Aqua4LifeAqua4Life – We at Aqua4Life Pty Ltd and Vestergaard Frandsen(VF) are committed to the goal of basic disease prevention by providing safe drinking water and protection from malaria and other vector-borne diseases.

BusinessPartnersBusiness Partners – Business Partners is a specialist risk finance company that provides customised financial solutions, sectorial knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other added-value services to formal small and medium enterprises in South Africa and selected African countries.

CabanCaban Investments – Caban (pronounced kah-baan) is a company born from authentic passion to enable entrepreneurs to succeed in business. Intrigued where the name Caban comes from? It encapsulates our collective value system and the way we do business.

CapeChamberCape Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Established in 1804, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest member-based business organisation in Africa. It is mandated to serve, enable and lead business. This is achieved through a plethora of services, networking opportunities as well as robust advocacy on behalf of business.

CPT-PartnershipCape Town Partnership – The work of the Cape Town Partnership, since its beginning as a non-profit organisation in 1999 (founded, at the time, by the City of Cape Town, the South African Property Owners Association and the Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry) has been about helping make the city work.

CIPCCompanies and Intellectual Property Commission – CIPC registers Companies and Co-operatives. It is not necessary for all businesses to formalise by registering with the CIPC. For some businesses, such as informal businesses and sole proprietors, there may not be sufficient benefits.

CityOfCapeTownCity of Cape Town – Like all other municipalities in South Africa, the City of Cape Town levies rates on properties to finance its service delivery programmes. These rates are based on the market value of the properties as reflected in the City’s Valuation Roll. The Valuation Department is responsible for the production and maintenance of this Valuation Roll in terms of prescribed legislation.

Creative-CPTCreative Cape Town – Creative Cape Town communicates supports and facilitates the development of the creative and knowledge economy in Cape Town through key partnerships – with the vision of making the central city a leading centre for knowledge, innovation, creativity and culture in Africa and the South.

WesternCapeGovDepartment of Economic Development and Tourism Western Cape Government – The Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s vision is a Western Cape that has a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable economy characterised by growth, employment and equitable opportunities, and built on the full potential of all.

Dial_a_NerdDial a Nerd – Dial a Nerd is an IT support company which was established in 1998 and has helped tens of thousands of customers simplify their technology. We have branches in the major South African cities and many experienced technicians who can help with countless matters such as, but not limited to, virus removal, offsite backups, network installations, cloud computing, and fully managed IT services; remotely or at your premises.

EntrepreneurIncubatorAcademyEntrepreneur Incubator Academy – Entrepreneur Incubator develops business from feasibility to sustainability with personal evaluations, business. How to start a business, how to grow a business, goals, business resources, accountability.

Fast_CompanyFast Company South Africa – The most progressive business media brand in the world has now launched a South African edition. Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.

FetolaFetola – Fetola exists in order to make a positive difference in South Africa, by stimulating the growth of the small business sector. Our vision ‘to change lives for the better, forever’ arises from the belief that no-one is fully empowered unless they have the ability to generate the money they need to live.

HashtagRadionHashtag Radio – African Business Network – Launchpad for Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Events & Artist/DJs. Listen live at http://hashtagrad.i

HowHowWeMadeIt We Made It In Africa – How we made it in Africa, established in April 2010, is aimed at African business people as well as foreign investors with an interest in the continent.

Africa is attracting increasing interest from foreign investors, and is viewed by many as the last investment frontier.


Industrial Development Corporation – The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC) is a national Development Finance Institution (DFI). It was established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development in South Africa. – iKhokha is a mobile Point of Sale solution enabling business owners to accept card transactions via the Edge Chip & PIN card (and magstripe) reader when plugged into a smartphone. Simply plug in the Edge, push in a card,
process the payment!

MicrosoftMicrosoft SA – As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for technology. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through.

MwebMweb Connect – MWEB was founded in 1997 and is South Africa’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP). MWEB is highly regarded for its wide range of internet access offerings, differentiated tools and services, best-of-breed technology guarantee and internationally sourced R&D to benefit its approximately 320 000 residential and small business customers.

NedbankNedbank – Nedbank Group is one of SA’s four largest banking groups by assets and deposits, with Nedbank Ltd our principal banking subsidiary. We are a JSE Top 40 company with our ordinary shares listed on the JSE since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007. Our market capitalisation was R107bn at 31 December 2013. Old Mutual plc is our majority shareholder, owning 52% of Nedbank Group.

NEFNational Empowerment Fund – The NEF’s role is to support Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE).

As the debate concerning what constitutes meaningful and sustainable BB-BEE evolves, the NEF anticipates future funding and investment requirements to help black individuals, communities and businesses achieve each element of the Codes of Good Practice.

OfficeBoxOfficeBox – OfficeBox is a vibrant and client-centric company. We pride ourselves in forming close relationships with our clients and understanding the specific needs of each customer. In today’s times we realize the importance of keeping up with international standards and therefore our password protected website provides a unique and powerful online ordering system which is synchronized with the printed catalogue.

PayFastPayFast – PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. We enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers.

SABkickstartSAB KickStart –  SAB launched its KickStart programme in 1995 as a poverty alleviation programme but it has subsequently become a platform to stimulate sustainable enterprise development.
The competition is an exciting youth entrepreneurship programme run by SAB (Pty) Ltd, aimed at inculcating a culture of entrepreneurship among black youth between the ages 18-35 (Black as defined in the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice).

SarsSARS – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation’s tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency, we are responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.

Teen_EntrepreneurSA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation – SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation is a registered NPO Trust. The vision of the Foundation is to cultivate and promote the entrepreneurial spirit in all our teenagers through seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions. We target schools, Universities, Churches and Youth Centres.

SeartecSeartec From our humble beginnings in 1968, to a multifaceted company that we are today, our committed team of Seartec specialists is there to assist you with choosing the right product that best suits your needs..


SeedAcademySeed Academy – Seed Academy is part of an ecosystem of individual and interlinking programmes that support start-up businesses and entrepreneurs through the lifecycle: idea > training > support > infrastructure > mentorship > business plan > funding > realisation.

SEFASmall Enterprise Finance Agency – Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd commonly known as sefa was established on 1st April 2012 as a result of the merger of South African Micro Apex Fund, Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd and the small business activities of IDC.

ShelfCompnayWarehouseShelf Company Warehouse – In business since 1997, Shelf Company Warehouse registers by far the most Companies and Close Corporations in South Africa, with 10 branches country wide.

ShandukaBlackUmbrellasShanduka Black Umbrellas – Shanduka Black Umbrellas was first conceived as the Black Umbrellas, a project spearheaded by Cape Town social entrepreneurs Charles Maisel and Mark Frankel to support SMMEs.

TBLTBL Capital – The Executives of TBL have extensive experience in the financial services sector, from fund administrators to the introduction of unique investment products. We have 50 years combined experience in the financial services industry, primarily in the assistance of the development of small and medium business.


Telkom Business Mobile – Telkom is a leading communications services provider in South Africa and on the African continent. We had consolidated operating revenue of R16.2 billion and profit after tax of R773 million for the year ended 31 March 2013, excluding the net curtailment gain.

TheBusinessPlaceThe Business Place – The Business Place is a network of small business support centres with branches across South Africa and Botswana. If you aspire to start your own business or you are running a business and want to grow it, we can assist you by providing information, referrals, training, workshops, networking and business opportunities.

VigoVIGO – People have been creating websites for over two decades, using various web-building platforms or custom coding them from scratch.

VonSidelsVon Seidels – Von Seidels is an intellectual property law firm based in Cape Town, South Africa. The firm specialises in protecting and enforcing IP rights in Africa and internationally.

WatkinsValeurWatkins Valeur – Watkins Valeur, a business firmly associated with the empowerment of women in Africa, has been a pioneer in the direct selling industry since the early 1940’s.

WESGROWESGRO – The Western Cape is a province of unlimited potential.

For more than 30 years, Wesgro has been driving economic development and job creation through marketing of the Western Cape as an innovative and competitive global destination.

YounthIntYouth Interpreter Magazine – Yi Magazine is a printed magazine with a minimum of 10 000 copies distributed to school/colleges/universities by our ambassadors, organizations and through events across the Western Cape. We eventually plan to distribute across Africa as we already have ambassadors in other provinces and countries.