women

Shining a spotlight on women in business. Stories and advice on making a success of your business in South Africa.

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.
johannesburg-based businesses

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Read the story of Siwe Matshisi’s journey to starting Queencess Creation and how she is using business to encourage positivity and hope.

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.
durban

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Mother and daughter team Niki and Ellen have made spreading yoga in Durban their business mission. Read their story.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
behind the scenes at yoco

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
cape town

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.
food, drink and hospitality

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Meet Mokgadi. Owner of Native Nosi and Yoco Merchant #41 506​.

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.
durban

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Anna Savage, of I Heart Market, is a new-wave business person. She has her own rules, an eclectic CV, and a drive to support Durban business.

fashion businesses

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Tina Ngxokolo has a love for Xhosa culture that comes through in her fashion creations. Read about how she is making it in the industry.

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.
fashion businesses

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Meet Gugu. Founder of Gugu Intimates and Yoco merchant #10 703. Her goal is to make African woman feel comfortable in their skin. Here’s how.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
cape town

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

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An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women