How a bakkie business can change your life

Winning a brand spanking new Nissan NP200 utility bakkie is certain to be life changing. This is the kind of prize that can enhance entrepreneurial dreams, create business opportunities and be a chance for winners to start something new. 

Entrepreneurship in South Africa is critical to solving the unemployment crisis. But for many it can be an upward struggle, even when given the right tools like a bakkie. Chief Executive of Sidar Group, Carl Bates, has assisted many SMEs and startups over the years. He advises potential bakkie winners to first test their ideas before doing anything else. 

Bates says, “Ask people if they’d commit to using your services. If they say yes, then you are onto something. In terms of finances, far too many people view cash flow as a problem. Rather see money as something which flows to a good idea. Avoid debt and perhaps pre-sell your services to get things going. And always think of how to scale your business right from the start. Make sure the problem you are solving with your business has a market big enough to keep growing.”

To enter Visit Cell C’s site more information on the Summer Campaign. 

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“Be aware that fraudsters are often well dressed, well-spoken and respectable looking individuals. If you are disturbed while transacting at the ATM, your card may possibly be skimmed by being removed and placed back into the ATM without your knowledge. Cancel the transaction immediately and report the incident using your bank’s Stop Card Toll free number, which is displayed on all ATMs, as well as on the back of your bank card,” says SABRIC CEO, Nischal Mewalall

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Sonke Gender justice is calling on the government to fast track the implementation of the Gender-based Violence and Femicide National Strategic Plan

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

Every year, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign either introduces a new theme or continues an old theme that focuses on one particular area of gender inequality.

The campaign 16 Days of Activism campaign has been running for over 25 years in South Africa, yet femicide rates remain disturbingly high in our country.

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Danie Bester TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year 2020

Danie Bester from Balfour in Mpumalanga is the winner of the TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition 2020 in collaboration with Manitou, Santam and CMH Kempster Ford Hatfield.

“We were very impressed by Danie’s use of technology and his international collaboration and research on mostly soybeans,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “He is indeed a farmer who not only adapts to the available resources but expands and improves it. That is exactly the type of innovation that we look for in our young farmers. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

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