Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the world

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2021

South Africa needs the private sector for economic growth

While redistribution has been the government's priority in righting the country's apartheid past, only economic growth will get South Africa out of the hole created by Covid-19...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jan 2021

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

By Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

By Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

Reskilling is essential for a just energy transition

The energy transition process that will lead us to shift from fossil fuel-based generation to a renewable one started several years ago, and is one that will require new jobs and new skills, as traditional power plants that are reaching their end of life are gradually phased out...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: I strive to be an empowering leader, says Zimkita Mabindla

Her curiosity about how money works as a young child is what inspired Zimkita Mabindla to become a chartered accountant. But what she really strives for is to be an empowering leader, both professionally and personally...

By Nicci Botha 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to change

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prepare, prepare, prepare, says Nandipha Solomon

In this Covid-19 era, being able to communicate with dexterity and effectively on online platforms has become extremely important...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Costs and climate change response enhance growth in RE space

With the decreasing costs of the renewable energy technologies, the industry is growing at an rapid rate and these technologies are of late considered the least-cost option in the power sector....

By Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: "Be a human being, not a human doing," says Hilary Dudley

Hilary Dudley is the managing director of Citadel Fiduciary. What she finds most satisfying about her job is knowing that she helps clients address their problems and allay their fears and thus make a positive impact...

By Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Women have to prove themselves in the engineering field, says Linda Mashiri

The world is going green. Solar energy is now the way to go for affordable electricity and even those without access to the utility grid, says Linda Mashiri, a solar design engineer at IMPower.

By Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Always remember you've earned your position, says Peregrine's Bianca Botes

If she could go back and give advice to her younger self, Bianca Botes, executive director at Peregrine Treasury Solutions, says it would be to stop doubting herself, because everything she needs to be successful is already inside her.

By Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: The glass ceiling isn't shatterproof - Sanisha Packirisamy

There will be times when you are a lone female voice in a room of male counterparts, but it is important to trust your skills, express your point of view, stand firm and walk tall...

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Make sure you have a tribe of people who inspire you

Having cut her teeth on big-name brands like Plascon and DSTV, Nthabiseng Moloi, found her niche in the financial services industry...

By Nicci Botha 12 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Gender bias. Challenge or opportunity?

Women are naturally subjected to gender bias, whether conscious or unconscious. This is an everyday fight, but you can choose to see this as a threat or an opportunity...

By Nicci Botha 11 Aug 2020

#SurvivorStories: I had a spiritual conversation with my body to fight, Shorn Khumalo

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. PR consultant, Shorn Khumalo talks us through his journey...

By Nicci Botha 3 Aug 2020

Signs that Western Cape is over its Covid-19 peak

There are early signs that the Western Cape may have crested the Covid-19 curve, even though restrictions have been eased and more economic activity has resumed...

By Nicci Botha 30 Jul 2020

#SurvivorStories: Take comfort from the support you will undoubtedly receive

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Freelance financial journalist and mom, Neesa Moodley talks us through her journey...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2020

Taking advantage of a green reset

When the world shut down to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet started to recover. A state of being that should have corporates asking how they can be doing business in a better, kinder way...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2020

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