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23 June 2020: With the nation remaining in state of flux due to lockdown measures, 21st Century’s ongoing survey series continues to examine South African businesses and the action they are taking to mitigate current circumstances. The seventh survey in the series covered Harnessing Talent post-COVID-19. These are some of…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 09:25

Five Rand Fund for the Forgotten SMME

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COVID-19: FINANCIAL RELIEF, ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO HELP SMME’s SURVIVE AND THRIVE South Africa has been placed on a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown, and like many businesses in South Africa, you’ve most likely closed shop, and let your customers know that your business won’t be operating during the lockdown. Although Small Business…
Vince De Castro, Marketing Director: Partnerships at CM Trading, shares a few ideas for making your business stand out as many sectors go back to work under lockdown level 3. The CM Trading Partners platform is a training and trading resource for forex traders that allows you to generate a passive…
​​​​​Covid-19 has, and will continue to, impact the private equity industry. Webber Wentzel and BLC Robert have joined forces to answer some key questions which, based on their combined experience, are of particular relevance to fund manager​s. Frequently Asked Questions Covid-19 implications on private equity - June 2020 What has…
Asmita Thakor, partner at Webber Wentzel Since 2012, when Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (PPM) acquired mining rights over the farm Wilgespruit, the Lesetlheng Land Committee (LLC) has engaged in a longstanding dispute and many court battles with the mine. PPM is a subsidiary of Sedibelo Platinum Mines, whose major shareholders are…
Opinion by Richard Craig, Senior Risk Engineer at Aon Risk Solutions; and Mark Potter, Head of Power (EMEA Specialty) AonElectricity companies face pandemic challenges ranging from employee safety to supply chain problems. Electricity is an essential service, yet its profile in the context of the COVID-19 global health emergency has been…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:18

From international film productions to producing PPEs

Written by Carina Bruwer
While the local film and media industries have come to a standstill due to the Covid-19 crisis, a Cape Town production design company has decided to use its resources to become part of the solution - in the way of supplying high quality locally produced PPEs to the frontline and…
Simone Leeuw, who matriculated from Fairvale Secondary School and grew up in Wentworth, South Durban, an area known for its many socio-economic challenges is an inspiration to many in her community. “My personal philosophy is happiness and success are your choice,” says Simone. “You can’t go through life waiting to see if…
Author: Andy Matakanye, CEO Enprolabs  The COVID-19 lockdown has highlighted just how vulnerable many Enterprise and Supplier Development initiatives are – and why it is important for corporate South Africa to invest in the long-term sustainability of their smaller suppliers.   While Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes have allowed many…
Sunday, 14 June 2020 10:26

Funding incentives exist for the SA furniture manufacturing sector

Written by Marc Ashton
While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.  This is the view of two funding specialists who recently addressed furniture manufacturing entrepreneurs and industry stakeholders in a business webinar.   “Pre COVID-19, the sector was…
Opinion by Andrea Guffanti of risk consultants and insurance brokerage, Aon The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Most countries were not ready to deal with an event of this magnitude and most businesses could not have anticipated the social and economic upheaval that the pandemic has inflicted. In 2019’s Aon Global Risk Management…
Actions always speaking louder than words with OnlineTenders South Africa’s leading online tendering platform OnlineTenders is happy to announce it has waived a planned price increase. The price increase was scheduled for 1st May 2020. But this has been waived keeping in mind the the pandemic’s effects. OnlineTenders is keeping…

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