SMEs will hit hard times for rest of 2018

South Africa has just suffered its worst economic performance since the financial crisis, and the knock-on effects for the SME sector could be devastating.

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Supporting the engine of the economy

Retail Capital CEO Karl Westvig presented a cheque to the value of R50 000 to Adithi Rajkumar of Scribe Photography, the winner of their R250 000 “business makeover” competition. The presentation took […]

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‘Cyril Spring’: Rise of the SMEs

SME’s are investing in their businesses and taking more risks than ever before to capitalise on the ‘Cyril Spring’ unleashed by South Africa’s new President. It’s already shaping up to […]

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Waterwise tactics for SMEs

Above: Raw Golden Honey Day Zero, it seems, is no longer a threat to Cape Town in 2018 – provided residents stay on track. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced […]

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Bring your own water… and plates!

Nationally small businesses are now being advised to prepare for future water scarcity. With small to medium-sized businesses contributing over 65% of South Africa’s employment and 50% of the country’s […]

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S&P downgrade: Tough times ahead for most SA businesses 

Karl Westvig (CEO, Retail Capital) shares his insight into the recent S&P downgrade on South African’s small businesses, consumers and tourism. The inevitable has happened with this latest credit downgrade, […]

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