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Entrepreneurship Month

Entrepreneurship Month

ovember is Entrepreneurship Month. From Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place from 18 to 24 November, to Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November, there are many ways to celebrate the men and women who have had the courage to build a business from...

UCT Student Startups Go To Market

UCT Student Startups Go To Market

DURBAN - Aspiring entrepreneurs from the University of Cape Town’s Genesis Project were tasked with establishing their own business, as part of their Honours-level Programme in Management in Entrepreneurship (PDE) course. Local web hosting company, 1-grid.com,...

Retrenched And Under 25

Retrenched And Under 25

Retrenchment has become a serious reality for many young South Africans. With major industries such as construction, mining and banking having had to cut huge numbers of jobs, leaving many out of work.  In tough economic times, the youth have the benefit of being tech...

Savings Month

Savings Month

As we draw closer to the end of July, a month dedicated to encouraging South Africans to save it is imperative that we look at how small businesses in South Africa are able to keep afloat. Over 70 per cent of small businesses struggle to survive the first two years of...

PDE Partnership

PDE Partnership

Students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have taken up the challenge to start their own business. As part of an Honours-level Programme in Management in Entrepreneurship (PDE), the year-long course requires students to start-up and manage their own businesses....