop globally

If the SMME sector can be catalysed for growth, it can change our national economic fortunes

Developing SMMEs in the Mice industry

'I started out with three rooms, now I have 45 that I hire out'

SMEs, public work programmes get billions to boost jobs

The fund will receive R3.2-billion over the next three years

Igniting international independence

For the small South African business there's significant potential in attending trade shows that allows for networking and collaboration

Lilizela Awards to showcase the best of South African tourism

Lilizela especially gives recognition to emerging black-owned businesses

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