Johannesburg – Black investors hold similar stakes in listed companies as white investors, according to research released on Thursday.

The research focused on ownership of the top 100-listed companies. 

“This year’s study found a similar participation level among black and white South African investors – 21% and 22% of the Top 100 by value respectively,” said JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King. 

“We also think one can assume that the black economic interest will continue to climb in future, and that this research provides a base for future measurement.” 

If the methodology allowed by the Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice was applied, black shareholding rose to 33%. 

“This is principally due to the fact that listed companies who own businesses in multiple countries are allowed to exclude the value of these foreign business operations from the calculation of black economic interest,” said researcher Trevor Chandler. 

Foreign investors hold 34% of the market, while a further 2% was held directly by the government. 

Most shares – 40% – are owned by institutional investors such as pension funds and life insurance companies, according to the research. 

Only 24% of shares are held directly by South African individuals. 

By excluding foreign and government stakes, the proportion of black investors in the remaining categories could be calculated. 

This year’s study had been more comprehensive than in the past two years, accounting for an increase in the numbers of black investors, said Chandler. 

He declined to put a value on total black shareholding, as share and exchange values changed daily and the JSE’s biggest companies had multiple listings across the world

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This year’s theme is “Registrations” . The theme was inspired by unfortunate events that occurs each year where millions of students don’t register in time . Now Generation of Exhibitors together with Maponya mall would like to invite you and your company to  be part of Soweto Career Expo to help curb these unfortunate events that happens every year of students registering late. The dates set for this type of campaign is from the 9th to 15th of September 2013. This event should help the students and scholars with their registration demands, a direction to a best career path and good decision making while they still have time. The career fair includes representatives from  5 companies, 500+ patrons and students including recent premium alumni from the host shopping mall.  This event will be held at Maponya Mall in Soweto.

These are four that are basic Lack of Focus Finances Time-Management Self-Motivation

What Makes Being an Entrepreneur Challenging?

by Tanya Robertson, Demand Media

While being an entrepreneur does have its benefits, it also has its challenges. When entrepreneurs first start out, they’re often considered a one-man show, meaning they’re responsible for doing everything on their own. This usually equates to working really long hours, juggling numerous projects and having to constantly come up with new ideas. However, once you learn to overcome the challenges, you’ll be able to reap the rewards.


One of the biggest headaches for entrepreneurs involves dealing with finances. For new entrepreneurs, it’s often difficult to raise enough capital to start up their companies. Even after the business is established, entrepreneurs have a hard time obtaining loans and lines of credit, as banks set high eligibility requirements for small-business owners. Another issue that entrepreneurs face is they may struggle financially for quite some time before their business becomes profitable. In the mean time, entrepreneurs work long hours and for little to no pay.



Entrepreneurs are known for putting in long hours and juggling many responsibilities. Therefore, it’s imperative that they have good time-management skills. Otherwise, entrepreneurs are apt to overextend themselves and take on more work than they can handle. In the long run, this isn’t good for the entrepreneur’s health or the reputation of the business. In addition, for those who have a family at home, balancing a work life and a home life often proves challenging.


While many people are used to having a set work schedule and routine they must adhere to, things are a little different with entrepreneurs. When you’re self-employed, you must motivate yourself to get up early each day and tackle what needs to get done. Some people are good at keeping themselves motivated, but others find it an ongoing struggle. For an entrepreneur, there’s no time for procrastination because you’re not getting paid by punching a time clock. As an entrepreneur, you’re paid solely by your own productivity and success.

Entrepreneurs are known for constantly brainstorming and having new ideas on how they can capitalize and make more money. While having these unique ideas are a good thing, they can become overwhelming if you lack enough focus to narrow down your options to the ones with the most potential. As an entrepreneur, it’s your job to zero in on only your brightest ideas and see them through to the end. If you lack this focus, you’ll just waste your time bouncing around from one idea to another without anything ever getting accomplished.

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#TrevorNoah, #SibusisoLeope and #BonangMatheba makes Forbes list


Popular personalities Dj Sbu, Trevor Noah and Bonang Matheba are excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine’s 13 most influential artists in Africa and they have promised to work harder to make their star to shine brighter.

Of the 13, DJ Sbu, Trevor Noah and Matheba are the only South Africans who made the list.

“I’m so honoured to have made the Forbes list. It was amazing,” Matheba said. “I never thought I’d ever make it to a Forbes list and being the only South African female to have made the list and to be among greats like Trevor Noah and DJ Sbu is an honour.

“Making the list contributes to a great start to the new year. Who knows what else is in store for the rest of the year?”

Matheba said she thought her work ethic and consistency had helped her earn a coveted spot on the list.

“There is also the fact that I am able to bounce back from hardships and tend to kick butt, so no one can tell me anything about attitude,” she said.

Noah made waves in the Unites States last year when he made appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the first South African comedian to do so.

DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope, has helped launch the music careers of artists such as Zahara and the late Brown Dash through the TS Records label.

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Stupidity Of #Womanship

Thus, you as a woman #entrepreneur you have to change your definitions and your narrow morality. Again, I will emphasize that the problem with today’s so called women revolutionaries is that they want a clean-cut, happy, safe, Entrepreneurial revolution, and there will be no such thing. Poverty and Capitalism is a brutal system and unless you are willing to meet it on its own terms, unless you are willing to rob it of all its cultural capital, chances of women entreprenuerism revolution are nil.

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