GreenCape, Treasury launch R488m fund for green SMMEs
WCape app gives entrepreneurs, small business a jump-start
The provincial government unveils an app version of its small business and entrepreneurship support and resource tool, JUMP.
Jack Ma Foundation seeks more of Africa’s Business Heroes
The Jack Ma Foundation kick-starts its second annual search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”, with a prize pool of $1.5 million.
SA’s mobile marketing start-up Mobiz gets R18m funding
Mobiz will use the investment to fund expansion as it looks to grow its footprint in the US and Europe.
From begging on streets, entrepreneur launches e-marketplace
Tankiso Motaung’s Red Puppy platform wants a slice of SA’s estimated R10 billion online shopping sector and to take on the likes of Takealot.
Google commits $800m to support small businesses, governments
Of the total $800 million, over $200 million will go towards an investment fund that will provide financial support for small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
MS severs ties with controversial facial recognition start-up
The company will no longer make investments in firms that sell the controversial technology, and will disassociate itself from AnyVision.
Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown
In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.
ICT SMEs must not be side-lined in Debt Relief Fund
Government is urged not to discriminate against ICT businesses in the Debt Relief Fund allocation process.
SA accelerator gets R25m boost, seals Google start-ups deal
Grindstone receives an investment from the SA SME Fund and concludes agreements with Google and Deloitte to extend its reach.
Vodacom eyes more regions for digital workshop series
The company mulls the national rollout of its Fast Forward Series, as it looks to advance the digital transformation of more local businesses.