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Business & Economy

  • Future of black entrepreneurs is looking brighter

    Prospects are looking bright for black entrepreneurs who have been attempting to make a...

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Finance

  • Affordable insurance for low-income market must be part of financial inclusion

    We’re listening hard for discussion about improving financial inclusion in South Africa –and are...

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Retail

  • Former civil servant masters the art of wine making

    A year ago, Siyabonga Mvula didn’t even like wine. Today, he owns his own wine label, Imvula...

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Technology

  • Technological advances in manufacturing have reduced barriers to market entry

    Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways...

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Infrastructure

  • Young people want share of lucrative property market

    Young people want their share of the R5.8 trillion property market. That was the message recently from...

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Energy

  • Kubayi’s renewables plan: does it signify progress or regression?

    The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi...

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Logistics

  • Transport entrepreneur’s journey to success

    Getting into the transport industry is not as easy as buying a car. Just ask Themba Nyamende. He...

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Resources

  • Land question needs to be resolved

    The land question has once again been thrust into the spotlight by the growing clamour for radical...

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Podcasts & Multimedia

Hot Start-ups

  • Media start-up blazes new trail online

    A new breed of black media entrepreneurs is entering the tightly-controlled industry, challenging dominant players that have been taking a lion’s share of the R34 billion annual advertising spend.

    Award-winning financial journalist, Thabang Mokopanele, is among black media practitioners who have taken the plunge and has set up his own media venture, SA Property Insider, a niche news website that provides insightful content to investors in the commercial and residential property markets. Other online financial media platforms that have sprung up include MoneyIssues, Techfinancials, and Young Business Leaders, which are start-ups established by black media practitioners who once worked for established media giants.

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  • Tech start-up aims to transform SA’s education

    Limu proves that technology provides endless possibilities in reducing distance and assisting learners, teachers, and parents to read from the same script to improve and monitor academic performance.

    Limu, a Swahili word meaning “learn”, brings together high schools, Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta), university students, teachers and parentsin a unique educational triangle using customised portals for each to access, track and monitor academic performance.

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  • SA app developer eyes Africa’s transport industry

    Silicon Cape, the area between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has established itself as South Africa’s innovation hotbed, thanks to it conceiving successful tech companies like Mark Shuttleworth’s Thawte, mobile social network Mxit, mobile financial services provider Fundamo, and cloud computing leader, Amazon Web Services.

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  • Chesa Nyama takes SA’s meat lovers by storm

    The Chesa Nyama franchise is making the South African favourite flamed grilled A-grade meat served with traditional pap and gravy or chips a lunch national past time at both higher and lower end of the fast food market.

    The two-year-old franchise is giving household brands like Spur, Steers,Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) a real run for their money and without also sparing apron-clad informal trader aunties and mamas at taxi ranks.
    The aunties and mamas’ tired menu of coal flame braai-ed meat or potatoes, beef or mutton stews with beetroot or Atchaar, often carried in rickety trolleys in shiny metal pots, is fast falling out favour.

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