Nadine von Moltke-Todd

Nadine von Moltke-Todd

Editor-in-Chief: South Africa

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Growth Strategies

How Prately Was Bootstrapped Into a Local Giant - Without a Cent of Funding

The aim of most family-run businesses is to stand the test of time, a goal that influences strategy and tends to take the long-term view over short-term gains. Entrepreneur spoke to Kim Pratley and his sons, Andrew and Charles, about growing a business without compromising on quality or price.
Growth Strategies

5 Lessons in Growth From Former Dimension Data CEO, Brett Dawson

Brett Dawson took Dimension Data from a $2 billion to $8 billion business over the course of 12 years. He's now focusing on making an impact in the business landscape through investments. These are his five lessons on building a high-growth business.
Venture Capital

What South African Venture Capitalists Are Looking For

Are investors interested in ideas? Traction? The team? The founders? They're interested in all that and more, say Venture Capitalists Keet van Zyl and Clive Butkow.
Success Mindset

How Siyanda Dlamini Achieved His Dream of Owning a Hotel

Siyanda Dlamini knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life from the time he turned 15. Hotel management (and eventually ownership) wasn't the obvious choice for a young black boy from KwaZulu Natal, but he knew he had enough passion and determination to see his dreams come true.
Tech Startups

Appanna Ganapathy's 6 Lessons in Launching a High-Impact Tech StartUp

Twenty years after first wanting to own a business, Appanna Ganapathy launched ART Technologies, a business he aims to grow throughout Africa, starting with Kenya thanks to a recently signed deal with Seacom. As a high-growth entrepreneur with big plans, Appanna spent two decades laying the foundations of success - and now he's starting to collect.
Brand Building

Why an Industry Reputation Will Help Your Startup Succeed

Advertising doyenne Nikki Lewin reveals the importance of personal brands, living your values and finding your niche in the market.
Tech Startups

How Matthew Piper and Karidas Tshintsholo Are Revolutionising How Small Farmers Access Markets

Matthew Piper and Karidas Tshintsholo tech startup, KHULA, isn't only winning awards for innovation – it's proving that two young entrepreneurs can find big solutions for even bigger problems.

How Bevan Ducasse Built a R100-Million Business After His Startup Nearly Failed

wiGroup started out as a mobile wallet in 2008. It didn't work. It was too early for the market, and the business couldn't scale. Instead of giving up, Bevan Ducasse and his team bit the bullet, accepted the failure, and found a new solution - pivoting the business.
Lessons Learnt

Hard-won Startup Lessons From 7 of SA's Top Entrepreneurs

Launching a business is tough, but with perseverance, a willingness to learn from mistakes and a focus on the future, you can turn your dream into a reality. Seven top South Africa entrepreneurs share their hard-won start-up lessons.

Tap Into Customer Emotions For Marketing Success

According to Feyi Olubodun, Insight Publicis Nigeria CEO, people don't buy from companies, they buy from people. If you really want to build a successful business, you need to consider the human element in purchasing decisions.

High-Impact Growth Investments

South Africa's B-BBEE codes have opened up a wealth of investment opportunities for black and white businesses alike. Fatima Vawda of 27four Investment Managers unpacks the opportunities for South African SME growth.
Growth Strategies

How Bertus Albertse Built an R80-Million Global Business From His Living Room

Growing up with nothing taught Bertus Albertse the value of discipline and taking control of your own future and success. This is how an entrepreneur who is still under 30, and who launched Body20 from his living room when he was 24, has built an R80-million business that has just gone global.
Growth Strategy

How Karl Westvig Built Retail Capital Into a R150-Million Business

Starting a business is easy. You need a white board, a cool idea, and a small amount of cash to get you started. The real challenge comes down the line, when you're trying to scale your business, stay true to your vision, and answer to investors.
commercial property

5 Ways to Get the Most From Commercial Property Ownership

Commercial and industrial property ownership is an excellent way to build your assets, create income streams separate from your core business and plan for your retirement. Here's what you should be thinking about if you've decided it's time to invest in your own property, instead of paying off someone else's asset with your monthly rental bill.
Leadership Strategy

Trevor Hill, Head of Audi SA, Reveals How To Survive in a Challenging Economy

When the economy isn't playing ball, it's time to roll up your sleeves, face your challenges head-on, and get to work, says Head of Audi SA, Trevor Hill.