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Yekani boss lived it up while hyped EC plant and 450 jobs sank

During the R1bn Yekani tech factory's spectacular fall from grace since its launch in June  2018  its owner was living a lavish lifestyle, even taking R3.4m out of the ...

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Entrepreneur uplifting Kidd’s Beach community

TED KEENAN Entrepreneur Madoda Tshokotshi grew up in Sandile village, near Kidds Beach, south of East London. As a child he used to wander through ...

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How to hit productivity dips for a six

If business owners could have their way, January and February might be wiped off the work calendar, and in a stroke of the pen the two most ...

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Free Uber rides for EL job seekers

East London job-seekers will be able to benefit from a new initiative from Uber through which they can access free rides to job interviews.
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Yekani closure ends EL's 4IR dream

Yekani Manufacturing has closed its doors, potentially putting 500 skilled workers out on the street. YM, part of the Yekani Group, was once the mainstay hope of East London becoming a job-creating fourth industrial revolution capital. The East ...
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Love for children is step one

Ring-a-Roses creche founder Rosemary Long said the most important factor when starting a creche is a love  for ...

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‘ANC should be biased towards black business’ says Vuyisile Ntlabati

The ANC-led SA government should be biased towards black businesses, according to Eastern Cape Chamber of Business ...

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Mining houses want to go it alone on power generation

In a heavy blow this week, Eskom pushed the button on stage 6 load-shedding, halting operations at South African mines, ...

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Security industry undergoing its own 4I Revolution

The security industry in SA is a huge employer, with 500,000 people working for 8,851 registered companies. There are ...

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Strong, well-known franchises an aid for increased sales

In tough trading times a strong franchise will drive more customers through the doors than an opposition company ...

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Pros and cons of setting up your own business

A decent franchise costs a bomb, but hidden in the upfront price are a host of benefits that might make the investment ...

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Capitec is the most competitive bank for low- and middle-income earners

If it’s a rewards programme you want, FNB’s Gold Cheque account, which gives access to the eBucks programme, offers ...

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BCM maps long road to economic health

BCM may have a way to go when it comes to diversifying its economy and making it inclusive, multisectorial and globally ...

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Tiger investing R100m in emerging farmers

Tiger Brands has invested R40m for emerging farmers, and in two years that will have soared to more than R100m, its ...

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African Bank’s digital focus pays off as retail deposits double

The group saw it third year of improved profitability to end-September, when retail deposits rose 115%

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Job opportunities for many with fibre cable installation

Louanjo, a Pretoria-based  fibre cable installation company, indirectly employs 540 people in East London. Despite ...

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Coty buys into Kylie start-up to burnish Instagram appeal

Coty bets that the youngest Kardashian sister's celebrity and social media savvy will help revive growth

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Is Black Friday black gold for SA’s retailers?

Black Friday has become a major money-spinner for some SA companies — but there is a downside

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Great Wall gets approval for car plant with BMW

China's SUV maker Great Wall Motor said on Friday the local regulator had approved its auto manufacturing project with ...

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National award for EC mall

East London’s Vincent Park mall was recently honoured among the best shopping centres in the country when they took ...

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