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Koketso G Jauza

Meet the first Academy SBC winner

Koketso Jauza says winning the training offered by Academy Small Business Connect will help him put his beauty business on the map. Jauza is the winner of last month’s competition run in Small Business Connect, in partnership with the Kubwa Group and iCollege which resulted in Academy Small Business Connect. The initiative aims to provide… [Continue Reading]

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Deloitte's Marius Alberts with MEC Alan Winde

WC Funding Fair helps tap into R10m in finance

Over 600 applications were received from entrepreneurs vying for more than R10 million in funding at the Western Cape’s inaugural funding fair held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last month. The event is a partnership between the province’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism and Deloitte. Applications for funding opened in November and… [Continue Reading]

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Members of the baking co-operative with wood fire ovens.

Sabri launches first of 10 new co-operatives

A group of Manenberg women have overcome gang violence and a shooting incident to launch two co-operatives in the area, proving that entrepreneurship is mightier than the sword. The co-operatives – one that specialises in baking and catering and the other in leatherworks and accessories – were launched at the Manenberg’s People’s Centre last month… [Continue Reading]

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A worker packs goods at one of the E-fresh outlets

E-fresh owner sees R1m growth in only 2 months

Since joining the E-Fresh franchise family last year, franchisee Toet Wasserman has registered a turnover of R1 million within two months. Wasserman is one of the owners of an E-Fresh outlet which sells fresh produce from emerging farmers at reduced costs to local traders, the public and neighbouring countries. The E-Fresh concept was developed in… [Continue Reading]

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Buffalo City to host first franchise expo

Buffalo City to host first franchise expo

Excitement is building among Eastern Cape business owners as East London’s municipality prepares to position the region as a “go-to” place for investors at next month’s inaugural Buffalo City Franchise Expo. “Business owners are excited about the expo because it is the first of its kind in the region and we already have 50 franchisees… [Continue Reading]

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Fetola founder Catherine Wijnberg

No experience necessary to turn ice into money

Five startups could soon profit from R10 000 in sales a month, after qualifying for a newly launched enterprise development initiative in the ice-making industry. The initiative, Business-in-a-Box, is currently being piloted. It equips qualifying small businesses to make and sell ice using portable ice-making machines. The pilot was launched in July by ice-making machine… [Continue Reading]

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Abel Mponda

How to supply to your local Spar

Those businesses interested in supplying Spar can now liaise directly with one of the supermarket chain’s nationwide franchised stores instead of having to go through the company’s the head office.. With more than 850 branches nationwide, Spar Group Ltd, is one of the biggest retailers in South Africa. Many of these branches are franchise stores… [Continue Reading]

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Thanks to his contract with Spar, Lufefe Nomjana was able to buy his first bakery with an industrial oven and dough mixer worth over R125 000.

Healthy recipe for good biz

Lufefe Nomjana’s approach to healthy eating was met with a contract to supply Spar and assistance from the supermarket chain to help him start his own bakery. After being contracted as a supplier a year ago, he now runs an organic bakery from his Khayelitsha-based business, Espinaca Innovations. Nomjana is a keen baker who graduated… [Continue Reading]

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Oliver Romer of NOV has grown his business thanks to a Shell contract.

Entrepreneur joins international supply chain

Being a Shell supplier is not just about delivering the goods. Just ask Oliver Romer, director of National Oilwell Varcos, who has benefited from becoming part of the Shell supply chain. “Every day brings about new challenges in this very fast and high risk industry. Logistic support is crucial to ensure products get to customer… [Continue Reading]

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