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#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?
#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?Article

With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, the only choice for many entrepreneurs was to start again. But, did they learn from the past?

Allon Raiz 9 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

#StartupStartAgain: Was I honourable?
#StartupStartAgain: Was I honourable?Article

Allon Raiz draws on his more than 20 years of experience in business and in supporting over 13 000 entrepreneurial businesses to offer insights on the considerations and steps needed to start again and achieve the highest likelihood of success...

Allon Raiz 24 Aug 2020

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

24 Aug 2020

Those who do, can - Veganites of the future
Those who do, can - Veganites of the futureArticle

The annual Vega Brand Challenge will run from the 8 October to 6 November 2020...

Issued by Vega School 24 Aug 2020

Impact of employees' health and wellbeing on your company's bottom line
Impact of employees' health and wellbeing on your company's bottom lineArticle

Corporates are currently dealing with how to report company performance whilst navigating a myriad of uncertainties due to the outbreak of Covid-19...

Loshni Naidoo 14 Aug 2020

South African consumer sentiment feels the effects of Covid-19
South African consumer sentiment feels the effects of Covid-19Article

South African Consumer Confidence Index for the second quarter of 2020 reveals a massive 20 point drop to 68 - the lowest level in 15 years...

Issued by Nielsen 13 Aug 2020

Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets
Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targetsArticle

The maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness announced the completion of the majority of its 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility goals...

11 Aug 2020

6 strategies to grow a tech business during a downturn
6 strategies to grow a tech business during a downturnArticle

At the start of 2020, the South African economy was already on the back foot. GDP shrank 1.4% quarter-on-quarter in Q4 of 2019, following a contraction of 0.8% in Q3. That was even before Covid-19 had arrived...

Mike Rogers 22 Jul 2020

Liquor losses make for a sobering situation
Liquor losses make for a sobering situationArticle

South Africa's entry into an era of liquor prohibition saw a loss of R20bn in alcohol sales during the first nine weeks of lockdown. With a second ban, the country will lose a further R10bn for every month the ban continues...

Issued by Nielsen 22 Jul 2020

Adapting a road-freight business for survival
Adapting a road-freight business for survivalArticle

South Africa's already pressured freight-forwarding market remains gripped by cross-border trucking congestion, an increasing number of cargo hijackings, riots and protests, mounting storage and demurrage costs on imports, and slower freight clearance...

15 Jul 2020

Dr Nombasa Tsengwa, executive head of coal operations, Exxaro.
Covid-19's positive legacy to miningArticle

The mining sector relies on stability and predictability to remain operational and productive. The current global predicament is something that no-one would've been able to predict until it was too late...

Nombasa Tsengwa 9 Jul 2020

Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme seeks young achievers
Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme seeks young achieversArticle

The changing world requires dynamic young people with the ability to carve out their own niche, while making a real, positive difference as they adapt to fast-changing environments. With this in mind, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is looking for young difference-makers to join its ranks through its Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme...

24 Jun 2020

Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risks
Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risksArticle

Strong financial performances in 2019 mean the big mining companies are in a strong and resilient position to weather the economic uncertainty created by Covid-19...

12 Jun 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Going on the strategic offensive
#LockdownAdvice: Going on the strategic offensiveArticle

When the Covid-19 system shock first hit, the initial - and correct - reaction by most entrepreneurs was to become defensive and protect what they had built...

Allon Raiz 4 Jun 2020

Why you should empower those you have to retrench
Why you should empower those you have to retrenchArticle

As a result of the current economic crisis that the world faces, organisational change is an unfortunate reality for many businesses. This can lead to changes in the market as businesses adopt WFH (working from home). Shifts in business strategies, the need to optimise processes, has already led to job losses and retrenchments...

1 Jun 2020

5 tips on creating a sustainable, purpose-led enterprise
5 tips on creating a sustainable, purpose-led enterpriseArticle

As purpose-driven entrepreneurship trends upward, serial entrepreneur Patricia Nzolantima believes this will positively impact the future of consumerism and how organisations operate in the long term...

26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanityArticle

Bruce Schubach, chief operating officer of Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, shares the his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the law firm is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 25 May 2020

#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdown
#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdownArticle

Independent, full service, integrated media agency, Nybble launched last week...

Jessica Tennant 25 May 2020

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Reframe your business strategy to weather the Covid-19 storm by embracing ecosystems of value and graceArticle

Covid-19 came to be the reset button for our world. There is massive innovation afoot: everything is becoming digital, interaction, distribution channels, and a myriad of new receiving devices to play in this digital space...

Willem S Eksteen 14 May 2020

Charting a course for post-Covid retail regeneration
Charting a course for post-Covid retail regenerationArticle

Nielsen has assessed various future scenarios to establish a clear regeneration path for retailers and manufacturers based on short, medium, and long term exit time horizons...

14 May 2020

Study reveals security culture is important
Study reveals security culture is importantArticle

A new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of KnowBe4 titled "The Rise of Security Culture" has been released...

11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors
#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investorsArticle

Gareth Price and Chris Bruchhausen shares how the coronavirus has had an impact on Investmint, an online platform connecting businesses in need of a loan...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion
#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your FashionArticle

#LockdownLessons: Eohan Lakey, founder of NOWNOW, a marketplace for local fashion designers and brands, shares his experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2020

Innovating during the #Covid-19 pandemic
Innovating during the #Covid-19 pandemicArticle

In times of uncertainty and change, how can organisations ensure they have the resilience to innovate and adapt successfully?

David Lansanah and Nicki Morley, Issued by Kantar 16 Apr 2020

While you're staying in, we're staying on
While you're staying in, we're staying onArticle

Private Property remains online during South Africa's lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Apr 2020

Why your digital marketing strategy needs to be aligned with your business strategy
Why your digital marketing strategy needs to be aligned with your business strategyArticle

It's become necessary for businesses to get up to speed with best practice digital marketing techniques so that they reach their audience where they are at in the digital space...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 1 Apr 2020

Technical recession puts further pressure on employment
Technical recession puts further pressure on employmentArticle

Having recently slipped into a technical recession, the South African economy continues to experience dangerously low levels of economic growth, which does not bode well for national employment figures...

6 Mar 2020

Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace
Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplaceArticle

As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers is now entering and shaping today's workforce. Born between 1995 and 2009, iGen (or Gen Z) is the first global generation of digital natives...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 19 Feb 2020

Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?
Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?Article

The cloud has long been cited as a means of achieving multiple business benefits, however, are South African businesses seeing the real benefits?

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled world
Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled worldArticle

Media keeps showing us pessimistic views of the future where it becomes all too easy to buy into the idea that tech is out to rob us of our humanity...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

Jayne Mammatt, South Africa lead on Sustainable Development Goals, PwC
Businesses still in the SDG starting blocksArticle

With only 10 years to go to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a great deal of work to be done if business is to contribute meaningfully to national efforts...

22 Jan 2020

Local startups attend Silicon Valley Bootcamp
Local startups attend Silicon Valley BootcampArticle

Five South African tech startups are currently in Silicon Valley to attend a Silicon Valley Bootcamp programme...

16 Jan 2020

Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industry
Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industryArticle

The automotive industry is not immune to the increased consumer expectations the digital era has brought with it...

6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformation
#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformationArticle

Non-profits play a key role in filling the gaps of government shortfalls with regard to social services for citizens...

Onyi Nwaneri 6 Jan 2020

Marketing and IT: Will the great divide continues in 2020?
Marketing and IT: Will the great divide continues in 2020?Article

Business confidence across the country declined throughout 2019 on the back of the tough economic climate which is expected to continue in 2020...

Paula Sartini 12 Dec 2019

Pilot phase of new tourism booking tool kicks off
Pilot phase of new tourism booking tool kicks offArticle

The booking tool is expected to level the playing field for tourism players in South Africa by empowering all tourism businesses, including smaller and rural-based SMMEs, to access customers through a digital platform...

8 Dec 2019

Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future
Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better futureArticle

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and it is shaping up some of the most significant opportunities and challenges of our lifetime...

Takreem El Tohamy 22 Nov 2019

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Creating added value with efficient logistics solutions, strategic acquisitionsArticle

As recessionary market forces put increased pressure on already complex value chains, the logistics industry faces major consolidation...

12 Nov 2019

Stratitude MD Sylvia Schutte. Image supplied.
10 lessons I've learned in 10 years of running an agencyArticle

October marks 10 years since I started Stratitude. I've learned many lessons along the way, here are 10 of them...

Sylvia Schutte 28 Oct 2019

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Corporate reporting should extend to employee wellnessArticle

Current corporate reporting is far more nuanced than ever before, covering financial, environmental, social and governance elements. However, reporting on health has largely been neglected...

18 Oct 2019

International SEO takes its place as leading digital marketing strategy
International SEO takes its place as leading digital marketing strategyArticle

Without a doubt, digital marketing has effectively moved into a position as one of the core business strategies...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 17 Oct 2019

Shabbir Norath is head: advisory of corporate finance at Nedbank CIB
SA Inc. Turning off the wait-and-see mentalityArticle

The exodus of foreign capital started as a trickle in 2016 and has become an unequivocal deluge. When it comes to the reasons why foreign capital inflows into SA have all but dried up in recent years, everyone has a theory...

Shabbir Norath 14 Oct 2019

Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platform
Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platformArticle

Johannesburg will host the pre-eminent platform for investment between some of Southern Africa and Europe's leading blue chip companies and business leaders in Sandton on 29 and 30 October...

Issued by Optimize Agency 2 Oct 2019

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Brands should step up and fill the gaps of inequalityArticle

South Africans are living in an age of discontent, where protest, transient living, turbulent economics and political deficiency occupy the nation's minds...

Charles Rupare 4 Sep 2019

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern AfricaArticle

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

Strategies for business owners during tough economic times
Strategies for business owners during tough economic timesArticle

A tough economy does not always spell bad news for business...

Christian Harbeck 14 Aug 2019

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