Special Impact Bonds: R25 million For Africa’s First Social Impact Bonds

The Western Cape government together with UCT’s Graduate School of Business’ Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been working with national, provincial and local government in South Africa to design and pioneer the use of social impact bonds – an innovative financial instrument that has proven to deliver better health and social outcomes […]

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Funding Boost For Western Cape Entrepreneurs

The Western Cape is spearheading entrepreneurial growth in South Africa, with an average of 300 new businesses registered in the province each month. It is vital that these businesses are supported in order to be successful contributors to the province’s economy, with funding being a key challenge we need to overcome. This was revealed by […]

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@Nomanini Raises Funding From Impact Investor

South African-based enterprise payments platform provider, Nomanini, has raised an undisclosed round of funding from impact investment firm Goodwell Investments. The investment in Nomanini is the second on-the-ground investment made by Goodwell Investments in South Africa from its EUR 50 million uMunthu fund, which is targeting startups and high growth companies in the financial inclusion and fintech space […]

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SAB Kickstart

SAB’s Secret Brew For Developing Young Entrepreneurs in South Africa Is Out

The South African Breweries (SAB) has evolved its 20-year old youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives. The three programmes are SAB KickStart Ignite, SAB KickStart Boost and SAB KickStart Elevate, each targeting youth-owned businesses with different areas of focus and at varying stages of operation. This three-pronged approach and commitment to enterprise development […]

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Cape Town Tourism

Tourism Fund Winners Announced

In October 2013, Cape Town Tourism’s Board of Directors took a collective decision to forfeit their monthly remuneration in favour of the Board Development Fund (BDF) that assists Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with support to develop their tourism businesses. In year two (2015) of the Board Development Fund, Cape Town Tourism received many […]

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COCREATE And Get Access To Half A Million In Funding

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands officially kicked-off the Open Call for the new #cocreateSA Fund 2015. An investment of half a million Rand will be made in projects that aim to combine Dutch and South African knowledge, that seek innovative solutions to local challenges and involve the sectors of agriculture and food, energy, life […]

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Get Funded In The Western Cape

Western Cape entrepreneurs have an upcoming opportunity to pitch their business ideas to major funding bodies to secure a cash injection of at least R10 million. The pitching session is part of the Western Cape Funding Fair, a joint initiative between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and Deloitte. There are four days […]

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