ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The economics of branding


In this article Gerhard Reinecke from Yellowwood Future Architects discusses the economics of branding with regards to supply and demand in business.

REAL ENTREPRENEUR: Teaching Mitchells Plain to swim

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This is the story of Rushana Charles. She is the proud owner of the the Little Mermaid Swim School. Read more to find out how this entrepreneur is making a definitive change in the lives of kids in Mitchells Plain.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Digital vs traditional media


Just like the relationship between television and cinema, digital and traditional media have learned to co-exist. Tess Sulaman from Rocketseed South Africa talks about the immense effects of social media on businesses worldwide and how the change in media platforms are affecting how they interact with clients.

START-UPS: In the mind of Sylvia Gruber


Sylvia Gruber is the Austrian-born entrepreneur that launched Rubybox in South Africa. Kelly Berold spoke to Gruber about e-commerce and pitching to investors.

NEWS: Tourism as part of community development


As part of the Tourism and Community development theme on World Tourism Day (27 September 2014), much attention is being shifted towards local community development and the ability of tourism to empower individuals within these communities. Finweek investigates.

NEWS: Mercantile Bank opens centre for entrepreneurs

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Mercantile Bank has opened a new business centre to improve the ease of banking for entrepreneurs – a first for the South African banking sector. Finweek takes a look at how the new centre will cater exclusively to business owners.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Three myth-defying women

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Businesses owned by women now account for a third of entrepreneurs around the world. In light of women’s month, Finweek explores the myths surrounding female entrepreneurship.


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The Talk Radio 702/ 567 Cape Talk Small Business Awards is in full swing. The competition aims to identify great small businesses and help them grow by generating exposure. Read more here to see how the competition works.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Mentorship opportunity with The Hope Factory

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The Hope Factory presents struggling businesses in Gauteng with the help of professional business mentors. They have assisted many black-owned small businesses in Johannesburg to get the businesses back on track and profitable over the past two years. We take a look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: In conversation with Renee Keeble

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After managing a leading financial institution’s marketing operations, Keeble identified an opportunity within the industry to provide a truly people-centric and performance-driven outsourced contact centre. We take a look at her company, Commercial Direct.