PayFast has partnered with the Heavy Chef Foundation to kickstart a 12-week development programme designed to empower aspiring business owners with the skills needed to set up their own e-commerce stores. To read more, click here.
Internships with the likes of top international companies such as PwC, Uber, HSBC, and Weiss Asset Management are on offer to local students. In partnership with global mentorship company Crimson Education, the virtual internships will help ambitious South Africans gain valuable work experience, build their university application portfolios, and prepare for careers in law, finance, READ MORE >
This year’s Budget Speech outlined a 1.7% increase in funding for the Early Childhood Development sector – well below inflation and one of the lowest growth rates in the basic education budget. In response to this, SmartStart called for the government to increase budget allocations moving forward to ensure the country can realise its vision READ MORE >
The rise of remote work, coupled with an increased cost of living across South Africa, has led to a surge in full-time employees taking on a side hustle. 1-grid.com shares their voice on whether an employee’s side hustle benefit the employee and employer alike. To read more, click here.
In celebration of Youth Month, South Africa’s largest volunteering platform forgood, shares how making a difference can help build your portfolio, develop marketable skills, and gain real work experience. To read more, click here.
South African learners now have the opportunity to enter the Harvard Crimson Global Essay competition since registrations have opened. Young writers now have the opportunity to enter the Harvard Crimson Global Essay competition. Learners between the ages of 13 and 18 have an opportunity to showcase their passion for writing on a global stage. To READ MORE >
Payfast’s Blac Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) online tracker is now live, revealing how much South Africans are spending on this year’s sales. Payfast is an online payment gateway that facilitates ecommerce payments. It currently serves more than 80,000 merchants, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. The company first launched its BFCM dashboard in 2020. To READ MORE >
South Africa has the third highest rate of cybercrime victims worldwide, according to a report by international consulting company Accenture. Ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a key concern for online shoppers is the safety of their personal information and credit card details. For small businesses and ecommerce merchants, the implementation of website security READ MORE >
In an effort to help drive the growth of small businesses, local web-hosting company 1-grid.com is offering a free complete online setup package to three local entrepreneurs who register a .co.za domain during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and the month of November. To read more, click here.