A game changing partnership guaranteed to create an economic ripple effect for high-growth tech...

With the launch of Kingson Capital’s new R400 million Fund Two, this dynamic, Venture Capital (VC) Company is committed to developing and supporting South African start-ups in an effort to meet...

Future Females launches all new program for tech entrepreneurs

  Future Females has secured a partnership with the UK-SA Tech Hub, to support 50 South African, early-stage female tech entrepreneurs, to transform their ideas into businesses.

Planning a Year End function in 5 easy steps

Actions speak louder than words, and this wisdom is true for almost every sphere of life. After all, it’s much more meaningful to show someone that you love them, rather than just saying it....
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Trust Company service providers and their FIC Act obligations

Entities or persons that administer trust property as a regular feature of their business are required to register with the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) as accountable institutions. These entities may include a board of executors,...
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Microsoft launches its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme

Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Startups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme to empowering social entrepreneurs to achieve more using technology. Around the world, startups are creating new businesses, built...
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Reopening of tourism – balancing lives and livelihoods

The phased reopening of tourism in South Africa requires a delicate balance between “saving lives and preserving livelihoods”, as highlighted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation in June. This is a...
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Recent survey paints worrying picture

According to a survey done of 2300 business owners done by the South African SME Finance Association (SASFA) and assimilated by HeavyChef, only 15% of SMEs have support and 75% will fail if lockdown...
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Call for comments on Franchise Industry Code

In a surprise announcement, the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) notified the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) that it was asking for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of...
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FNB partners with Future Females to grow SA women entrepreneurs

In a bid to address the slower pace of women entrepreneurship development in South Africa, FNB has joined forces with Future Females as the main sponsor of all its South African chapters. The partnership will...

2019 National Budget speech: Five positive, key take outs for local SMEs

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni yesterday referenced the private sector as the key engine for job creation in his National Budget speech. Ben Bierman, MD of Business Partners Limited, fully supports this statement, and says...
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SA brainchild, Fourex, opens second round of crowdfunding

UK-based business, Fourex, developed by South Africans and with a well-known South African board, has opened its second round of crowdfunding to raise R16.3 million and is inviting South Africans to participate. Its first...
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Get your business ready for the new parental leave laws

With South Africa’s new parental leave laws having been promulgated, but only likely to take effect at some stage in 2020, employers that have not yet done so should fast-track their efforts to comply...

Grow through networking

Just how important is networking, and how can one maximize on events like so many others have successfully done? Here’s a nifty definition of networking: Creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it...
What is POPI

What you need to know about POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), 2013 comes into force today, 1 July 2020. Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender from the Technology and Privacy team at Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa answers some questions,...
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Investing in change: The start-ups changing healthcare through innovation

A change in the way we see, and deliver, healthcare has been a burgeoning investment in start-ups in the sector. In 2017 alone, the estimated global investment in healthcare start-ups sat at around $12...