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Image: Name change for The Amy Biehl Foundation At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change.

At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change and will in future be known as the Amy Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image:  Zespri Kiwifruit looks for South Africa’s First “Zesprineur” First of its kind programme for the company & aims at young SA entrepreneurs by supporting them before they go to market on their own.

Zespri International Limited, the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, has partnered with SAGDA (South African Graduates Development Association) and The Star Workplace to launch an entrepreneurship programme called, “Zesprineur.”   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: Teen Entrepreneur Breakfast In August 2016, the SOSA team was invited to the Teen Entrepreneur, Awaken the Giant Within breakfast series.

Teen Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to cultivate and promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst high school learners across South Africa through interactive seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Spread the word to aspiring entrepreneurs The 7th annual Business Plan Competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs is now open for entries.

All entrants will be invited to attend a full-day business planning workshop in centres throughout the country, to empower them to submit a business plan for the second phase of the competition. Everyone is a winner – even before the competition closes.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Vote now! Shanduka Black Umbrellas People's Choice Awards Shanduka Black Umbrellas announce the nominees for the 2016 the SBU People’s Choice Award category for our National Enterprise Development Awards

The SBU People’s Choice Award invites you to vote for your favourite business from our eight nominees. The winner will be announced on June 30th at our National Enterprise Development Awards ceremony to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg.   Read More...




Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Brownies & Downies

Walking into this little lunchroom, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. I was greeted at the door and offered a table, a standard at any restaurant. But what makes this spot so unique are not the blue-painted walls or the quaint, minimalist décor. Rather, it’s the staff – 25 young adults –who either have Down syndrome, Autism, or an intellectual disability.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: The Journey to Social Enterprise Trialogue pre-conference workshop-The funding landscape is becoming increasingly competitive in South Africa, as it is globally.

In response, many non-profits are looking for ways to generate income in order to decrease their reliance on donor funding and become more financially sustainable and independent.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Small business owners who live with disability to take their business to the next level SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme offers eligible entrepreneurs a chance to expand and develop their individual vision.

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme is a remarkable opportunity for small business owners who live with disability to take their business to the next level. Eligible entrepreneurs receive a chance over a period of two years to consolidate, expand and develop their individual vision whilst acquiring new skills, business understanding and personal capacity.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation
Image: Invitation for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business Do you have a viable, black-owned small business that would benefit from mentorship, training and business support?

SAB Foundation invites interested parties to apply to the 2016 Tholoana Enterprise Programme.
Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support, has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Connecting Established Women Leaders with Future Women Leaders Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships resulting in personal and professional growth, opportunities, networks and experiences.

February 2016, Johannesburg: A mentor can be a valuable guide and sounding board when looking for direction in your career or business. This is the understanding of a group of successful and inspiring South African women who have volunteered to take young South African emerging leaders under their wings as their mentees during the annual Global Women’s Day Mentoring Walk   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Doreen Katzen - speaker at Women in Business Seminar 2016 “I want to share my business journey to inspire other women to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and reach for the stars

Well-known property broker Doreen Katzen is confirmed as a speaker at Women in Business Seminar 2016 taking place on 6 July 2016 at Emoyeni Estate in Parktown, Johannesburg. “I want to share my business journey to inspire other women to believe in themselves, follow their dreams and reach for the stars.  Being an entrepreneur has its ups and its downs.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: CLOVER MAMA AFRIKA wraps up another successful Smarties Week  Of the 41 mamas appointed, 20 mamas gathered together in Johannesburg for a week of training & skills building to see them sharpen their skills.

Since the project was founded, Clover Mama Afrika has chosen 41 Mamas around South Africa who assist disadvantaged people in their communities, such as children and the elderly, many of whom have been abused or are homeless. Smarties Week is a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Partnering for Excellence - Shanduka Black Umbrellas Advancing our contribution to entrepreneurship in South Africa and to deliver on our mandate of developing future black businesses together.

We believe that our work is key to the development of the South African economy and social space. As we encounter turbulent financial times, it is increasingly clear that collaboration between the private sector and the public sector, between big business and small, is going to be the key to creating the sustainable economy required to uplift all South Africans.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Health
Image: Engen helps bring health to truck drivers Health awareness initiative aligned to the Corridor Empowerment Project and Trucking Wellness programme is receiving amplified uptake.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says that the main aim of this initiative is to improve health through awareness. “Education helps to remind drivers and our employees why their health is important and how life choices impact on their well-being. Ultimately this increases their health, safety and productivity.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals Invitations to emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging black filmmakers. The fund has been designed for Black directors who have released fewer than five feature films. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).    Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: AfriForum and TKAG to challenge fracking regulations in court AfriForum and Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) have submitted documentation at the North Gauteng High Court, challenging the regulations with regard to petroleum exploration and production. The regulations were promulgated on 3 June 2015 and are widely known as the “regulations on fracking” – referring to the process of extracting gas from deep shale deposits.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Success story of well-known recycling entrepreneur in Limpopo Seshego Recycling is making great strides in the recycling industry

Seshego Recycling is making great strides in the recycling industry. Born from Tinus van Niekerk’s vision of setting up a recycling hub in Polokwane, Van Niekerk has grown the business to one of the most successful recycling organisations in Limpopo.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Minister of Finance sits down with SA business

The high profile event, held at The View Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, was a platform to tackle head on the perception that South African corporates are sitting on piles of cash that they are not investing into the economy and that there is leakage in the financial system causing billions to be taken offshore.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: The 2015 Annual Report is here! A stellar year for Shanduka Black Umbrellas, your enterprise and supplier development partner's

The release of our Annual Report (AR) takes centre stage in this Newsletter, as we report on our performance and activities for the financial year that ended 30 June 2015.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Enterprise
Image: A business owner of Ndibano Tours, an entrepreneur, and ambassador to the Langa community

Meet Odwa F., a former Christel House South Africa student. He grew up in a hostel in Langa, living with his mother and four brothers. The home lacked necessary resources such as food. Odwa expresses his gratitude towards one of the hostel elders, who always ensured he had something to eat each day. Reflecting on his childhood, Odwa describes the elders’ actions as the true meaning of ‘Ubuntu,’ which means ‘human kindness’.   Read More...



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