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Image: There really is some good news at last ! This is according to recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of SA’s wealth triangle.

In just five years, the previously disadvantaged upper class has grown rapidly enough to surpass the white upper class in South Africa by at least 10% and this figure continues to rise. This is according to the recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa’s wealth triangle.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Starting Chance Training and Development Improving Enterprise Sustainability

Fair Play Fun Day: How to fundraise R60 000. As part of our professional development workshops offered to our principals and their head teachers, we planned and executed a fun day across the 9 schools we support.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey-A decade of making the difference Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Impact Amplifier Helps Secure ZAR16m Investment for Mobenzi Impact Amplifier, an accelerator and capital advisory firm for impact ventures in Africa, helped secure a ZAR16m Series A equity investment from the Vumela Fund, managed by FNB and Edge Growth, for Mobenzi. Mobenzi has developed a suite of flexible mobile applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms, which can be rapidly configured and applied to a broad range of sectors.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: PEDI AGRICULTURE ACADEMY TAKING SHAPE - Tunnel farm gets set for big things We are proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy.

The PEDI Academy is a departure from PEDI’s previous role in local development. Now investing directly into a project, PEDI has attracted a range of other partners whose involvement is turning the plan into one of the most exciting initiatives the area has seen.  Recent agreement by the City of Cape Town to co-contribute to the investment will greatly help to operationalise the academy.
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COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Applications are now open for the 2017 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Applications close at 12h00 on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs to accelerate their success. The two-year programme offers expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support. Participants develop improved confidence and business skills that enable them to make their businesses sustainable in the long term.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths store receives SA's first green building rating  Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star rating certified by the Green Building Co

Since opening its doors in 2010, the food market store has always been ground-breaking when it comes to advanced green building features. The Palmyra store set the benchmark within the Woolworths property portfolio, meeting the requirements for a platinum rating of the Woolworths SA Real Estate Division’s own green assessment programme. This is an internal rating system that is independently audited by Ernst & Young (EY) each year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




Enterprise
Image: Planners Focus On Philippi

Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: 1 Billion Rand in client Turnover since inception  ! Shanduka Black Umbrellas has reached this incredible milestone

In this issue we celebrate the success of our entrepreneurs through the "One Billion Campaign" and we are glad to announce that the 2016 annual report has been published and is available for download on www.shandukablackumbrellas.org
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HEADLINES, Education, Enterprise
Image: Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.   Read More...



Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
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...




Disability, 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...



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