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SMES graduate from chamber enterprise development programme

THE owners of 31 budding small and medium enterprises graduated recently from the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber-driven Enterprise Development Programme. Now in its seventh phase,...

Slight rise in business confidence as SMEs focus on rebuilding

AFTER an eight-percentage point slide in Q4 2020, the business confidence level among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owners is on the rise again,...

New business chamber CEO appointed

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Board has announced the appointment of seasoned automotive executive Denise van Huyssteen as its Chief Executive Officer, taking...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Positive outlook for furniture industry

THE South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) has welcomed the overwhelming support of the Furniture Industry Master Plan (FIMP) Version 1.0, which was tabled and...

Survival mode: SME confidence nose-dives after flat festive season

WHILE confidence levels of small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) seemed to rebound during the second half of 2020 as some semblance of normality returned after...

Lifeline for COVID-hit hospitality businesses

STRUGGLING restaurants, catering and accommodation establishments that have been hit hard by the devastating impact of COVID-19, now have an opportunity to get back...

What R217bn will do for economic growth programmes

A total of R217 billion will be spent over the next three-years on ambitious economic development programmes aimed at promoting faster and sustained inclusive...

Awards to showcase Covid-resilient EC exporters

ENTRIES have opened for the annual Exporter of the Year Awards and this year the focus will be on showcasing exporters’ achievements despite the...

Manufacturing conference to shine spotlight on Special Economic Zones

THE inaugural BRICS Manufacturing Conference, to be held on 26 March in Sandton, will shine a spotlight on Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which have...

New employment Bill set to shake up hiring. Are you prepared?

By Donné Nieman WITH more than 11 million people currently unemployed in South Africa, the Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to redress high numbers of...

SME financing: know your options

DESPITE the recent easing of certain lockdown restrictions, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been under pressure for some time due to a sluggish...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...