Eastern Cape craft work enters international channel via sporting activity: A Wallabies present

By: SATopShops The Wallabies may have lost against the Springbok on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth but they went home with a valuable token of appreciation in form of a handcrafted rugby ball dressed in colorful beadwork and embroidery, crafted by Mvuzo Ntlantsana. The Queenstown craftsman, Ntlantsana, is a beneficiary of an initiative of the Eastern Cape … Read moreEastern Cape craft work enters international channel via sporting activity: A Wallabies present

Go meet the organised hustlers in the Newtown Work Shop: Its a must!

SATopShops You might want plan a trip to the Work Shop in Newtown to get some inspiration and pick up a designer piece or two from the artizanal entrepreneurs that anchor the creative space on the southern edges of the Johannesburg Central Business District. Its compelling! Work Shop New Town, is a collection of mini … Read moreGo meet the organised hustlers in the Newtown Work Shop: Its a must!

A bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Ujuh Reporter After building Quillo -an app that allows students to trade second hand text books- University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tamir Shklaz is thinking about a broader service platform that provides information based value and support for university students across the globe. Established early this year, Quillo connects buyers and sellers of second-hand … Read moreA bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Mother and daughter African traditional wear business becomes big

SATopShops A small business started by mother and daughter to empower women producing African traditional clothing is now flirting with the global market. Ledikana was showcasing its work at the Source Africa Clothing and Textile Trade Fair, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Co-Director of the Johannesburg based company, Masechaba Mpetje, describes Ledikana … Read moreMother and daughter African traditional wear business becomes big

How to get a free B-BBEE certificate via the CIPC website: A step by step guide

PBM Small enterprises can now apply and be issued with a Broad Based Black Economic (B-BBEE) certificate via website of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and as part of the CIPC’s e-services. Lunched on 1 April 2018 the B-BBEE certificate service works in the following manner. The following conditions apply: Only directors of companies … Read moreHow to get a free B-BBEE certificate via the CIPC website: A step by step guide

Yekani, a black industrialist candidate, gets R400 million support

Ujuh Reporter Yekani Manufacturing is a 100% black-owned ICT electronics and manufacturing company has received a total of R400 million governmental support structured as R350 million from the Special Economic Zones Fund and a R50 million grant for machinery under the Black Industrialists Programme. Operating from the East London Special Economic Zone (ELIDZ), Yekani currently manufactures … Read moreYekani, a black industrialist candidate, gets R400 million support

Look who made it: Impressive finalist for the FNB Business Innovation Awards

SATopShops The 2018 edition of the FNB Business Innovation Awards in partnership with Endeavor South Africa has an impressive finalist (top nine) pack that includes a manufacturer of spacecraft components and sub-systems that supplies NASA, intelligent mobile apps makers and Point-of-Sale systems. FNB Business CEO, Mike Vacy-Lyle, says these hold the greatest possibility to answer to the … Read moreLook who made it: Impressive finalist for the FNB Business Innovation Awards

$200,000 in prizes up for grabs in financial inclusion/innovation competition

Ujuh Reporter Innovative African entrepreneurs who are engaged on activity that advances financial inclusion stand a chance to win cash prices ranging from $100 000 for the ultimate winner to $5 000  for the top 10 finalist in a competition arranged by the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship,  at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), … Read more$200,000 in prizes up for grabs in financial inclusion/innovation competition

Mastercard and Unilever join forces to grow micro retailers

By: SATopShops Mastercard and Unilever are rolling out an interesting initiative that promises to propel the growth of micro retailers across the African continent by opening up access to low cost loans, sometimes interest free loans, to finance stock. A pilot titled Jaza Duka, meaning fill up your store, has been activated in Kenya. Mastercard and Unilever announced that they … Read moreMastercard and Unilever join forces to grow micro retailers

 South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history

By: Gugu Lourie After a month of asking for individual investors to invest their money through the crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa, South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company announced on Wednesday it has made history as the first company to raise R3 Million. The company said it has managed to secure R3 million from 129 local investors. With the campaign still having 30 … Read more South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company makes crowdfunding history