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Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech) was named the Winner of the Top Accelerator Award by the first annual Southern Africa Startup Awards, in partnership with the Global Startup Awards. Following a rigorous process of nominations, public voting and adjudication, on Thursday 22 November 2018 at the regional Grand Finale of Southern…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:34

Trade credit health check

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Customisable solutions in trade credit insurance can greatly aid companies in managing their credit and counterparty exposure while also supporting growth in new markets or with existing clients.  Many companies are also entering new markets and extending their supply chains across multiple regions, all of which further increases the need to…
Scopa also wants the payment breakdown of the R124,6 million spent on the planning of the Umzimvubu Water Project, since the construction of the dam has not even started CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 29, 2018/ -- The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has questioned the value for money…
Financial services company, Discovery, has announced details of its new banking offering. Described as the world’s first behavioural bank, the fully digital bank leverages Discovery’s Shared-Value model, and can be joined from March 2019 by anyone with a smart phone. “Discovery Bank presents the latest manifestation of our core purpose…
Plastics|SA, the non-profit company representing all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry (including polymer producers, importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers), welcomed Mxolisi Khutama as the new Chairman for 2019 at its Annual General Meeting that took place in Midrand recently. Addressing the audience in attendance, Plastics|SA’s Executive…
“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…

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