Times couldn’t be tougher for South Africa’s construction sector. Members of the JSE’s heavy construction index have performed poorly and many companies had to cut their workforce. Finweek contributor Larry Claasen looks at the different factors contributing to the slump and how companies are adapting to survive.
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Growth in the franchise industry makes it an attractive entrepreneurial investment.
Networking could be the single most important marketing tool in the IT sector. Successful networking depends on physically being in the market, among peers, mentors and industry leading experts.
The franchise sector has a lower failure rate than start-up business. In this article, Gerrie van Biljon explains how franchising can grow entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Businesses need to understand the economic impact of youth unemployment. The Global Risk Report states that South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24.
It is unknown how many workplace accidents and incidents are ergonomics related, however designing a safe and healthy workplace could save a business from claims of injuries due to accidents.
In order to generate South Africa’s economic growth and create jobs, it is necessary to invest in the tech industry. technology entrepreneurs are advancing business.
Time lost to administration tasks holds businesses back from keeping up with current trends. With the right smart technology in place, hours spent on routine tasks can be saved and redirected to growing profits with better time management.
The debate whether active portfolios are better than passive portfolios has been ongoing for years. Which is the better investment decision? Does it really matter if at the end of the day, both portfolios offer returns?
Electricity charges are expected to rise and South African home owners have to find ways to cut down energy costs, says Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group.
The World Bank predicts economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa will slow in 2015, but the region has vast opportunities for progressive African entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of.