Made in Cape Town

How local businesses can support each other in tough times

Small businesses in Cape Town are facing an economic crisis with the national loadshedding dilemma. Power cuts means shortened operating hours, spoiled produce, manufacturing delays, technical stoppages and numerous other challenges that seriously affect your small business’s bottom line. Now, more than ever, local businesses can and should support each other. When you sign up …

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NEW INITIATIVE WILL CELEBRATE ALL THINGS CAPE TOWN TO BOLSTER ECONOMIC RECOVERY

The announcement of COVID-19 Alert Level One earlier this month saw local businesses breathe alittle easier as doors opened wider to broader economic opportunities. To support local businesses across the board, from one-person SMMEs to corporates, a number ofkey public, private and NPO stakeholders are joining forces to initiate a “Made in Cape Town”movement that …

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Connecting the world from Cape Town: the Mother City’s BPO sector is flourishing

Globally and locally, business sectors have shed jobs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one sector has bucked the trend, showing resilience in the face of uncertainty and supporting a key part of the national, and specifically, the local economy. South Africa’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, which operates call centres and back-office …

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It’s official: most people love to buy local products made in Cape Town

The Made in Cape Town survey confirmed what we’d suspected for some time: most people love to buy local products and support local businesses. Run during December 2021 at the Watershed, the gorgeous craft and design-focused centre at the V&A Waterfront, the survey asked 251 people their views on supporting local businesses, with an obvious …

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Local businesses are the engine of the local economy

Doggobone is a family business started in Philippi in 2006 by Zakira and Abdul Kader Palekar. From small beginnings arising from a love for their furry friends, the company now employs 32 people and provides healthy, nutritious raw meals to pets all over the country. Not only do they ensure their four-legged customers are happy …

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