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A Comprehensive Guide to Food Compliance in South Africa

As you all know, food safety is vital. It is a matter of the health and safety of consumers. Protecting fellow humans from hazards in their food is at the centre of food compliance regulations across the globe. Anyone who is looking to open a food business needs to follow these regulations.

Guidelines for food safety and compliance in South Africa apply to the entire food chain: from farm to fork. Even pre-harvest, farmers are required to follow certain guidelines for handling fresh produce. Butchers and abattoirs need to comply with rules about handling and processing meat. Food processors need to follow regulations about packaging, labelling and storage. These are just a few of the aspects of food compliance before the products reach supermarket shelves or restaurant kitchens.

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Benefits of Business Coaching

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have shown supremacy in their business operations and have a promising future in the world of business. And have been identified as productive drivers of inclusive economic growth and development in South Africa and around the world. Some researchers have estimated that, in South Africa, SMEs makeup 91% of formalised businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of GDP 

However, they lack a well-structured network of people to consult with about where to start and how to manage their businesses. The result is businesses that don’t survive for long. Business coaching becomes crucial, and a coach is a tremendous help for entrepreneurs and business owners. But what precisely is a business coach, and how can South African SMEs benefit from them? 

What is a Business Coach?

A business coach is a professional mentor or expert who works with companies or entrepreneurs to help them improve their business performance and offer recommendations for a company’s vision, objectives, and goals. They identify strengths and weaknesses and convert them to actionable success to help the business grow.