Ownership and BBBEE

RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains how the ownership element can benefit people with disabilities and businesses The benefits of the ownership element of the BBBEE Scorecard may be the most misunderstood element from a disability perspective. Disability can be a direct benefit to a company as a Black Designated Group, which is...

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In support of small business

Our Quarantine edition (Issue 2) featured some small businesses owned by people with disabilities. As lockdown continues, many of these businesses are struggling. We want to encourage our readers to support local entrepreneurs with disabilities in this difficult time. For more information, go check out our second issue (available only […]

Entrepreneur with a disability steps up

Anda Mthulu started a shoeshine business to provide more job opportunities. “The drive for inclusion in the workplace of people with disabilities was one of the main reasons I started Msi Shoeshine and Services,” he explains. Serving the Pinelands offices of Old Mutual and the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel […]

2019 SAB Foundation winners announced

The annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empower Awards identify small companies and entrepreneurs who are providing services or products that elevate their communities, and award them funding and advice to assist in furthering their businesses. This year, the SAB Foundation awarded a total of R13,6 million to the 20 […]

Will you survive entrepreneurship?

Nicholas Smit runs a tutoring company called Straight A Tutors as well as the wheelchair accessories company Smergos. He is a motivational speaker on issues of disability, mathematics, creativity and entrepreneurship. He shares with us his experience of being an entrepreneur Many people have a romantic notion of entrepreneurship, which […]