With approximately one child in five SA children overweight and exposed to a number of health risks as they grow older, the International Statistical Classification of Diseases has specified obesity a disease.
Some business owners feel business assurance is an expense they cannot afford, or see it as a luxury for established businesses. However every business needs to include business assurance in its budget.
Poor management and lack of proper market research are some of the constraints faced by the small and medium enterprises in South Africa, according to Dr Thami Mazwai from the University of Johannesburg's CSBD.
South Africa’s townships present a wealth of opportunities for local businesses due to the high concentration of people living within the areas that are typically located a distance away from larger retailers.
Liz Zambonini, the CEO of The Hope Factory says most businesses do not fail because the owner did not work hard – they fail because the owner did not have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.