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01 MARCH 2019

The state of the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem

The success of startups in South Africa is dependent on the strength of progressive policies that create an enabling environment for small businesses to thrive.
01 MARCH 2019

How Khudusela Pitje built a R1.6m turnover business

South Africa’s future is in the hands of entrepreneurs and industrialists. Khudusela Pitje is embracing his role in the economy and his part in positively impacting communities.
01 MARCH 2019

5 mistakes every family business should avoid

Family businesses come in all shapes and sizes. The common denominator is that a single family maintains ownership or control - no easy feat to sustain over multiple generations.
04 FEBRUARY 2019

How Yoco successfully secured capital

Yoco entered the market in 2015. In 2018, the founders raised R248 million in Series B Funding. Here’s how they’ve built a business that funders will back.
03 DECEMBER 2018

Embrace failure if you want to succeed

Most successful entrepreneurs have experienced failure, said talent manager, author and educator Dr Mathew Knowles, at the launch of his new book in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
03 DECEMBER 2018

10 traits that make for a good small business leader

Many successful business owners and leaders, regardless of their industry or the size of their business, share similar yet specific characteristics and traits.
03 DECEMBER 2018

How UCOOK started in a garage and grew to a R100m business

David Torr went from a trust fund kid who kept getting kicked out of school, to flat broke and waitering, to launching a R100 million turnover business from a garage.
03 DECEMBER 2018

What drives great entrepreneurs?

There are many people who embark on this challenging journey not out of necessity due to poverty, downscaling or retrenchment, but more out of a desperate desire to find meaning in their work and to make a difference.
03 DECEMBER 2018

The entrepreneur’s journey: Lessons from along the way

From rental management to intelligent retail to ensuring farmers in Kenya get a fair deal, enterprising graduates share their stories.
03 NOVEMBER 2018

3 local entrepreneurs share their business challenges

Three local entrepreneurs, Tara-Lee de Wit, SJ Koortzen and Carmen Peters unpack the lessons that have helped them get their businesses through the start-up hurdles new companies face, and build sustainable brands.


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