It has been a while since our last newsletter. Over the period some significant milestones have been achieved which are detailed in this newsletter. The Caban Group is growing at a fast pace. This growth puts us in a better position to fulfil our stated commitment to assisting entrepreneurs.


BBBEE Competition


Our BBBEE Competition was finalised early as there was a clear winner. The team based in the North, officially now known as Investure (Pty) Ltd,  which was declared Caban’s BBBEE transactional partner in October last year. The South team were the runners-up and are now known as Diversified Investment Group (Pty) Ltd. Both companies are now active businesses.


Further, Investure has acquired two interests in their role as our transactional partners:

 

  • 26.1 % of LifeStraw CSI (Pty) Ltd
  • 26.1% of United Renewable Energy Group (Pty) Ltd


As a result of the competition, the members of Investure asked us if they could be our Gauteng representatives. The intention was always to have representation in Gauteng and after due consideration, TBL Capital Gauteng (Pty) Ltd was established as a joint company equally held by the Caban Group and the members of Investure. Dylan James Media Gauteng (Pty) Ltd, also as a joint venture, is in the process of being launched. Dylan James Media Gauteng’s first project is a charity calendar of art donated by the legendary Prof. Kirendra Thathiah, entitled “Remembering the Great Baobab”. More information on this will be available shortly.

Service Providers


We have restructured the holding within the group of the three main service providers. Caban Investments Ltd now holds 51% of each service provider which are run as subsidiaries.

 

  • TBL Capital (Ltd) Pty – Financial Services Cluster;
  • Dylan James Media (Pty) Ltd – Creative Cluster;
  • Caban Enterprises (Pty) Ltd – Sales and Marketing Cluster.


This streamlines the group and allows us to focus on the key areas of entrepreneurship development. Within the three main clusters there are a range of services that are detailed on our website. As per our business model, these services are provided on credit to the businesses that successfully apply. The entrepreneur only pays for the services once the company is showing profits. For the risk, Caban Investments Ltd acquires shares in the company.


Caban Enterprises


A business’ survival is squarely linked to its ability to sell its product or service. Recognising that not all business owners are specialist sales professionals, the Caban Investments Ltd executive team decided to establish a business that focusses solely on selling. The establishment of Caban Enterprises, headed up by sales veteran Tony Malek in the role of Sales Director, strengthens the groups’ offerings and adds massive value to the group.
Caban Enterprises will be further expanded during the course of the year and will be a significant contributor to Caban’s profits.


Caban’s Investments


Caban Investments Ltd, as a result of its business model, has shares in the following companies:

 

  • 40 % - United Renewable Energy Group (Pty) Ltd
  • 25 % - LifeStraw (Pty) Ltd
  • 40 % - Investure (Pty) Ltd
  • 40 % - Diversified Investment Group (Pty) Ltd
  • 25 % - OG Safety (A Close Corporation in the process of being converted into a private company)


A range of services have been provided to the above companies. The next phase is to have them fully capitalised by the end of April 2014. Particulars of the various companies can be obtained through the company website.


Ambassadors


We are proud to announce that Jared Pillai has joined the group as an Ambassador. Jared is a serial entrepreneur, an eccentric, fast-paced marketing professional, advisor to emerging companies, a speaker on entrepreneurship, marketing, social media and product development, founder of Million Baby, inventor of TodPod and is passionate about Innovation, web technology and startups.


A runner up in season 2 of the Big Break Legacy reality TV show and a national finalist in the 2013 step-up technology innovation awards, he is also the founder of @PreneursUnite movement which is about creating a global entrepreneurial society bringing entrepreneurs together in promoting entrepreneurship via networking events locally and soon globally.


Jared adds great value and is passionate about making a difference to local and international entrepreneurs. We welcome Jared to the team!


Directors


The company has appointed the following new directors over the period:

 

  • Mark van Hoff


Their bios are reflected on our website. The board now consist of 5 members. We are currently seeking a suitable Chairman for the company.


UK Operations


Two new companies were established in United Kingdom. Caban Capital Plc has been established as the Group’s holding company and will be listed on the AIM sector of the London Stock Exchange. The purpose is to raise capital in a regulated environment to be partly invested in emerging economies through Caban Investments Ltd in South Africa.


Caban Investments UK Limited has also been established. This company will replicate in the UK the successful business model that we are currently rolling out in South Africa. 

The 2013 Entrepreneur Expo is once again showcasing why Cape Town is the entrepreneurial capital of South Africa. Taking place 26 – 27 October at the Muizenberg Civic Centre, the Expo brings together entrepreneurs from all over the City of Cape Town.

Exhibitors are divided into two groups. The first group are those that focus on the supporting Cape Town’s entrepreneurs including Vodacom, MWEB, SEDA, MEDO, Standard Bank, Shanduka Black Umbrellas and the Cape Chamber of Commerce amongst others.

Von Seidels will be conducting complimentary intellectual property consultations and the directors of leading entrepreneur advisory firm Caban Investments will be on site to offer free advice.

The second group are the innovative entrepreneurs at the forefront of the drive to grow our economy and create jobs. These include business such as Eco for Africa who collect second hand clothing from schools and business for township entrepreneurs to sell. This project has had a direct impact on many individuals, giving them an opportunity to break the bonds of poverty.

Eskom have this year sponsored a hub of 10 entrepreneurs who focus on energy saving and energy efficiency. The exhibitors within this hub have identified creative and ways to save money on your electricity bill as well as solutions to our current electricity issues.

Beyond just showcasing products and services, the Expo is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network investors with fellow entrepreneurs. For business owners, the Entrepreneur Expo is the perfect place to launch a new business, amplify an existing business and increase sales.

There will also be a number of activities for the kids as well as food stalls and a craft beer garden hosted by Boston Breweries and the Entrepreneur Expo Fun Walk for the Amy Biehl Foundation who are the official charity of the event.

There is no cost to enter the expo. Come and see what the entrepreneurs of Cape Town, and those that support them, have to offer.

For further information please contact Dylan James on 084 244 6389 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The fourth annual Entrepreneur Expo will once again showcase why Cape Town is the entrepreneurial capital of South Africa. Taking place 26 – 27 October at the Muizenberg Civic Centre, the Expo brings together entrepreneurs from all over the City of Cape Town. 

Beyond just showcasing products and services, the Expo is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with fellow entrepreneurs, talk to our in house corporate advisors, mingle with investors at the investor’s breakfast as well as compete for the annual Best Stand floating trophy.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the SA Investors Network and crowd funding platform Start Me who are offering all exhibitors a complimentary 30 days of exposure on their platforms. Other offers to exhibitors include a voucher for a complimentary tax return from TBL Accounting. And, Von Seidels Attorneys will be at the Expo and will have a consultation booth at their stand, where you can sit down with an attorney and receive complimentary, one-on-one advice on protecting your business’ intellectual property and trademarks.

Speakers at the various expo events include Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC for Finance Economic Development and Tourism, entrepreneur extraordinaire and founder of the Entrepreneur Expo, Lizelle Coombs, Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Portfolio Committee Chairperson: Economic, Environmental & Spatial Planning in the City of Cape Town and Mike Purdham, consultant for the Central City Development Strategy at the Cape Town Partnership. There will also be a number of workshops over the two days that are aimed at equipping entrepreneurs with real skills to boost their businesses.

For business owners, the Entrepreneur Expo is the perfect place to launch a new business, amplify an existing business and increase sales.

The stars of the expo are our many excellent businesses showcasing their products and services. Mystery judges will be walking around the expo to decide who will walk away with the prize and trophy for “Best Exhibitor” of Entrepreneur Expo 2013 at the awards ceremony on the evening of the 26th of October.

There will also be a number of activities for the kids as well as food stalls and a craft beer garden hosted by Boston Breweries.

There are limited exhibition spaces still available, please contact the Expo office on 021 683 2425 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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