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What SME owners need to know about VAT

Any small business owner will know that fully understanding Value Added Tax (VAT), can be a daunting, yet critical task if they...

5 ways SMEs can save opex as costs rise everywhere

Businesses that have survived the last two years now have to continue to manage costs particularly carefully, with operational costs (opex)...

SMMEs need buy-in from big businesses to deliver maximum impact

Small, medium and microenterprises (SMMEs) make up the majority of businesses across the world. In fact, around 90% of all businesses...

Telkom launches mobile point of sale app for SMMEs

Telkom Financial Services has launched the Telkom Pay Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) app, a fintech tool that allows business owners to make...

First cohort of African startups selected for the FAST digital transformation program

Flapmax, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the twelve companies selected for the first cohort of the FAST startup accelerator, created to...

Google commits $1 million for women entrepreneurs in Africa

Tech giant Google has announced that it is committing $1 million to support programmes helping women entrepreneurs in Africa to grow...

A look into Vodacom’s V-Hub resource portal for SMEs

Vodacom Business, has launched V-Hub, an online resource portal, specifically designed to help SMEs unlock their full potential as they embark...

Absa expands digital partnerships to support growth of tech start-ups

One of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, Absa Group, has joined forces with new partners to support and collaborate in...

Microsoft to support growth of 10,000 African startups by 2027

Microsoft’s Founders Hub to launch in Africa through the Africa Transformation OfficeNew partnerships with accelerators and incubators to provide industry-based startups with...

Kenya’s Cellulant targets SMEs to accelerate growth

Pan African digital payments company Cellulant has announced plans to shift its focus to small and medium enterprises.

MarketForce raises $40 mln to further empower Africa’s informal merchants

MarketForce, a Kenya-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, has announced the closing...

5 ways low-code development can help small businesses

No-code and low-code software development platforms are gaining popularity in recent times—especially among SMBs and SMEs—for their dynamic ability to quickly...

MTN SA launches Skhokho prepaid bundles for small and informal businesses

MTN Business has launched the MTN Made for Skhokho prepaid packages targeted specifically at small and informal businesses in South Africa.

Oracle injects $1 million to support African tech startups

Multinational cloud computing firm Oracle, has announced support of over R15 million ($1 million) to help African tech startups accelerate their...

Mauritius Telecom launches MyT Start-Up package to support local SMEs

Mauritius Telecom (MT) has launched a Plug and Play internet offer, MyT Start-Up, for aspiring entrepreneurs in an effort to give a...

These are the tech trends that will shape your small business in 2022

Coming out the other side of a global crisis and all that South Africa has thrown their way, small businesses and...

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South Africa: Regulator begins phase two of IMT spectrum licencing process

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, has indicated through a memorandum, its intention to initiate the second phase of the...

Nedbank’s YouthX returns to unlock youth potential

Following a successful inaugural launch in 2021, YouthX is back for its second edition as Nedbank continues its drive to empower...

Telkom Business now offers small businesses funding up to R5 million within 24 hours

Telkom Business has announced the launch of Telkom Lend, to enable small businesses to apply online for funding of up to...

Do you understand what an IoT platform is?

Global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology is expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2023. Despite the complexities associated with...

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