AFRICA: SA entrepreneurs hesitant

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Countless opportunities for entrepreneurs will present themselves when the economy continues to grow with 2.7% in 2014 and 3.2% in 2015. We look at what the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 report had to say about entrepreneurial activity in Africa.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hunting for African entrepreneurs

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After spending many years in the US, and working as part of the Microsoft team, Kenny Andam returns to Africa to revolutionise entrepreneurship among African youth through his television show. Blair Burmeister caught up with this promising entrepreneur.

NEWS: Fuel cell technology launches SA into future

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When the fuel cell industry takes off it will be a multibillion dollar industry, generating thousands of jobs and significant wealth. Thanks to an ambitious state-of-the-art scientific program, South Africa is ready for its slice of this pie.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS: Sanlam/Business partners entrepreneur of the year entries open.

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The 2014 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition have opened its entries today. All entrepreneurs across South Africa are urged to enter if they want to contribute to a healthy economy and job creation.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Advice from an industry heavyweight

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Nardus Alberts, the owner of South Africa’s largest contract manufacturing company, Wrapsa knows exactly what challenges the world of entrepreneurship presents. He supplies us with some advice for upcoming entrepreneurs of any specialisation.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Blackanese style

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As featured in our 19 December issue, we take a look at Vusi Kenene, the entrepreneur. He has a fascinating story, one fast becoming the stuff of legends. He shares some tips on success for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

University grows small business academy in Mitchells Plain

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The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) will extend its Small Business Academy (SBA) to Mitchell’s Plain in 2014. This follows the huge interest from all areas after the first group of small business owners from Khayelitsha graduated in November this year.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS: SAB selects top entrepreneurs in KZN

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The South African Breweries’ youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart has selected its top candidates in Kwazulu-Natal as part of the Class of 2013 national finalists. Read more to find out what is in store for them.

INVESTMENT NEWS: SA venture capital market on the rise

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Venture capital is often associated with investments into large, high growth businesses, yet there is a growing need for venture capital amongst entrepreneurs in South Africa who require smaller investments to get their concept to market or move their business to the next level.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: From local to global

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Dave Evans, the CEO of BOS brands, tells Finweek about his journey to the top. He explains how they went about identifying international territories for growth and what strategies they used to approach the right market.