Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence providing innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.
By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago
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
Leigh Andrews 2 days ago
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.
Ruth Cooper 3 days ago
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
Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017
The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online
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
Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017
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
Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017
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
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
Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017
In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way role players interact
Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017
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.
Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017
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
Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017
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
Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2017
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"
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
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
Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2017
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
Cari Coetzee 2 Nov 2017
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
Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2017
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
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
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
Shan Radcliffe 30 Oct 2017
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
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
Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Oct 2017
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.
Twelve South African fashion industry creatives have been selected to participate in the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicks off this week.
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
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
Leigh Andrews 23 Oct 2017
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.
Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2017