South African government shackles small businesses, leaving them a few crumbs – entrepreneur

If anyone has chutzpah, it must surely be Johannesburg entrepreneur Irvine Green. He has continually risked all to pursue a range of business ideas, with the obstacles to success almost always linked to government red-tape. Or, what he calls “meddling”. The small business expert shares his story of economic struggle to illustrate which business … Read more


Best blogs 2013: Where were you when Madiba died?

We were all expecting it, yet Nelson Mandela’s death shook us all when the inevitable finally happened. Jessica Edgson offers an explanation for our grief-mixed-with-joy reaction in this piece written soon after the Thursday evening announcement that South Africa’s first black South African president had passed away. Jessica Edgson is a 20-something wordsmith whose blogs … Read more