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When asked what their advice to aspiring business owners is, many entrepreneurs agree that if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.

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Nkashi Mphahlele (28) has always known that he is an entrepreneur at heart. However, he wanted to impress his parents and studied for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Chemical Technology.

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Born in the Champagne Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, 43-year-old Victor Shabalala is an award-winning artist, who specialises in ceramics and has been working at his craft for the past 16 years.

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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

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

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