The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa is an initiative of Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.

The Branson Centre focuses on providing aspiring entrepreneurs who have started a business with the skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to succeed.

Website: www.bransoncentre.org
Phone: 011 403 0622
Apply: Online application form

Shanduka Group

Shanduka Group was founded in 2001 as a black-owned investment holding company. It is invested in a diverse portfolio of listed and unlisted companies, with key holdings in the resources, food and beverage industries. Shanduka is also invested in the financial services, energy, telecoms, property and industrial sectors. The group has investments in South Africa, Mozambique, Mauritius, Ghana and Nigeria.

Website: www.shanduka.co.za
Phone: +27 11 305 8900

Entrepreneur Magazine

Published by Entrepreneur Media SA (Pty) Ltd, Entrepreneur magazine is a premium South African business magazine. Launched in 2006, it is published under license from Entrepreneur US, America’s top-selling business magazine. Targeted at business owners and key decision makers, the monthly South African publication is the “how to” handbook for building companies.

Website: www.entrepreneurmag.co.za
Phone: +27 11 886 6880
Subscription: http://purchase.entrepreneurmag.co.za/


Pitchalot (a Zaya In Motion Pty Ltd initiative) provide platforms for entrepreneurs to pitch their business in order to gain more access to markets or ‘funders’. We provide pitch-recording tools (creating high quality video), access to network of ‘giants’ and online video sharing platforms. Pitchalot.co.za is an online video on demand (VOD) platform that host entrepreneur pitches.

Website: www.pitchalot.com
Phone: +27 (0) 11 056 5703


Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

  • Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance thereof
  • Disclosure of Information on its business registers
  • Promotion of education and awareness of Company and Intellectual Property Law
  • Read more…

Website: www.cipc.co.za
Call Centre: 086 100 2472

The South African Revenue Service (SARS)

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.
Our responsibilities are to:
  • Collect and administer all national taxes, duties and levies
  • Collect revenue that may be imposed under any other legislation as agreed on between SARS and a state entity entitled to the revenue
  • Read more…

Website: www.sars.gov.za
Call Centre: 0800 00 7277

BBBEE Rating Agency

BBBEE Rating Agency is passionate about adding value and making a difference in your workplace through service excellence and customer satisfaction.

BBBEE Rating Agency offers integrated professional services in all areas of the workplace and aims to provide its clients with a detailed assessment of their organizations’ BEE status. We are committed to deliver high standards of competence and professionalism.

Website: www.bbbee.com
Phone: +27 (0)21 856 3243

The Department of Labour

The Department of Labour will play a significant role in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality   through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, which are aimed  at:

  • Improved economic efficiency and productivity
  • Employment creation
  • Read more…

Website: www.labour.gov.za
Call Centre: +27 (0)12 309 4000


South Africa Banks

FirstRand Bank Limited

FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.

When looking at FNB’s history, two things in particular stand out. The first is a story of survival – different circumstances in South Africa have posed many great challenges in our history, all of which FNB has successfully met. This track record provides a strong foundation for our future challenges.

Website: www.fnb.co.za
Sales: 0860 327 827

Standard Bank

Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets and earnings offering a full range of banking and related financial services.

Our strategy is to build the leading Africa-focused financial services organisation using all our competitive advantages to the full. We will focus on delivering superior sustainable shareholder value by serving the needs of our customers through first-class, on-the-ground operations in chosen countries in Africa.

Website: www.standardbank.co.za
Call Centre: +27 11 636 9111/2


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.

Website: www.nedbank.co.za
Call Centre: +27 11 710 4000

Absa Bank

Absa Bank Limited (Absa Bank), with preference shares listed on the JSE Limited, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group. We offer a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management products and services primarily in South Africa and Namibia.

Website: www.absa.co.za
Call Centre: 0800 41 41 41