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24 Jan

SMME Job Creation in South Africa Report a GEC+Africa 2024 Legacy Project – 24 January 2024

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.

26 Jun

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2023 (GSER 2023) is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of startup ecosystems worldwide. Now in its 11th year, the GSER provides insights into the world’s leading startup ecosystems, emerging trends, and key challenges facing entrepreneurs. It is based on extensive research and analysis of data from 3.5 million startups across 290 global ecosystems and over a decade of independent research and providing policy advice to more than 145 clients in over 50 countries to date.

9 Jun

Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2023

StartupBlink is a global startup map and research center, working to uncover insights about trends affecting the global startup ecosystem.

13 Sep

Investor Mixer Feedback

Early-stage investing, otherwise known as seed investment, involves giving capital to businesses to get off the ground. Usually, investors have mixed feelings about early-stage funding because of the higher level of risk compared to later-stage investing. However, this stage is important in building an investment pipeline for investors and more importantly, to encourage innovation.

23 Aug

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

As we begin to emerge from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see renewed economic activity globally. But as we start down the path to global recovery, it‘s important to take stock of the quality of that recovery.

20 Jul

The South African Startup Ecosystem Report

The Disrupt Africa team is delighted to present to you our 17th research publication, and our second geographically-focused report, with the South African tech startup ecosystem the subject.