Hawking Hola

Hawking Hola

A beverage packaging company has come up with a unique way to market a new cheap soft drink to lower-income earners - and it's partnering with a street hawkers body to do it.

BEE plan for cosmetics sector

South Africa's cosmetics industry has begun the process of developing a black economic empowerment plan for the sector.
Drive to list black-owned SMEs

Drive to list black-owned SMEs

The capital-raising potential of small black-owned companies has been boosted by an agreement between black business body Nafcoc and the JSE Limited. Fledgling alternative exchange AltX is the focus of the deal - and stands to be one of its main beneficiaries.
Wear it loud and proud

Wear it loud and proud

Clothes manufactured in South Africa will soon be sporting the Proudly South African logo - so consumers can make an informed choice. The Proudly SA label will indicate that clothes have been made with at least 50% local materials.
Ostrich farmers hold heads high

Ostrich farmers hold heads high

South Africa's ostrich industry may have had its wings clipped by international competitition, but experts say the country can maintain its dominant position in the global market - and that the industry presents a key opportunity for emerging farmers.
BEE shipping stirs up SA seas

BEE shipping stirs up SA seas

South Africa ranks among the world's top 12 maritime trading nations, commanding 6% of the world's sea trade. Yet much of the shipping industry is foreign-owned. Now a new black-owned shipping line - largely owned by former Robben Island inmates - is making waves in the industry.
PC sales boom as prices fall

PC sales boom as prices fall

PC sales in South Africa are soaring according to latest research. And as business confidence increases, there are signs that the new PC market will grow even more.
'Ubuntu' university lifts off

BEE fund bankrolls Cida students

Cida City Campus, a business and technology university that supports financially disadvantaged students, has launched a broad-based black economic empowerment fund to finance its programmes.
The beautiful harvest

The beautiful harvest

South Africa’s wine industry is booming - it’s more professional, more transparent, and gaining credibility in leaps and bounds in international markets. According to an article recently published in the US "the best wines are exceptionally good and there is every reason to expect that dozens, no, hundreds of Cape wines will improve exponentially in the years to come."

OK franchises for black SMMEs

Shoprite Holdings and the Department of Trade and Industry's Khula Enterprise Finance have signed a groundbreaking agreement to grant a limited number of retail franchise concessions, back by outfitting, training and mentoring support, to black entrepreneurs.

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