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Success in business often depends on how you tap into the resources from your environment. This is what the Chivrikani Producers Cooperative from the rural areas surrounding Tzaneen in Limpopo did by producing various products from marula fruit pulp. Here are (from left to right) Venia Ngobeni, Frangelina Sibanda, Shiela Shipalana and Pemler Shipalana, who… [Continue Reading]


MANY people dream of starting a business but are hesitant to start because they are not sure if they’re capable of going on their own or are not sure what kind of business they should start. Are you one of those people wondering if starting a business is right for you? Do you have the… [Continue Reading]


THE first major small business incubator in the Northern Cape, the R12 million SMME Village was launched in Kimberley earlier this year. Built by the Sol Plaatje Municipality, the impressive facility, in Tyala Street in Galeshewe, can accommodate 40 small businesses and already has nearly 30 tenants accredited – most of whom have moved in.… [Continue Reading]

A NEW “solar farm” in Droogfontein, 20 km outside Kimberley, that will generate 50 mega watts of electricity is also powering a new catering business that has set up a canteen for the plant’s workers. Kopenalo Co-operative has six women members who are from the community, and who have been able to establish their business… [Continue Reading]


SIMPHIWE is standing on the platform at Mabopane station. The 16h31pm train is late again. It could be another two minutes … or two hours, if the cable thieves have struck again. Sigh. She whips out her Nokia and punches a few buttons. She smiles: GoMetro has just told her that the train is delayed… [Continue Reading]