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Tito Mboweni Mid-Term Budget Speech: Everything You Need To Know 

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered the highly anticipated mid-term budget speech on Wednesday the 28th of October. In light of the global Coronavirus health pandemic, the subsequent lockdown and reports of widespread corruption and mismanagement of COVID-19 relief funds, everyone wanted to know how the government intends on navigating these crises.

Is South Africa Headed For A COVID-19 Second Wave? 

The reported surge in COVID-19 cases in South Africa over the past two weeks, has many ministers and civilians alike, concerned about the emergence of a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. With countries like Italy announcing new restrictions as they undergo a second wave Coronavirus spread, it looks like South Africa may go the same route.

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5 Tips for an Amazing Staycation In 2020 

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have taken a tremendous toll on everyone, and with summer 2020 on the horizon, everyone deserves a vacation. Coronavirus has impacted the economy as well as household incomes immensely, and many people cannot afford international travel. Plus, a lot of people aren’t comfortable leaving the country as of yet. Consider going on a staycation.

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Website Builder Comparison: The Battle Of E-Commerce Website Builder

DIY Website Builders are fast becoming the quintessential small business tool. The COVID-19 pandemic displayed how crucial an online presence is to stay at the forefront of customers minds and to reach new demographics. The internet makes entrepreneurship accessible because all you need to start your business is an active internet connection and a website. A DIY website builder is a preferred method for small business owners because:

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The Government Wants To Collect TV Licence Fees From Netflix Subscribers 

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Commission) in light of continued financial mismanagement has proposed a change to the structure of TV licences in South Africa. The national broadcaster presented key regulatory changes to parliament on the 20th of October. The regulatory changes are intended to keep the SABC viable in the ever-changing South African media environment.

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Pick n Pay Acquires Bottles 

Retail giant Pick n Pay announced that they had acquired South Africa’s first alcohol delivery app Bottles. The acquisition comes at the heels of Pick n Pay partnering with Bottles throughout the COVID-19 lockdown to offer same-day delivery of groceries and other lockdown essentials. According to Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher, the acquisition will be complete by November.

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1-grid Podcast Episode 3: How to Start a Business with Little to No Money

It is estimated that the global pandemic left over 2.2 million South Africans without jobs. An unprecedented number of South African households have been under immense financial strain, and many people had to think and act fast to get additional streams of income. The biggest obstacle that many people face right and will continue to have, seeing the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on the country, is a lack of financial resources to start their businesses.

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CIPC Company Registration Process 

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or want to take your existing company to new levels, getting registered with CIPC is the way to go. Registered businesses have advantages that unregistered companies do not have. Registering your business affords you the following privileges:

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Customer Success Story: Pots About Plants

When Gift lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his ingenuity didn’t allow him to sit and wait for employment. He used his skills and love for plants to start his backyard business, Pots About Plants. The pandemic left an overwhelming number of people unemployed without any source of income. The COVID-19 SASSA relief grant could only stretch so far, and many South Africans had to start their own businesses and think of creative ways to bring income to their homes.

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Apple Unveils iPhone 12

It’s no secret that Apple users love their devices – this becomes very evident whenever Apple unveils a new smartphone or product. The iPhone 12 has been trending and sparking meme hilarity across social media platforms. Social media users couldn’t help but make fun of the fact that the new generation of iPhone 12’s looks eerily similar to the iPhone 5.

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Black Friday 2020: 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Black Friday Shopping

As the year draws to a close and the lockdown restrictions are getting less stringent, a lot of people are making plans to spend the festive season with friends and family. After not being able to see extended family for what feels like forever, we’re pretty sure the Christmas gift wish list is unbelievably long! And that’s where Black Friday will come to the rescue. Major retailers in South Africa like Makro, Pick ‘n Pay, and Superbalist are gearing up and getting ready to offer their BIGGEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS yet.

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What do I need to register a company? 

Getting your company registered with CIPC is essential, and many small business owners are under the misconception that getting registered is an arduous process. Company registration has become a seamless process due to the online application mechanism.

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How To Make The Instagram Algorithm Work for You

The monumental shift from displaying posts in chronological order to an algorithm that favours ‘relevance’ makes Instagram a tough nut to crack, especially for small businesses. If you’ve recently started a new company and are looking at growing your Instagram reach and followership, we have some tips that will help you make the most of the infamous Instagram algorithm.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10th is observed annually as World Mental Health Day. This year, the day falls on a Saturday and in the thick of global health pandemic COVID-19. The Coronavirus ushered in an era of fear, caution and isolation which may have led to or exacerbated mental illness struggles. This year’s Mental Health Day is crucial in raising awareness about mental health, eliminating the stigma around mental health, and ultimately providing support for those affected.

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How To Open A Company In South Africa

Starting a business from the ground up is an exhilarating feeling, but often, budding entrepreneurs don’t know where to start. There is no set sequence for where to begin your entrepreneurial endeavours, but if you do need some inspiration or guidance; we’ll give you some tips on how to start your company, all the way to registering your business and being legit.

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World Teachers Day 2020

October 5th is World Teacher’s Day. A day where we celebrate the sacrifice, patience and work that it takes to be an educator. The responsibility that comes with shaping minds is immense yet, the profession gets overlooked, and teachers don’t get their kudos for being the superheroes that they are. World Teacher’s Day aims to celebrate these real-life heroes who work tirelessly, and most of the time for little remuneration, to shape young minds.

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Where Can I Register My Company In South Africa?

If your business is still unregistered and you don’t know where to go to get your company registered with CIPC in South Africa, we have the answers. Registering your business not only legitimizes your company but also protects you from financial liability and attracts funding opportunities.

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How To Start A Business Online

The internet has revolutionized a lot of things but, one thing it’s made more tangible and accessible is starting a business. People from all backgrounds are now, more than ever, empowered to make their entrepreneurial ambitions a reality. The global pandemic has had an immense impact on the South African economy and household incomes.

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How To Spring Clean Your Website

Spring has sprung, and it might be time to Spring clean your business website too. It’s out with the old, and in with the new as Spring represents a sense of renewal, you’ve probably Spring cleaned your home and are shedding your heavy winter gear and everything else that needs to go. Consider giving your website the same treatment.

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Google Merchant Center: Use Google Shopping For Free

Google is rolling out updates to its product advertising tool, Google Merchant Center. Businesses can now list their products on Google’s shopping platform for free. Edward Coram James from Retailtouchpoint.com also states that companies will still be charged for top placement listings as well as creating broader Google Ads campaigns.

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Make The Switch To Debit Order, And You Could Win 

As the year comes to a close, most people experience end-of-year fatigue. The fatigue can cause you to struggle with concentration, and getting out of bed in the morning. Amplify this end-of-year fatigue with all the events that happened in 2020, and it’s safe to say, you need a break. A vacation would not be a bad thing right now.

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