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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: James Caan on the entrepreneurial journey – Pt 2

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Journalist Lisa Illingworth spoke to James Caan of Dragon’s Den fame about his Step Up 2 a Start Up initiative for the 31 July edition of Finweek. In this article she speaks to Caan about his own entrepreneurial journey and who is really responsible for the development of SMMEs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: New reality show to reward entrepreneurs

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Standard Bank and SABC 3 have partnered to bring you the most prestigious and financially rewarding business reality TV series in South Africa. This show aims to find a business that epitomizes passion, energy and entrepreneurship. We take a look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Start a business for Mandela Day and win


To celebrate Mandela Day this month, Seed Engine is offering a free 10-week entrepreneurial course to a lucky South African with a great business idea. We look at tips on how to start a business and how to enter the competition.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Inspire South Africa Summit to feature innovators

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The Inspire South Africa Summit in Johannesburg will be held in August this year with Siyabulela Xuza amongst others to talk more about his life story. We take a closer look.