08
Mar

Photos: 2012 Johannesburg launch breakfast

The topic of conversation at this years launch was “How will the 2012 budget affect your business going forward?” This question and other issues affecting entrepreneurial growth were discussed at the Hyatt Regency in Rosebank on 7 March 2012 during the official Johannesburg launch breakfast of the Sanlam / Business Partners 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards.

The seminar featured an address by Professor Matthew Lester, tackling the 2012 budget and its impact on South African entrepreneurs. Lester, whose credentials include a BCom CTA (Rhodes) and H Dip Tax Law (Wits), is a tax professor at Rhodes University and the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s award for distinguished teaching in 2001. He also won the SAICA Southern region Honours Tie 2009. Apart from teaching at Rhodes, he also lectures to a wide range of South Africans on money matters and writes the popular weekly column ‘Tax Talk’ in the Sunday Times.

07
Mar

Tax relief welcome but still not enough incentive for SA small businesses

Although Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has given further tax relief to small businesses and micro-enterprises in his 2012/13 Budget, there still remains very little incentive for small businesses to start… Tax relief welcome but still not enough incentive for SA small businesses

28
Feb

SA’s global entrepreneurial ranking needs to improve to ignite economic growth

Stimulating entrepreneurship is the key to igniting economic growth and job creation in South Africa. However, when compared to other global economies, the country’s entrepreneurial ranking is slipping and is… SA’s global entrepreneurial ranking needs to improve to ignite economic growth

25
Nov

Photos: 2011 EOY winners

The Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards is about celebrating entrepreneurs and creates a platform to give acknowledgement and recognition to the unsung heroes of our economy, the successful entrepreneurs, for their vision, innovation, perseverance, drive and commitment to their enterprises. This year saw the competition growing in leaps and bounds towards becoming the premier competition for entrepreneurs in South Africa. We would like to congratulate all our 2011 winners and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.