The members of Kopenalo Co-operative

Solar power gives canteen co-operative a jumpstart

A NEW “solar farm” in Droogfontein, 20 km outside Kimberley, that will generate 50 mega watts of electricity is also powering a new catering business that has set up a canteen for the plant’s workers. Kopenalo Co-operative has six women members who are from the community, and who have been able to establish their business… [Continue Reading]

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Neren Rau

Glimpses of hope during the hard times of down-turn

AMID increasing costs, lower economic growth and looming business regulations, the mood among many business owners is one of increased concern for the future. “I’m very despondent at the moment,” admits Nutver Gulab, who co-owns Fine Organic Chemicals, a small manufacturer that produces cleaning products. “If someone goes we won’t employ extra people.” In the… [Continue Reading]

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Janine Williams

Flying to new heights

After accidentally stumbling on a local business plan competition, a Western Cape business owner has won the regional title and was flown to Johannesburg for the national rounds where she clinched that title as well. Janine Williams, owner of ACCTO-Outsourcing Accounting, is the Western Cape’s inaugural winner of Business Plan for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs. The… [Continue Reading]

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