South Africa’s startups silver lining in struggling economy

In recent weeks South Africa’s economy has faced one trial after another leaving investors worried about the state of the government and its leadership. But in the midst of all the economic dreariness and bad news the local startup scenes of Johannesburg and Cape Town in particular have kept ticking along and might even play a role in reinvigorating investor confidence in Africa’s most advanced economy.


A regulatory checklist for SMEs

If you’re running a small business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. From labour laws and tax regulations to municipal bylaws, health and safety regulations and consumer protection laws, you’ll be spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply with a range of legislative and regulatory demands.


Supporting small business remains a business imperative

Nedbank has released its latest quarterly results to coincide with Small Business Friday on 5 September – a symbolic day that seeks to galvanise everyone in South Africa, including consumers, to support small businesses and 'Vote Small Business'. In addition, this release of results will culminate in the last 2014 SimplyBiz seminar on the day at Montecasino, Johannesburg, showcasing prolific and award-winning South African comic, John Vlismas.

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