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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... 

A Solution That Supports Business Growth in Engineering Sector Verticals

3rd October 2019 ERP solutions are designed to boost your business’s overall ability to deliver the best product or solution to your market. Oracle NetSuite’s cloud-based ERP solution takes your specific industry into account to ensure this is achieved. Futurist and best-selling South African author of Foresight,... 

HSF helps companies gear up for climate change risk mitigation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th September 2019 Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), in its latest report, finds that 1 600 laws and policies about climate change have been created across 164 jurisdictions to date, since 1997, which has obligated companies to mitigate against costs and risks. This is a 25-fold increase compared with the... 

Transforming brick-and-mortar companies into effective digital platforms

13th September 2019 While the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been welcomed as ushering in a new digital age in many traditional industries, senior management is grappling with how best to implement it in their businesses, and what digital tools are best to use. Assisting brick-and-mortar companies with a smooth... 

World Economic Forum on Africa to focus on inclusive growth

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd September 2019 The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) will focus on inclusive growth in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), with discussions aiming to see how sustainable growth can be achieved in a country that has marked inequality, infrastructure gaps, corruption and unemployment. This was... 

Partners can accelerate Azure business with unique programme from Westcon-Comstor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th August 2019 In a fast-paced agile world companies need to adopt fresh and innovative ways to support business growth. Westcon-Comstor Azure Virtual Vault is an innovative programme that will assist resellers accelerate business opportunities through an engaging digital experience Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan... 

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