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Business and Private Sector
BLUE RIBBON TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE – WITH GREAT PRIZES! Share the Dream Campaign Goes Live in April JOHANNESBURG, 05 April 2021 – The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond the loss of human life. The ruthless pandemic has also seen many hopes and dreams put on hold, and in most cases...
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By Steuart Pennington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaZvUqxE5bo The Free Market Foundation had the Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter explain what steps are being taken to restore this SOE to a level of functionality expected by the SA consumer. I found his candor genuine and has clarity of purpose compelling. Whilst the full podcast is contained above I will...
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We’ve published a study which explores the best country to start an online business. South Africa was named #68 out of 99 countries. Here are our full findings – https://bestaccountingsoftware.com/best-countries-online-business/  Our researchers looked at 20 different categories across the 99 countries; covering internet coverage and penetration, a country’s wealth and ease of doing business as...
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Kurhula Makhuvele is crowned SASKO’s Top Baker Kurhula Makhuvele of Fine Bakes has been announced as the winner of the SASKO Top Bakers Search 2020. Her exceptional talent for creating hyper-realistic illusion cakes made her the obvious choice amongst the panel of baking expert judges as well as the public, who had the final say...
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02 December 2020, Johannesburg:// In a nod to Global Entrepreneurship Month, South African social entrepreneurs, Arthur Wade Anderson and Craig Clutty are launching a programme dedicated to empowering the continent’s up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs. The duo is calling South African youths from all backgrounds and who have excelled at STEM subjects, to enrol for a certified Fourth...
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Championing women, youth and COVID-affected businesses in SA Sasfin has obtained a R390m funding line as well as a R600m portfolio guarantee facility (NASIRA) from FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, to provide loans to women, youth and Covid-19 impacted businesses and empower South African entrepreneurs to build a better world. Sasfin is the first...
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Eagerly awaited annual event encourages Soweto women to courageously define their space in the world SOWETO (JOHANNESBURG); 2 November: It’s spring at last and the annual Miss Soweto pageant is back, bringing with it a welcome burst of brightness after the long days of a winter in lockdown. A firm favourite on the Soweto social...
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The JSE scoops the Business of The Year Award at the Standard Bank Top Women awards ceremony  Johannesburg, 06 October 2020: The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the largest stock exchange on the continent, has won the Business of The Year Award at the 19th annual Standard Bank Top Women awards ceremony held virtually on Friday, 2 October 2020.  The...
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Jackie Cameron Biznews In the 1960s, two Scandinavian academics set out to understand what makes events newsworthy. In a study encompassing thousands of articles produced by news agencies on foreign news,Johann Galtung and Mari Ruge came up with an enduring theory of news values that highlighted what today sounds obvious: negative news sells. Professor Galtung–...
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Jobs Fund and partners commit R271 million through COVID-19 support intervention South Africa’s latest official unemployment rate of 30.1% means that approximately 7.1 million people where unemployed during the first quarter of 2020, a number that rises to 10.8 million when including those that have given up the search for employment. With lockdown restrictions having...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'