Do you own a spaza shop, small bakery, fruit stand, shisanyama or butchery based in a township or rural area?

The Township Rural Entrepreneurs Programme is offering funding support to help your business to grow.

The Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP) is a dedicated programme to transform and integrate opportunities in townships and rural areas into productive business ventures.


Take a deep breath

It's a matter of law

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

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SA businesses

Need accountable leaders

Corruption Watch is of the view that perceptions of corruption will not change until political and business leaders are held accountable for their conduct.

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Winners of IDC and BMF Business Plan Competition hailed

Xoliswa Qotyana won the maiden Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Business Plan Competition for the Greater Johannesburg region.


Gauteng’s Township Bill will empower our communities

It could soon be easier to start a business in the township and access funding and support from government

The draft Bill is one of Gauteng’s efforts to make starting and formalising a business in the township simpler and seamless.


Men, stand up against gender-based violence now

Brand SA continues to inspire and ignite South Africans to take action and make a difference

Gender-based violence increased 500% since the start of the lockdown.


Protect your business against crime

“By failing you prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

The benefits of using armed response security on your premises and the cost implications for smaller businesses.


SMEs # 1 Challenge Gets Attention

My Business Expo Durban

Getting an innovative firm off the ground or expanding it requires money, but financing SMEs is a risky proposition for financiers.


MEC Kolisile

Liquor traders remember MEC Kolisile

“MEC Kolisile opened the door for liquor traders and he listened to us. Before his death he was supposed to lead us in a responsible liquor trading programme. This is one of the things we'll remember him."

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Impact of red tape on business

Red tape hampers business and job creation

Over-regulation is one of the obstacles for small businesses to thrive and there’s a prospect for more control, interference and restrictions on business activities if the Business License Bill is promulgated.