South African entrepreneurs face countless challenges from excessive red tape and having to operate in what is often an unfavourable entrepreneurial environment to a lack of the necessary business skills needed to make their businesses a success. Knowing the real South Africa right now, the ambitious entrepreneurial spirit that runs through its tributaries and flows like a river into the heart of a nation. South Africans have always been opportunistic, from J.B.M Hertzog (who founded Naspers, which is now Africa's largest company and globally the 7th largest internet company), to MTN and Discovery - both of which can now be found all over the world. We can even highlight the contributions of one of the world's most foremost thinkers and innovators, Elon Musk - the driving force behind SpaceX. Join the team as they talk about the growth of entrepreneurship in South Africa – looking at all opportunities in front of us, and how we can collectively grow an economically sustainable country.
Teboho Mafodi looks at the creative industry with a focus on markets. He's joined by Karabo Songo, Group Founder and CEO of Olive Communications, as well as Yandisa Sokhanyile from Xanopia Women's Group to enlighten us on the creative solution their partnership with Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network has brought to Africa.
Teboho Mafodi puts the focus on financial management for this edition of 360 Biz. He brings many viewpoints to the table on “all things business”. Incorporating all stakeholders, from established business, to government, SMMEs, entrepreneurs, professionals and legislators. Together these sectors provide practical solutions for real challenges facing African businesses.
Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is a form of Economic Empowerment that aims to redress the impact of systemic racism on economic opportunities. Recently the BBBEE codes were revised for a number of reasons. Joining Teboho Mafodi to delve deeper into these reasons and look into the implications of…
Ellis and Arnie are joined by Dylan James, director of Entrepreneur Expo to discuss the state of entrepreneurship. They also discuss the apparent paralysis in the government and in the private sector including recent chaotic scenes from parliament and the board room brawl at PPC (A major cement company).