By Anton Leal, CEO of XLink Communications   14-11-2011 -Anton Leal is one of the founders and current CEO of XLink Communications, a telecommunications company that pioneered GPRS-based data communication solutions in South Africa in 2004 and is currently the largest carrier of EFT (electronic funds transfer) services across... Read more
A loan of nearly R2 milion from Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and a three-month mentorship programe, valued at R36,000, helped to establish the Langhurst Estate Bed and Breakfast busines in Elliot.   04-11-2011 -The B&B on a 39 hectare (ha) estate near the small town in the rural mountainous... Read more
A granite polishing factory is expected to open sooner than anticipated after a marketing drive revealed a gap and high demand in the local market says Bold Moves entrepreneur Monde Tabata .   04-11-2011 -Tabata says the demand for monumental stones and interior furnishings locally is set to increase revenue streams... Read more
02-11-2011 – The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will host  the 3rd bi-annual Co-operative Indaba and Exhibition – Emerging Designers – tomorrow as part of its efforts to improve local economic development. The development of co-operatives has become a critical component of the municipality’s Local Economic Development (LED) Strategy that is aimed at creating an inclusive... Read more
In a bold step to boost emerging farmers’ skills base, Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has set aside R4, 4 million from the Imvaba Cooperative Fund to train cooperatives it funds. The first group of beneficiaries consisted of agricultural co-operatives trained in partnership with the Fort Cox Agricultural College.... Read more
Mr Nhlanhla Nene, Deputy Minister of Finance, MP.   20-10-2011 – Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to be invited to deliver this keynote speech at your Co-operative Financial Institutions (CFI) Indaba. I am informed that the indaba coincides with two very important events in the global co-operatives calendar.... Read more
22-09-2011 – The first eight small business owners and professionals to complete the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s Capacity Building programme received their certificates in a small ceremony in the Chamber’s board room today. The programme – run in collaboration with COMSEC and with the support of Standard Bank –... Read more
12-09-2011 – In an effort to boost the competitiveness of the region’s automotive sector, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) in partnership with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and the South African Business Coalition on HIV & AIDS (SABCOHA) are currently implementing a significant campaign among the automotive supplier companies... Read more
12-09-2011 – Vuk’uzenzele– ‘wake-up and do it for yourself’, rings true when one considers the work of Masande Women’s Co-operative in the St Francis Ward of the Kouga Local Municipality. Launched in November 2009, the women’s co-operative has created employment through paper mache arts and crafts that generates an income... Read more
26-08-2011 – When it comes to cars women are often regarded as less knowledgeable than men. This month, which is dedicated to women in South Africa, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) wants to set the record straight with theKnowledge is Power campaign. John Astbury, GMSA Vice President of After Sales, said... Read more