Category Archives: Articles on campus

Sanlam investments gets green impetus from small business (BL)

With assets under management of R540bn the group pledges deep commitment to meeting sustainable investment targets. Sanlam Investments has released its sustainable investments and impact report to showcase its efforts in channeling capital towards projects that result in positive environmental and socioeconomic outcomes. Sanlam Investments has released its sustainable investments and impact report to showcase […]
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South Africa’s most valuable brands – and the smart business decisions to reach the top (BT)

Data and analytics company Kantar BrandZ has published its Most Valuable South African Brands 2022 report, showing that the top 30 brands in the country are collectively valued at $34.9 billion, representing a 21% increase over last year. MTN has leapt four places in South Africa’s brand ranking to occupy the No.1 spot for the […]
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Department of Tourism launches incubation programme for tech savvy entrepreneurs (IOL)

Digitalisation has the potential to open new frontiers and improve resource management efficiency and sector competitiveness in tourism, says the Department of Tourism. To this end the department in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), today launched the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubator Programme […]
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PwC lowers SA’s economic growth prospects for 2022 (IOL)

At the start of 2022, PwC’s downside economic scenario suggested real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 1.6 percent this year and an average inflation rate of 5.6 percent. PwC yesterday said that its current baseline outlook was for 1.8 percent growth and 6.3 percent inflation, which is not far removed from this downside view […]
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South Africa is a startup powerhouse that leads the continent for exits, finds new report (Disrupt Africa)

The report will be a deep-dive into the South African startup scene, utilising Disrupt Africa’s datasets, expertise and networks to document what startups are doing what in the country, who is making investments, and who is providing ecosystem support. It takes as its starting point a list of 490 South African tech startups for which […]
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NASA awards $50 Million in funding to small businesses (SBT)

The awards are being managed by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program provides early-stage funding to start-ups, as well as access to a network of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators. It also gives small businesses the chance to work with NASA programs and other government agencies. The scheme […]
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South Africa’s Payfast launches new initiative to upskill aspiring business owners.(ITNA)

A New 12-Week Development Programme Three cohorts of 10 entrepreneurs each, will take part in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and Elardus Park, Pretoria, as well as via virtual classes. By the time participants graduate in August, each team will have created their own ‘Recipe Book’ on the subject of online shops.This will be developed during weekly […]
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Energy business trends start blowing in Africa’s favor (CGTN)

For the moment, Africa stands poised for stronger economic growth, despite the headwinds. The European Union (EU) member states and United Kingdom (UK) have urgency to find energy resources from other countries, while they transition away from Russian energy imports after Russian President Vladimir Putin had launched the ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine starting on […]
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Recognizing and responding to microaggressions at work (HBR)

Building inclusive workplaces requires candid, authentic conversations on tough subjects, like sexism, homophobia, and racism — and it’s natural to worry that we may commit microaggressions in these kinds of conversations by saying the wrong thing. The more awareness we have about how microaggressions show up, the more we can work toward decreasing them in […]
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Some good news for businesses in South Africa (BT)

New data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows that the total number of liquidations in April decreased by 12.7% compared to a year ago. Voluntary liquidations decreased by 29 cases, while compulsory liquidations increased by nine cases, it said. Liquidation refers to the winding-up of the affairs of a company or close corporation when […]
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