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Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station in order to focus on his health

Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station in order to focus on his health

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station on Friday 26th February in order to focus on his health. Jeremy has been undergoing treatment for the past few months and has decided to take a break.

“I will also be spending more time on the Mansfield Family Trust and the charitable work it does in South Africa,” says Mansfield. “I have loved being a part of the HOT 91.9FM family, particularly because of the excellent, meaningful work they do within the community. It’s been a great privilege to be able to contribute to this, and I will cherish the memories of this time at HOT, and the time I have spent together with my colleagues on the Breakfast show”.

HOT 91.9’s Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “Jeremy is a radio legend and has contributed immensely to the industry, and the station,  however our primary concern is his health at this time. We would like to thank Jeremy for his incredible contribution as the anchor of Joburg’s Hottest breakfast Show for the past 3 years. This is not a goodbye as Jeremy will continue to be part of the Hot 91.9FM family in his role as an ambassador for Hot Cares , the Christmas Wish and a contributor to the Hot 91.9FM Radio Academy. We wish him well and pray for his full- and speedy- recovery”.

Should you have any further queries, please email info@hot919.co.za

Issued on behalf of Jeremy Mansfield and Hot 91.9FM.

 

ProfitShare Partners: How South African SMEs can forge success in 2021

ProfitShare Partners: How South African SMEs can forge success in 2021

While 2020 will go down in history as being a year of unrivalled hardship around the globe, there were industries that picked up rapidly as lockdown forced every business owner and entrepreneur to sink or swim.

“With lockdown prohibiting food and beverage outlets from opening their doors to dine-in guests at times and the reluctance of patrons to go to these outlets, the food delivery business grew massively,” says Andrew Maren, founder and CEO of fintech company ProfitShare Partners. 

“Contactless delivery and online payments gave consumers some safety from Covid-19. Importantly, not all of the deliveries were made by companies that already had an app available.

“Smart, but out of work people with a scooter or car took the opportunity to offer their services to smaller restaurants and shops and a ‘cottage industry’ delivery sector was born,” says Maren.

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that didn’t have e-commerce facilities cobbled together systems that enabled people to buy their goods from Facebook or Twitter, and mobile payment devices allowed settlement of account on delivery.

“This agility and outside-the-box thinking paid big dividends for many,” says Maren. “Customers were willing to pay a delivery fee in exchange for their safety from the virus; small operators were able to keep staff members on; and even without the expense of e-commerce sites, small operators were able to earn.”

 

Who saw opportunity amid challenge?

ProfitShare Partners sees entrepreneurs and emerging businesses as key drivers of the economy and strives to provide SMEs with a simple, non-traditional solution that enables them to deliver on contracts they’ve been awarded, by partnering on the deal and supporting the project right through to delivery.

“Entrepreneurs, small, medium and micro-enterprises and emerging businesses are often constrained when they need capital to fund contracts that they have won,” says Maren.

“The risk of investing what they have – or the lack of capital – limits them from performing optimally. Being disruptors in the financial sector ourselves, we understand the ‘small guys’ as few can. With the opportunity for success within their grasp, ProfitShare Partners bridges that gap with a simple online application process.” 

Maren says many a small business has developed enough trust with a large corporate to be given a substantial contract – only to turn it down due to a lack of access to capital. “This is the same mindset that sought out opportunities during lockdown, and become the people we partner with to facilitate their growth and ultimate creation of new jobs.”

 

The SME landscape in 2021

As Covid19 continues to mutate, it’s clear that the virus will be with us for some time, Maren says. “Nobody can say how long – but what we can say is that those who were agile enough to work differently last year already have a head-start this year.” 

So, what sectors should SMEs be looking to tackle in 2021? “The IT and allied industries are a good bet, particularly with large corporates encouraging work from home (WFH) for as many staff members as they can.” 

ProfitShare Partners believes SMEs with ties to the industry should be looking for distribution and/or delivery agreements with big tech companies, and must have the financial wherewithal to take on big contracts. 

“The delivery industry – whether that be FMCG goods, clothing, healthcare products or fast foods – is likely to grow as government urges citizens to stay home, and shops and restaurants must continue to make a living,” Maren says. People are now also realising how convenient and time saving home deliveries are. This will lead to a behavioural change in consumers and will last long after the end of Covid. 

The financial outlay and technical resources for an e-commerce site is no longer prohibitive and anyone can get an e-commerce site going relatively cheaply and quickly. SME support apps like Getlion can get your entire business started with very little effort and cost. 

There are also great solutions around delivery and stockholding available now, Maren asserts. “You don’t even need to carry stock or have a warehouse. Products currently on the market will manage your merchandise and deliveries without you ever seeing your own stock.” 

As a partner in the #GetSAWorking campaign that saw many small businesses grow in 2019 through the provision of a share of R100 million in capital set aside for the initiative, engaging with ProfitShare Partners is online and therefore Covid-safe. 

“We want to see South African businesses grow, even during challenging times, and encourage SMEs in possession of an order to fulfil to contact us for a simple process to determine eligibility and a response within 24 hours. We want your business to do more business,” says Maren.

 

Ten steps to ProfitShare Partners assistance

  1. You apply online, we respond with a “yes” or a “no” within 24 hours
  2. Our website is user-friendly and easy to navigate
  3. Our staff are available to assist you every step of the way
  4. We don’t require 12 months of bank statements or proof of earnings
  5. If you are approved, you get your funds within seven days
  6. All you need is an order for your product or service from a large reputable company
  7. We help you grow until you graduate to qualify for traditional bank loans and facilities, then we are happy to introduce you to the ones we work with
  8. ProfitShare Partners was started by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs and SMEs
  9. PSP continues to participate in initiatives that drive an inclusive economy
  10. Our success depends on your success – we are a trusted partner with our clients

 

 ProfitShare Partners has committed R100 million in capital support on Hot 91.9 FM to move small business in the right direction and to Get SA Working again. Every month, your share of R10 million is available to support your small business’ goals and projects and to bring ProfitShare Partners’ passion for accelerated growth for small business towards profitability and sustainable success.

Getting SA Working is brought to you ProfitShare Partners powered by Hot 91.9 FM. Visit getsaworking.co.za

 

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Financial inclusivity as a business imperative

Financial inclusivity as a business imperative

By Andrew Maren, founder and CEO, ProfitShare Partners

Loosely defined as enabling the equality and availability of access to financial services, financial inclusion is not just an opportunity, but a business imperative.

When businesses and individuals are given a fair chance at accessing affordable and timely financial products and services such as banking facilities, loans and insurance products, it puts them on fair footing in a market where their service often matters more than their size.

According to Nazmeera Moola’s article “South Africa must support SMEs to save jobs” published by Business Maverick: “The SME sector is most critical as an employer. While it only pays about 6% of corporate taxes and accounts for 20% of GDP, small and medium enterprises employ about 47% of South Africa’s workforce.”

SMEs are also noteworthy in their contributions to economic growth, product innovation, technological progress and competitive advantage. Knowing all of this, why would we not consider financial inclusion a feasible business strategy, rather than a “nice to have”?

 

Benefits of inclusivity

When small businesses and entrepreneurs have access to financial services, doors are opened that reduce inequality, while enabling expansion and job creation. Families can invest in their own futures through education, savings and effective healthcare. Access to credit facilities opens a doorway to financial stability, such as home loans rather than rental accommodation.

More than this, a key benefit is dignity: “Having enough” is often seen as “being enough”, and an SME given the financial backing to fulfil an order that may have gone to a larger firm is often the start of a successful journey to better prospects.

When more companies and financial institutions embrace economic inclusion as integral to their business, everybody wins. We can address the issue of inequality head-on and solve many of our most urgent economic problems with shared growth.

Companies like ProfitShare Partners are giving SMEs opportunities that have so far evaded them. By putting in the hard yards and actually obtaining an order from a large corporate, the SME is half way to economic inclusion. Getting the capital required to fulfil the order is what stands between that small operator and real financial freedom.

It behoves South African organisations to see the value in inclusion and encourage it where possible. It is so much more than financing a transaction – it is funding expansion and strengthening the country’s economic backbone.

 

ProfitShare Partners has committed R100 million in capital support on Hot 91.9 FM to move small business in the right direction and to Get SA Working again. Every month, your share of R10 million is available to support your small business’ goals and projects and to bring ProfitShare Partners’ passion for accelerated growth for small business towards profitability and sustainable success.

 Getting SA Working is brought to you ProfitShare Partners powered by Hot 91.9 FM. Visit getsaworking.co.za

 

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Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

 Tuesday, 24 November – Leading Johannesburg radio station, Hot 91.9FM, raised the bar today by racking up a staggering R6.113 million in donations for the Hot Cares initiative at their annual, 12 hour birthday Teddython fundraiser, held this year at Papachinos in Broadacres.

 “In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented financial strain on individuals and companies, the donations total came as a huge surprise and showed that Johannesburg is not only the City of Gold, but that Joburgers have hearts of gold,” said Lloyd Madurai, Hot 91.9 FM Managing Director. 

 Due to the financial impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, Hot Cares, a registered Public Benefit Organisation and the community initiative of Hot 91.9FM, has been overwhelmed by requests for assistance within the broader community. The need for community support has never been greater and Hot Cares is constantly receiving requests for assistance. Hot 91.9 FM has always put the community at the centre of the station’s activities and is overjoyed at the ability to be able to fulfil an increasing number of requests for assistance. 

 “All of our partners, listeners and friends, have blown us away this year with their generosity,” says Madurai. “We are humbled at how you opened your hearts and pockets in these extremely tough economic times to help change lives. Perhaps more than ever we see how humanity prevails and we are re-committed to effect positive change. Hot 91.9FM would like to say a heartfelt, sincere and resounding thank you! You have made the Hot 91.9FM Birthday wish come true”.

  

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Monday, 2 November 2020

 

Hot 91.9FM’s Teddython is back on Friday, 20 November 2020 and we are delighted to announce our new venue Papachinos, Broadacres in Fourways. The Hot 91.9FM team will be broadcasting live from Papachinos from 06h00 – 18h30, and we invite our listeners to pop in, donate and make a meaningful difference to the lives of those around us. All Covid-19 protocols in place.

Many challenges we faced in 2020 have been unprecedented and it’s no surprise that Hot Cares, the community initiative of Hot 91.9FM, has been overwhelmed by the desperation within our community.  Hot 91.9FM is dedicated to making our biggest priority to touch as many lives as possible through community outreach. In the past we have awarded bursaries at all levels of education, assisted those in need of medical attention and helped victims of unforeseen, life-changing circumstances and now more than ever, we need to assist as many families and shelters who have had to face their biggest challenges and financial blows. In order to continue doing this, we need to raise vital funds through initiatives like our Hot Cares Teddython.

You can donate on the day, visit our website www.hot919.co.za and donate online or come through to Papachinos and donate in person (snapscan and credit card facilities available).

Hot Cares NPC is a registered PBO and is able to issue a Section 18A Certificate and a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor Affidavit.

The Mansfield in the Morning team, Mark Pilgrim, Bunny Majaja and Tony Murrell, before welcoming The Big Joburg Drive to end the celebration. Join us throughout the day where we will be sharing the stage with fantastic performances by, Pedro Barbosa, Daniel Baron, Cappuccino, Brent Harris & Thee Jam and Dr Victor.

You are invited to make your donation and join the Hot 91.9FM team at the 2020 Teddython! Be a part of our community initiative.

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM and the Portuguese Forum of South Africa have partnered to present the Social Solidarity Food Drive which will take place on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at a secure venue where communities and established charity groups can set up a marquee to receive donations.

In addition, procession trucks loaded with pallets of donated food from local farmers and companies will attend the Social Solidarity Food Drive before delivering their donated items to the nominated food banks.

The aim of the Social Solidarity Food Drive is to bring as many compassionate resources from the cultural community groups, corporate brands, farmers, charity groups and the public together in one place, in a show of force for good.

The drive-through is designed to help those in need, Ferreirinha says, “but also to highlight the many, often unrewarded South Africans who do amazing work to help. They are what makes South Africa great.

Save the date now and join in this moving tribute to community and the importance of the outstretched hand at the corner of Atlas Road and Silver Wings Boulevard, Parkhaven, Kempton Park on Sunday 6 September 2020 at 09h00.

 

For all queries, please email: info@socialfooddrive.co.za

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