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Sihle Magubane: Owner of SA’s only fully black-owned coffee brand

Meet one of the few black players in the coffee business. A former barista, Sihle Magubane has taken his skills to the next level by creating his own coffee blends Sihle Magubane’s (33) passion for coffee is clear. He creates his … Continue reading

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Investec Tech Entrepreneurs Trip to Seattle, USA

For the past 1.5 years, Investec and E-nnovate have been taking South Africa’s top entrepreneurs on global exposure trips to Israel and Silicon Valley. Applications are now open for our first-ever South African Tech Entrepreneurs Trip to Seattle, which will … Continue reading

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Here’s what you need to know about SA’s new R1.5bn startup fund

This week, some of South Africa’s biggest corporates announced a new R1.5-billion fund aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in the country. The fund, set up following extensive consultation between the private sector and government, has the potential to be a game-changer … Continue reading

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Outdoor ads still controlled by 5%

Emerging players in the lucrative outdoor advertising industry have called for the “levelling of the playing fields” in order for them to participate meaningfully and grow. The call was made at the Outdoor Advertising Indaba in Fourways organised by the … Continue reading

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Meet the entrepreneur behind the franchise brand that’s bringing a world of teas to SA consumers

Find out how Ditshego Sedikela found the perfect business model and is making a success of it South Africa is known to be a beer-loving country, however, Ditshego (also known as Dee) Sedikela wants to get more South Africans drinking exotic teas. … Continue reading

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13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising …

In 1962, Time magazine called David Ogilvy “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.” In his years as an advertising executive and copywriter, Ogilvy created some of the world’s most successful and iconic marketing campaigns, including the legendary Man … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Den Polo Leteka Gives Her Top Tips To Attract Growth Capital …

Expanding and building a business usually demands a substantial injection of cash. How does one win over potential investors who can provide growth capital? Dragons’s Den dragon Polo Leteka provides the answers. The availability of funding The market is turning, … Continue reading

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A family business’ story of triumph over failure

Founder of one of SA’s first black-owned township-based businesses, Obriani, proves that the family that trades together, stays together BY REFILWE KGOSIEMANG Published: 22 Mar, 2016 08:19 AM Aubrey Choene, owner of The Obriani retail chain which launched in the mid-1980’s, has the distinction of founding one of the … Continue reading

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Investec Tipping Point: Andile Khumalo …

How did a black matriculant who wrote literally hundreds of applications for a study loan – and became intimately acquainted with rejection – end up presenting himself to an intimidating panel of old white people who would change his life? … Continue reading

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Ithala. SEE.SEE.SEIZE (January 2016)‬

The series is brought to you by Ithala Development Finance Corp, in partnership with @ignitersa @mystartupsa and various district partners. Our guest entrepreneur Qinisani Mbatha, MD of Mbatha, Walters and Simpson #SEEKSEESEIZE Mbatha, Walters and Simpson was formed in 1934 … Continue reading

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