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WHY ISN’T THE LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY CATERING TO THE BLACK MIDDLE-CLASS?

‘The market that the sector is designed for is still the pre-1994 market. We haven’t changed the model at all.’ NOMPU SIZIBA: The tourism sector needs not only international visitors, but locals as well. However, despite a growing black middle class, the observation is that the majority do not explore and visit other parts of the […]
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SMALL BUSINESSES TAKE LOANS TO SURVIVE LOAD-SHEDDING.

Many small South African business are now being forced to take loans to buy standby equipment to use during rolling electricity powercuts, small and medium enterprises funder Retail Capital said on Wednesday. State-owned utility Eskom, struggling to produce enough electricity to meet demand, has for the last few days implemented 24-hour rotational blackouts, known as […]
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CAPE-BASED COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT SMEs.

DURBAN – Two Cape-based companies have joined forces to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have greater access to funding. SME funder Retail Capital and asset finance firm First Asset Finance have combined their expertise to offer more funding and support to small businesses across South Africa, that are growing, despite tough economic times. […]
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HOW TO GET OUT DEBT – PERMANENTLY

The term ‘drowning in debt’ is increasingly becoming a reality for many South Africans who find themselves neck-deep in credit card and retail store account debt.  However, there are steps that can – and should – be taken to get yourself back in the clear and clean up your credit score at the same time. […]
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THE EMAIL MARKETING TRENDS YOU NEED TO IMPLEMENT NOW.

Every year, trends pieces erupt like mushrooms across the internet, informing readers with everything from what clothes to buy to what wall colours they should choose for their businesses. Every facet of our lives, it seems, is driven by trends — and email marketing is no exception. Unfortunately, however, far too many of us read […]