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Businesses in the oil and gas industry who are accepted into Shell South Africa’s Supplier Development Programme stand the chance of being part of the multi-national’s global supply chain. Annelien Herringer, procurement manager at Shell SA, says the opportunities for those who show they have what it takes, can be endless. Suppliers do, however, first… [Continue Reading]

About 30 South African business owners received the opportunity to sell their wares and market their services to a global market. This thanks to an annual international trade show in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, earlier this year. The trip held in April was organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which helped the group of… [Continue Reading]

Businesses contracted as suppliers to conservation authority South African National Parks (SanParks) are not only seeing an increase in their bottom line, but are also emerging as champions in combating unemployment in their communities. Mfundiso Ngetu, owner of Mfurs Alien Clearing, has been contracted by the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) since August 2012 to… [Continue Reading]

South African National Parks (SanParks) spends millions of rands each year on procuring goods and services from small businesses to help maintain the 20 national parks across the country under its curatorship. SanParks’ general manager of infrastructure and special projects Antoinette van Wyk says the conservation authority makes use of small businesses for projects under… [Continue Reading]

Maxwell Miselo was able to realise his dream of running a successful transport and freight business after he approached the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to protect his business’s assets. With only one vehicle to kickstart his shuttle and trucking enterprise, Soyisile Transport Services, Miselo wanted to formalise his business, protect his company’s intellectual… [Continue Reading]

Each month, Small Business Connect receives requests from business owners to cover their businesses. “We try to feature as many business owners with stories that are newsworthy, but we have limited space, specific requirements as well as deadlines, and cannot feature all our readers,” says News Editor Nabelah Fredericks. A new Reader of the Month… [Continue Reading]

Elliot Mokone’s turnover increased by 15% while he operates from a rent-free office. Mokone is the owner of Morena Corporate Services, a company that provides South African Airways (SAA) in Cape Town, Durban, East London and Johannesburg with cleaning services such as window and carpet cleaning. These are two of the benefits he has seen… [Continue Reading]

As a supplier , business owners will have two of their top ten concerns taken care of. This is a promise by the South African Airways (SAA) to its small suppliers. So, what are these concerns, you may ask? According to Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson, business owners will be paid on time, and their rent… [Continue Reading]

Since receiving R150 000 after entering the 2014 South African Breweries (SAB) KickStart youth entrepreneurship programme, a business owner now not only wants to expand his business, but also use his newly acquired skills and knowledge to secure previously inaccessible clients. Port Elizabeth’s Siphamandla Javu is one of the top 18 finalists in this year’s… [Continue Reading]

Youth entrepreneurs can expect added support from the government this year in the form of additional funding and business support, following the launch of the Youth Development Strategy and the establishment of a new youth directorate at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The strategy, launched in November 2013, seeks to boost youth entrepreneurship… [Continue Reading]