The Western Cape Funding Fair is a joint initiative between Deloitte Western Cape and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. It is an exhibition and conference styled platform aimed at creating awareness and access to multiple funding organisations. Joining Teboho in studio is Marius Alberts – Deloitte Director & Regional Leader (lawyer and forensic expert), Craig White – ArtLab, Arnold February – area manager of metro WC, and Phumzile Nala from Africa’s Got Game. They bring insight around what it means to be a small business in South Africa and how to access funding and valuable lessons.

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Bulelani Balabala and Teboho Mafodi talk about the downgrade to junk status and what it means for a country. In December, the Standard and Poor rating kept the country’s sovereign credit rating at one notch above junk status, with a negative outlook, while Fitch adjusted its outlook to negative from stable – a notch above junk. They also discuss how they are affected as business people, and how are they influenced by this drop of the rating.

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There is immense pressure facing local government as the public is becoming increasingly aware of quality issues and the lack of municipal infrastructure facing service delivery. The team is joined by Thuli Mashaba – Director of HULE U GUDE Projects, and Fikile Baili – CEO of Zandile Management Services. They discuss service delivery in the private sector… what it means to render services to clients, ethics, timelines and professionalism.

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In the past, entrepreneurs have lost business on account of contracts not understood or honoured. In studio, the team talks to MS Monisha Prem, the corporate advisor and CEO of M.Prem Inc. – specialising in business law and business development – and MS Dibs, an influential businesswoman involved in the Professional Business Women (PBW) network session.

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The team discusses entrepreneur migration, the effect it has on the growth of the economy – taking away innovative visionaries, job creation and closing the gap for new markets. This happens when communities take a slower adaption to the changes in the social and economic environment. Joining Teboho Mafodi in studio are Alesimo Mwanga – the executive researcher of Sea Africa, and Charles Sekwalor – founder of movemeback.

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Developing managers from early in their careers can increase performance, strengthen organisations, and improve their competitive edge The pipeline starts with identifying and then nurturing talent by exposing high-potential individuals to a variety of developmental opportunities and experiences. Their economy may rival that of entrepreneurs. Joining Teboho Mafodi is Mr Frederick Mamabolo and Ms Mbali Maseko.

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Business-as-usual is changing. The conventional wisdom that capitalism comes at great cost to society is being challenged. Instead, we’ve observed that the most innovative companies are using those same market drivers – the ones that have until now been a cause of such criticism and scepticism – as drivers for positive change in the world. Joining Bulelani Balabala is Tiekie Barnard, CEO of Shift Social Development that brings us the 2017 Africa Shared Value Summit. The team also profiles two entrepreneurs… Mr Tummy Phake – CEO of Zenzele Fitness Group, and Sydney Madibo – a 23-year-old upcoming entrepreneur and participant on the SABC1 show, One Day Leader.

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Boi Kgathi Rasmussen from Y-BECA is in studio. She was with Future Entrepreneurs – they are partnering with amazing businesses from GoJob, Afriroots, and ShareCharge to talk about the empowerment they received and their businesses.

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With the increased complexity of managing the B-BBEE scorecard against the amended codes, many BEE champions are unclear on how to monitor and respond to these increased requirements. If you want to improve your skillset, as well as enrich the company’s B-BBEE plan with the following outcomes: The team tackles strategy development that makes business sense, and BEE scorecard verification preparation – making sure you have identified all the gaps on your scorecard. The objective is to help clients integrate B-BBEE, social responsibility and socio-economic empowerment into their strategic vision, with an objective of encouraging sustainable business growth and social development. Joining Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala is Ms Zodwa Ntuli – the B-BBEE Commissioner, and Mr Michael Tsotetsi – B-BBEE Specialist.

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Profiling young entrepreneurs making a difference in different industries – Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala speak to Khethi Ngwenya from School Media and Laureate from Le Beauty Training Academy to help us understand the dynamics in their industries.

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