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
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
Noupoort Wind Farm supports local milliner business
The art of millinery is experiencing a revival, from traditional headgear to the most flamboyant handmade artisanal hats, this age old craft is thriving.   One such workshop is owned by Ntombi Mosoane in the small town of Noupoort, where she has realised her dream of designing beautiful hats. In... Read more
CNBC Africa Receives Award for Best Business Television
The award which aims to acknowledge the very best of business journalism, comes in recognition of the network’s efforts to highlight the narrative of Africa’s growth and the opportunities present in the continent The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) presented CNBC Africa (www.CNBCAfrica.com) the 2018 Award for... Read more
India-SA Business Summit to strengthen investment
South Africa will later this month host the India-South Africa Business Summit. The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will host the Business Summit in partnership with the High Commission of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, Invest India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation... Read more