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

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