Southern Africa’s small businesses lead next phase of African growth

Optimistic: Gabaraane has noted solid uptake of digital loan facilities amongst smaller businesses across the region
Optimistic: Gabaraane has noted solid uptake of digital loan facilities amongst smaller businesses across the region

Standard Bank’s recently established Business & Commercial Clients (BCC) division is dedicated to leveraging the power of small, medium and large enterprises to expand inclusive domestic business growth across Africa.

Gaborone-based BCC Southern Africa Head, Leina Gabaraane* believes Africa is entering an exciting expansion phase, characterised by rapid private business formation and growth.

As such, Standard Bank’s BCC division is deliberately focused on partnering with businesses to build a capability ecosystem that will support small traders, agri-businesses and entrepreneurs to grow.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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