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SA’s first edible bowls aim to replace single-use plastic

MUNCH Innovation, a company incubated at The Innovation Hub’s Climate Innovation Centre South Africa Business Incubation Programme, has designed and produces edible bowls to...

Say aloe to economic opportunities for cooperatives

AS South Africa strives for economic recovery and inclusive growth, the role of cooperatives in our socio-economic development cannot be underestimated. That’s according to the...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

How corporates can support SMMEs affected by unrest

ONE Linkage, a women-owned technology company, is putting its weight behind efforts to help small South African businesses recover from the spate of unrest...

The two faces of the gig economy

By Denine Smit and Grey Stopforth THE modern world of work is changing rapidly – to such an extent that by 2030, 65% of...

Unpacking barriers for women in construction

AHEAD of the 2021 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) held a webinar recently to...

5 benefits of a business accelerator programme

MOST business innovations never take off because small entrepreneurs simply don’t have the resources or market access to launch their ideas. To bypass these...

Premier launches R300m job- creation fund

KWAZULU-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has called for the province’s entrepreneurs to step up the production of goods in townships and villages, both for the...

Praise for sugar giant’s support of small-scale growers

AGRICULTURE, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has praised sugar heavyweight Illovo South Africa for the successful culmination of its Small-Scale Grower...

SMEs urged to go solar to minimise power pricing and supply threats

THE electricity sector has been in the spotlight recently with the impact of a 15.62% increase in electricity tariffs and frequent power interruptions. Against this...

Govt ‘buy local’ campaign good news for SME sector

During the recent announcement in Parliament of the government’s “buy local” campaign, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel warned that the country’s...

R1.5m youth infrastructure innovation contest open for entries

THE Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) recently announced the launch of the second edition of its Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...