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An artist’s impression of the completed Riversands Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises Incubation Hub. (Image: Century Property Developments) • Jenny Retief Project manager Riversands SMME Incubation Hub +27 11 370 8781 +27 82 880 1202 [email protected] • A brand-new city is being built outside Durban • Maverick Awards to recognise under-35 business genius • Entrepreneurs bring British business back home • South Africa: Sound investment destination, emerging market that matters • Thundafund makes crowd-funding rain in South AfricaLucille DavieDiepsloot in the far north of Johannesburg is a cauldron of corrugated iron shacks, small brick homes, dusty roads, shebeens, and pavement hawkers. A township packed with humanity, it is home to 200 000 migrants from elsewhere in South Africa and immigrants from other African countries, who make a hard living within its boundaries.The place stands in stark contrast to the wealthy suburbs of nearby Dairnfern and Fourways, but there might be hope for some of its thousands of restless unemployed, with a new development going up on its border.The Riversands Commercial Park is to have a small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) innovation hub at its heart, and Century Property Developers, the company behind the development, is keen to empower and recruit local enterprises to the hub. The park is 40 kilometres north of the Johannesburg city centre, and within walking distance of Diepsloot.The park, in Fourways, will offer retail, office, warehousing and light industrial spaces. Once complete, it is expected to help create more than 50 000 permanent jobs in its 1.8-million square metres of commercial space. “The Riversands SMME Incubation Hub lies at the heart of the Riversands Commercial Park and will be supported by the businesses in the commercial park,” says Jenny Retief, the hub’s project director. “The SMMEs to be incubated in the hub will be selected for their ability to fulfil off-take agreements for the businesses, making them sustainable.”The project is a partnership between Century and the Jobs Fund, a government initiative. “The Riversands SMME Incubation Hub will take existing and newly created SMMEs from the local area and incubate them through various support programmes, allowing them to develop into large-scale businesses,” adds Retief.Diepsloot was established in 1994 as a relocation area for people moved from shackland informal settlements. In the past 20 years it has grown into a heaving township, beset by crime and drug problems, squeezed into only five square kilometres. Small businesses have sprung up in the past 10 years, with construction, manufacturing, mining and agriculture dominating. But still, jobs are hard to find, exacerbated by the distance from the Joburg CBD. Those with jobs have to spend up to 50% of their salaries on transport.Over R1.4-billion is to be pumped into the surrounding road infrastructure, including an upgrade of the major William Nicol Drive, which runs alongside Diepsloot. This is expected to be the prime corridor of development in the province. It is a component of the wider Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, which includes a number of freeways being constructed between Johannesburg and Pretoria in the north, and linking to OR Tambo International Airport in the east. The object is to provide an interconnected network of inner and outer ring roads to help ease congestion between the two cities, which will also ease access to townships like Diepsloot.Incubation hubThe SMME incubation hub “will be the first fully integrated mixed use development that caters for all sizes of businesses, providing vital support and job creation to a marginalised residential node”, explains the Century website. Century will provide mentorship and support programmes to the SMMEs; and will function as an “on-site practical business university”. Support will be given in accountancy, marketing, tax, law, labour law, engineering, and best practice. “This mentorship will ensure that when SMMEs graduate from the programme they are a viable business with long-term sustainability.”Facilities will include a library, two lecture halls and an auditorium that seats 500 people. A stepped approach will be used to train SMMEs: they will be housed, at a subsidised rate, in a dedicated facility during the incubation programme. After graduating from the programme they will move to another precinct with larger spaces, and charged a subsidised rental; then finally, they will move to larger premises with commercial rental, as fully fledged businesses. Potential SMMEs will be screened before entering the programme, to ensure their success, according to Riversands.Mmapula Community DevelopmentTo find potential applicants for its incubation hub, Century has turned to a company called Mmapula Community Development, which works with communities to help them uncover their assets and use them positively. It helps to change their mindset from one of dependency and needs to one of self-mobilisation, by identifying the strengths within communities.“As an approach to community-based development, it rests on the principle that the recognition of strengths, gifts, talents and assets of individuals in communities is more likely to inspire positive action for change than an exclusive focus on needs and problems,” states the Mmapula website. Mmapula uses the Asset-Based Community Driven Development or ABCD programme, a method that aims to “uncover and utilise the strengths within communities as a means of sustainable development. It is at the centre of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development.” Mmapula specialises in innovative yet simple paradigms to address socio-economic development issues, both in rural and urban areas.Mmapula managing director Corne Theunissen, who has been in the development field for the past 25 years, explains that she realised the needs-based approach was not working. “We help communities to see themselves as assets so that when they talk to donors they are not just beggars, but there is a level playing field. It’s a new way of thinking about themselves.”Asset-focused developmentMmapula adapted the ABCD programme to particular South African communities, calling it asset-focused development. ABCD was designed by McKnight and Kretzmann in 1993 in what is called Building Communities from the Inside Out. The programme was taken up and promoted by the Coady International Institute at St Xavier University in Canada, and is now used by development agencies to mobilise communities.Mmapula uses the approach in communities such as those on the mines in North West province, and with schoolchildren. The thinking behind the programme is that communities have assets, including economic, social and environmental. “Associations of community members, both formal and informal, are engines of community action and are a source of power and leadership.” This means linking personal skills and assets to community assets, to create sustainable opportunities and support for one another.Mmapula has worked around Gauteng: in Soweto, Germiston, Vereeniging and Pretoria, as well as in Diepsloot. Theunissen’s group of 15 facilitators has done extensive work on the mines around Rustenburg in North West, as well as on the Royal Bafokeng mine. They have also travelled to the Eastern Cape, to work there.In these engagements, people are helped to set their own developmental goals. At the same time, they are helped to determine their success indicators. Only once a community has drawn on all its own resources, will it be encouraged to look outside for funding and other resources.Diepsloot workshopMmapula ran a workshop in Diepsloot recently. Budding and existing entrepreneurs were selected to participate, and they were taken through a process of identifying their assets as a group. These included the ability to repair cars, to drive, to do maintenance on different levels, and to use sign language. They were then required to identify where opportunities existed for them to create new businesses, and finally they were helped to create business plans.Among potential businesses identified were a petrol station, food outlets, and a private hospital. The facilitator, Nohline Geyer, says she encouraged the participants to start small, before looking outside their community for investors. “I suggested a coffee shop and a car repair shop before going on to the bigger ideas.” She adds: “You plant that seed: you are worthwhile, you can succeed in what you’re doing. You emphasise what they have, not what they don’t have.” Thirty-one-year-old Sipho Ngobeni attended the workshop in Diepsloot. He already has a diverse business, called Diepsloot Kasi Hive. (Image: Lucille Davie)Itumeleng Molepo, 35, was one of those at the workshop. She has her own construction company, employing 10 people, and said afterwards: “I learned how to be a leader, and how to network with the people. It really helped me – I have learned how to take the business from the low to the medium to the high.” She has ambitions to expand into other sectors, such as making school shoes and uniforms. “It has given me self-esteem – how to sell yourself in business.” Her goal in five years is to be “a boss with a big company”.Another participant, 31-year-old Sipho Ngobeni, already has a diverse business, called Diepsloot Kasi Hive. He and his 15 colleagues do a range of activities: logo design, flyers and business cards, sewing, mentoring orphaned children, cultivating herbs for restaurants, and more. He says they are looking for a potential investor to achieve their goals of setting up Diepsloot TV and producing a newspaper. “The workshop has been a reminder of things I’m good at,” he said afterwards.Responses from the participants included: “I have realised the potential in me”; “I have learned how to think out of the box”; “I now understand business principles”; “I have learned how to trust myself and sell myself”; “I understand the importance of business mentors”; and, “I have learned how to use current assets”.A group of these participants will be selected to go to the hub, which, when full, will contain 180 businesses. Yet those who are not selected will not be forgotten, says Retief. “The programme also makes allowance for those entrepreneurs who do not make it into the full programme, as we have an auxiliary programme which provides applicants with basic business and/or skills training in our facility without actually having an SMME in the facility. This creates a future stream of SMMEs as well as people with increased skills who will be more ready for the workplace and an asset to any business.”Participants will spend up to three years in the incubation hub. “Thereafter they graduate to an interim facility with limited support for up to two years, after which they should become fully self-sufficient businesses.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.The 2019 growing season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory and as harvest approaches this fall, Ohio’s farmers will continue to deal with the impacts of these challenges. Delayed planting, extreme rain events, and saturated field work performed in saturated soils are some of the challenges from spring of 2019 that will impact the crop as the growing season winds up.For much of the eastern Corn Belt, soils were excessively wet this spring and crops were planted into less than idea soil conditions. Compounded with continued wet weather throughout the growing season, the early wet conditions have resulted in restricted root development. Growers and agronomists who have spent time digging up plants this year have observed shallow root systems, poor soil penetration due to shallow compaction, and narrow, flat root systems that followed the seed furrow because they could not penetrate the compacted sidewalls of the seed trench. Poor root systems are a cause for standability concerns this fall. In areas where root development has been restricted, crops should be harvested in a timely manner to avoid root lodging.In addition to poor root systems, some of the corn crop’s nitrogen has been lost due to saturated soils and denitrification. Drought conditions throughout July and August in some areas stressed the corn crop during the critical periods of pollination and grain fill. In addition to reduced yield, a lack of nitrogen and stress during grain fill will result in the corn plant cannibalizing its stalk to complete the grain fill process. Stalk strength and quality may be a problem in fields with the potential for compromised stalk quality and should be harvested first to avoid losses to due stalk lodging.One common theme that has been discussed throughout the 2019 growing season is variability in both crop condition and growth stage. Yields will vary from field to field and will vary significantly within fields due to the stress caused by weather ranging from too wet to hot and dry. Scouting fields ahead of harvest is always a good idea to determine where problems areas exist and will help determine management decisions. Crop stage of development variability is also a concern for the very late-planted corn. Following a period of drought conditions, the extended forecast shows cooler conditions in late August and into early September. With a lack of heat units, there are some fields across the state at risk of an early killing frost before reaching maturity. Growers should assess these fields and consider the option of chopping them for silage if that is a possibility.With the many challenges this year has thrown at Ohio’s farmers, there will be some critical management decisions to make this fall. With root and stalk concerns, the corn crop should be harvested as early as possible to avoid lodging losses in the field. With later planted corn, though, growers will be facing higher harvest moistures and increased drying costs and a crop that will most likely not stand late into harvest. Field work performed in wet conditions has resulted in widespread compaction across the state. If this compaction is not addressed, it will significantly impact yields for years to come. In some cases, tillage may be the only option for alleviating compaction as soon as field conditions allow. For no-tillers, planting cover crops with penetrating root systems can help with breaking up compaction and minimizing crop root restrictions in the future. It has been a very challenging year many growers would rather forget and move on, however, those who use the rest of the season to manage existing problems will be the most successful in the coming years.
By Emilie Papageorgiou, AFCPE-FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship InternCredit cards can wreak havoc on financial security when used irresponsibly, but when used properly, also can have many benefits! It is important for all consumers, including military families, to consider the advantages and disadvantages of credit cards before taking the plunge. Credit cards can help build a credit history, protect some purchases, and provide a backup plan when emergencies arrive. However, if cardholders are not careful, credit cards can also blow the family budget, causing unwanted debt and causing purchases to cost more due to high interest rates.The best way to reap the benefits of credit cards is to pay off the balance each month and avoid costly fees and interest. When cardholders are unable to pay off the balance in full, they should pay as much as their budget allows over the minimum payment. This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on September 6, 2013.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mallDay 1: Start exploring Milan with a short walking tour. Your first stop is the Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Then visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, five minutes away. It is said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world, bursting with high-end stores. Marvel at La Scala, one of the worlds’s famed opera houses and visit the museum there. Then proceed to Castello Sforzesco, a former palace that houses an art museum today to view Michelangelo’s last work ‘Rondanini Pieta’. By now you would be starving so have your lunch at Di Gennaro (+39 2805 3454), the daddy of pizzerias in Milan. Concentrate your energy on shopping for the rest of the afternoon. The shopping quadrangle between Duomo Square, Cavoure Square and San Babila Square, filled with boutiques and showrooms, is the area to focus on today. Dine at Da Abele with locals and get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine and enjoy a musical performance at La Scala, the musical jewel of Milan.Day 2: Today you have a date with the snow-capped mountains at Lake Como, just 30 minutes away from Milan. The wonderful old churches and temples deserve a quick look. Take a look at the exquisite villas that Lake Como is known for when you take a boat tour on this magnificent lake. Disembark at the quaint town of Bellagio. Stop for lunch at La Punta (+39 031 951 888) and dine on fresh lake fish on its panoramic terrace. Bursting with handicraft, antique and souvenir shops Bellagio is the place to make a special buy. Water sport enthusiasts will find all they need at Cavalcalario Outdoor Club. Return to Milan and dine at Trattoria Milanese (+39 02 8645 1991), serving traditional Italian cuisine since 1933.advertisementDay 3: Get out of the city to discover one of Italy’s most scenic secrets when you tour Cinque Terre; meaning five lands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises of five lovely fishing islands interlinked by walking paths and a train line. The highlight here is the Via dell’Amore (Lovers Lane) walk, a gentle 20-minute stroll along a scenic coastal path to Riomaggiore, with romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. After exploring the islands of Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, and La Spezia settle down at Riomaggiore and lunch at the quaint Ristorante and bar Gli Ulivi (+39 187 760 020). Tour the fishing wharfs and sample locally produced wine from historic vineyards.Day 4: Visit Santa Maria delle Grazie church to take in the magnificence of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’. Be sure to book this viewing in advance as this is the most sought after and protected historical item in Milan. No trip to Milan is complete without a glimpse of its many museums. Do try to see at least two of the top four–The Ambrosian Art Gallery, The Sforza Castle’s Art Gallery, Brera Art Gallery and the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum. As dusk falls make your way to the Navigli, a network of canals of which only two survive, a lively place in Milan. A boat trip on the canals makes for a perfect ending to your holiday.Must see: Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world.Must shop: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world. It is full of high-end designer stores.Must eat: Scrumptious pizzas at Di Gennaro, one of the best pizzerias in the city.
WATCH: Cesc Fabregas in tears for Chelsea farewellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was in tears at the end of their FA Cup triumph over Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard is expected to leave the Blues in the coming days and join up with Thierry Henry’s AS Monaco, in what will be a reunion with his former Arsenal captain.Fabregas has just five months remaining on his Chelsea contract and would have been required to take a significant pay-cut to his £160,000-a-week salary to have stayed at Stamford Bridge.He was named captain for what will be his final game, a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round. The occasion was somewhat soured after he missed a penalty in the opening 45 minutes.Cesc Fábregas’s emotional farewell to Stamford Bridge today after 500 games in English football. What a player.Thanks you, Cesc. pic.twitter.com/JTdIqnmoUG— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 5, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State junior forward John Wiitala (10) pushed down Wisconsin freshman forward Sean Dhooghe (24) in front of redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo (30) in the first period on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game 6-2. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Assistant Sports EditorAfter earning the No. 3 seed in the West Region, the Ohio State men’s hockey team will travel to Fargo, North Dakota, to challenge Denver for a spot in the NCAA West Regional Final.Ohio State (20-10-5, 13-7-4 Big Ten) has once again seen its USCHO ranking drop following its 5-1 loss to Penn State in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, this time from No. 6 down to No. 9. Denver (22-11-5) has taken the Buckeyes’ previous ranking, currently ranked No. 6 in the nation.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said his team has learned from its mistakes in the past Penn State match and is ready for this weekend.“Our guys understand what we did, our lack of what we did against Penn State, and we’ve got enough guys who’ve been through the trenches to understand how we’ve got to prepare for this weekend,” Rohlik said. “It’s been a good week-and-a-half.”Denver is ranked No. 10 in the country in win percentage with Ohio State trailing just behind at No. 11.Ohio State senior forward John Wiitala said the high stakes of the tournament makes this upcoming match all the more stressful.“I think we’d like to say that the nerves are the same, and it’s just another hockey game,” Wiitala said. “But obviously, just like we talked about, the desperation: we all know that one game and you lose, you’re going home.”On defense, the Pioneers just barely edge out the Buckeyes. Denver is currently ranked No. 9 with 2.08 goals allowed per game, with the Buckeyes close behind at No. 14. Two of the top goalies in the country will play: Denver sophomore goalie Devin Cooley and Ohio State sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier are tied at No. 3 in the country with a .934 save percentage. Nappier is the likely starter for the Buckeyes after taking the start over redshirt senior goalie Sean Romeo in the lone Big Ten tournament game, something Rohlik said following that loss was a decision based on Nappier’s impressive statistics on the season.In terms of offense, Denver lacks the same aggression Ohio State possesses. The Pioneers are No. 29 with 2.82 goals per game, while the Buckeyes rank No. 17. The Denver offense is led by junior forward Liam Finlay, who has accumulated 15 goals and 20 assists so far this season, good for 0.92 pointe per game. The teams have not met this season.Ohio State senior defenseman Sasha Larocque said the fact that they haven’t played each other this season makes for a different experience than the team has been used to with Big Ten play.“I wouldn’t say it’s any more stressful, but it is a different experience not knowing exactly what you’re going to get,” Larocque said. “Playing a team out of conference that we haven’t seen before, you don’t really know them too well.”The semifinals match between No. 2 Denver and No. 3 Ohio State will begin at 4 p.m. Friday in Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota.
Guillem Balague recently shared his thoughts that if Barcelona were indeed to buy Antoine Griezmann, they would need to sell about eight players just so they could afford to acquire the Frenchman.The Catalan side have been the most frequently linked club with Griezmann throughout the whole season, not just the past weeks, and it seems the rumours could quickly turn into reality,However, Balague thinks there is only one setback ahead of this.“The problem with Barcelona, and considering the way that they are not renewing the contract of Sergio Busquets as quickly as the player would like, is the wage bill is too high,” he revealed, according to the Express.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“The wage list is so big that they need to reduce it.”“If they sell about eight players they could manage it. Then they could make the move for Antoine Griezmann,” Balague went on to add.“They also need to sign a midfielder and a left-back and those will be the two positions they target.”
Southampton manager Mark Hughes is confident this team can build on their last weekend performance at Bournemouth as they prepare to face Newcastle on Saturday.Mark Hughes was impressed with Southampton’s last weekend performance despite their goalless draw result at Bournemouth.On Saturday, they will host struggling Newcastle United at the St Mary’s Stadium, and Mark Hughes will be hoping to compound their woes and also build on their impressive performance from last weekend.“It’s been a good week,” Hughes said on The Saints website.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think we had a lot of confidence from how we played.“The disappointment on the day clearly was that we didn’t take the chances that we created because they were good chances – chances that we need to take if we’re going to get the points that we feel our performances deserve. So that was the only negative.“In terms of the performance, I thought it was really good, really accomplished. Everybody understood what we needed to do to stop Bournemouth really getting into a frame of mind or a mindset that they were going to play really well.“I think we frustrated them. Not by being negative, but just by virtue of our game plan and being on the front foot and being positive in what we were doing, so on the day I thought we were the better team.”