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

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in South Africa – as all who attended the annual Tholoana Award ceremony at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg on 5 June can attest to this after hearing the stories of success. Read more

In a world that frequently sees past people whose bodies don’t look or work like theirs, entrepreneurship offers persons with disabilities a liberating option. In particular, because unemployment runs at a frightening 80%, running one’s own business provides vital life supporting employment, as well as the dignity and affirmation that comes with transcending the label of “disability”.

 

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Fetola CEO and Founder, Catherine Wijnberg, recently asked programme participants, mentors and small business owners what they would do if they were president of South Africa for a day. The responses poured in from all over the country and the responses were overwhelming. Our letter was subsequently published in The Cape Times. Read more

ABSA Supplier Development Awards

The ABSA Supplier Development Awards have come and gone, but they are still fresh in our minds. The awards celebrated big businesses making a big impact with their supply chain initiatives and programmes. From big players like Massmart who were the overall winners to amazing companies like Hatch Africa who all play a part in the development of small businesses in South Africa. Read more

Johannesburg, 23 May 2018: National retailer Massmart was named Overall Winner at the ABSA Business Day Supplier Development Awards that were held at a prestigious breakfast at The Empire Venue in Johannesburg. More than 400 entries were received for the inaugural Awards that were presented in partnership with FetolaCold Press Media, and Tiso Blackstar Group. Read more

Waste To Wing

Airlines are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, yet options to reduce carbon emissions in aviation are limited. Read more

By Catherine Wijnberg, CEO Fetola

The forecast is that by 2030, as much as 90% of new jobs in our economy will be created by small, medium and micro enterprises. In reality, though, fewer than 30% of all SMMEs survive beyond three years – so there is a gulf between this dream of job creation and the reality of its achievement. But whose problem is this? Read more

Fetola’s CEO, Catherine Wijnberg, is a visionary entrepreneur, respected by many. She did not get to where she is today by taking it easy and waiting for things to happen. She worked hard, lost a great deal, and recovered substantially from a hard to believe setback.

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