How To Jumpstart Your Business Post-Recession

South Africa’s economy suffered weak growth outcomes in the first half of 2017, owing to two sovereign credit rating downgrades, a domestic political crisis, and a second technical recession. More doom and gloom kicked offspring in the form of a fuel price hike. Then, out of nowhere, came news from Statistics South Africa that the […]

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SA entrepreneur joins Global Tech leaders

Snapt CEO Dave Blakey recently joined the world's most exclusive group of young entrepreneurs as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), joining leaders from the likes of Dyn, HootSuite, Threadless and more. A self-made, serial entrepreneur from Johannesburg, South Africa, Dave previously launched Opteq International, a global hardware networking company. He founded Snapt […]

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Retail marketing

The Future Is Cashless

This year (2017) marks the tenth anniversary of m-Pesa which started in Kenya and since paved way for the cashless revolution in Africa. M-Pesa is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom, the  mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. It has since expanded […]

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Business Turnaround Plan: How To Turn Your Business Around

The past year was undoubtedly a highly turbulent one for many businesses, and those in distress may well need to consider a turnaround strategy to get back on track, says Jannie Rossouw, head of Sanlam’s Business Market. This type of review will typically require an in-depth assessment and should ideally be linked to a review […]

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Creating a great shopping experience

3 Great Secrets of Leading Online Stores

According to Bloomberg, the leading retailer by market value does not even have a physical presence around the world. Amazon, the mother of all online retail stores, this year surpassed the biggest retailer Wal-Mart in terms of market cap. What makes this online retail store so successful? Understanding its approach to online retail business is […]

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Western Cape Entrepreneurs Recognised

The Western Cape’s business trailblazers have been honoured at the province’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards. Last night (23 November 2016), Premier Helen Zille announced the winners of the Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Winners were announced in 11 categories at a ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre. Auto Magneto, represented by Lamees […]

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Introducing A Free @UCT Course On Innovation

A specialised unit at Africa’s top business school, the Bertha Centre, at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is running a free course on social innovation to bring about effective change in communities. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has teamed up with social enterprise […]

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Facebook To Meet African Startups In Cape Town

Facebook is having its first FbStart event in Africa on Tuesday, 15 November at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town – one of the largest and influential Africa-focused tech events in the world.  FbStart is a global programme designed to help mobile start-ups build and grow their businesses. The event is part of Facebook’s FbStart world […]

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The Future Of Financial Planning

The arrival of robo-advisors on the financial services scene in South Africa is expected to have a significant impact on how South Africans invest their money and plan for their retirement.   We can book accommodation, get a taxi, have food delivered and watch movies – all conveniently from behind a tablet or smartphone. Now […]

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