Al and Ed’s Top 10

Al and Ed’s top 10 business opportunities in South Africa is a bit out of date. We are currently compiling an updated Top 10 Business Opportunities 2016 list. If you think your opportunity deserves a mention, get in contact with us. Together we can make a change. Take action.

We have started a section that contains business ideas and information how to “Start a business opportunity with R5000

1.     Garden Route Property/business sales

For info, contact Philip Rutherford at Sotheby’s Realtors,

He will fill you in on available “hot” opportunities.

2.     Business opportunities with no required investment

got prepaid logo franchise business opportunitySell top-up’s for cellular phones across all networks operating in South Africa, in locations that suit you

All necessary equipment and uniforms provided

For similar opportunities …

3.     Business opportunities under R5000

glotrade logo franchise business opportunityCash in on the increased popularity of Android devices and start your own sales and distribution operation.

Contact: Neil Ferreira

Cell: +27 (0) 73 039 7810

Click here for similar telecom opportunities

4.     Various small-medium business opportunities

BizInBox logo business opportunityBizinBox supply all equipment and training for everything from catering supplies to screen printing

Costs vary from R3600 up to R7000

For more opportunities

5.     Small Franchises

Train people to mind pets and assign an area exclusively to them.

Only cost is the setting up of your website – R500

UPDATE June 2016:Website no longer operational

For other small franchise opportunities …

6.     Telecom

paytel logo business opportunityPaytel lets you earn money using your existing land line

Start-up cost R18,500, but this can be paid off, as you  earn

R500 refundable deposit

UPDATE June 2016: “Paytel is no longer accepting dealers or affiliates until further notice”

For other telecom opportunities

7.     Small Business Opportunities

Used car prices in SA are going through the roof, and rebuilds have become the most practical way of buying a good used car.

Call Carlos on 072 891 0988 to find out more about how you can reap the benefits of this growing market.

For more used motor vehicle business opportunities

8.     Health, wellness and beauty

Lifestyle Wellness Group are affiliated with Herbalife and have an impressive track record

They can get you started for R3900 and offer full support

Click here for other health wellness and beauty related opportunities

9.     Franchise Opportunities

There are many franchises available at the moment and anyone looking for a business that offers franchise security, should visit

They have listings to suit all budgets and securing funding for an established franchise is quite simple.

For other non-mainstream franchises …

10.  Food Industry

Spiral Potato Chips This is an ideal unit to start a small business with. A Potato Spiral chips cutter will only ask for an investment amount of R700 during our 2016 Special (Bonus: Including 25 x 20cm bamboo skewers to get you started and insured postage also included – only in South Africa)

For related FMCG business opportunities

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