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Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 hours ago

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

How to enhance teamwork in the workplace
How to enhance teamwork in the workplace

Whether in sports or in the workplace, it is a fact that team efforts are usually more effective than individual efforts. Poor teamwork results in low morale, loss of productivity, absence of trust, higher expenses and lost revenue.

By Charles Mburugu 1 day ago

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The hunt for cheaper office supplies is worth the effort

It's easy to overlook savings opportunities in a business. This is especially true of the supplies that you use day in and day out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat
Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat

How much do bad rules really cost you...?

By Douglas Kruger 8 Jun 2017

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Four employees you want at your marketing agency

The creative. The upseller. The client-pleaser. The new business rockstar. The number cruncher. The strategic genius. The speedster. These are the people advertising and marketing agencies are always on the lookout for...

By Jessica Edgson 7 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Why is communication so important in business?

All companies require effective communication in their daily operations, it is directly connected to profitability and sales. Poor business communication can affect both the internal and external business structures...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

De-stress with pets in the workplace
De-stress with pets in the workplace

"Must love cats", or "Those suffering from cat allergies need not apply", must be some of the oddest prerequisites one could possibly come across when applying for an office job...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

Hustling from builder to entrepreneur, one brick at a time
Hustling from builder to entrepreneur, one brick at a time

Founding director of Hustlenomics, Nhlanhla Ndlovu tells us how growing up in a small house with a backyard shack was the inspiration and foundation upon which his dreams for bigger and better things were built...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 May 2017

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success
Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success

Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession...

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five leadership tips the young entrepreneurs should know

You need to be a true leader in order to guide an entire company towards success. Entrepreneurs that want to be successful have to cultivate leadership...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 May 2017

Gamification makes work more human
Gamification makes work more human

Millennials catch a lot of flak for expecting the world to be their proverbial oyster. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace. But what if the problem isn't millennials?

By Wynand Smit 4 May 2017

Ilse Louw
Are SMMEs reluctant to adopt tech, or simply out of their depth?

A recent article on Bizcommunity.com, “Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential” (11 April 2017) caught my eye. Especially a line in the opening paragraph “... we need to invest in the future of small businesses..."

By Ilse Louw 4 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What to look for in a Salesforce consultant

Salesforce consulting is a common practice among most businesses now. This is because the people in the sales department of any business are probably the most important employees...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity
Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity

South Africa's ranking on apparent labour market inflexibility (129th out of 138 countries according to the World Economic Forum Competitiveness rankings 2016/2017) suggests that businesses perceive South Africa to be a rigid operating environment...

By Johan Botes 28 Apr 2017

Educating through a whole new print medium
Educating through a whole new print medium

In order to encourage young disadvantaged learners to read and gain a better grasp of the language more quickly, this group of UCT Upstarts developed an innovative solution, using cheap and readily available printing systems, to produce relevant stories and news...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Apr 2017

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive...

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Great ideas for improving health and wellness at work
Great ideas for improving health and wellness at work

No matter the size of your business, there is no limit to the strategies you can employ to show your staff members that you care about their health...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

Yulia Kireeva © –
Applying for a creative role? Here's what to do

Communications agencies are always on the lookout for fresh new talent, but there are many reasons why your CV and cover note could be stopping you getting a slice of the action...

By Emma Glover 20 Apr 2017

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Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Breaking ground in management development
Breaking ground in management development

The managerial ladder is often built with rungs that depend on technical expertise...

By Mark Orpen 11 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Common startup financial mistakes and how to avoid them

While with personal finances you always have access to extra loan options, with a startup it is much harder to get liquidities if problems appear. This is why you need to avoid the following common financial mistakes...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Apr 2017

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