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#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By josephine buys 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 trends in responsible business

Companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2019 - a 5% year-on-year increase in nominal terms (2018: R9.7bn), but flat when taking inflation into account, reflecting a subdued economy...

By Zyaan Davids Anter 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Design thinking to rise in the public sector

In the face of increasingly tough systemic and complex challenges, there is an emerging global trend in the public sector towards using a design thinking approach to unlock new and innovative solutions...

By Erica Elk 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

By Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity

In South Africa, many young people are looking for jobs and one wonders what jobs they had in mind...

By Vera Valasis 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA future in jeopardy if we don't urgently invest in our youth

How do we harness the capacity and potential of our youth to drive change within communities, instead of creating more social beneficiaries of the state?

By Tebogo Suping 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

By Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Female leadership in SA's property sector needs to be prioritised

We've made significant strides in the last decade and there is visible progress of women being integrated into various roles within different segments of South Africa's property sector...

By Nonhlanhla Mayisela 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Technologies and tactics in curbing wildlife poaching

Generally in South Africa, criminals control the night. Technology is a tool that is used in protected areas (national parks, provincial, municipal and private nature reserves) for detecting suspected poachers or criminals. It can be used to empower protected area management to claim a fraction of the night...

By Nicholus Funda 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation

The South African waste management industry is constantly developing and can be counted as one that is most efficient within the African continent...

By Kate Stubbs 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Time for the NPO sector to ask tough questions

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are working in a challenging context and this will continue in 2020...

By Nazeema Mohamed 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

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