Who is Buying up Our Small Towns?

Who is Buying up Our Small Towns?: South Africa, December 18 2019 – Semigration is a continuing trend affecting property investment. Whether for work, investment, cost-savings, quality of life or retirement, buyers are continuing to invest in smaller towns. We look at two very different regions that are attracting buyers for very different reasons and proving that there are great opportunities available away from the madding crowds. The Swartland, Western Cape The population of the Swartland in 2016/2017 was recorded as 129 573, which was … [Read more...]

Mbalula: Reopening of N2 Umhlatuze River bridge ‘by no means a small step’

Durban in the News: Mbalula: Reopening of N2 Umhlatuze River bridge 'by no means a small step': Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has praised the completed upgrade of the Umhlatuze River bridge between the Mtunzini toll plaza and Empangeni, saying it is "by no means a small step for road users". We will not rebuild schools 'destroyed by communities' - KwaZulu-Natal education dept: The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal has said it will not rebuild a school that was reportedly set alight by some pupils. Click … [Read more...]

Support Small Business in the Biggest Way Possible this Festive Season. Shop There.

Support Small Business in the Biggest Way Possible this Festive Season. Shop There.: 20 November 2019 — Johannesburg, South Africa — Out of every R10 spent at a small business, more than R6 is reinvested in the local community, shows research conducted by South African Point of Sale payments provider Yoco. South Africa’s small businesses create an ecosystem that has the power to materially impact jobs and our economy, and it needs your festive season spend to thrive. This is why, in partnership with Visa, Yoco has launched a … [Read more...]

Pulse Indicates Potential Upswing for SA Small Business

Pulse Indicates Potential Upswing for SA Small Business: JOHANNESBURG — OCTOBER, 2019 — While business sentiment in South Africa has been depressed for the year to date, an increase in the Yoco Small Business Pulse Score for the third quarter of 2019 reflects not only the resilience of small business, but also an ability to adapt faster than their larger counterparts. Through a quarterly analysis of factors influencing small businesses, including data from  more than 50 000 Yoco merchants, the Pulse closely monitors the health of … [Read more...]