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Author Boitshoko Shoke
20 Jun

Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town lead startup ecosystem in Africa

Yesterday, millions of South Africans exercised their democratic rights by voting in the national and provincial elections. Thirty years since the end of Apartheid, this seventh election is a great manifestation of the healthy democracy that citizens enjoy in South Africa.

23 May

Sociological imagination and entrepreneurship

In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, entrepreneurship emerges as a crucial force in shaping markets and societies. Beyond the immediate requirements of business acumen, successful entrepreneurship often depends on a deeper understanding of the societal context in which a business operates. This is where the concept of the sociological imagination becomes relevant, offering entrepreneurs a unique lens through which to view both opportunities and challenges. As an emerging sociologist immersed in corporate environments, I have found myself captivated by the intersectionality between sociological imagination and entrepreneurship.

24 Jan

SMME Job Creation in South Africa Report: A GEC+Africa 2024 Legacy Project

The National Planning Commission (NPC) recently released its ten-year review of the National Development Plan (NDP). The NDP review revealed that the vision for South Africa outlined in the NDP has not been realised over the past decade. The review revealed that the NDP has been marginalised, leading to fragmented planning and ineffective implementation. The report lists the reasons for not meeting the NDP goals as varied and interconnected, including systemic issues exacerbated by factors like the COVID-19 pandemic, unsuitable policies, declining governance, corruption, rising crime and growing social fragmentation.