Tag: Business Partners

Update on Rupert family’s R1bn COVID-19 fund

This week Johann Rupert’s R1billion Sukuma fund had to close doors on desperate small businesses wanting help to fight the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns.

How Remgro’s one billion rand fund for SMEs will work

Last week South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed R1 billion to assist small businesses and their employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s #21daylockdown. Yesterday more details were announced on the Rupert family funding. The fund will be administered by BUSINESS/PARTNERS of which Remgro owns 42.8 per cent stake. Ben Bierman, Managing Director at BUSINESS/PARTNERS joins CNBC Africa for more.

Business Partners’ Gugu Mjadu on tackling youth unemployment in SA

Business Partners’ Gugu Mjadu on tackling youth unemployment in SA

S.A needs a pro-SME Budget

South Africa's vital SME sector should be at the top of the 2017 National Budget Speech wish list to boost the local economy.

Op-Ed: SMMEs can expect light at the end of the tunnel in 2017

From a SME perspective, the current economic environment is more conducive to growth and opportunity than it was a year ago.

Is it riskier than ever to start a business in S.A?

This time of year, hopeful entrepreneurs tend to consider whether the new year would be the right time to pursue their business ideas.