Thabani Khumalo
July 23, 2018
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Capitalism Needs to Find its Conscience

This week, the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations took centre stage across the country as erstwhile US president Barack Obama delivered the annual lecture. As expected from a man known for his oratorial skills, his speech was widely accepted as a fitting tribute to...

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IAAE
June 11, 2018
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Tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa

While South Africa has made impressive social gains since the end of apartheid, levels of poverty and inequality remain untenably high. If the country is to overcome these difficulties, it must foster an environment that encourages tech-based entrepreneurship. That...

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Thabani Khumalo
May 29, 2018
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67 Logos offering R2mil Creative for Small Businesses

In a lightbulb moment, Lesley Waterkeyn - Founder and CEO of Colourworks - knew just how her company, along with partner Designers Ink, could contribute towards Entrepreneurial growth and sustained development in a creative and meaningful way.  What if a team of design...

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IAAE
August 22, 2017
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How to win in a buyer’s market

As technology makes the marketplace even smaller, consumers are spoilt for choice with so many providers to go to for everything they can possibly need. So how do you cut through the clutter? How do you win? Here a 5 easy ways to stay and win the race: Be fearle...

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IAAE
August 18, 2017
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5 tips for starting a business while working full time

It’s tempting to want to put 100% of your time and effort into plans to launch a new business from Day One. But jumping in with both feet is far riskier than working the business on the side while you hang onto the income and security of your day job. Here are five t...

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IAAE
August 17, 2017
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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Small Business

Starting my business career was tough. I made a lot of mistakes, but I don’t regret those mistakes. They were important learning experiences for me, but I wish I had known then what I know now. These are the top four things I wish I’d have known before launching my...

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IAAE
August 15, 2017
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Wolves move in packs – how to win at entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur can often feel like a one man sport, but the best way to win in a competitive market is to surround yourself with a strong team. Here are 6 ways to choose your team correctly. Choose like- minded people The kind of people you choose to join...

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IAAE
August 15, 2017
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The Psychology of Brand Loyalty: 5 Key Takeaways

In an ideal world, all your customers would be loyal to your brand. Loyalty means a customer is willing to come back to your brand for multiple purchases and experiences, forgoing your competitors' -- even if those competitors are offering lower prices or similar incent...

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IAAE
August 15, 2017
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Entrepreneurs gather in EL to map their way to success

The  “I am an entrepreneur” business summit was in East London for its fourth session over the weekend, connecting over a hundred young entrepreneurs. The mass-mentorship initiative is the brainchild of media entrepreneur Andile Khumalo, co-owner of MSG holdin...

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Andile Khumalo
August 13, 2017
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The role of men in the empowerment of women

Earlier this year I received an invite from Judy Dlamini to be part of a panel discussion for the launch of her book, Equal But Different: Women Leaders' Life Stories - Overcoming Race, Gender and Social Class. Sis Judy, as she is fondly known to many of us, wrote th...

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