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18 Jul

Building a Coordinated, Cohesive and Collaborative Small Business Sector

It was on the 28 March 1995, when the late former Statesman Nelson Mandela made his opening address at the Small Business Conference and decried the lack of coordination and the fragmentation in the small business sector. His exact words were, “there are moments poised between the dissolution of the old order and the establishment of the new, at which change coursing through our society becomes sharply visible. Gathered at this impressive small business conference are representatives of a sector which until now, has been fragmented and therefore unable to tap into our society’s potential for enterprise”.

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4 Jul

Purpose as a Driver of the SMME Startup Ecosystem Sustainability

An ecosystem is a community that is supported by a foundation of interacting organisms. Each member has a specific role to play in the functioning of the ecosystem, and when a member does not perform its function, it all falls apart. A startup ecosystem, therefore, comprises various interacting organisations and individuals, which serve as its organisms. Typically, these include small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), funders, enterprise support organisations (ESOs) and regulators. While all these organisms are important, they mean very little without the SMMEs themselves.

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3 Jul

Reflecting on Youth Month and the Need for Holistic Solutions

The annual celebration of Youth Day commemorates the bravery of the Soweto Uprising students on the 16th of June 1976, who fought for educational equality and systemic oppressions which were perpetuated by the South African government’s apartheid policies. It also recognises the ongoing challenges faced by young South Africans, such as unemployment and access to education, while promoting youth development and empowerment through various initiatives.

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24 Jun

Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Game Development Studio to Empower African Startups and Enthusiasts

22 On Sloane is thrilled to announce the launch of its Game Development Studio in partnership with Eskom Development Foundation, a space that is designed to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and gaming enthusiasts. This initiative exemplifies 22 On Sloane’s dedication to support entrepreneurs and gaming enthusiast by helping them launch and grow their businesses while strengthening Johannesburg’s gaming ecosystem

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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.

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18 Jun

Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Township Digital Market Access Programme in Partnership with UK-South Africa Tech Hub

22 On Sloane is proud to announce the launch of the Township Digital Market Access programme which is in partnership with UK-South Africa Tech Hub. The programme aims to empower and onboard 200 township small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) from Soweto, Diepsloot, Tembisa, Hammanskraal and Soshanguve onto E-commerce and Marketplace platforms such as Takealot and Spaza Eats using Last Mile delivery such as Mapha Logistics...

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