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Get info from poster

A business tool recently launched by The City of Cape Town will see business owners now have on-hand access to useful contact information of business support organisations. The Business Development Support Poster, is an enhancement of the City’s Activa online initiative which is focused on development of entrepreneurial support and linking business owners to these… [Continue Reading]

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More manufacturers benefit from scheme

A total of 197 manufacturing enterprises across all provinces have been assisted with projects to the value of R983 million under the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) during the 201213 financial year. This came to light when the Minister of Trade and Industry (DTI), Rob Davies, released the department’s Incentive Performance Report for the 2012/3… [Continue Reading]

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How to join Woolworths’ enterprise programme

Becoming a Woolworths supplier and being considered for the retail giant’s enterprise development programme is not for the faint-hearted, but has massive pay-offs for business owners who persevere. The retailer’s supplier development initiative is unique in that a business first has to meet its strict product requirements and successfully make it onto the Woolworths’ supplier… [Continue Reading]

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Communication is key for suppliers

Successful Woolworths suppliers share some tips on getting your foot in the door with this major retailer: Founder of Chic Shoes Rachmat Thomas says listening carefully to the retailer’s requirements is very important. “Ultimately it’s linked to the needs of their customers,” she says. Another tip is to try understand the critical issues that affects… [Continue Reading]

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Anglo’s Zimele offers platform for growth

A project management and mining solutions company in Middelburg, Mpumalanga has not only increased its turnover considerably since becoming a supplier to Anglo American, but has also secured over R1 million in funding through the mining giant’s enterprise development initiative, Zimele. Vista Wa Seroka Trading Enterprise supplies and delivers tools and equipment to Anglo American’s… [Continue Reading]

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Business boom for Woolworths’ suppliers

Business is blooming for entrepreneur Jacky Goliath whose determination took her from humble beginnings, growing indigenous plants in a friend’s back yard to becoming a major supplier to a national retailer. In 2001 Jacky Goliath and her business partner Elton Jefthas, of Simondium in the Western Cape, turned Jefthas’ garden in Kylemore outside Stellenbosch into… [Continue Reading]

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Get assisted with an Anglo internship

Business owners can become suppliers to Anglo American by applying to get on the mining concern’s Entrepreneur Internship Programme (EIP). The EIP, which is hosted by Anglo American’s supply chain, is a focused 12-month internship open to aspiring entrepreneurs with a great idea that they believe they can bring to market and can serve the… [Continue Reading]

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Fee is ‘small price to pay’

Paying a R300 annual member-ship fee is a small price to pay for being able to showcase her products, attend regular networking sessions and business training courses hosted by the South African Women’s Entrepreneurship Network (Sawen) says a local hairdresser. Monique Govender, owner of Queen Bee Hair Boutique in Parow, says she was introduced to… [Continue Reading]

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Follow correct process to become Sasol supplier

Every potential supplier or service provider has the right to apply to be listed on the Sasol supplier base, says Alex Anderson, group media manager of Sasol. “However, there is an application and accreditation process to follow and goods and services should meet our technical quality standards and be competitively priced,” adds Anderson. An application to become… [Continue Reading]

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Know-how improved since becoming supplier

Sasol has an estimated external pro-curement spend of R80 billion annually, 75% of which has been allocated to local businesses for a wide range of products and services such as maintenance services, utilities, general consumables and logistics readily available in the areas around Sasol’s operations. Established and emerging businesses have equal opportunity to become suppliers of goods and… [Continue Reading]

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