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Briefly introduce yourself? Dylan Verhave, Director at PeppaComm. What is the name of your app and the story behind it? PeppaComm – Comm is short for communication which is what we’re all about – The App was originally developed for sectional title complexes to eliminate WhatsApp groups and late-night pings over arbitrary items that form part of a day to day “issues” at complexes – e.g. Poor parking, leaking water pipes, electrical issues, general queries.…

As South Africa commenced its national 21-day lockdown period on Friday, 27 March 2020, Workshop17 is uniting during these very trying times behind the SME community, as the backbone of the country’s economy, and calling on the country to support entrepreneurs and local small businesses in the formal and informal sectors and their employees who may face an uncertain future. “The global COVID-19 crisis is a bolt out of the blue for us all with…

Santam, FAIRLADY and, for the first time this year, TRUELOVE Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country! If you have just started out or have been running your own business for a while, now is the time to enter this prestigious competition. Also new to the awards this year is our co-sponsor, Lulalend, who are all about providing fast and easy finance for your business. ‘We’re…

Yoco, a financial platform for small business, announced that it has launched a suite of online payment solutions for merchants to sustain their cash flow during and beyond lockdown. Known for in-person payments, enabling online payments marks a step-change for the company and its customers. “Yoco’s mission has always centred around helping small businesses thrive and supporting them is more important now than ever before. The national lockdown has had a severe impact on our…

Hennie Ferreira weighs in on the way forward for small businesses and entrepreneurs after the 21-day nationwide lockdown. We need to go back to the drawing board. We need lockdown lite. As it stands, we officially have 1845 infections, 18 deaths and we have conducted 63 776 tests. COVID-19 is a global health crisis, forcing the world to re-evaluate the way we conduct our lives and business.  South Africa has been praised for its reaction…

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