Month: Jun 2016


Lionesses of Africa Lean in Breakfast in Association with Standard Bank

Melanie Hawken, founder and CEO of a women entrepreneur community across Africa named Lionesses of Africa, teamed together with Standard Bank and the Standard Bank Incubator run by Mrs Jayshree Naidoo, to host a Lean in Breakfast event at Mancosa [GSB] on the morning of June 8th 2016. The event was attended by aspiring and…


Seedstars World in Association with Standard Bank

The Seedstars Group held the Durban phase of their 2016 Seedstars World Event at Mancosa [GSB] on the evening of 8th June. There was some intense competition from the eight entrepreneur groups that took part in the competition. The week before the event, all eight groups received mentoring from established entrepreneurs in Durban, to assist…


Money is a Capital Idea for SMME’s

Money is the life blood of business. Whether the business is a start-up or JSE listed conglomerate, capital is always an issue. Before embarking on the journey for a cash injection for a business, one must first decide what the money is needed for. Improving the business, replenishing stock or even starting up must be…


Rhodes Food Group project culminates successfully

The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) in collaboration with Human Capacity Consulting and Learning Solutions (HCC&LS) provided training to Rhodes Food Group (RFG) employees. The delegates from the Western Cape, Gauteng and Limpopo Province were enrolled onto the Higher Certificate in Business Management programme which commenced in October 2014. The aim of the training…


SONA faces a slow economy

The State of the Nation address (SONA) will have the challenges of a grim economy to contend with. Low GDP growth appears to be a main concern, especially with the World Bank estimating that South Africa could only grow at 0.7% this year. The rand has been extremely volatile in recent months and is being…


SMME’s and the ZAR Wars Battle

The recent months in South Africa have witnessed the local unit fall to new lows and then regain some growth. How does this affect the average person or SMME’s and should we even care about what happens in these currency wars? We are significantly impacted by the South African Rand (ZAR). Raw materials are exported,…


SARB is wrong to increase interest rates

The January South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announcement went on as expected, which was that of the sagacious Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, addressing a quiet room of curious media personnel. The nation waited, dreading the words of ‘a 50 basis point increase’, which was eventually uttered. In the moments following the announcement, the shock…


MBA student wins MANCOSA Annual Women In Leadership Award

The MANCOSA Annual Women Leadership Award is an initiative of the MANCOSA Center for Women Leadership (CWL). The MANCOSA Centre for Women Leadership is the only such Centre amongst business schools in South Africa that is dedicated to advancing the position of women in business and leadership. Its mission is to create an enabling environment…

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