How do businesses ensure their ERP software is secure in the wake of sophisticated cyber-attacks?

There’s no question about technology’s role in driving business evolution and revolution, but it also creates new layers of cyber-threats to organizations. New technologies are driving up cybercrimes, and businesses should put the proper measures in place to safeguard their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems against cyberattacks, which can result in unprecedented and devastating effects. […]

A game plan to ignite entrepreneurship in Africa

 Entrepreneurship is a key driving force behind boosting economies in Africa and after the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world saw a rise in entrepreneurship as a means to cope with these unpredicted global shifts. Global Entrepreneurship Week took place from 13 November – 17 November 2023 and coincided with the annual Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Ignite Africa conference […]

The 2023 top small businesses announced

This has been a year of rebuilding and resilience and this is reflected in the winners of the South African Small Business Awards. These awards acknowledge the tireless journey, hard work, outstanding achievements and vision of a small business to become an entrepreneurial success. It is a celebration of the most outstanding businesses and the exceptional […]

Seizing the Opportunity to Democratise Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship is a characteristic phenomenon of both democracy and a strong economy. Unsurprisingly, it was conspicuously absent in the apartheid era, stymied by the state’s myriad laws and restrictive regulations that enforced a command economy replete with deeply conservative banks, state boards controlling many commodities and an investment focus on primary industries and the export […]

How South African SMEs can maximize Black Friday for sustainable long-term growth

 In recent years, South Africa has embraced the global phenomenon of Black Friday. While, for businesses in this country, it’s tempting to focus solely on the immediate potential that this flurry of buying activity presents, SMEs should take a much longer-term view of Black Friday, understanding its real potential to underpin long-term growth. Palesa Mabasa, […]

Disruptive technology is driving progress in smart manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is a tough industry, vulnerable to impacts from the economy, geo-political events such as conflict and pandemics, and other stresses that impact the global and local supply chains and markets. Manufacturers constantly need to seek out a competitive advantage to stay at the forefront of this competitive sector. Smart factories and the […]

From small business to creating tech-powered impact: Glynn Mashonga’s mission to transform communities

Innovation blooms in the heart of challenges, and few embody this sentiment better than Glynn Mashonga, the driving force behind Globescope Security Solutions. Born and raised in Mitchell’s Plain, her journey from adversity to success paints a portrait of determination and compassion. With roots entrenched in her community’s struggles, Glynn’s mission revolves around leveraging technology to […]

MTN opens new supplier programme for SMEs, calls for applications

MTN has introduced MTN Xlerator, the network operator’s new enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme that plans to increase its procurement spend by R4bn over two years with 51% Black-owned SMMEs. The MTN ESD programme is open for SMMEs that have been in operation for at least six months, are at least 51% Black-owned, achieve an […]

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