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…

More Info

It has been 13 years since the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act came into effect in South Africa, but many business owners – and their employees – remain unclear on what exactly the legislation is for. To talk about The Real State of B-BBEE, Teboho Mafodi hosts Mr Keith Levenstein – founder of EconoServ and a moderator of the B-BBEE forum on Business Masters – as well as Ms Lianne Friedman, CEO of EconoServ.

More Info

In October this year, the BEE commission planned to issue about 50 preliminary and final findings against companies for contraventions of the B-BBEE act. What are these contraventions? One of them is fronting. A major form of non-compliance is fronting, or the introduction of spurious schemes that purport to introduce black shareholders (sometimes a domestic worker) without assigning any benefits to them. This enhances a company’s B-BBEE status and increases its chance of winning contracts. Fronting is prevalent and some companies have already been issued with findings and more are following, according to the BEE Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli. Talking to Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala about the real state of B-BBEE and its transformation – or better yet, the lack there off – is Mr Keith Levenstein, founder of EconoServ. He is the moderator of the B-BBEE forum on Business Masters. Keith has been involved in broad-based black economic empowerment since 2005. His business is well known to all in the industry. Their aim in this forum is to assist businesses in becoming BEE compliant.

More Info

With October being Cyber Security Awareness Month, the question all business owners need to ask themselves is “Are you cybersure?” Cybercrime is real, and it’s on the increase. According to the Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, 84% of adults who are online in SA have already been victims of cybercrime, and a massive 74% of these have experienced cybercrime in the past year. South Africa also ranks in the top 10 on the FBI’s cybercrime predator list, which means that there’s an increasing amount of fraud being perpetrated from SA too. When an organisation falls victim to cybercrime it is exposed to a multitude of risks, which Santam Limited identified as including loss of revenue, loss of data, loss of competitive advantage, industry and regulatory fines and penalties and fraud. Talking to Teboho Mafodi about cybercrime and the risks it poses to South African businesses, is Mr Wynand van Vuuren – head of legal and claims at King Price, as well as Lunga Siyo – executive head of e-commerce at Standard Bank SA.

More Info

South Africa is on the right track towards ensuring that all citizens have access to affordable, quality healthcare services regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The transformation process is underway with the Government’s implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI), a multi-billion rand scheme which seeks to radically transform South Africa’s healthcare system. Now the question is – is South Africa’s healthcare industry transformed? Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala chat to Bridget Kekana – Director at ReIntergrate Occupational Therapy Services, Dr Cwengile Gagela – Medical Doctor at Helen Joseph Hospital, Dr Thandeka Nqcobo – Medical Doctor at Mafikeng Provincial Hospital, and Nneile Nkholise – Founder of IMEDTech and an impact entrepreneur.

More Info

Transportation and travel cannot be discussed without taking tourism into consideration, and tourism cannot thrive without travel. Transportation is an integral part of the tourism industry, it is largely due to the improvement of transportation that tourism has expanded. October is Transport Month in South Africa and it’s used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy. Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala chat to Neo Mangope – founder of The Right Brain Factory – and Mpho Mache, Director of Tshuku Transport Services.

More Info

How do you grow your sales team and get them to grow independently as a sales force? Bulelani chats to international renowned speaker and author Mr KK Diaz of A-game consultancy to answer these questions and more.

More Info

There’s a small group of entrepreneurs who are usually committed to one successful venture. However, this type is inspired to leave something behind of lasting importance and value to their customers, industry, families, communities and loyal employees. They stand for a social cause that is bigger than they are. Looking beyond their own lives, they work to build an image and reputation of an industry, community leadership and citizenship. These types of entrepreneurs are called legacy entrepreneurs. They find meaning in creating something of significant and lasting value from their corner of the world, whereever that corner is. Busi Raphekwane, Nthabiseng Mokgosi, Pontso Hlakoane and Timothy Maurice Webster join the discussion with Bulelani Balabala.

More Info

This show look at access to funding, markets, and business finance challenges – including BEE obligations. How are these factors impacting the real state of entrepreneurship in South Africa? Joining Teboho Mafodi in Studio to unpack these issues is Moxima Gama – Senior Technical Analyst for The Money Hub, Xoliswa Daku – CEO of DCI Holdings and Daku Group of Companies, Samke Mhlongo – Wealth Coach and Founder of TNC Wealth Partners, and Karabo Mathebula from StartUpGrind.

More Info

South Africa needs to find new ways and wide-ranging structural reforms to boost growth and job creation, and improve inclusivity. With 54% youth unemployment and a slow growth economy, a solution that is a win-win for business and unemployed youth is a story worth telling. Joining Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala in studio are Mokete Sekgonyane from Nubikoms, Sicelo Mbonane from Township Entrepreneurs Network, and Bongi Radebe from Taste of Legends.

More Info
Page 1 of 1912345...10...Last »