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So you want to be a Tenderpreneur?

by: admin - 28 August 2017

So you want to be a Tenderpreneur?

The tender system has been around for centuries. From France to England, the tendering process has been used by governments and companies to outsource services. In South Africa, tenderpreneurship rose to popularity post-apartheid. The ANC government has used the procurement process as a strategy to empower black people. Just in this year’s national budget, there...

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Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

by: admin - 4 August 2017

Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

Being the owner of a lipstick brand happened by mistake for 27-year-old Connie Bhebhe. Trying to run her first business Cobe Fitness was a full-time job, as a result, her appearance was neglected.  “I was in fitness wear and a ponytail all the time, it was sad. I decided I needed to transform.” This is...

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Digital Marketing 101 For Professionals

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 26 April 2017

Digital Marketing 101 For Professionals

Help launch and grow your business using Digital Marketing. If you’re a professional who wants to learn more about using social media, content, Google Adwords and more, register for this 7-week evening class training programme. Go digital or get left behind In this digital age, professionals should improve their understanding of digital marketing; social media,...

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Up your skills with ReadyToWork

by: Live Staff - 11 April 2017

Up your skills with ReadyToWork

Register NOW to empower your career and business with key Work, Money, People, Entrepreneurial and Digital skills! It’s a fact that young people are the pulse of business and industry. Some of the most innovative and inventive products and services created in the last decade were spearheaded by young people, be they entrepreneurs or in...

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Apply now for Digify Pro Start Up supported by Facebook

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 9 March 2017

Apply now for Digify Pro Start Up supported by Facebook

Calling All Digital Hustlers We are looking for young entrepreneurs between the age of 20 – 30 who have an established grind and want to take their start up to the next level. Digify Pro Start Up is a FREE six-week boot camp that is designed not only to upgrade your hustle by using online...

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This young woman is using tech and innovation to save infants’ lives

by: Lerato Mogoatlhe - 5 October 2016

This young woman is using tech and innovation to save infants’ lives

Kutullo Makgatho wanted to be gynaecologist, but her matric results were not high enough for her to get into medical school. She decided that she would take the long route to becoming a doctor by doing another degree before focusing her energies on medical school. Her plan B — a Bachelor of Science degree in...

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Young online entrepreneurs killing it in SA

by: Lerato Motsiri - 7 September 2016

Young online entrepreneurs killing it in SA

South Africa has 13 million Facebook users, 7.4 million users on Twitter, 8.28 million Youtube subscribers and 2.68 million users on Instagram. To some these are just numbers, but to the five young people below, they hold power. This is how they’re using social media and the Internet to run businesses virtually.   1. Instagram Tasmiyah Haffejee is a...

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How Koleka Putuma makes money from her poetry

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 7 April 2016

How Koleka Putuma makes money from her poetry

Cape Town-based award-winning poet and playwright Koleka Putuma is unapologetically driven and is determined to make sure her passion pays the bills. Not only has she managed to make her brand and craft lucrative at just 23, but she has a clear vision for the journey ahead. “I have no shame talking about and declaring...

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Young Jo’burg entrepreneur, Mpumelelo Mfula, on the business of local street fashion

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 13 August 2015

Young Jo’burg entrepreneur, Mpumelelo Mfula, on the business of local street fashion

“To say this is only about clothing would be short-sighted,” says Mpumelelo “Frypan” Mfula. “It’s about more than that; it’s about moving from just consuming to actually owning the things we create.” Mpumelelo (25) is a Jo’burg-based politics graduate and entrepreneur who, by his own admission, has “never been interested in formal employment because there’s...

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Fashion bloggers who mean business

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 26 May 2015

Fashion bloggers who mean business

  Many people have jumped on the fashion blogging bandwagon, and some among that ever-expanding group are doing serious business. These photogenic folk are creating names for themselves through their blogs and cashing in on their eye for style and trends. This is what three popular fashion content creators we spoke to said about the...

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