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AUTOMOTIVE

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

EDUCATION

Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris
Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris

HEC Paris Business School and the Yale School of Management have joined forces to bring the successful Yale Women's Leadership Programme to Europe. The programme, to take place at HEC Paris in March 2020, is set to bring together women leaders from around the continent...

14 Feb 2020

HR & MANAGEMENT

How to unlock the promise of a digital workplace
How to unlock the promise of a digital workplace

The business landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade. Driven by the need to remain agile, competitive and productive, organisations are adopting more technologies than ever before as they continue their individual journeys towards digital transformation...

14 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Big award for compact forklift: ERC 216zi stacker truck wins iF Design Award
Big award for compact forklift: ERC 216zi stacker truck wins iF Design Award

This year, the Jungheinrich ERC 216zi stacker truck is awarded with the internationally renowned iF Design Award...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 14 Feb 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Cape Town sought court intervention to buy electricity from independent power producers. Image source: Getty/Gallo
#Sona20: Ramaphosa confirms own use generation plan

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the regulatory environment is to be changed in order to facilitate uncapped commercial and industrial distributed generation for own use....

14 Feb 2020

PROPERTY

Why pet-friendly properties confer landlords with a distinct edge
Why pet-friendly properties confer landlords with a distinct edge

Pets in South Africa are increasingly being treated as part of the family, with owners spending more and aligning their pet's lifestyle with their own...

14 Feb 2020

LEGAL

Ante-nuptial contracts: The fine print of love
Ante-nuptial contracts: The fine print of love

The month of February is synonymous with romance and roses as Valentine's Day takes centre stage once again. Often, in this heady state of love and romance, newly engaged couples shy away from discussing how exactly their finances and assets will be managed to their detriment...

By Nayna Cara 14 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Upskilling vital to construction industry
Upskilling vital to construction industry

Amid positive job creation news, it is now especially vital for the construction industry to adapt to advancing standards and adequately train the emerging workforce...

By Anthony Keal 14 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media
#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media

Lanie Krugel has just launched Kru & Co, a South African social media agency. We discussed the agency's startup story and social media trends for South Africa to wake up to...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sasko connects communities through WhatsApp in best #MzansiBread search
Sasko connects communities through WhatsApp in best #MzansiBread search

In 2019, Sasko engaged with its loyal customers by using digital to ask what goes into making the best kotas, gatsbys and bunny chows.

Issued by Techsys Digital 14 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa
#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa

We are in the midst of a technological revolution set to disrupt the world as we know it...

By Onyi Nwaneri 14 Feb 2020

ICT

Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threats
Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threats

Nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 13 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

'Vergeet My Nie' director André Velts talks the universal appeal of love stories
'Vergeet My Nie' director André Velts talks the universal appeal of love stories

Daniel Dercksen chats with director André Velts ahead of the release of his new film, Vergeet My Nie in local cinemas tomorrow, 14 February...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2020

RETAIL

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

World Radio Day 2020: The Year of Sonic
World Radio Day 2020: The Year of Sonic

2020 Has been dubbed 'The Year of Sonic', not just because a certain blue hedgehog is staging a comeback but as a reminder that audio is bigger than ever...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 13 Feb 2020

EDUCATION

Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac
Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac

Start the academic year with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on selected Mac's, to prepare students and educators for what is going to be a busy year...

Issued by Digicape 13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital Kungfu delivers 200% more leads than targeted for new division launching into market
Digital Kungfu delivers 200% more leads than targeted for new division launching into market

How Digital Kungfu helped First Technology Group's new branch, First Technology Centurion, enter the market quickly and effectively with a strong sales-ready pipeline...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 13 Feb 2020

FINANCE

Transparency reporting - a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing profession
Transparency reporting - a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing profession

KPMG South Africa recently issued its transparency report following on from transparency and similar reports issued by the other large audit firms in South Africa in 2019...

By Ciara Reintjes, Issued by SAICA 13 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

Foodie Night School: A renowned grill room and the country's oldest cookery school collab on Steak Masterclasses
Foodie Night School: A renowned grill room and the country's oldest cookery school collab on Steak Masterclasses

To find out the best way to cook a steak, and discover which accompaniments will complement your meat cut of choice, head to the 2020 series of Steak Masterclasses hosted by The Hussar Grill...

Issued by The Hussar Grill 13 Feb 2020

TOURISM

Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

By Jiten Vyas 13 Feb 2020

HEALTHCARE

Cipla SA signs agreement for anti-psychotic drug
Cipla SA signs agreement for anti-psychotic drug

Cipla Medpro South Africa recently concluded an exclusive agreement securing originator and authorised generic brands of an atypical antipsychotic drug, Quetiapine...

Issued by Cipla 13 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Image source: Getty/Gallo
What comes first - production or the purchase?

While commodity prices are currently favourable, the general volatility of commodities in the South African market has often presented a barrier to mining companies accessing traditional forms of financing to enhance their liquidity...

By Lodewyk Meyer, Chantel van Zyl & Kira White 13 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

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SA agri industry players join forces to support new era of farmers

Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa's new era of farmers. The agreement will provide sustainable solutions for farmers access to technical support, access to finance and access to markets...

13 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion
Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion

Johannesburg-based architecture practice Counterspace, directed by the all-women team of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, has been selected to design the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion...

13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures
#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures

Design Indaba alumnus Robert Wong, co-founder and CD of Google Creative Lab, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2020

RETAIL

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SA's December retail sales disappoint

South Africa's retail trade sales dropped by 0,4% year-on-year in December 2019, according to Statistics South Africa.

13 Feb 2020

HEALTHCARE

Alarmed by a rapid spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science is calling on government to declare a health emergency. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Lassa fever: why there's a call to declare a health emergency in Nigeria

The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity...

13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Grid sponsors Night of a 1000 Drawings as one of its G for Good collabs
Grid sponsors Night of a 1000 Drawings as one of its G for Good collabs

Night of a 1000 Drawings is one of the chosen charities Grid will be sponsoring as part of its community initiative, G for Good...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 13 Feb 2020

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