BUSINESS PLAN WRITING – WORKSHOP

Do you have a Business Plan which you have written or partly developed and want further assistance? Do you want to learn how to write a Business Plan from start …

Amazon Sets Up Shop in Johannesburg

Web retailer and technology giant Amazon has announced plans to open an office of Amazon Web Services in Johannesburg and intends going on a hiring spree. Web retailer and technology …

Businesses Need Insurance More Than Ever

Businesses Need Insurance More Than Ever As SA’S Risk Outlook Turns South There is an age-old saying that holds that prevention is better than cure. This principle needs to be …

High-speed Satellite Broadband for SMEs

Provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Avanti Communications, has signed a new contract with South Africa’s business chamber, Foundation for African Business and …

Writing a Business Plan

A “Business Plan” is not solely used for the purposes of obtaining finance from a Financial Institution. The Business Plan is also referred to as your “Business Bible” which will …

White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale?

South Africa’s highest-paid employees are, on average, white men who live in Gauteng, work in the community and social services industry (including government) in skilled jobs, belong to a union, …

South Africa’s youth anguish over jobs, money

Zinhle Mapumulo | CITY PRESS Johannesburg – The nation’s twenty- and thirty something-year-olds are stressed because they don’t have enough money, their intimate relationships don’t work out, and job security …

Employment target too high, says Patel

Paul Vecchiatto | BDLIVE THE government would find it a challenge to meet its own job creation target this year and in 2014 because of the sluggish world economy, Economic …

Not enough talent for SA’s boards

Loni Prinsloo & Adele Shevel | BDLIVE THE dearth of qualified company board members has created a situation in which former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa and Bidvest financial director David …

Corruption has gone too far

Chris Barron | BDLIVE THE body that represents 90% of consulting engineers in South Africa says that tender corruption at local government level has brought the country to the brink …

Brics Summit brings Busa, BBC together

Andile Ntingi | CITY PRESS The nation’s powerful business bodies, the Black Business Council (BBC) and Business Unity SA (Busa), have put their differences aside to ensure that South Africa …

Huge Boost for SA’s Taxi Industry

South Africans need affordable and accessible public transport! And, for many people, this means access to reliable, safe and cost-effective minibus taxi services. Enter BAW South Africa – a company …

How we’ll fix South Africa

Business Times | BDLIVE TOP leaders in business are concerned about political and economic problems which are affecting their ability to progress and which could affect the future of the …

VAT Still Giving Rise to Challenges

30 September 2012 marked the 21st anniversary of the introduction of Value-Added Taxation (VAT) in South Africa, one of the most important systems of taxation for governments worldwide. ‘Charting the …

Africa Business Womens Network Making Inroads

An important leadership conference held by the Africa Businesswomen’s Network (ABWN) in Johannesburg recently has led to meaningful partnerships and strategies being developed to stimulate and support entrepreneurial programmes for …

NISSAN SA Sales Continue to Climb

Nissan South Africa (NSA) has once again shown steady sales growth as the August 2012 figures reflect a 5.8% increase on July 2012’s great performance – also overshadowing the 5.5% …

Growing South Africa’s Skills Quotient

South Africa’s performance in several key economic areas – and a few others that haven’t enjoyed due priority – has been moderate in the past few years, when most commentators …

RDP homes ‘dead capital’ of R50bn

YOLANDI GROENEWALD | CITY PRESS Johannesburg – Not registering nearly half of all RDP houses with any deeds office could be costing the South African economy at least R50bn, according …

Green ID’s Open Local Tourism Doors

Domestic tourism contributed more than 70% of SA’s total tourism volume last year, giving the economy a R20-billion boost, making it an increasingly important component of the overall tourism mix, …

Green ID’s Open Local Tourism Doors

Domestic tourism contributed more than 70% of SA’s total tourism volume last year, giving the economy a R20-billion boost, making it an increasingly important component of the overall tourism mix, …

Does race still matter in South Africa?

Goodman Lepota, 18, is one of the first generation to have grown up in a post-apartheid South Africa. In April, the country marked the 18th anniversary of the first multi-racial …

Disappointing Entrepreneurship Rates Weaken SA Economy

The most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report highlights the alarming state of entrepreneurship in South Africa. Although the GEM’s measure of total early-stage entrepreneurial activity shows that South Africa’s …

BMW South Africa Exporting to China

Rosslyn – BMW South Africa has become the first car manufacturer in the country, since the implementation of the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), to receive a clearance permit to …

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION: A Negative Outlook

Building confidence amongst building contractors, manufacturers of building materials and quantity surveyors has increased marginally. However the immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains challenging says Saijil Singh, …

Internet can create jobs

UNEMPLOYED people should be able to access information if South Africa is serious about eradicating unemployment. TALI MUNZHEDZI, JOHANNESBURG | SOWETAN LIVE The Internet should be accessible to all. We …

Harnessing Africa’s Opportunities

At a speech in Ghana, US president Barack Obama said: “The 21st century will be shaped by what happens not just in Rome or Moscow or Washington, but by what …

Suburb Focus: Centurion

What used to be the sleepy area of Pretoria known as Centurion is today a bustling hub of activity with much working in its favour – specifically in terms of …

Focusing on Cloud Services

Some analysts and vendors define cloud computing narrowly as an updated version of utility computing: essentially virtual servers available over the Internet. Others go very broad, arguing that anything you …

Now is the Time to Invest in Africa

For too long, Africa has been at the centre of negative publicity, partly promoted by foreign biased media reports and Afro-pessimists, scaring away potential investors and hampering its development. But …

MCommerce: This Time Its for Real

Who can forget the excitement of the tech explosion in the nineties‘ In a matter of years, technology splashed onto the scene and soon was dominating conversations in the home …

South Africa’s BPO Sector Set to Expand

The South African business process outsourcing (BPO) sector is set to grow significantly over the next five years, as companies turn to outsourcing as a means to drive efficiency and …

Export Opportunities Exists

Coface, the international credit insurer, says in its quarterly risk review that growth opportunities exist in the plastics manufacturing industry. The report says that government, having identified the plastics industry …

Credit Insurance Paramount As Business Rescues Surge

The looming fallout of the Eurozone, growing corporate insolvencies and extended payment delays are exerting massive pressure on businesses and their long term sustainability. Considering the potential contagion from such …

Emerging Housing Development Trend Welcomed

Large-scale housing developers are increasingly recognising the necessity of constructing projects alongside broader community infrastructure such as schools, shopping centers, hospitals and public transport. This holistic focus is a welcome …

Mobile Pushes Internet to the Masses

The number of Internet users in South Africa accelerated dramatically in the past year, thanks to the impact of both smartphones and ordinary mobile phones. As a result, the Internet …

Living Standards on the Up

The proportion of adults with the lowest living standards has decreased by 77% over the last ten years according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African …

21st Century Banking

Financial institutions may be steeped in tradition, but many have joined the ranks of 21st century companies by employing the latest technologies to devise more effective ways to manage their …

The Gold Conundrum

Gold has a very significant place in the history of both the world and finance, so its return to the front pages was always more a matter of “when” rather …

Your Network Has Been Compromised

Unsanctioned devices, compromised networks, downtime – today’s IT is all about embracing imperfections. In a perfect world, your network would suffer no downtime and be locked down tight. However, the …

Mobile Usage and the Enterprise – Trends for 2012

Mobile Usage is an identifiable global megatrend along with others such as ageing populations, social media driven interaction, urbanisation and a worldwide economic crisis, says Dr Andrew Hutchison, International Consulting …

Solar Heating and Cooling – a New Reality

OptimumPM Energy’s solar energy harnessing technology enters the market at an opportune time, where the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to set a lower electricity …