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As the world, our country and economy face unprecedented times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Osidon CEO Hennie Ferreira reflects on online business opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Africa. What online business opportunities can we capitalise on at the moment? For small businesses in South Africa, the opportunities have always outweighed the doom and gloom. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners to rethink how they do business. In the…

Introduce yourself and the title of your album? Nome is a name derived from my middle name Ehinome which means angels with me. I have a strong christian background and that is where I developed my entertainment skills. My latest release is titled Cheque out, produced by Dsb and featuring He. Single was released on the 30th April 2020 and in the last two weeks has acquired over 70,000 streams across all platforms and this…

Introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? My name is Emma Jane Robson and I am the founder of Awake Online, a digital audio sales house focusing on stream podcasting and on-demand audio. Online radio differentiates itself from traditional marketing methods and has the ability to generate content that targets a specific niche market. Awake Online strives to facilitate connection, build brand identity, visibility and generate greater exposure for advertisers who choose to…

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are: Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of…

Introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? My name is Romona Mahadeo and together with my daughter Kiara Mahadeo, we have built the Girltivity brand. Our mission is to inspire and empower girls aged 3 to12 through a monthly subscription ‘STEAMED UP’ box. STEAMED UP’ stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Design, Understanding and Practice. The Girltivity Box includes a 24-page Girltivity Activity Book highlighting a fearless female role model’s unique…

I’ve been following Mpumelelo’s business activities on twitter for a while now. Due to the outbreak of #COVID19 it has seriously dented a promising small business. But an entrepreneur doesn’t seatback and mourn on lost opportunities, instead create new avenues to keep the income flowing in.  Book Ibhoni is pivoting now to take advantage of delivery services as a result of the new lockdown regulations.Let’s find out how Book Ibhoni came about and what it…

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.…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? My name is Paul Keursten, I am the CEO and co-founder of Workshop17, a leading coworking business in South Africa. What inspired the launch of your business? We saw that the way people work was changing but workspaces were still the same. We also felt that SA needed spaces where professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses could come and work together and inspire each other. Our purpose…

Introduce yourself and the title of your album? Rachel Reloaded is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her album title is ‘Intrusion’. pic.twitter.com/n8GuE1MYNB— Rachel Reloaded (@rachel_reloaded) December 13, 2019 Share with us what inspired the production of this album? My childhood inspired the production of my album. I was brought up in Diepsloot and I will be talking about all the good and the bad that I experienced growing up. Any featured artists on this album,…

Introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? I am Chantelle Goliath, I co-own Milli Distributions an imports and distribution company. What inspired the launch of your business? Firstly, my family and secondly for as long as I can remember I was told I am not good enough and nothing good can come from me by people close to me. When this opportunity presented itself I wanted to know my own capabilities and what…

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