Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs

Over a million rand is up for grabs to winners of the Anzisha Prize. Weeklong training in Johannesburg is planned for the 12 young African entrepreneurs, who range in age from 18 to 22, shortlisted for the prize before the awards ceremony. Training includes entrepreneurial leadership, mentorship and a significant transfer of skills.

Free State chicken project empowers community

Grain Field Chickens, with the help of R130-million in state backing, has boosted its production from 9 000 to 130 000 chickens a day since 2012, while creating over 1 000 new jobs for people in around Reitz in South Africa's Free State province.

Change a life with a bike

Once a year, business executives swop their suits for Lycra and helmets, and get on their bikes to raise funds for the Mike Thomson Change a Life Cycle Tour, an initiative to raise funds for victims of crime. This year the tour starts and finishes in Swaziland.
Improving lives with bicycles

Celebrate Mandela’s life: grandson

With Mandela Day fast approaching, the life of Nelson Mandela should be celebrated, the grandson of the former president, Ndaba Mandela, said on Tuesday ahead of the first Nelson Mandela Football Invitational match involving English Premier League club Manchester City.

Partnerships ‘key to better education’

Partnerships between the government and the private sector are crucial to improving education in the country, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe tells a business breakfast hosted by the International Marketing Council of South Africa.

Hair academy empowers women

Not only is a novel hairdressing programme helping empower unemployed women in the Eastern Cape, it’s also boosting their resourcefulness, as was seen during their annual hair show where they recycled rubbish and turned it into elaborate headpieces.

Farmers loan cattle to newcomers

A group of cattle farmers from Ermelo in Mpumalanga province have loaned 50 Sanganer cattle to 16 emerging farmers to help them get the skills they need to establish their own enterprises.