Govt grants for entrepreneurs

The department of trade and industry has launched a Competitiveness Fund that provides financial support to qualifying entrepreneurs, allocating grants that cover up to 50% of their running costs.
SA software unveiled in UK

SA software unveiled in UK

Stellenbosch-based Swist Group Technologies launched its Oracle software offering for the Linux environment at Oracle's international AppsWorld conference in London last month - the only South African company to exhibit a developed open source product at the conference.
AltX riding stock exchange wave

AltX riding stock exchange wave

AltX, Africa's first alternative exchange for small to medium and growing companies, is riding the wave of the private sector's bullish sentiment about the South African economy with a number of important new listings.

ICT-E database of BEE firms

Local and foreign investors looking for black economic empowerment partners in the IT, telecoms and electronics sectors can now consult an online database of information on South African BEE companies, based on a solid, layered definition of empowerment, and growing all the time.
Developing SA's biotech industry

Developing SA’s biotech industry

South Africa’s bid to commercialise biotechnology is forging ahead with the setting up of three new regional innovation centres, the first of which has just been launched in Johannesburg.
SA crafts industry keeps growing

SA crafts industry keeps growing

Worth an estimated R3.4-billion a year, the South African crafts industry is providing an income for many who would otherwise be out in the cold, as displays at the recent World Summit showed.
Boosting small businesses

Boosting small businesses

As large enterprises have restructured and downsized small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) have come to play an increasingly important role in South Africa's economy and development.

Consular services for South Africans

Whether you're living or travelling abroad - or getting ready to do so - our offices abroad, or the Department of Foreign Affairs at home, can help you in a number of ways.

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