5 Good reasons to start a business

With a struggling economy, unemployment at an all-time high and the cost of living on the increase, you might be very reluctant to start your own business. Here are five reasons why it might not be such a bad idea: Peace of mind for your job future In a country where more than 25% of South Africans are unemployed, the ability to create employment for oneself has never been more important than now. According to Lullu Krugel, chief economist at KPMG, close to 70% of South Africans are employed in…

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Student’s winning app will prevent trafficking

Tlholo Melamu and Sonwabile Papu, former pupils of HTS Louis Botha in Bloemfontein, won the national SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) competition in the Social Responsibility Category this year. The two presented an interactive and very entertaining presentation of an app they have developed which they believe will contribute to the alleviation of human trafficking in our country. “We are the successors of an NPO called Give Back Friday,” said Tlholo. “Our app will include reliable sources of information such as SAPS and will carry features like…

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