South Africa: Female entrepreneurs to be honoured

Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Desbo Mohono

Twenty-eight female entrepreneurs, who play a key role in guaranteeing food security for households and job creation in the North West, will battle it out for the Best Female Entrepreneur Award on Friday. The 14th installation of the award ceremony will be held at Mmabatho Convention Centre at 6pm. The annual competition is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture, …

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Transnet initiative to help new entrepreneurs, create jobs


The newly-launched Transnet Enterprise Development Hub will expand business opportunities for smaller enterprises and new business entrants. Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said the hub will be a “one-stop shop” for entrepreneurs and new players – from registering their businesses to financial support. Transnet, a state-owned company (SOC), will invest over R2 billion in …

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SA: Gauteng to relive 1956 women’s march

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane will lead thousands of women in a 3.5km walk from Tshwane City Hall to the Union Buildings on Friday, August 9 in honour of the women who marched in protest against pass laws in 1956. This year’s Women’s Day marks the 57th anniversary of the historic 1956 women’s march, where 20 000 women marched in protest against …

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Announces USD 150 000 Prize for Innovative African Solutions to African Challenges


Prize will be Awarded to Entrepreneurs and Innovators who Deliver Market-oriented Solutions for African Development The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). The prestigious Prize, presented annually since 2012, aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize …

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South African Businesswoman Inspires Entrepreneurs to Achieve Perfect Balance of Passion & Profits


Having struggled within her own business to achieve a sense of full personal and financial reward, South Africa’s Lauren Fleiser is well aware of the dilutions and distortions that can hamper entrepreneurs’ dreams. Having established her acclaimed ‘Trutrepreneur®’ brand, Fleiser is delighted to announce her new book – ‘Being True to Yourself Through Your Business’. With an exciting launch party …

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Clockwork Mind

For 20 years, the Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo in partnership with platinum sponsor Eskom has successfully matched entrepreneurs with the abundant business opportunities available to those who are motivated to own their own business. If you are ambitious and driven by a desire to own your own business and be successful, find out if you have what it takes …

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Partnership forms to support Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

Young African Leaders Initiative

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and its Founder to Work with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Support President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Tony O. Elumelu Chosen as Advisor of YALI’s Alliance on Emerging African Leaders; Foundation to Provide Guidance to the Initiative and Help Identify Candidates for YALI Support LAGOS, Nigeria, July 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ …

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Enabling African women to deliver enterprise success


By Naomi Martin – SciDev.Net The entrepreneurial and technological potential of African women remains largely unexploited, according to a leading space scientist. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a research fellow at University College London, was addressing delegates at Africa Gathering, a global platform that brings together leading African figures in business and innovation to share ideas for positive change on the continent. The …

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Zuma happy with Muyexe development progress

Jacob Zuma

Muyexe – When President Jacob Zuma visited the Thusong Service Centre in Muyexe village in Limpopo on Tuesday, Andile Mkhatswa – a youth entrepreneur in the area – took a perfume sample and sprayed it onto Zuma’s right hand. “They smell very nice. This one is for men. We sell them at R80 a bottle,” Mkhatswa said to Zuma as …

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IFC Expands Access to Finance for Microenterprises in Tanzania


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan of $3 million denominated in Tanzanian shillings to support the expansion of access to microfinance in Tanzania. The investment in FINCA Tanzania—a microfinance institution—will support FINCA as it expands its financial services to women, youth and rural areas in the country. IFC estimates that only 12 percent of …

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