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.
#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

Webinar: Gauteng is ready for the storm, says health MEC

With a cumulative total of more than 136,000 cases, Gauteng is currently experiencing the surge of Covid-19 infections, and replacing the Western Cape as the epicentre of the country's pandemic.

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2020

IPP refinancing project underway to stimulate economy

The Independent Power Producers Office (IPPO) in the Department of Minerals of Mineral Resources and Energy has launched a refinancing initiative for operational independent power producers (IPPs) aimed at stimulating economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jul 2020

#SurvivorStories: Don't take anything for granted

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. Bizcommunity's very own, Clarina de Freitas, talks us through her journey in this first installment...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jul 2020

Interconnectiveness sets the tone of post-Covid responsible investment

What started off as a public health crisis in the form of Covid-19 is really started to bear down as a significant economic crisis...

By Nicci Botha 9 Jul 2020

#OnTheFrontLine: Getting the message out there

Much of the huge amount of information around the Covid-19, how it spreads and what people can do to help stop the spread is in English, so Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed, has started a campaign to to create content and videos around the virus in as many of the country's official languages as possible...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jul 2020

#StartupStories: Breaking through invisible barriers in the mining space

After years in the fast-paced world of IT, Modise Sikhosana decided he needed more stability, so he and his wife started Yonke Konke in 2015, which supplies road safety and traffic control equipment, tools and general industrial supplies to the mining and construction industries...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jun 2020

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