"Make A Plan" Generation

“Make a plan” or “Maak n plan”  was always the instruction given to me by my parents whenever I wanted something. This psyche drove me to buy my first motorbike at age 17, through the proceeds of a weekend boerewors stand.  I was offered the tools to create and make a plan to get what […]

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Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2015

Premier Helen Zille and Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, today (15 July 2015) officially opened entries for the Western Cape’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The province’s top entrepreneurs are invited to enter the competition, which celebrates innovative people who are driving economic growth and creating opportunities for jobs. This year’s prize money totals just over […]

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Efforts To Cut #RedTape In Business In The Western Cape

In a bid to slash red tape, the Western Cape Government has partnered with municipalities to introduce a series of initiatives which have reduced approval times for building plans and shifted more applications processes online. This morning (29 June 2015), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, together with his Red Tape Reduction Unit, provided a […]

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World Economic Forum On Africa Report: #WEFAfrica

In 2015, the World Economic Forum on Africa will mark 25 years of change in Africa. Over the past decade and a half, Africa has demonstrated a remarkable economic turnaround, growing two to three percentage points faster than global GDP. Regional growth is projected to remain stable at 4.5% in 2015, buoyed by rising foreign direct investment […]

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Startups To Watch In The Western Cape

The Western Cape Government is pleased to announce the 2014 finalists of the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. Three finalists have been selected in each of the five categories following a province-wide call for entries and an independent judging process. They represent a diverse range of businesses covering activities such as media, entertainment, technology, education and food production. Western Cape Minister of Economic […]

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