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“The universe is waiting for you to be a true participant. Go out there and make a difference; you have it within you to do so.” Billy Selekane  Driving growth and prosperity in South Africa with a positive mindset and excellence in effort is the purpose behind a two-day Real…
Monday, 26 November 2018 09:07

Savvy steps to get out of a debt spiral

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A recent report by the Word Bank shows that South Africa is one of the most indebted countries in the world, languishing under a R1.7 trillion personal debt burden.  According to the National Credit Regulator’s Credit Bureau Report, as at the end of June 2018, there were 24.59-million credit-active consumers of…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:42

How SA Tech Start-Ups Scale and Succeed

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Online technology has made the world smaller, enabling tech-driven start-ups to scale and look beyond local markets for funding and business expansion. Four start-up founders reveal some of their secrets to success. In today’s world of business, you don’t necessarily have to be where your customers and investors are. You…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:52

Bank Zero Starts First Trial Runs

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The Government Gazette of 7 September officially announced that Bank Zero had been registered as a mutual bank effective 17 August 2018. Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairperson of Bank Zero, acknowledges the professionalism, skills and world-class systems of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the newly created Prudential Authority:…
A new initiative, the Government Suppliers Action Group (GSACG) was launched to support suppliers to government with outstanding payments on invoices, which have not been paid within the prescribed, 30-day payment rule.  According to Gerrit Davids, Lead Consultant at specialist tendering agency, TaranisCo Advisory, National Treasury has a policy around…
Reabetswe Shongwe went from being a low paid sales assistant in the fashion retail industry to becoming a successful entrepreneur through financial market & Property. Shongwe’s story may inspire many as her journey to becoming a successful financial market trader and entrepreneur began with her quest for financial freedom. Born…
What effect does Angela Merkel have on an online trade in South Africa?  What does a twitter comment by Donald Trump have to do with an ever changing US and South African market, the Rand vs the Dollar?  What does the VBS bank scandal have to do with trading, how…
FOOD HUBS SA DO NOT have any stores available for trading such as is the case with other Franchise set ups – we set up each store together with our Franchisees as per their individual requirements and budget. Franchises are inundated with rogue operators and fees that are highly over priced…
Survey reveals 1 in 4 believe financial success is more important than doing the right thing - while 25% in public sector say they fear for their lives when reporting wrongdoingJohannesburg, 19 November 2018 Ethics is not prioritised enough in corporate South Africa. And, according to a wide-ranging survey conducted…
Over the past few years, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has slowly but surely been expanding its influence beyond South Africa's borders as this voluntary, self-regulatory body continues to attract members who are also operating in neighbouring, sub-Saharan countries. According to Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA, both…
Executive retrenchment..becoming the new normal  By Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer* - www.signium.co.za November 2018  No job is safe, no future secure. That’s the new normal as executives in both the private and public sectors confront a disturbing reality – retrenchment. Executive head-hunters are today witnessing an upsurge in the number of senior candidates…
Eleven startups from across the African continent, identified as “entrepreneurs for humanity”, were awarded the opportunity to partner with the AfricArena challenge corporate sponsors at the end of the second AfricArena technology conference in Cape Town today. Saturday 17 November, Cape Town – Amongst others, Air France KLM selected DiscoverIkasi…

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