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Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Suzanne Stevens, one of four founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock since 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online

17 Nov 2017

Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

Rapelang Rabana, founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning and BCX Disrupt Summit speaker.
#BCXDisrupt: "Tech is no longer a sideshow, it's the main show"

Rapelang Rabana, one of the highly anticipated speakers at last week's BCX Disrupt Summit, shares the crux of her talk on moving from innovative ideas to profitable solution and why sitting back is simply not an option for any competitive industry

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017

Front-row mood at #SAFW!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tumi Voster

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with technophile Tumi Voster - she's marketing manager for Universal Music, a 5FM radio DJ, and a Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives celebrity

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017

Richard Branson helps open #GEW2017, first GEN startup campus in Africa
Richard Branson helps open #GEW2017, first GEN startup campus in Africa

Global Entrepreneurship Week jumped off to an early start this year as Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, helped launch the first-ever GEN startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa

Issued by Mark Marich, Vice President GEN 15 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

This year's deserving recipient of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way role players interact

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017

Trevor Stuurman was a speaker at WGSN's Futures Cape Town.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Talking African inspiration with Trevor Stuurman

One of the highlights of WGSN's Futures Cape Town was an inspirational talk by 24-year-old Trevor Stuurman - in effortless digitally savvy youth fashion, this Christmas Day baby is an entrepreneur, photographer and multimedia visual artist with a verified Instagram account and over 156,000 Twitter followers - here's why his fresh ideas resonate so deeply.

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Cundill captions this ‘London: It’s Silicon Valley on ice.’
#BehindtheSelfie with... Scott Cundill

This #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Scott Cundill - part marketer, consumer champion, technologist, and published author, he's the innovator, story architect and business tech driver of The Gentle Reminders Club, as well as CEO of Majestic3

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2017

Growing youth entrepreneurial culture through gamification
Growing youth entrepreneurial culture through gamification

The inaugural Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge (AGEC) which was conceptualised to creatively coach high school learners to think entrepreneurially has been lauded a "huge success"

6 Nov 2017

Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg
Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, will officially open the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by participating in the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 6 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration

With its unique silhouettes and colourful African prints, Rich Factory designs demand attention. The creative force and founder of the brand is Zambian-born, South Africa-dwelling Rina Chunga

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A different perspective on sugar from the sugarcane fields of Mauritius
#EntrepreneurMonth: A different perspective on sugar from the sugarcane fields of Mauritius

Shaheen Rajabally launched Natura Sugars - the only range of truly unrefined sugars in South Africa and exclusively sourced from Mauritius. We asked Rajabally to tell us the sweet story of Natura Sugars

By Cari Coetzee 2 Nov 2017

Govender explains: "This was taken at Pecanwood Golf Estate, after a friendly game of golf with my family. I love spending time outdoors and appreciating family and nature."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Koo Govender

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with serial multitasker Koo Govender - CEO of media agency Dentsu Aegis Network SA; founder of the Phakama Women's Academy; CEO of the AMF; and judge for Cannes Lions 2017, Loeries 2017 and AdFocus 2017 in the media and innovation category

By Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2017

Annette Muller
Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit speaker Q&A: Annette Muller

Top African female tech founder Annette Muller, who will share a stage with Russell Simmons at the Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit this week, shares some thoughts on entrepreneurship

31 Oct 2017

Marisa Truter, director at Tushiyah Advisory Business
Marisa Truter, director at Tushiyah Advisory Business

Impacting economic growth in a man's world by pairing SMMEs and big business. She's Marisa Truter, one half of Tushiyah Consulting, Johannesburg-born and -raised

Issued by Tushiyah Consulting 30 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Pivoting on disruption
#EntrepreneurMonth: Pivoting on disruption

Deborah Hartung has a passion for people and disrupting industry norms. Her startup, Pivot PeopleTech is geared toward assisting other small businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools to manage their HR requirements without the high overheads

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Oct 2017

Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year title
Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year title

Hezron Louw, owner of Sumting Fresh restaurant and gourmet street food in Gauteng, was presented with the 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award

27 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A nurturing approach to non-surgical aesthetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: A nurturing approach to non-surgical aesthetics

Amy Bowie is the founder and heart of Pulse Dermatology and Laser in Kenridge, Cape Town. From anti-ageing injectables, bespoke peels and advanced fat removal

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A closer look at Tsogo Sun's entrepreneurs of the year
#EntrepreneurMonth: A closer look at Tsogo Sun's entrepreneurs of the year

Tsogo Sun recently announced the finalists for its Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award competition. We take a closer look at the five who beat the two hundred eligible to enter the awards this year.

25 Oct 2017

Standard Banks' Threads Accelerator finalists selected
Standard Banks' Threads Accelerator finalists selected

Twelve South African fashion industry creatives have been selected to participate in the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicks off this week.

25 Oct 2017

Strategies arising from AWIEF Conference to impact African business landscape
Strategies arising from AWIEF Conference to impact African business landscape

The prestigious conference of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) held in Cape Town on 5 and 6 October has resulted in numerous strategies which could have a dramatic impact on the influence of African businesswomen and entrepreneurs in the continent's socio-economic environment

Issued by ICO Conferences & Events 23 Oct 2017

Team O'Brian in celebratory mode.
O'Brian on the entrepreneur-driven business of advertising transformation

O'Brian is a true SA advertising rarity - a 100% black-owned through-the-line agency with a 20-year track record. Cofounder Mxolisi Evan Tyawa lets us in on the agency's highlights, as well as his views on economic transformation in advertising over the last 20 years - or rather, lack thereof - and how to make this a reality going forward

By Leigh Andrews 23 Oct 2017

Anton van Zyl, co-founder of BizList
#EntrepreneurMonth: Life after rugby

After 10 years of professional rugby playing for the Lions, Stormers and Stade Francais in Paris, Anton van Zyl hung up his boots

By Nicci Botha 23 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project
#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2017

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