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Opinion by Richard Craig, Senior Risk Engineer at Aon Risk Solutions; and Mark Potter, Head of Power (EMEA Specialty) AonElectricity companies face pandemic challenges ranging from employee safety to supply chain problems. Electricity is an essential service, yet its profile in the context of the COVID-19 global health emergency has been…
While the local film and media industries have come to a standstill due to the Covid-19 crisis, a Cape Town production design company has decided to use its resources to become part of the solution - in the way of supplying high quality locally produced PPEs to the frontline and…
Simone Leeuw, who matriculated from Fairvale Secondary School and grew up in Wentworth, South Durban, an area known for its many socio-economic challenges is an inspiration to many in her community. “My personal philosophy is happiness and success are your choice,” says Simone. “You can’t go through life waiting to see if…
Author: Andy Matakanye, CEO Enprolabs  The COVID-19 lockdown has highlighted just how vulnerable many Enterprise and Supplier Development initiatives are – and why it is important for corporate South Africa to invest in the long-term sustainability of their smaller suppliers.   While Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes have allowed many…
While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.  This is the view of two funding specialists who recently addressed furniture manufacturing entrepreneurs and industry stakeholders in a business webinar.   “Pre COVID-19, the sector was…
Opinion by Andrea Guffanti of risk consultants and insurance brokerage, Aon The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Most countries were not ready to deal with an event of this magnitude and most businesses could not have anticipated the social and economic upheaval that the pandemic has inflicted. In 2019’s Aon Global Risk Management…
Actions always speaking louder than words with OnlineTenders South Africa’s leading online tendering platform OnlineTenders is happy to announce it has waived a planned price increase. The price increase was scheduled for 1st May 2020. But this has been waived keeping in mind the the pandemic’s effects. OnlineTenders is keeping…
In a first for South Africa, CompareLoans brings unparalleled transparency around interest rates, fees and terms in the personal finance market. South Africa, 10 June 2020. Financial Independent Press launched CompareLoans.co.za, a website that aggregates and compares personal, vehicle and short term loans from over 30 South African lenders. The…
Snupit stands with its users, in good and tough times As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world, Snupit, South Africa’s leading online platform connecting locals with professionals and businesses, continues to support their SME users. Avinash Samlall, Snupit’s Founder and CEO, commented on this, “No one could have predicted…
Nothing fuels innovation like a crisis, and it was the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the formation of a one-of-a-kind team of international innovators, determined to give the world the initiatives we so sorely need.  Middel & Partners founder and Chairman, Coenie Middel, felt drawn to approach his global network…
There are radical steps taken in the marketplace to provide solutions that are leaving entrepreneurs having to pivot from their existing failing businesses into the world of PPE. The government is largely silent on the processes underway whilst we all fixate on our civil liberties and speculation about whether or…
With measures being taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the restaurant industry has been hit hard. Many family-run local eateries are facing closure or are already in the process of shutting down. Proudly local brand Denny Mushrooms wanted to show their solidarity with the restaurant industry and…

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