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#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Pressure builds on mining companies stuck in compliance mode

The recently released King IV report urging boards to focus on effective outcomes rather than ticking compliance boxes...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of energy

Energy is the lifeblood of economies and human activity, yet today's grids aren't much different from the one Thomas Edison built...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival

South Africa sits with abundant resources, but if these cannot be mined economically (and safely), it will all come to naught for stakeholders...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Global opportunities for 21st century mining

A developing country like South Africa must balance the need for more jobs with the need for more profitable mines..

By Professor Fred Cawood 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Solar could be the cheapest power on earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And in less than a decade, it's likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere...

By Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector

If the mining industry is to survive and propel itself into the next decade, innovating is a necessity, not a choice...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement...

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[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Unleashing Africa's full power potential

South Africa and Africa's largely untapped natural gas supply could lead to radical transformation of the continent...

By Webb Meko 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] The ins and outs for energy in 2016

Prices are going up, the nuclear deal's going down, natural gas wants in, renewables are certainly not out, and lithium-ion batteries are here to stay. These are some of the trends in the energy sector for 2016...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Energy efficiency in the mining industry

The current state of the mining industry can only be described as an industry in distress. The continuous spiral of lowering commodity prices with the combined steep mining inflation has put many mining operations at the risk of closing down...

By Professor Jan du Plessis 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility

Global statistics reveal that world populations have grown exponentially, but have the supporting services and infrastructure grown in proportion to cater for this? The answer is no...

By Hiten Parmar 18 Jan 2016

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