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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}BizAssist.co.za 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!
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 19:38

SA businesses held back by procedural red tape

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{pp}Rand fluctuation has long been a huge obstacle for SA companies wishing to do business overseas. It is however not the only obstacle. More detrimental than currency fluctuation is the impedance by government to local companies wishing to import or export goods from or to overseas.Where this impedance differs from…
{pp}The cost of fixed-line calls in South Africa rank the third highest in the world and this after a 10% reduction introduced last year. US-based cost management consulting firm NUS Consulting Group found that Telkom's charges continue to disadvantage South African organisations in their efforts to compete in the world's…
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 15:36

Tired of working for a boss?

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{pp}Why not become your own boss - from the comfort of your own home? If never again having to bother with the traffic hassles (and petrol expenses) that are part of the commuter’s nightmare sounds like something you could get used to, a home-based business might be for you.
{pp}In a recent issue of South Africa's leading business daily, The Business Day, Internal Branding Expert Dr Nikolaus Eberl shares his insight on how Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding

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