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Author Archives: MyStartUpSA

8 SA Entrepreneurs Who Built Proudly South African Businesses

South Africa is a fantastically diverse country with not only a plethora of cultures to celebrate but also a truly distinctive business environment to operate in. Opportunities abound if you look in the right places. These eight proudly South African … Continue reading

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Why Africa’s young people should turn to entrepreneurship

Considering the depressed state of the formal job market in Africa, it’s a good thing that more and more youth in Sub-Saharan Africa are looking to entrepreneurship to secure their future. Young people on the continent are more upbeat about … Continue reading

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Looking to get your hands on the African business pie – here is what you need to know …

Rules and regulation requirements entrepreneurs need to comply with before crossing borders Business in Africa is booming and the continent is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for SA businesses. This is according to Zak Sivalingum, Head of global business development … Continue reading

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SA TEEN ENTREPRENEURS TO SHOW OFF THEIR BUSINESS SKILLS AT YOUTH FESTIVALS

Next weekend South African teenage entrepreneurs will have the chance to show that they have what it takes to be great entrepreneurs and possibly secure funding for their businesses at the Teen Biz Ideas. Hosted by social enterprise, Beyond the … Continue reading

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The Creator Of Soweto’s South African Doll Brand …

What little girl doesn’t love a doll? And what could better than having a doll that looks like you. That was the goal of Soweto-born entrepreneur Maite Makgoba when she created the African doll brand, Momppy Mpoppy. There were already … Continue reading

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Big technology, small business …

New technology enables small, medium and micro enterprises to compete against larger ones Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa may face more than their fair share of hurdles and administrative burdens, and there may well be a … Continue reading

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Calling on entrepreneurs to join SA’s Commercial Property ladder

Shawn Theunissen, head of Property Point and head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Growthpoint Properties, says: “Property Point is here to support small business. We truly want to uplift and transform.” Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has opened its … Continue reading

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Burgundy Fly – making SA designs accessible to local consumers

Nobesuthu Ndlovu and her husband Nhlanhla have managed to break into the retail sector to make SA designers’ clothes easily accessible to the local market Over the past seven years, husband and wife duo Nhlanhla and Nobesuthu Ndlovu have managed to … Continue reading

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The perils of an SA entrepreneur …

The economic climate facing entrepreneurs is incredibly demanding but also filled with opportunities. When you speak about job creation in South Africa, anyone will tell you that the way forward to alleviate the country’s unemployment issue is through the creation … Continue reading

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Black Africans in KZN to benefit …

By: CHRIS NDALISO Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal government has resolved to embark on “radical economic transformation”, giving priority to black Africans when government tenders are awarded. The main aim is to support those previously disadvantaged, and have been left out … Continue reading

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