SA investment climate is improving
Foreign investment, if targeted and nurtured, can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much-needed job creation and economic inclusion for all, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Minister was addressing the South African Investment Seminar on the margins of the first China International Import Expo... Read more
New Algoa FM building a boost for PE’s Baakens Valley
Algoa FM has started on a 15-month property development in the Baakens Valley of Nelson Mandela Bay as the new home of the Eastern Cape media company’s business. On completion, Algoa FM’s new home will be worth close to R60 million. Algoa FM’s holding company, African Media Entertainment, is... Read more
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
Women-owned businesses in the spotlight
Barriers such as limited access to credit facilities, financial skills training, stereotypes and traditions continue to affect women-owned businesses’ full participation in the economy. One woman, who knows this reality well, is Ayanda Mbambo whose Durban-based facilitation and coaching business still struggles to strive despite being in the industry... 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