A love letter to accountants everywhere

Sonke we love money, plus we all understand how important making money is to our sense of value and overall well being (ever heard of “net worth”?). In business especially, our finances essentially define our company’s performance over any given period. “ When it comes to our financials; we shouldn’t be putting out fires. Ideally, our books should help us …

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Running Things

from starting with a purpose to startup success As much as successful businesses focus on how they sound and look to the outside world, they have to make sure their internal systems are always working & moving in the right direction. We joined Sibongile’s latest Knowledge Exchange Session to hear more about some of the things it takes to run …

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Talk that Tint talk!

A Hive Creative Business Spotlight While we’re no stranger to throwing parties, you’re more likely to know The Hive for our “conversation” or “discussion” type events. As a space for creative entrepreneurs, our talks may feature anything from startup-focused topics, to promotional events and the occasional burning topics. With a number of events hosted together, one of our close collaborators …

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A Hive Network Opinion Piece: w/ Sibongile Khumalo from Black Thighs

Context: With South Africa’s national month of celebrating women upon us, we asked some of our members to share their thoughts about the legacy of this historical celebration. Below, we share one of the responses that really got us thinking and talking about this holiday; and the realities of women in South African society. Image taken from: monitor.co.ug What comes …

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Short Cuts w/ Grace Letsoalo

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight “2020 was looking so good… but, it is what it is…” – Kgotso Selomah A few days ago, this is what pre-to-post production duo Kombonation had to say about adapting to the lockdown. For this week’s short piece, we had a quick chat with creative stylist, designer and entrepreneur – Grace Makopa Letsoalo – to …

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Disruptive Innovation

Most of us have probably heard how many “small businesses” fail in South Africa. What we don’t hear as much, is how startups are in the best position to change entire markets and overthrow their biggest competitors. read ‘The Kodak Story’ again As much as every entrepreneur should know the rules of their industry, they should also know how quickly …

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Kombonation: An Ode To Us

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight A few weeks ago, we spoke to Mpumelelo Zulu about lockdown business, making coffee and some of the things he enjoys with a good cup. This time, we met two creatives who have the interesting challenge, of trying to tell a story everyone thinks they know everything about. Where do we come from? A …

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Monogamy vs. Polyamory in the 21st Century

Reading Time: 2 Minutes \ Some History In 1978, Legendary Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti married 27 wives in a custom supported by the Yoruba tradition. In 1986 he would divorce them all, claiming no man should own a woman’s body – Image from: Afropunk.com \ Today Countless laws and cultures have tried to dictate how African people should love …

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