Posts Tagged ‘south africa’
February
10
2011

Article by Ayanda Mdluli – Business Report Thursday, February 3 2011. Although the legacy of apartheid has hindered the chances of many South Africans to become entrepreneurs, Africans still have the potential to achieve by establishing businesses that can be drivers of economic growth on the continent, according to Sir Richard Branson, the renowned entrepreneur [...]

December
1
2010

By Ivan Epstein Softline CEO According to new research by the Global Entrepreneur Monitor South African women will play an even greater role in unlocking economic growth in the country. Softline CEO, Ivan Epstein says that South Africa has many excellent examples of woman entrepreneurs and it is gaining momentum. “I believe that in an [...]

November
15
2010

Article by Wiseman Khuzwayo SOUTH AFRICA needs to find more ways to support and nurture entrepreneurs if the country is to avoid becoming a backward welfare state, where handouts risk draining the country’s innovative talent and its ability to produce equitable growth and employment. This is according to Endeavor South Africa, which is part of [...]

September
28
2010

Article by Futurist Clem Sunter. (Cape Times 28 September 2010) Set up a venture capital fund of R100bn funded by big business and invest it in small enterprises with proven business experience and we will create wealth and jobs for the people, says futurist Clem Sunter in his latest scenario to help South Africa take [...]

September
21
2010

- Cape Times 20 September 2010 Article by Samantha Enslin-Payne Two thirds of sector’s 6 million enterprises are one-person shows, but collectively it provides 9 million jobs. There are almost 6 million small businesses in South Africa, most of which are survivalist enterprises providing work for one person. While the sector will not alleviate poverty [...]