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GG van Rooyen

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GG van Rooyen is the deputy editor for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa. Follow him on Twitter.
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CEO Of The Hospice South Africa Shares Why Compassion And Passion Are Critical To...

Great leadership comes from passion and compassion. Regardless of industry or business, the best leaders care about people.
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How Netflix Is Now Disrupting The Film Industry By Embracing Short-Term Chaos

One wrong move and Netflix could have been nothing more than a footnote in the history of entertainment. But by staying ahead of the curve and embracing disruption, the company is threatening some very entrenched competitors.
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Edward Moshole Founder Of Chem-Fresh Started With R68 And Turned It Into A R25...

Edward Moshole started a business in 1999 with just R68 in his pocket. Today he has a company that not only has a turnover upwards of R25 million, but is also on the cusp of expanding to the next level. Here’s how he’s turning clients into partners.
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6 Lessons The Founders Of iKhokha Used To Launch An African Fintech Start-up

Local start-up iKhokha now has a secure foothold in a tough industry, but getting there wasn’t easy. Launching a fintech company in a country like South Africa brings with it a unique set of challenges. Here are the founders’ lessons and tips for building a business in Africa.
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Magda Wierzycka Discusses How Sygnia Generates Its Innovative Offerings

As the founder of JSE-listed fintech company Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka has been making waves and disrupting the financial services sector.
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David Roberts Of Under Armour On Creating a Solid Foundation And Moving The Needle

It’s never too early to focus on the systems and processes that’ll improve your business’s ability to operate more efficiently. David Roberts of Under Armour explains why you should sweat the details.
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Saab Grintek Defence’s Strategies For Staying Lean and Competitive

Saab Grintek Defence has seen incredibly impressive growth over the last few years, all while operating in a tough market that is global in scale and heavily regulated. CEO Trevor Raman explains how the company navigates this complex environment.
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7 Lessons Elevator Learnt When Partnering With Their Competitor For Next Level Growth

Merging your company with another is never an easy decision to make, but for the founders of Stretch and Point Blank it was the right move.
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Jennifer Da Mata Gives Top Advice On Retrenchments

Q&A Retrenching staff is one of the hardest professional things a business owner will probably ever have to do. Labour specialist Jennifer Da Mata explains why companies decide to retrench, and how the process can be completed in a fair and professional manner.
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Stuart Weaving’s Unexpected Journey To Becoming A Serial Entrepreneur

Serial entrepreneur Stuart Weaving has seen tremendous success across a very diverse range of industries. He attributes his success to having a nose for opportunities, developing good business acumen and being a terrible student.
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How Cash Converters Grew Through Franchising

Franchising can provide quick access to capital, which is great if you’re looking to grow your business. But the franchising system isn’t without its challenges. Cash Converters MD Richard Mukheibir offers some advice for those looking to expand through franchising.
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6 Strategies From Cool Ideas To Carve Out A Market In A Competitive Environment

Former Dial a Nerd employees Andre Jooste and Paul Butschi started Cool Ideas in 2011. Today, this service provider is taking on some large and very established competitors. Here’s how they are differentiating themselves.
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Leah Molatseli 4 Rules For Launching A Successful Start-Up

With a new baby in the house and an unfulfilling legal job, Leah Molatseli decided it was time to work for herself. But how do you start a business when you’ve got lots of other responsibilities? You launch a tech start-up, of course.
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The Tenacious Matsi Modise Has Her Game Face On When It Comes To Funding

For an intrepid entrepreneur, the prospect of external funding can seem almost too good to be true. But how realistic is a search for funding? And are you even ready to start looking for it?
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Zinia Achieved Success Using One Principle: Simplicity

Zinia is a local Internet and voice provider that focuses on the B2B market. The company has shown incredible growth over the last few years by making use of something called proposition simplifying. Here’s how Zinia did it.
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7 Tips For Going Global From The Founder Of Wonderbag

Sarah Collins started with a simple, old-school product and took it global. Here’s how she built an international brand. Here’s how a local KZN business partnered with global giants like Unilever and Amazon.
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Craig Plowden Launched A Business To Increase The Profitability Of Returns

A purely transactional approach to business will never result in customer loyalty. If you want to cultivate loyal customers, you need to care about their long-term happiness. That means thinking about reverse logistics.
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Wonder Jonamu Explains How To Be A Good Leader

Great leadership means getting the most out of your people, but not at any cost. Good leaders always lead with compassion.
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5 Tips From Nkululeko Silimela On How To Launch A Competitive Start-Up

Nkululeko Silimela has created a slick and professional operation that is still agile and boasts low overheads. Here are his tips for creating a successful start-up.
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3 Vital Steps That Gave Universal Paper & Plastics 10x Growth

Here’s how brothers Jonathan and David Sher, together with their father Barry, have taken a R100 million family business and will reach R950 million by the end of 2017 — by manufacturing toilet paper.
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