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South Africa launches Centre for Entrepreneurship

South Africa launches Centre for Entrepreneurship

Universities and other tertiary institutions have often been blamed for not teaching their students some entrepreneurship skills, to prepare them for the world of business in case they do not find work. This has had a devastating effect on most of the young students, whose ultimate goal is to work in air-conditioned offices, in front […]

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2013 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition: entries open until June 16

2013 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition: entries open until June 16

Entrepreneurs in South Africa have just less than two months left to submit their entries at the 2013 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year, the organisers said today. Entries close on 16 June 2013. The competition is open to entrepreneurs from all industries who fall into one of these categories: ·         Emerging Entrepreneur: An entrepreneur […]

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 Business, market opportunities key to Africa’s poor advancement, UNDP report says

Business, market opportunities key to Africa’s poor advancement, UNDP report says

Cape Town, South Africa.  Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today. Realising Africa’s Wealth – Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity draws upon 43 in-depth case studies and a database of 600 […]

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Is Cape Town becoming South Africa’s IT entrepreneurship capital?

Is Cape Town becoming South Africa’s IT entrepreneurship capital?

Forget the business energy of Johannesburg, the city of gold. Brush aside Pretoria, the ‘sluggish’ capital city of South Africa, with its phlegmatic businesses and government buildings looking like monasteries. Here comes Cape Town, South Africa’s second-biggest city, which is said to be emerging slowly but surely as the continent’s Silicon Valley. In other words, […]

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