Posts by Irvine Partners

NEW CAPE POINT INITIATIVE AIMS TO BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Cape Town is known for its many industrious informal artisans who return to the busy streets of town each day or spend hours at local flea markets to sell their products. These business-minded people highlight a talent for creating the types of products that foreign guests are after. Sadly, these entrepreneurs aren’t always able to…

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WHY DO SOME SOUTH AFRICANS HOLD DUAL CITIZENSHIP?

 Latitude is hosting free seminars about second passports throughout South Africa next week. For more information, see https://www.latitudeworld.com/news-insight/south-africa-citizenship-seminars/. This interview was first aired on SABC Morning Live on 22 February 2019. 

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THE BACHELOR SA ROCKS M-NET YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Viewers – including several international ones – have flocked to M-Net’s (DStv 101) The Bachelor South Africa on YouTube, comparing the show’s look and style to the glamorous lifestyle magazine show Top Billing on SABC3 and many begging M-Net to make the rest of the season’s episodes available online for free as well. In a…

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SWEEPSOUTH’S FIVE-YEAR SUCCESS STORY.

After struggling to find a cleaner, Alen Ribic and Aisha Pandor poured their savings into launching SweepSouth – a platform where users can book cleaners. Today the application is considered the Uber of cleaning services – with revenue of over R100 million in the past year. Speaking to VIA (DStv channel 147)’s personal-finance show Geldhelde,…

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AIRBNB PREPARES TO ADD TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO ITS OFFERING.

Airbnb is preparing to add transportation options to its line-up of travel services as the online company seeks to find areas of growth outside its original home-renting business. Airbnb said on Thursday it had hired veteran airline industry executive Fred Reid as its global head of transportation, marking the company’s most definitive step yet toward…

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