Careers

June 12, 2017

From pet idea to market success

In October last year, businessman Nhlanhla Dlamini was setting up his factory. Since then, he’s employed 30 people and next month his first shipment of pet treats is exported to the US. He discussed his growing manufacturing business
June 12, 2017

Entrepreneurial go-getters wanted

Striving to make it big in business? Here’s how the IDC can help you, writes Caiphus Kgosana.
August 18, 2017

How to become an employer of choice

Identify talent in your employees and have development discussions with them to understand their needs and goals, writes Michelle Moss
August 18, 2017

Ticking boxes for future business

Finding future industrialists from the hopeful who apply is a task for the IDC’s Pre-Investment Business Centre, writes Caiphus Kgosana.
August 18, 2017

On the road to mining success

Two young South African scientists decided to mine their experience and start their own business, writes Lucas Ledwaba.
August 18, 2017

Weaving her way to the top

A young woman has turned her own search for good hair into a thriving manufacturing business, writes Chimwemwe Mwanza.
August 18, 2017

How to grow young entrepreneurs

With R4.5bn set aside for young South Africans who have the potential to create jobs, the IDC is open for business, writes Caiphus Kgosana.
August 18, 2017

They made a success of their dreams

Four years ago, two broke entrepreneurs decided that their dreams, passion and confidence in their ability to begin a corporate services company were enough to make a successful go of it.
August 18, 2017

SA propels innovators

The government’s Grassroots Innovation Programme is helping build a supportive environment for non-traditional innovators.
August 18, 2017

Start your job hunting here

Giving yourself a competitive edge when looking for a job can shorten your search. Programmes such as ReadytoWork are freetools to give you that step up, write Michelle Bao and Jacquelyn Guillen.
May 27, 2017

Romeo Kumalo armed with a textbook and ready to work

“Fill up your toolbox with skills and qualifications.” These are words that Romeo Kumalo was once told and what he has applied throughout his career in the corporate world.
December 24, 2016

OfferZen recruitment is a real game-changer

SA developers can compete with those in Silicon Valley and OfferZen wanted to bring home the efficiency of businesses there in attracting talented developers
December 3, 2016

The reinvention of a corruption buster

After blowing the whistle on North West municipal councillors who were demanding kickbacks, Fikile Bili struggled to secure contracts in other provinces. But he’s come up with a new plan for success.
November 26, 2016

Leave your job and land on your feet

The new year brings new goals, and often a need to move on work-wise. A step-by-step approach is a sure-fire way to realise your professional ambitions
November 24, 2016

Auction entrepreneur made by good mentors

Having retired at 29, Ebo Quagraine’s main focus and motivation now is to create a safe environment where he can help people learn how to buy at an auction
November 12, 2016

Sexual harassment in the workplace - Know your rights

While sexual harassment continues to be a common occurrence in the workplace, it is unfortunately also an issue that is not often addressed.
November 12, 2016

Creating a road map for success

Forthright Dipuo Gqola of Wahlumaa Trading Enterprise in La Lucia, Durban, says she only realised the importance of a business plan after she attended the business modelling course at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs).
November 12, 2016

Where we live: A home of her own

Despite some disputes over ongoing maintenance, a blockof flats in Seshego has proven to be one of the best examples of the provision of cheap rental housing to the gap market – those considered too rich for RDP houses, but too poor to qualify for bank loans
October 28, 2016

The building blocks of a home

In 2010, shack dwellers in Maylaan got homes – but not the usual bricks and mortar houses. Instead, innovative building techniques were used to keep the houses warm in winter and cool in summer, writes Dumisane Lubisi
October 19, 2016

Top tips for women in the workplace

Women often fail to market and brand themselves well, so they fail to advance.
October 19, 2016

Winning Women: Online property is the way to go

In two short years, Karen Miller, director and principal of Quoin Online – a commercial, retail and industrial property sales and rental portal – has convinced doubters that her concept is solid, writes Sue Grant-Marshall.
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August 20 2017