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On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of September this year, Sandton Convention Centre is the place to be for every business owner and aspiring entrepreneur who want to learn the open secret about why South Africa is home to an estimated 2.6 million SMEs, with around 37% being considered formal.

The NSBC and World Famous Events’ 15th edition of The Business Show :: Africa is a hotbed of inspiration, with the country’s most innovative business experts and exhibits, offering an opportunity for networking with like-minded and successful business leaders whose business solutions have created iconic brands.

Networking, quality exhibits: Join the best of SA entrepreneurs and business owners

SMEs across South Africa represent more than 98% of businesses; employ around 50-60% of the country's workforce across all sectors; and provide a quarter of job growth in the private sector.

Are you serious about building a bigger and more successful business? Then you can’t afford to miss The Business Show on 06 and 07 September 2023 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the platform that can fast track your business success.

As Africa's most successful business event for this exciting and growing sector, The Business Show’s key brand exhibitors, success-focused seminars, and revealing masterclasses from some of the country’s top business leaders will put your business on track for growth and high impact.

Revolutionizing Logistics: inDrive Launches Groundbreaking ‘Name Your Price’ Freight Service in South Africa

Expanding the frontier of logistics, inDrive.Freight brings set-your-own-price model to deliver affordability, efficiency, and flexibility, catering to SMEs and private individuals

inDrive, a global mobility and urban services platform with headquarters in California, USA, today launched the first-of-its-kind in South Africa, "name your price" freight service - inDrive.Freight, targeting the needs of small businesses and individuals.

Whether it's the delivery of small parcels or a large shipment, inDrive.Freight offers a comprehensive range of non-liquid freight transportation solutions. The service aims to deliver reliability and efficiency for last-mile in-city routes, with same-day delivery available on demand.

Xero announces inaugural Xero Beautiful Business Fund to boost future aspirations of small business

Over NZ$750,000 (R8,000,000) in funding up for grabs for small businesses globally

Coinciding with Xero Day 2023 - the day of Xero’s founding 17 years ago - Xero, the global small business platform, on 6 July 2023 a new global small business fund with more than NZ$750,000 (R8,000,000) in funding, to support the future aspirations of small businesses globally.

The Xero Beautiful Business Fund will officially launch with a call for entries at Xerocon Sydney, taking place in Sydney on 23-24 August 2023.

Designed to celebrate small businesses, empower success and accelerate their growth, the XeroBeautiful Business Fund will be open to Xero small business customers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Mercedes-EQE: the new business avant-garde

The business saloon EQE is the second model to be based on the premium-class electric architecture (EVA2), following the luxury EQS saloon that was launched in South Africa in 2022.


Just a few months after the South African launch of the EQS, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa is already presenting the next Mercedes-EQ model based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric vehicles, the new EQE. The sporty business saloon – the fifth model in the extensive Mercedes-EQ range offered locally – offers all the essential functions of the EQS in a slightly more compact format. At market launch, the local model range initially comprises two variants: the EQE 350+ with 215 kW and 565 Nm, as well as the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC with 350 kW and 858 Nm. Production of the EQE offered in South Africa takes place at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany.

The GLE and GLE Coupé: Bestsellers now even better
  • Electrified: new diesel models with 48-volt system
  • Even more to experience: useful functions for off-road use and trailer operation
  • Digitised: MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system now even more intelligent


Stuttgart. Versatile: the Mercedes-Benz GLE and its sporty offshoot, the GLE Coupé, are just as suitable
for families and leisure time as they are for long-distance journeys and transporting loads. 4MATIC
ensures that you can get through even in poor traction conditions or off-road terrain on gradients of up
to 100 percent. A towing load of up to 3.5 tonnes makes it possible to pull a horse trailer, a valuable
classic car or a larger caravan.

VodaPay launches new Deposit and Send Money services on the super app

Two new Deposit and Send Money services have been added to the VodaPay super app. The innovation is the latest step in Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services quest to make financial inclusion a reality for all South Africans. 

“VodaPay’s new Deposit and Send Money services support our intention to accelerate digital and financial inclusion. Both banked and unbanked users can deposit and/or send money from their VodaPay Wallet, securely, cost-effectively and instantly. By building broader, more convenient offerings onto VodaPay, such as deposit and cash-out networks, we aim to enable more people to use and benefit from digital financial services,” says Mariam Cassim, Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services. 

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury lifestyle SUV: South African line-up announcement
  • The new GLC is the most dynamic model in the luxury lifestyle SUV family from Mercedes-Benz
  • GLC is characterised by a dynamic and bold appearance, luxury appeal, the latest in digitalisation, and efficient and sporty driving performance
  • The initial South African range will consist of GLC 220 d, GLC 300 d and GLC 300, all enhanced by mild-hybrid technology

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is even more dynamic, powerful and sustainable. Locally available with an innovative mild-hybrid system with 48-volt technology and an integrated starter-generator, the brand-new model sets heightened standards for driving enjoyment, efficiency, advanced design and a luxurious, practical cabin.

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