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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]

It is important to be confident when approaching investors because they look at who the “jockey” is – the one who will eat, sleep and breathe the business. These are the words of serial entrepreneur, David Chait, who now runs successful logistics business Mr Delivery. He is also the former owner of vida e caffe… [Continue Reading]

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]

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]

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]

More business owners are expected to apply for the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Verification Programme, which has already assisted more than 1 000 firms. This follows the recent amendments to the BEE Codes in October, which will see the threshold for Exempted Micro Enterprises (EME) increase from… [Continue Reading]

In business, networking is the key to success, and this is exactly what an intrepid business networking forum is focusing on to boost the fortunes of entrepreneurs and economies in the townships. Ekasi Business Network, which means “township” in isiXhosa, was established by entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, who realised that there were no platforms in the… [Continue Reading]

Interns can be a valuable resource for small businesses if the recruitment and management of the interns are dealt with effectively. MIKE JOUBERT of BrandsRock reflects on their  experience with Fetola’s GAP programme.  I first became acquainted with the Graduate Asset Programme (GAP) after being introduced to Catherine Wijnberg, who runs this programme with her… [Continue Reading]

  Small Business Connect offers business owners the opportunity to connect with mentors via the Mentor Connect Feature. Wahlied Cole of ISCI (Pty) Ltd writes: ISCI is a logistics business. We focus on three elements of business. We do imports and exports, and we are a registered clearing and forwarding agent. We also do warehousing… [Continue Reading]

More than 60 budding entrepreneurs will be graduating this year as part of the Imbizo Business Acumen Programme, which is jointly managed by Nedbank, Old Mutual, Mutual & Federal, Masisizane and Wiphold. It seeks to increase economic activity and financial inclusion in rural communities. According to Nkosinathi Msiza, senior communications manager at Nedbank, since launching… [Continue Reading]