Fostering inclusive entrepreneurial growth is no easy task. Building on 13 years experience, Fetola have put together a paper that lays out the key incubation components that empower and educate entrepreneurs, allowing them to grow their businesses and generate job creation.   Read more

It’s almost time for the 2019 ABSA Business Day Supplier Development Awards and to shine a light on the positive impact that big business is having on the economy and on the people of South Africa.

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South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world and the SAB Foundation is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs with the Tholoana Enterprise Programme implemented by Fetola. Bridgit Evans, Director of the SAB Foundation is passionate about growing the Tholoana Programme and the participants on the programme.

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By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant, and Director

The inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards held earlier this year was illuminating for a number of reasons. Often a misunderstood section of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (and an increasingly important component of the BEE scorecard), supplier development (SD) involves corporate and public sector supply chains providing varying levels of support and access to emerging black-owned businesses and suppliers, with a view to transforming the economy and redressing past inequalities.

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By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant and Director

There is a quote by Thabo Mbeki I’ve always resonated with. Mostly for its simple and undeniable message, but also because so few seem to actually get it. Read more

By Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO

South Africa’s alarming statistics on absenteeism have a direct bearing on businesses, large and small, which are plagued by unplanned absenteeism. A proactive management approach, however, affords business owners a best possible outcome in dealing with this increasing challenge. Read more

By Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO

Human Resource management is both a science and an art. The ‘science’ side includes adherence to legal compliance, systems, and methods. The ‘art’ requires understanding and managing human nature. Read more

On 24 May of this year, the inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards took place and the event was an absolute success. If you don’t know what the awards are about or why they are so important then this short video will get you up to speed.

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Give your business a fighting chance and apply to the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme when it opens on 1 August. If you want to make your application stand out from the rest, we recommend that you pay attention to the following tips: Read more

Reach new levels of business growth and follow in the footsteps of 150 entrepreneurs from all over South Africa.  With an average business growth rate per business of 47.2% the Tholoana programme is currently delivering more than ten times the national average  an exceptional result in a tough economy. Read more