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Business and Private Sector
Seed Academy release results of SA’s largest entrepreneurial survey Youth entrepreneurship, access to funding and markets remain key challenges  More impactful business development support that provides entrepreneurs with robust business basics is needed to increase small business success rates, while a decline in youth owned businesses has emerged as cause for concern given South Africa’s...
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FNB promotes access to banking in rural South Africa Johannesburg; 24 May 2017; FNB has become the first bank in South Africa to introduce a non-cash dispensing ATM with deposit capability. These ATMs are a smaller version of the standard ATM which FNB introduced in 2013 as a way of bringing banking services directly into...
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  2 247 aspiring CAs pass final qualification hurdle Johannesburg, Friday 24 February 2017 – In November 2016, 2 529 aspiring chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] nervously sat for their final professional examination: the Assessment Professional Competence (APC). Today, it is with great pleasure that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) announces that 89% (2 247) of these...
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FNB and RMB recognised for best FOREX offering in South Africa Johannesburg; 17 January 2017; First National Bank (FNB) and RMB have been recognised as the Best Forex Provider in South Africa at the 17th annual World’s Best FX Provider for 2017 hosted by Global Finance Magazine. FNB and RMB represent the foreign exchange and...
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WEF: Sage CEO laments absence of small business issues at Davos CEO Stephen Kelly says small businesses still being ignored by policy makers as big business flocks to Davos Sage launches Forum for Business Builders to give entrepreneurs a voice 16 January 2017: Global research by Sage highlights that only 17% of small businesses feel...
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FNB Banking App wins global technology award 06 December 2016 – FNB was recognised for having the ‘Best Mobile System/Service Initiative’ for its innovative FNB Banking App during the Annual Banking Technology Awards 2016 held in London last week. The FNB Banking App demonstrated excellence and the best innovative tech approach worldwide in the Digital...
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SAICA and J.P. Morgan sets out to help 100 SMEs reach new heights Johannesburg, Thursday 24 November 2016 – One of the key factors behind South Africa’s high small and medium enterprise (SME) failure rate is a lack of basic financial literacy skills. Enterprisation Development Programmes like the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA)...
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Big recognition for small business at the 2016 South African Small Business Awards The accomplishments of the small business community in South Africa was in the spotlight as winners of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 10 November at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg. In its eighth year, the South African Small...
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In living up to its name of partnering for a brighter tomorrow, Masisizane paid tribute to the Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) that it supports in the Gauteng region. All have contributed meaningfully to job creation, economic growth, attracting investments, eradicating poverty and reducing inequality. At the Fund’s provincial awards event held today (Thursday,...
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Spokesperson: Jacques Celliers, CEO First National Bank FNB produced excellent results for the year to 30 June with profits in the South African market up 11% and when including FNB Africa up 8%. Concerted initiatives saw the bank gain customers with FNB Premium and Business Banking areas growing customers by 10% and 14% respectively. “The...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'