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SA to host international 2015 small business conference

Business owners will have the opportunity to gain international exposure when South Africa hosts a world conference on best practices in promoting small business development. The conference, organised by the International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME), is scheduled to be held in Durban in October next year. However, Moses Mwanjirah South Africa’s ISSME… [Continue Reading]

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Joining our community

Last month saw many exciting things happening in the small business sector. From the appointment of Lindiwe Zulu, small business development minister, to the focus President Jacob Zuma placed on small businesses, particularly those in townships and the informal business sector, in his State of the Nation address in June. As a result, there have… [Continue Reading]

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NEF opens for lending again

Since re-opening its doors for applications for finance two months ago, the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has already received 85 requests from black entrepreneurs looking to get a slice of the R950 million available in funding. The financier, which ran short of funds last year, was thrown a life-line earlier this year after being forced… [Continue Reading]

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New ministry for SA small businesses

South Africa’s highly-anticipated first small business development minister Lindiwe Zulu carries the hopes of millions of small business owners on her shoulders, after President Jacob Zuma appointed her to this new ministry as part of his second-term cabinet. Zulu, a former special adviser to the president for international relations, who has admitted to not having… [Continue Reading]

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