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South Africa's Small Business Portal

South Africa's Small Business Portal
This blog is intended to give useful insights and thoughts to entrepreneurs in an ever changing South Africa business environment..
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Promoting women's voices on HIV/Aids
2012-06-01 14:55:00
South African media houses have joined forces with the International Women's Media Foundation's investigative reporting fellowship in order to improve their coverage of issues around HIV/Aids.
Health Dept ropes in graduate interns
2012-06-01 12:35:00
South Africa's Health Department is on a mission to improve the country's healthcare system and to get a clean audit this financial year, and has enlisted the help of 400 graduate interns to help it achieve this.
SA women executive numbers up slightly
2012-06-01 11:00:00
The proportion of women in executive management positions in South Africa has increased marginally, while remaining at low levels, according to the latest survey from the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa.
Mokoena claims place in Olympic team
2012-06-01 08:00:00
Beijing Games silver medal winner Khotso Mokoena punched his ticket to the London Olympics at an IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday night, leaping 8.20 metres with his final jump.
SA under-20s vie for 8-Nation glory
2012-06-01 06:00:00
South Africa's under-20 football team has been in excellent form at the Eight-Nation International Tournament in Cape Town and is through to the semi-finals of the event along with powerhouses Argentina, Brazil and Japan.
Comrades to host 2014 AIMS Congress
2012-06-01 05:00:00
In a first for South Africa and the continent, the Comrades Marathon Association has been chosen to host the 20th Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) Congress in Durban in May 2014.
SA mobile content start-up goes global
2012-05-31 14:05:00
Cape-based mobile application start-up Snapplify signed its first client on debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair, and has gone on to become one of Africa's leading mobile app developers within the space of 12 months.
More About: Content
Govt, rhino owners to meet on poaching
2012-05-31 13:48:00
South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs will hold round-table discussions with rhino owners in the country as part of its bid to combat rhino poaching, which has reached "an unacceptable level".
South Africa's competitiveness improves
2012-05-31 10:15:00
South Africa rose two places to 50th in the 2012 World Competitiveness Yearbook, an authoritative annual study by Swiss-based business school IMD that measures how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
Boost for SA police investigative skills
2012-05-31 07:19:00
South Africa will spend more money on training the country's police officers in investigative skills to raise the conviction rate against serious offenders. Last year, over 18 000 officers were trained in the law regarding victim empowerment, child justice, human rights, domestic violence and sexual offences.
Top SA athletes for African Champs
2012-05-31 06:51:00
A strong 75-member team has been selected to represent South Africa at the African Athletics Championships in Porto Novo, Benin from 27 June to 1 July. It includes some of the country's leading Olympic medal hopes.
Mandela returns to Qunu home
2012-05-30 09:56:00
Nelson Mandela has arrived safely back at his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, after a spell at his Johannesburg home while his Qunu residence underwent renovations.
More About: Home
SA aims to become train manufacturer
2012-05-30 09:29:00
South Africa is on track to become a manufacturer of locomotives for the rest of Africa, says Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, with the state company set to allocate R4-billion of its seven-year, R300-billion infrastructure spend to research and development in rail and ports equipment.
More About: Train
South Africa 'nuclear power competent'
2012-05-30 09:28:00
South Africa possesses sound knowledge gained from over 25 years' experience that makes it more than competent to run a large nuclear power plant, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Bafana upbeat as 2014 campaign begins
2012-05-30 07:53:00
Bafana Bafana kick off their 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign against Ethiopia at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg on Sunday, and striker Katlego Mphela is confident that the team's goal-scoring drought is about to come to an end.
IRB Junior World Champs set for kick-off
2012-05-30 06:54:00
The world's 12 best under-20 rugby teams will be in action when the International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World Championship kicks off in the Western Cape on 4 June.
Mandela birthday song a group effort
2012-05-30 00:00:00
Nelson Mandela will have a pleasant surprise a month before his 94th birthday when the recording of the song, in which South Africans across the spectrum sing Happy Birthday to him, goes viral.
Internet economy '2% of SA GDP'
2012-05-29 14:33:00
South Africa's internet economy contributes 2 percent to the country's gross domestic product, according to a new study. Moreover, this contribution is rising by around 0.1 percent a year, meaning it should reach 2.5 percent by 2016.
Africa's growth promise: 'equality key'
2012-05-11 13:57:00
If African leaders can deliver on jobs, justice and equity, they will turn Africa's population boom into a demographic dividend and ensure that the continent's massive growth promise is fulfilled - if not, they will court disaster, according to the 2012 Africa Progress Report.
More About: Growth
Intra-African trade calls for 'political will'
2012-05-11 11:33:00
The key to removing the obstacles hindering intra-African trade lay with the political will and energy of regional leaders, World Trade Organization director-general Pascal Lamy told participants at the World Economic Forum on Africa.
More About: Political , Calls
'Investor, look to African agriculture'
2012-05-11 10:30:00
African agriculture is undergoing a transformation, creating a new era of opportunity for both farmers and investors, according to African and global leaders at the World Economic Forum on Africa.
More About: Agriculture , Investor
ICC picks another South African CEO
2012-05-11 10:00:00
Former Proteas wicketkeeper Dave Richardson has been selected by the International Cricket Council board to succeed fellow South African Haroon Lorgat as chief executive. Richardson's name will be recommended at the ICC's annual conference in June.
More About: South African
UK seniors boost South African property
2012-05-11 07:00:00
A small but notable trend is establishing itself in Cape Town, on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, occasionally in Sandton, Johannesburg: British retirees are increasingly looking to South Africa in their golden years. And it's not just about the great climate or scenery.
More About: Property , South African
Consumer cash flow improves
2012-05-11 03:20:00
South African consumers experienced an improved cash flow in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index.
More About: Cash
Africa's growth story 'only just starting'
2012-05-10 13:49:00
Africa's growth trajectory remains positive despite the current global economic turmoil, with sub-Saharan Africa set to grow at more than 5% over the coming decade, Brand South Africa said as international business and political leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the World Economic Forum on Africa.
More About: Story , Growth
Africa's growth 'has to be inclusive'
2012-05-10 13:09:00
While Africa has experienced its best decade of the past 50 years, there are major challenges still to be tackled, African Development Bank Tunisia president Donald Kaberuka said at the opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa on Thursday.
More About: Growth
WEF honours SA social entrepreneurs
2012-05-10 09:10:00
Two South Africans were among five leading innovators named African Social Entrepreneurs of the Year at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday.
More About: Honours
SA could tap into DRC hydro project
2012-05-10 07:20:00
South Africa may be able to tap into thousands of megawatts in renewable energy when the massive Inga hydro-electric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo goes live, the Africa-European Union Energy Partnership heard on Wednesday.
More About: Project , Hydro
SA seizes R55m 'rhino poaching assets'
2012-05-10 06:16:00
South African authorities have seized properties and assets worth R55-million believed to be the proceeds of rhino poaching involving a game farmer, two veterinary surgeons and nine other suspects from Limpopo province.
Willemse to push Junior World Champs
2012-05-10 03:30:00
Ashwin Willemse, South African rugby player of 2003, will be criss-crossing the country over the next month in his role as ambassador for the IRB Junior World Championship kicking off in Cape Town on 4 June.
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