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The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real
The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real

It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience...

Issued by Shift Social Development 1 day ago

Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa
Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa

According to the latest data from the 2017 African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continent targeting financial returns combined with positive social and environmental impacts or good governance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Apr 2018

Financial literacy challenge seeks creative education solutions
Financial literacy challenge seeks creative education solutions

The UWC FinLit Innovation Competition has been launched as a way to develop an inventive financial literacy programme designed by youth, for youth...

5 Apr 2018

Coronation launches programme to deepen its CSI impact in South Africa
Coronation launches programme to deepen its CSI impact in South Africa

Through Capsule, Coronation aims to create holistic clusters of support that will enable the youth to thrive...

Issued by Coronation 4 Apr 2018

Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?
Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?

Topco Media's vision is that by 2030 state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, managed by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Mar 2018

Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May
Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May

The second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, taking place on 24-25 May, will play host to some of the brightest business stars from across the African continent...

Issued by Shift Social Development 27 Mar 2018

Small business has a critical role to play in the economy - but entrepreneurs need better financial skills
Small business has a critical role to play in the economy - but entrepreneurs need better financial skills

While government is stepping up to support small business more than ever before, the sector will not thrive unless entrepreneurs are also equipped with the financial tools to optimise their organisations - UCT Associate Professor Mark Graham...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 7 Mar 2018

Crazy Black Friday at QuickBooks
Crazy Black Friday at QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks is proud to offer its customers their Black Friday Crazy Special, which actually starts at 8am on Thursday, 23 November, and finishes on Friday, 24 November, at 4pm. Now isn't that crazy!..

Issued by QuickBooks 23 Nov 2017

UCT GSB case study wins African Governance Showcase competition
UCT GSB case study wins African Governance Showcase competition

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by a UCT GSB professor and an MBA student was awarded first place in the annual African Governance Showcase competition...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Nov 2017

Township and rural economies to change the development narrative
Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools
Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

US business schools are beefing up training in the software that underlies digital currency bitcoin...

6 Nov 2017

KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors
KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Oct 2017

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Taxi operators need financial management skills to compete

The University of the Western Cape's School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town...

30 Oct 2017

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Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

By Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

Winners of SAIPA Tax Thesis Competition
Winners of SAIPA Tax Thesis Competition

From a record number of 36 entries received, the winners of the 2017 South African Institute of Professional Accountants' (SAIPA's) 2017 Tax Thesis Competition, sponsored by EY, were announced on 19 October...

24 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

How parents can raise children who love maths
How parents can raise children who love maths

Parents can help their children develop key mathematical skills by playing simple games with them, and by maintaining enthusiasm for the subject...

Issued by Coronation 3 Oct 2017

Next Generation Leadership to steer Ithala on a positive growth trajectory
Next Generation Leadership to steer Ithala on a positive growth trajectory

Ithala's new leadership team and fortified strategy to maximise development opportunities in line with its mandate to promote development in KwaZulu-Natal have been unveiled...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

Rural KZN school gets a lesson on money management
Rural KZN school gets a lesson on money management

Prospect Farm School in Stanger, north of Durban, has become the latest recipient of a programme on money management skills to foster a culture of savings among youth...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

UCT GSB case study on African Bank collapse wins international accolade
UCT GSB case study on African Bank collapse wins international accolade

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by UCT GSB Associate Professor Stephanie Giamporcaro and MBA student Matthew Marrian has been recognised as one of the top 10 business case studies of the year...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 27 Sep 2017

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A potential market force, SA women face lending discrimination

Unlocking women's earning potential in SA, and in neighboring African countries, could entirely transform the economic and political landscape of the nation, but it won't be easy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Sep 2017

Start your future with South Africa's first and only Bachelor of Paralegal Studies
Start your future with South Africa's first and only Bachelor of Paralegal Studies

Do you want to make justice accessible to everyone? With this course you will become equipped to meet the primary legal needs of individuals and communities, while training toward your possible future in LLB studies...

Issued by CPUT 18 Sep 2017

If SA is serious about growth it must be urban-led and private sector-driven
If SA is serious about growth it must be urban-led and private sector-driven

South Africa is taking the low road of stagnating growth, policy confusion and gridlock, rising social tension and uncertainty about the future, says leading development think tank...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 4 Sep 2017

Coronation to sponsor SAICA Business Development Games
Coronation to sponsor SAICA Business Development Games

Now in its 16th year, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Business Development Games has received sponsorship from Coronation Fund Managers...

29 Aug 2017

Call for school to teach coding and robotics
Call for school to teach coding and robotics

Former FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana has issued a warning on SA's basic education: "Disrupt or be disrupted"...

25 Aug 2017

Ithala supports ever-growing female talent pool
Ithala supports ever-growing female talent pool

Ithala Development Finance Corporation believes equal opportunities for women in the workplace will result in greater economic growth - and is leading by example...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 21 Aug 2017

Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT
Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT

A new degree, Master of Data Science with a specialisation in Financial Technology (fintech), which combines finance, technology and entrepreneurship is set to disrupt the financial services industry...

18 Aug 2017

Mentorship programme gears rural women for business
Mentorship programme gears rural women for business

A mentorship programme to capacitate KwaZulu-Natal rural and township women with business skills to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and enjoying a better quality of life has been made possible...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 4 Aug 2017

The case for upskilling senior management during a recession
The case for upskilling senior management during a recession

When times are tough, training often takes a hit - particularly the development of senior executives. But lessons from the 2008 economic downturn indicate this may not be the best path towards long-term resilience...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 28 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2017

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