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{pp}Retail price management, or price-fixing as it more commonly known, is rife in South Africa. Large department stores are effectively controlling not only the price of fine perfumes, but where you can actually purchase them.
{pp}Many of us who start a home business do so while we are still working in another job. Our jobs provide us with a risk-free income, covering living expenses and, if we're lucky, for funding at least a portion of our business start-up costs.
{pp}After weeks of intense deliberation, South Africa’s top 100 brightest young students were announced this week by non-profit initiative Brightest Young Minds (BYM). This year’s chosen delegates are to attend a life-changing 7-day conference in Johannesburg. The much anticipated event is aimed at connecting these future SA leaders with each…
{pp}Keeping labour costs down has often been the mantra of large corporates reliant on blue collar workers to bring in their profits. For many years prior to 1994, manual and blue collar workers were denied the rights that many others took for granted. Medical Aid was rarely factored in to…
Wednesday, 20 June 2007 15:03

Ramaphosa supports City's job creation campaign

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{pp}VIPs comprising high profile South African business people and politicians demonstrated encouraging solidarity around skills development and job creation, at an Awards Ceremony held recently at Wits University. The evening was hosted by The City of Joburg and Edexcel, the international awarding body, to recognise 650 call-centre operatives, who have…
{pp}It is somewhat surprising that the reason for the Deputy-President’s UK trip has received little attention. What is considered to be reasonable cost for a trip by the Deputy-President? Would there have been less of an uproar if the cost had been only R1,000,000?
{pp}“Apple’s year-on-year sales in Southern Africa have literally exploded over the past 24 months, doubling CPU sales between 2004 and 2005, and then again between 2005 and 2006. Furthermore, the company also now commands over 70% of the market share in digital music players in South Africa. “We’re in the…
{pp}The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ernst & Young is pleased to announce the finalists for the Social Entrepreneur Awards South Africa 2007, acknowledging the positive impact of their efforts on South Africa through a focus on social change, innovation and sustainability.
Thursday, 14 June 2007 19:25

Predatory lending on borrowed time

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{pp}Much has been written about the fact that South Africa does not save, that it is in love with credit. The fact that there are now over 100 credit cards available in South Africa, a good 40 more than just two years ago, is evidence of this. And because each…
{pp}The Easter hunt is on and there’s very little to be found in the way of treasure from Telkom for those with family and loved ones overseas. No chocolate eggs secreted in vandalised telephone boxes or any special Easter discounts on calls. Their ‘Closer’ option however, would appear to be…
Thursday, 14 June 2007 18:56

Garden Route bike business

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{pp}Students at Eden Campus, South Africa’s first, free rural eco-business school for entrepreneurs, are set to launch a business which they hope will become a premier centre for mountain biking on the Garden Route. The business, operating from the campus at Karatara, near Sedgefield, will be launched on April 25…
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 12:27

Entrepreneurs, we want your story!

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{pp} is proud to share the stories of the individuals that are the embodiment of the spirit of the South African entrepreneur, as they launch the brand-new, interactive section of the portal entitled How We Did it!

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