Author Archive | Laura Capito

Funds help grow poultry farm

Grace Mushwana was able to grow her small poultry farm after receiving R80 000 from the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (Leda). Mushwana of Madidi Poultry Co-operative, who has been running her farm in Limpopo for the three years, raves on about not only the funding, but about the impressive service that she received from officials… [Continue Reading]

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Boys aged nine and eight open doors to innovation

A nine-year-old schoolboy and his eight-year-old friend recently won an international entrepreneurial award for creating a mobile application that shows how open data from local communities can be made available to everyone. Much information is collected by governments to allow cities and towns to run smoothly. This data is currently not available to citizens to… [Continue Reading]

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Electric taxi may become SA export

Entrepreneur Neil du Preez vows that despite winning a prestigious global tech award, he is determined to keep his Mellowcab production on home soil. Du Preez, who originally worked in the agricultural chemistry sector, is the owner of Mellowcabs, which features on Forbes’ recent list of seven most innovating ideas from Africa. He also recently… [Continue Reading]

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Waterfront revamp to boost small traders

Thanks to a R50 million revamp, many Cape Town business owners could soon see their businesses flourish when the V&A Waterfront Craft Market and Wellness Centre opens this coming winter. The Blue Shed, where small business owners currently trade, is being extended and will present an even larger opportunity owing to the additional space being… [Continue Reading]

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Awards honour success

The second annual South African Premier Business Awards (Sapba) due to take place in March promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s business calendar. Sapba is a partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Proudly South African and Brand South Africa. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the… [Continue Reading]

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Reaching new heights after going on trade mission

Teboho Price Monahadi clinched a promising deal with a big Nigerian company and hails the recent outward selling trade mission to Nigeria as “historic”. The aim of the mission, which was the first to that country, was to promote South African exports into Nigerian markets, and Nigerian exports into South African markets. “South Africa is… [Continue Reading]

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