2009 News Clippings
CIE and News
Financial Mail, FM Campus, 24 July 2009
The University of Cape Town's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) released their 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report this month. The Survey findings highligh the struggles SA entrepreneurs experience with regard to financing, poor infrastructure and expensive and time-consuming red tape.
South Africa: Advancing or Inhibiting Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur, 1 July 2009
You don't have to be a business genius - or an avid reader of this magazine - to understand that there's a very tight correlation between the level of entrepreneurship in a country and its rate of economic growth. And you don't have to be an economics major to understand that real progress is measured by productivity rates and income per capita, which (if they're both on the up) tend to pull countries out of an extractive growth phase, and finally to a phase where the service sector predominates. Still, just in case you've been too busy watching your bottom-line to focus on the macroeconomic implications of your start-up enterprise, here's a bird's-eye-view recap of the situation:
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Market forces fuel xenophobia: report
The Zimbabwean on Sunday, 21 June 2009
Johannesburg - The business acumen of foreign nationals, rather than xenophobia, is being named as the trigger that led to attacks against Somalis and other migrants in the South African port city of Cape Town.
Digitale nood in die land is steeds groot - 40% van KMMO's gebruik nie rekenaar
Sake 24 (Burker Kaap), 10 June 2009
Daar is 'n reuse digitale gaping by klein, middelslag-, en mikro-ondernemings (KMMO's) in die land wat dringend deur opvoeding oorbrug moet word om mededingbaarheid te verseker.
City teams sets sights on deal with Barcelona
Cape Argus (City Late), 9 June 2009
The City of Cape Town is to lead a delegation of business people to Barcelona, Spain, next week to negotiate a deal to set up an entrepreneurship ecosystem in the city - a network of institutions to support and develop business ideas.
Rekenaarsgeletterdheid 'die sleutel tot sukses vir kleiner sake'
Sake 24 (Beeld), 4 June 2009
Daar is 'n reuse-digitale leemte onder klein, middelslag-, en mikro-ondernemings (KMMO's) in die land wat dringend deur opvoeding oorbrug moet word ten einde mededinging te verseker.
Enrepreneurs in Kaap beter as in Jhb
Sake 24 (Burger Kaap), 2 June 2009
Kaapstad vertoon uitstekend wanneer sy vlak van vroeefase-entrepreneurskap (TEA) met die nasionale vlak vergelyk word. Johannesburg het egter heelwat swakker gevaar.
Entrepreneurship - South Africa still lags far behind
Management Today, 1 June 2009
The GEM study, conducted annually since 2001 by the University of Cape Town Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is South Africa's largest survey of entrepreneurship and it forms part of a global body of GEM research which in 2008 included 43 countries.
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Kind of gloomily optimistic
Mail & Guardian, 29 May 2009
Researchers at the South African chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) are keeping their excitement in check over new data suggesting that entrepreneurship levels in the country have jumped by 50% in the last few years.
Cape Town Means Business
Mail & Guardian, 29 May 2009
It's no Silicon Valley, but Slaapstad may be more awake than most South africans assume.
A recent analysis of six years' worth of data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), an annual survey that measures and compares business start-up levels worldwide, whos that Cape Town may be South Africa's entrepreneurship capital.
IT knowledge and access will narrow the digital divide
Business Report, 29 May 2009
For small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to become high-value businesses, both the ability to use technology and the access to technology are vital. Technological readiness is an important step to improving the competitiveness of an economy such as ours.
More work needed to computerise SMME's
IT-Online, 28 May 2009
There is a significant digital divide within the small, micro and medium sized enterprises (SMME) sector in South Africa with almost 40% of businesses still operating without a computer.
Opportunity, 1 February 2009
There is a window of opportunity that could accelerate youth entrepreneurship development in South Africa and lead to increased economic growth in the country.
Cape Town has most entrepreneurs
Witness Weekend, 17 January 2009An international study analysing the entrepreneurial activity in 34 world cities has shown that Cape Town has far higher levels of opportunity-based entrepreneurship than Johannesburg and its well above South Africa's national entrepreneurship average.