New class of entrepreneurs make their mark in science and innovation

10 January 2022, Tshwane: Seventeen (17) entrepreneurs with innovative start-up businesses graduated from The Innovation Hub’s Business Incubation Programmes at the end of November 2021. With creative solutions to address local needs and challenges, these companies are set to become leaders in diverse fields ranging from ICT and manufacturing, green economy, and township economy, notes The Innovation Hub CEO, Adv Pieter Holl. As the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province, The Innovation Hub strives to assist start-ups and small businesses grow and flourish into sustainable companies by providing critical skills training,…

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Social Media – New channels of modern PR are complementing traditional media efforts

As old-school PR professionals, we have always relied on traditional media, which includes print and online mediums: newspapers or magazines and broadcast: TV or radio to create publicity for our clients. These are the communication mediums that are used by most decision-makers in business because most CEO or executives in companies consume their news from these old, traditional platforms. You see, most executives always enjoy opening the Sunday newspapers and seeing their companies featured or even an informative leadership piece where they are quoted. They also watch international and local…

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Say goodbye to hangovers with Geen Babalazi

T.Tshephe the founder and owner of Geen Babalazi explained in detail saying that Geen Babalazi is a multivitamin beverage that boosts the immune system and it also reduces alcohol levels in the human body. The idea of Geen Babalazi came about when Tshephe a chemical engineer had a plan to mitigate accidents and road fatalities by improving the daily functionality of human bodies. The production of this unique beverage is done in Midrand and Heidelberg. Tshepang Maqabe the brand manager of the company explained that the beverage has vitamin properties…

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Make extra cash by being a runner

Two skilled Daveyton youngsters Thabo Mahlase and Justice Mlangeni are looking for young people who want to make extra cash and become runners. The two ambitious men have launched an Android application package (APK) called SendMe, which allows people to request their errands to be done at an affordable price through the App. “We are looking for people who will work with us as we will be expanding our business. Interested beings will get to make extra cash by completing errands, such as a carwash, shopping, gardening and domestic work,…

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FNB is opening six new community branches by end of December to grow presence in local markets

The Bank is on track to open 50 new branches over the next 3 years FNB is opening six new community branches by the end of December 2021, with 20 more sites planned for roll-out in 2022. The move is part of the Bank’s efforts to grow its presence and investment in local markets with 50 new community branches over the next 3 years. The six new branches are located in the Western Cape (Delft Mall), Gauteng (Katlehong), Bloemfontein (Rocklands), KwaZulu Natal (Midway Crossing), the Eastern Cape (Kuyasa Mall) and…

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An Entrepreneur seeks funding to expand his business

Thokozani Sibeko is an entrepreneur in the poultry industry. He established his business in May 2019. Thokozani Egg and Meat Production is based in Vosloorus. Thokozani started his poultry business because he always had a passion for it, “I want to change the narrative that poultry is for old people. The youth must start engaging in poultry farming. The demand for poultry products is rapidly growing,” Sibeko expressed. Thokozani is seeking funds to broaden his business by adding more products to his product range. Thokozani Egg and Meat Production is…

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Is your Property Managing Agent Compliant?

How do you go about choosing a Property Managing Agent for your residential or commercial property in South Africa? This is a very important question to ask, and the answer is a little bit more involved than you might think. “Choosing a Property Managing Agent is a very important consideration for Body Corporates and Trustees alike. To a certain extent, it is a subjective choice; you must get along with the people at the agency, after all. However, you also need to know that the company you trust to manage…

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A Focus on the Benefits of Networking for Entrepreneurs

I know that COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the ability to network with other businesspeople especially in face-to-face settings. As much as we understand the importance of engaging with other business people, we are also still sceptical about being in the room with a lot of people when the COVID issue is still not yet under control. Our fear though doesn’t stop us from emphasizing the importance of networking to those that can – when an opportunity arises. I came across a poll on LinkedIn that briefly highlighted…

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Shoprite doubles its solar capacity, aims to power 25% of operations with renewable energy

The Shoprite Group aims to power 25% of its operations with renewable energy over the next five years and has added 22 new solar PV (photovoltaic) sites between February and September 2021, more than doubling its solar capacity. This is in line with the Group’s strategy to mitigate climate change, in which solar PV rollout and procurement, including a significant number of solar-powered refrigerated trucks and trailers, play a significant role. Sustainability Manager, Sanjeev Raghubir, said the Group is intent on reducing its indirect greenhouse gas emissions by using more…

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VAYA footwear will officially launch its first store

VAYA footwear will be launching its first-ever store in Johannesburg (Newtown Junction Mall) on Saturday, the 6th of November 2021. Nine months after launching a footwear brand from a backroom in Katlehong which is a township that is based in the east rand, the company is already satisfied with the three full-time employees it has employed and it is exciting to create other employment opportunities. “We’re excited by the prospect of creating job opportunities for our communities whilst helping others to achieve their goals,” expressed the founder and CEO of…

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