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Stanford, De Beers invite applicants for Seed Transformation Programme

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th March 2021 Stanford Graduate School of Business and diamond company De Beers Group have invited entrepreneurs with a mindset to grow their businesses to apply for the 2021/22 Southern Africa Seed Transformation Programme (STP). The programme is aimed at supporting business leaders in Southern Africa to... 

PwC Survey finds CEOs are voicing ‘record levels’ of optimism

By: Simone Liedtke     17th March 2021 Nearly one year after Covid-19 reached South African shores, the country’s CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global businesses predicting that economic growth will improve this year. Coming from a global recession, which saw a 3.5% decline in... 

Ford Resource and Engagement Centre awards grants to small businesses

By: Irma Venter     26th January 2021 The Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding the first grants from the Booth Schoch Future Success Fund to budding entrepreneurs at the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in South Africa.  The winners are all FREC programme graduates who will share $10 000 in grants to advance their businesses.  

Mara phones South Africa announces the appointment of a new managing director

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 Mara Phones, South Africa’s manufacturer of smartphones, has appointed Sylvester Taku CA (SA) to the position of Managing Director with immediate effect. Mr Taku has been doing business in Africa for over 20 years and has made accelerating growth through smart, well-considered moves his signature... 

Construction to start on Liberia Inland Storage Facility

By: Donna Slater     7th January 2021 Infrastructure project funder InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and Global Logistics Services (GLS) have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Liberian contractor BMC Group to build the Liberia Inland Storage Facility... 

The taxi industry is 'the lifeblood of public transport', but we must fix problems – Ramaphosa 

By: News24Wire      29th October 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the taxi industry as the "lifeblood of our public transport system", but has also emphasised that problems need to be tackled. Ramaphosa - who is self-isolating after possible exposure to Covid-19 at a fundraiser event over the weekend - addressed various... 

Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

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... 

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