Between 12- and 24-million ecommerce sites exist across the globe, according to Shopify's 2022 Future of Commerce Trend Report. Unpacking how local entrepreneurs can grow and scale their own ecommerce businesses amid increasing competition, the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit will take place from 26 to 29 May 2022.
Five years ago, Cynthia Mokgobu started a tiny farming operation in her backyard in the Limpopo village of Bochum. Today, she’s supplying vegetables to markets as far afield as Gauteng, and is well on her way to realising her dream of becoming a fully-fledged potato farmer and ensuring food security for her entire village.
From till-packer to owner of a supermarket in one of South Africa’s biggest retail networks, Shadreck Siziba’s business journey has taken him to the top of the class in the Small Business Academy (SBA) development programme for township entrepreneurs run by the University of Stellenbosch School (USB).
A social venture is bringing skills and learnings from businesses in all stages of
development and emergence to South Africa, with the goal of effecting very
real change for non-profit organisations.
While entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as a broad-based driver of economic
growth and societal well-being - not enough is being done to support women
entrepreneurs, who are one of the most under-utilised resources in the
More than 30 engineering and computer science students developed real-world mobile
service start-ups as well as implemented well-researched technology and business
plans as a result of the s "Accelerating IT Innovation' entrepreneurship programme.
Research shows that young people are three times more likely to be unemployed. The
African Economic Outlook 2012 report concurs that youth unemployment figures will
increase unless Africa moves swiftly to make youth employment a priority.
South Africa often lauds itself as having a flourishing small and informal business
sector. The truth, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)
survey for the country, is that this perception is radically different from the reality.
Jim Freeman compiled a two-part report exclusively for the Skills Portal.
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