South Africa’s shoe-shine king

Lere Mgayiya is the owner of Lere's Shoe Shine Experience, a familiar sight at South African airports. The business is fast becoming a South African institution, not only welcoming travellers to the country with a good old-fashioned polish and a smile, but also sending people off on their travels in style.

South African innovation agency invests R300m

The Technology Innovation Agency has adopted a five-year strategy that focuses on partnerships, collaboration and high yield synergistic relationships, nationally, on the continent and further afield. The aim is to position South Africa for greater localisation and beneficiation.

Small businesses in South Africa honoured

Business leaders and small companies were recognised for their contributions to the economy in the 2015 South African Small Business Awards. It was said that despite the economy struggling, these leaders made a positive impact through their commitment and perseverance.
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South African socks are a global hit

The trick to success is to keep going, says South African entrepreneur Nicholas Haralambous. If you hit a wall; knock it down and go on the next one. Haralambous is the ideas man behind Nic Harry, a range of bold socks and accessories for men that is making fashion waves globally.

Brand South Africa hosts Top 50 Brands in South Africa event

The Top 50 South African brands have been announced by Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance. These brands are said to contribute not only to the country's economy, but to the image they portray when doing business internationally.

South African businesswomen of the year saluted

It is a healthy habit for women to celebrate themselves as women and as leaders in society, according to Farzanah Mall, the president of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa. She was celebrating the winners of the annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

South African business gets a boost from the US

A South African company specialising in cleaning services has been included in the 14th batch for the four-month growth programme of the American accelerator, 500 Startups. It is the first South African company to be included and it will receive funding of $125 000.

Cape Town makes the Top 10 Cities list

Readers of the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure have voted Cape Town as one of the Top 10 cities in the world. The Mother City took the ninth spot, while Kyoto in Japan took the top position for the second year in a row.

Six South African entrepreneurs on 2015 Forbes list

Forbes has named its 30 under 30 - its list of the 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa under the age of 30. Six are from South Africa, but all are "entrepreneurs with fresh ideas". They were nominated by readers, and judges looked at business size, location, struggles and determination.

BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production", says Harald Kruger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.