Eskom helps businesses optimise energy use
Eskom has advised its business customers of a free electricity load profile audit as part of a basket of incentives. “Load profile audits conducted by Eskom’s energy advisors assist business customers to free up existing electrical capacity without having to invest in new points of supply and/or upgrades in... Read more
SA companies hopeful of trade opportunities in Peru
Finding investors and exploring trade opportunities are the prime objectives of South African businesses who are participating in the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to Peru. The mission kicks off today in Lima. “Our objective is to find businesspeople who can invest in our company,... Read more
FOCAC to set new path for China-Africa cooperation
As African leaders gather in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations are high for the two countries to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled to kick... Read more
SA companies explore opportunities in Peru
Local companies are to explore trade and investment opportunities in Peru as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to that country. Minister Rob Davies said the mission forms part of the dti’s efforts to strengthen bilateral trade relations and increase trade and investment... Read more
Five Reasons why terms & conditions are critically important for your business
By Frank Knight CEO of Debtsource.  Terms and conditions are often overlooked or not drafted in detail when entering into a business agreement with potential customers. One would think that all entrepreneurs and business owners would always insist on signing proper agreements and read the ones that come across... Read more
SA’s business confidence improves in July
South Africa’s business confidence rose in July, doing so for the first time in six months, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said on Wednesday. The body’s Business Confidence Index (BCI) gained one index point in July 2018 and was 94.7 compared to 93.7 in June... Read more
Small businesses win big
Three companies have won prizes ranging from R30 000 to R100 000 as part of the small business support programme for the Free State Department for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. “These prizes cover productive equipment, marketing support, training and other non-financial support,” the provincial department said.... Read more
Business Confidence declines in June
South Africa’s Business Confidence Index declined by 0.3 index points in June, dropping below the level of a year ago. Releasing the June Business Confidence Index (BCI) on Tuesday, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said the BCI declined by 0.3 index points in June 2018... Read more
Business Confidence at the Coega SEZ simmers to greater heights
 Agni Steel SA given the green light to expand with Phase 2 & 3 expansion Steel recycling and processing plant, Agni Steel SA located in Zone 6 of the Coega SEZ recently received authorisation for its Phase two (2) & three (3) expansion plan from the Department of Economic... Read more
Government could unlock residential property sector for black business: Xoliswa Tini Properties
The government could hold a critical part of the puzzle to unlocking the residential property sector for black entrepreneurs says Xoliswa Tini of Xoliswa Tini Properties. Tini, who has announced that she is to franchise her brand in June, says that the property sector is yet to become more... Read more