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Covid-19 impacts business landscape in the steel manufacturing industry, says Macsteel

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th August 2020 African manufacturer, merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added products Macsteel is planning to leverage on technology to sustain its business growth as part of its post-Covid-19 business continuity plan. This after the spread of Covid-19 created business disruption around the world,... 

Navigating COVID-19 and how it will change the business landscape in the steel manufacturing industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 Africa's leading manufacturer, merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added products, Macsteel, is planning to leverage on technology to sustain its business growth as part of its post-COVID-19 business continuity plan. This is after the spread of COVID-19 created business disruption... 

Young entrepreneurs strive towards business growth despite tough economic times

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 As South Africa’s unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern. However, as highlighted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a recent address to the nation – entrepreneurs and SMME’s present... 

DTIC establishes Botshabelo Digital Hub site in Mangaung

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th August 2020 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established a digital hub in the Botshabelo Industrial Park, in Mangaung, in the Free State, as part of a programme to bolster digital training and create jobs. The revitalised Botshabelo Digital Hub site is one of ten digital hubs... 

Silver linings: SA food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

8th July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food & drink technology Africa, the food and... 

First window of SMME debt relief financing scheme closing

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd May 2020 The first window of the Department of Small Business Development's (DSBD's) Small, Medium-sized and Microenterprise (SMME) Debt Relief Financing Scheme will close soon. The scheme was initially allocated an amount of R200-million, which was later increased to R500-million, when the department... 

Guidelines for Debt Relief Finance Scheme, Business Growth Facility published

By: Simone Liedtke     10th April 2020 The Department of Small Business Development has published, on its websites, the Guidelines for Application for the Debt Relief Finance Scheme and Business Growth/Resilience Facility. The online application form will be available from April 2; however, only small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs)... 

Discussions to be Held at the AEI 2020

20th January 2020 Prevalent topics with particular reference to Africa’s energy sphere, are set to form the core of discussions at the 12th Africa Energy Indaba. Interactive dialogues and key outcomes emanating from these themes will provide business growth opportunities for Africa's energy sector and inspire the... 

Automotive sector AI to cross $12bn mark by 2026

By: Simone Liedtke     10th January 2020 Artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive market is set to cross the $12-billion mark by 2026, reports market research and strategy consulting firm Global Market Insights (GMI). This growth will be driven by the steadily growing uptake of driver assistance technologies for increasing driving... 

Liquid Telecom extends collaboration with Microsoft as a connectivity partner in Africa

15th November 2019 Liquid Telecom’s low latency, high capacity connectivity to drive enterprise collaboration and growth in Africa using new Microsoft Azure Peering Service Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecoms group, is working with Microsoft to launch new enterprise cloud services - designed to improve... 

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