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Edge Growth drives development of green SMEs
The 2nd edition of Africa's Green Economy Summit took place recently, a platform which saw the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders explore the green investments potential and instruments to mobilise funding in combatting climate change and fostering a more sustainable and inclusive future. Small business development specialist, Edge Growth, participated at the summit for the first time, and sponsored one of the pitching sessions which covered key themes of recycling and waste management businesses, green hydrogen initiatives, and e-mobility operations. 28 Mar 2024 Read more

SME development and its ability to retain social licences in mining
Recent Africa Mining Indaba highlights need for investing in SME growth within mining sector 26 Feb 2024 Read more

What a more robust SME sector means in 2024
It has been mentioned often that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the single most powerful source of job creation and upliftment, especially here in South Africa where high unemployment is such a stark reality. It just makes so much sense to grow a more robust SME sector in South Africa, bringing with it a myriad of benefits for our people and our economy. Sadly, without considerable support, most small businesses fail within the first two years. 22 Feb 2024 Read more

Susan Moloisane joins Edge Growth Solutions as chief executive
Susan Moloisane joined the Edge Growth Solutions business unit as chief executive on 1 September this year. In the past three months, she has shown herself to be the ideal fit for Edge Growth, given her extensive experience in strategy, organisational development, and data, underpinned by her genuine passion for the SME development space. 11 Dec 2023 Read more

Empowering entrepreneurs and economies: Edge Growth releases 2023 Impact Report
Small business development specialist, Edge Growth, has released an inaugural Impact Report to provide partners and stakeholders with a detailed analysis of the positive social and economic upliftment made through their efforts to facilitate and enhance job creation. 5 Dec 2023 Read more

Rentoza secures funding from Vumela Enterprise Development Fund and Edge Growth
Capital injection to lead to highly anticipated expansion of SA's first pure play subscription model for digital goods and appliances. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

The quest is on to transform small businesses into long term success stories
Qualifying SMEs urged to apply for Quest Ultra Challenge. 14 Sep 2023 Read more

'You can't be it if you can't see it' The need to support women-owned SMEs
As the new chief executive of Edge Growth's Ventures business, Janice Johnston is passionate about developing and cultivating SMEs. This Women's Month, she highlights the need to support and uplift women entrepreneurs in South Africa. 18 Aug 2023 Read more

Empowering entrepreneurs towards investment-readiness
There is no shortage of investors with a strong desire to invest in innovative products and services - the challenge is finding and partnering with businesses that are investor ready. 2 Aug 2023 Read more

Edge Growth Ventures announces new CEO
Leading South African SME development specialist and impact investor, Edge Growth, has announced Janice Johnston as the new chief executive of its Ventures business. 18 Jul 2023 Read more

100% Black female owned construction company secures funding
Oakantswe Construction and Projects, a 100% Black female owned and managed electrical contracting firm, has secured funding from The Abadali Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), which is administered by Edge Growth. 5 May 2023 Read more

Edge Growth appoints new chief investment officer to drive expansion strategy into Africa
Shrivar Mohan has been appointed as the new chief investment officer for Edge Growth's ventures business unit. Edge Growth is a leading South African SME development specialist and impact investor that unlocks growth constraints for progressive entrepreneurs by facilitating access to funding, access to markets and small business development programmes. 24 Apr 2023 Read more

Load shedding continues to put a real damper on small business, says SME development specialist
SMEs need support to grow and create measurable and meaningful impact. According to Statistics South Africa, the official unemployment rate released this week has eased marginally to 32.7%. While this is fairly positive news, the fact that over 700,000 graduates and young people are applying for social development grants has once again highlighted the need to support and develop South Africa's SMEs. 31 Mar 2023 Read more

Family run butchery business 'meats' funding requirements for expansion
Locally owned township businesses creating meaningful impact in communities. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Join the next cohort of accounting entrepreneurs on a growth trajectory!
The FNB Xero Programme for Accounting Practices returns to help 15 #entrepreneurs propel their businesses to the next level! 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Interior construction and fitout company gets investment boost
The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, today announced a new investment in TSK Interiors, one of South Africa's leading black-owned commercial interior fitout and construction companies. 25 Aug 2022 Read more

Edge Growth appointed to manage the SAB Thrive Fund
Partnering to transform the supply chain of SA's landmark brewery 17 Dec 2021 Read more

New investment in homegrown technology providing water to communities in need
The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, has announced a new investment in Kusini Water, a cleantech enterprise that provides clean drinking water to local communities and corporates by manufacturing mobile, solar-powered water purification systems made from locally sourced macadamia nut shells and nanotechnology. 2 Dec 2021 Read more

Transport company secures funding to expand
Investment into DKN unlocks opportunities within hard hit transport and logistics sector 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Edge Growth to administer J.P. Morgan's groundbreaking Abadali EEIP Fund
Qualifying small businesses urged to apply! 30 Aug 2021 Read more

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