Young African Entrepreneurs Recognised via Anzisha Prize

African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African markets such as Morocco and Egypt, and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger, and increased diversity in the business ventures […]

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Entrepreneur Story: From Washing Cars To PanelBeating Shop Owner

She started out washing cars in a panel beating shop. Soon, she was repairing plastic bumpers and promoted to receptionist. What nobody foresaw was that 13 years later, Thembi Sithole would become an equal partner to her boss and owner of her own motor body repairing business. “I would help Gavin, my boss at the […]

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Search Is On For Startups By MasterCard’s Start Path Global Programme

Whether it is to scale their business or drive profitability, startups are increasingly looking to collaborate with corporates to both tap into their operational expertise and to test new technology. Mastercard’s startup engagement programme Start Path Global works with startups to drive new businesses forward and is launching a call for applications in South Africa. […]

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YOCO: The Winner Of Cape Talk Small Business Awards 2016

The  CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One has recognised card payments company, Yoco, as the winner for 2016. The runners-up were Yard Argentinian Asado Fire Cooking Experiences – an exciting restaurant and coffee shop experience –  and nature adventure tour operator, Cape Canopy Tours. The annual Awards are sponsored by Sage One – simple, […]

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KENYA Offers African Innovation Education To Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to learn how technology innovation is […]

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The Next Big Thing In Food Entrepreneurship Led By Musk

Inspired by a TED talk delivered by the leader of the Food Revolution Jammie Oliver the brother of Elon Musk, Kimball Musk, is on a mission to change the way we eat. This week he announced that he is creating an urban farming accelerator (Square Roots) that will empower 1,000’s of millennials to become real […]

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Prof Roger Martin: Thinkers50 Business Leader To Speak At @UCTGSB

One of the most influential business thinkers and strategists in the world today, Professor Roger Martin, is coming to the UCT Graduate School of Business – in partnership with Deloitte – for a morning of turning conventional business thinking on its head for the greater good. The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has partnered […]

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Why Your Business Needs A LEAN Mindset?

Businesses will not survive, if they don’t start adopting a lean mindset (start small, fail fast if you will). Economic conditions, customer needs and a lack of financial resources are forcing businesses to operate more efficiently and to engage customers more effectively. Business survival hinges on the ability to change, to become lean and agile […]

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#NeverRetirees: The Untold Story of Senior Business Leaders Who Don’t Retire

The Intern, –  a movie about a senior professional who refuses to retire, provides insight into the reasons why some top business people refuse to retire. 70-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He still feels he has something to offer. Seizing an opportunity to […]

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Alan Gray Fellowship Opportunity For Future Entrepreneurs

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship applications are closing 31st August. The Foundation believes that a solid education is the starting point for any entrepreneurial journey. The Fellowship opportunity is therefore available to 1st year university students who demonstrate the potential to excel academically and show entrepreneurial potential. The Foundation with its ever-growing ecosystem offers […]

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