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Image: Are you a Coach or Athlete Entrepreneur? here is a saying - “those who can - do, those who can’t - teach”. I completely disagree - because...

By Greg Solomon - CEO of McDonalds SA

There is a saying - “those who can - do, those who can’t - teach”. I completely disagree - because yes, teachers teach students, but were once a student themselves. Coaches train athletes but were athletes too at some point in time. Interestingly great coaches often create better athletes than they themselves once were in the past.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: New App virtually maps creative industry in Cape Town

Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, successfully launched the new free-to-download Creative Cape Town App with an open dialogue event held yesterday evening, at East City Studios on Roeland Street, Cape Town.
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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: The real value of Corporate Social Investment? Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement
We want to applaud Anglo American Platinum for making public their CSI report as it has sparked some really thoughtful debate over the shortcomings of well-meaning social investment programmes. Amplats invested over R100 million in education initiatives for mining communities but the results of an external impact assessment show that, for a myriad of reasons, this huge investment made little to no positive impact at all.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Shopstar celebrates a year of supplying an E-Commerce solution for Designed to allow anyone to effortlessly create and manage their own online shop
WDC 2014 recognised project Shopstar, an E-commerce platform designed to allow anyone to effortlessly create and manage their own online shop, has recently celebrated its first birthday.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Meet Angelina Lese - One in a Million 30 stories in 30 days: Story Eight

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, giant-cell tumors occur in about one person per million each year. And it is even rarer to find a giant-cell tumor in a patient younger than 20. Angelina was first diagnosed with this rare tumor on 2011, aged 18, on her knee. Angie shares her journey with us, she laughs while saying ‘how she is one in a million’ and how she is determined to walk in high heels again.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Sefa and TEP Launch a R50m Tourism SMME Financing Facility A brand new financing offering has been launched by the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) and the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) to provide business loans to SMMEs in the tourism industry, encouraging development in this sector.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Creative Cape Town launches first mobile app to map creative industry The Creative Cape Town app will connect creatives to clients and each other.

Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, is out to map the city’s creativity with a free-to-download mobile app. The Creative Cape Town app will connect creatives to clients and each other – whilst also helping the broader public access creative events and industries.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: World’s first social franchise accelerator launched in Cape Town - has been established at the UCT Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and E

The world’s first Social Franchising Accelerator has been established at the UCT Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF), and Franchising Plus.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER, HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Cyril's TIPs for Entrepreneurs - on Leadership Many entrepreneurs forget about good leadership as they embark on a new business venture
New business concepts rely heavily on marketing, technical skills and operations, but eight out of 10 failures will happen because of leadership or lack thereof. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: SBU activities during the Global Entrepreneurship Week Global Entrepreneurship Week

South Africa needs a mass campaign of the size and impact of the 2010 World Cup that will bring together key stakeholders to promote entrepreneurship says Yvonne Themba, chairperson of Shanduka Black Umbrellas.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Youth
Image: North West social enterprise piecing lives together South Africa has approximately 3 million orphans, a number that is anticipated to increase drastically in the next two years

A study conducted by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) estimates that by 2015, there will be more than 5.5 million orphans in SA. The study also found that South African families would rather provide foster care than adopt them.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Payments to SARS - no Longer a pull but a push SARS has announced changes to the way payments to SARS are now to be made
If you use the SARS e-filing to submit tax returns (PAYE, VAT etc.) and to make payments, this affects you. However, if you make payments directly to SARS by cheque or by EFT from your bank account, you can continue to do as before.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Lending a hand to the Handbag Project South Africa suffers one of the highest incidences of rape of any country and although our tax contributions do help improve and increase policing...

The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), as a representative of the tax community believes more needs to be done. SAIT chose to use the attention that is focused on woman and their rights during the month of August to make a real difference to rape survivors on a personal level; and has partnered with the Jes Foord Foundation in support of the Handbag Project.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: Long Term Community Development Investment Pays Off The Ncera Village hailed the success of the Ncera Macadamia Farming Project
After nine years of waiting, the community of Ncera, a sprawling rural settlement located just outsideEast London, celebrated the success of its long termcommunity development project in the form of a launch to welcome the first harvest from the Ncera Macadamia Farming Project.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: ASEN - African Social Entrepreneurs Network Applications Open For The CHANGING MARKETS Award
The CHANGING Markets Award rewards enterprises that are actively contributing to a greener, more inclusive world. We seek to identify companies (“Champions for Green and Inclusive Markets”) that are successfully building their business case around environmental considerations and creating real impact at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: A comic look at voice and visibility     Inyathelo has developed a 6-pic comic strip on the importance of Voice and Visibility for your organisation or institution
Not only does an organisation need to speak with one voice, giving a clear message to stakeholders, but it also needs to give voice to issues in the context within which it operates. Voice is about your organisational position and what you stand for, and visibility is about where and how you profile your organisation and how you locate yourselves. Take a look!   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Lord of the Flies and eco-entrepeneur Jason Drew joins GCX as Director Jason brings an inspiring and brutally honest commercial perspective to any business on sustainability and innovation

Jason is an international business leader and serial entrepreneur turned environmentalist, futurist and author. He makes no apology for being a die-hard capitalist and has put his money where his mouth is through his investment into innovative and game changing businesses.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: IWMSA President Suzan Oelofse discusses the future of women in the Waste Management Industry Women are realising that working with waste does not mean you are wasting your talents, or that you need to lose your femininity
The waste industry has long been perceived as a rather dirty business low ethical standards. But it appears things are shifting and surprisingly, women are increasingly active driving the change towards a more innovative, ethical and properly legislated industry.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: HOW IMPORTANT IS CSR ? Employees rate Corporate Social Responsibility as ‘very important’ when it comes to their employer
Global majority strongly agree that companies should pay more attention to the environment and to society. Almost four in ten (37%) employees in 24 countries indicate it is ‘very important’ for their own employers to be ‘responsible to society and the environment’.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins international recognition The "Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Linked To Loyalty".
11 June 2013 saw the second International Loyalty Awards competition in London honour the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme as the "Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Linked To Loyalty".   Read More...


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