The AVBOB Poetry Competition invites poets to submit poetry in all 11 official languages. This year’s competition opens on 1 August. For more informative articles on how to write poetry, visit: www.avbobpoetry.co.za/Blog/ViewAllRead more
Do you have a bold business idea that has the potential to be a gamechanger in the regional furniture industry? Do you want to grow in the retail value chain? If you are a small business based in KZN that currently supplies, or could supply, goods or services to the furniture sector, enter the eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) Business Accelerator and put yourself in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with leading South African furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood.Read more
Entries are now open for the fifth Innibos National Craft Awards, supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC).
The competition aims to highlight the vibrant craft sector in South Africa by encouraging and honouring the excellence in skill of both those who set out to make pieces that can be easily reproduced and commercialised and those whose objective it is to create unique, wondrous once-off pieces.Read more
Support the NSRI and win
Main prize: 2 Mitsubishi vehicles worth R850 000
Second prize: R250 000 in cash
Third prize: Tour dream trip to the value of R80 000
A report compiled by GEN 22 on Sloane, which offers startups funding opportunities and access to markets, notes that over 55 000 SMMEs in South Africa will not survive the COVID-19 global pandemic. A total of 92% of SMMEs’ business operations have been impacted and at least 42 350 of those working for these SMMEs will lose their jobs.
“This annual competition is that much more relevant this year, simply because our main purpose with the BIC is to boost enterprise development in a year that has seen small businesses challenged, stretched and some decimated,” Ramonotsi continued.
Entries for the competition are open from 4 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, at midnight.Read more
“It takes more than money to turn an idea or innovation into a viable growing business. That’s why we leverage experience, expertise and partnerships to create a winning mentorship platform as well as meaningful business opportunities over and above the financial prize,” Meghan says.
For more information on the DCC Business Accelerator Programme or if you want to enter visit https://durbanchemicalscluster.org.za/business-accelerator/. Entries close on Friday, 4 December 2020.Read more
Young people, who are between the ages of 15-21, who may have missed the deadline to submit
their entries into the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Annual Youth Essay Writing Competition
Against will now have until 28 August 2020 to express their interest.