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How to set and maintain healthy boundaries as a leader
How to set and maintain healthy boundaries as a leaderArticle

For both leaders and employees, the workplace is rife with emotional complexities, making it essential for all stakeholders to learn key communication and interpersonal skills. Arguably, one of the most important skills in any relationship is the ability to create and maintain healthy boundaries...

Julia Kerr Henkel 17 Sep 2020

Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!
Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!Article

Investors should not place too much significance to the detailed value projections that often accompany preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) as the basis for production decisions in mining projects...

16 Sep 2020

How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health
How built environment practitioners play a key role in public healthArticle

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities...

15 Sep 2020

SMEs reporting revival and Covid-19's influence
SMEs reporting revival and Covid-19's influenceArticle

In 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) sent out a Request for Information (RFI) to assess the market's appetite for the potential comprehensive review and overhaul of financial reporting for Small Medium Enterprises (IFRS for SMEs), writes Milton Segal, SAICA Senior Executive: Corporate Reporting...

Milton Segal, Issued by SAICA 9 Sep 2020

Cash Crusaders launches click and collect service
Cash Crusaders launches click and collect serviceArticle

Cash Crusaders has introduced an online click and collect service, marking the first step in the roll-out of its e-commerce platform in South Africa...

9 Sep 2020

UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next level
UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next levelArticle

Nine South African startups participating in the latest e-Track Venture Exploitation Programme (VEP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) Solution Space have made the cut to progress to the third round of the schools e-Track programme...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Sep 2020

The future of work isn't only about tech
The future of work isn't only about techArticle

When you think about reskilling the workforce, what comes to mind? Learning to code? Analysing data? Operating technology?

Robin Fisher 1 Sep 2020

Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companies
Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companiesArticle

As lockdown continues indefinitely, the continued need for support of remote workforces raises questions around companies' state of digital transformation and readiness...

31 Aug 2020

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?
Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?Article

Covid-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses...

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede 19 Aug 2020

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout
South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 falloutArticle

The pandemic has put in stark relief the country's poorly understood food system, in which powerful firms operate with little oversight while vulnerable actors in the informal food sector face over-regulation...

Ihsaan Bassier, Refiloe Joala and Thando Vilakazi 14 Aug 2020

Why choose a solution-driven approach to labour software?
Why choose a solution-driven approach to labour software?Article

The world is digitising faster than ever before. Today, approaching businesses with a holistic solution is crucial. Particularly in the labour space, this methodology ensures seamless data connectivity and reduces the likelihood of errors...

Issued by Perfect Word 4 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Chantelle Mashego challenges gender diversity in the automotive industry
#WomensMonth: Chantelle Mashego challenges gender diversity in the automotive industryArticle

Chantelle Mashego, a senior manager responsible for delivering the locally produced Nissan Navara has been at Nissan for 11 years and understands the complexities of building a vehicle...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 Aug 2020

What Covid-19 means for the local barista
What Covid-19 means for the local baristaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the once booming coffee shop space...

24 Jul 2020

Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly - Part 2
Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly - Part 2Article

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the difference between traditional and distressed mergers and acquisitions, and how to overcome some of the challenges involved in the buying and selling of a distressed asset...

Tony Lee and Justin Balkin 20 Jul 2020

8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19
8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19Article

Covid-19 and the policies aimed at controlling it has changed how we work and what we consume. Major disruptions such as Covid-19 can cause fundamental shifts in social attitudes and beliefs...

Adam Ikdal 15 Jul 2020

Sophos reveals The State of Cloud Security 2020 report
Sophos reveals The State of Cloud Security 2020 reportArticle

According to The State of Cloud Security 2020, a global survey from Sophos, almost 71% of organisations from the MEA region experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year...

13 Jul 2020

Are you ready for digital enablement?
Are you ready for digital enablement?Article

Defining digital enablement for the public sector and the value it delivers over the long and the short term is crucial...

13 Jul 2020

Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi
Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in MalawiArticle

The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

Dan Banik 10 Jul 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in AfricaArticle

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems
Housing crisis more complex than it seemsArticle

The outrage over the recent violent eviction of a naked Bulelani Qholani from his shack in eThembeni near Empolweni, Khayelitsha, on 1 July by the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU), will fade in time...

Jens Horber 7 Jul 2020

Meltwater Digital Summit - PR meets marketing
Meltwater Digital Summit - PR meets marketingArticle

Get to grips with integrated media campaigns...

Issued by Meltwater 6 Jul 2020

Arjen de Bruin, managing director, OIM Consulting
Supervisors critical to making up lost mining productionArticle

In the wake of the Covid-19 new normal, frontline supervisors will play a key role in rapidly ramping up mining production in an effort to recoup output lost during the hard lockdown...

26 Jun 2020

Programme highlights revealed for 2020 Virtual National Arts Festival
Programme highlights revealed for 2020 Virtual National Arts FestivalArticle

The National Arts Festival team and numerous pioneering artists have been in full pivot, redesigning a whole new festival that will bring a curated South African arts experience to the virtual world stage, from 25 June to 5 July 2020...

17 Jun 2020

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The show must go on: How to protect media contentArticle

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

Paul Beattie 15 Jun 2020

Wunderman Thompson gets unplugged
Wunderman Thompson gets unpluggedArticle

Wunderman Thompson SA has decided to mark 15 June 2020 as an Unplugged Day. As this day falls on a Monday before a national public holiday, the agency has granted its more than 500 staff a long weekend to allow them to rest and recharge without distractions from work...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 15 Jun 2020

Sanral to professionalise its finance division with world class professional accounting designations
Sanral to professionalise its finance division with world class professional accounting designationsArticle

Having started to professionalise its finance team with suitable accounting, finance and business skills, Sanral can rest assured knowing that this decision will in the long run enable them to recruit, develop and retain staff who will tackle the complexities of financial management in the public sector with great aplomb...

Issued by SAICA 12 Jun 2020

Energy investment opportunities that can drive Sustainable Development Goals
Energy investment opportunities that can drive Sustainable Development GoalsArticle

The term 'crisis' is used all too frequently but unfortunately it is often accurate, whether it's the Covid-19 global pandemic affecting us all or socio-economic crises that impact individual countries...

Alan Sproule 3 Jun 2020

CIOs embrace opportunities in post-lockdown market
CIOs embrace opportunities in post-lockdown marketArticle

As South Africa enters another week of the nationwide lockdown, the business focus has shifted from enabling employees to work remotely to now planning for what the new normal is likely to look like...

Tim Wood 25 May 2020

Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19
Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19Article

Over the last four decades, the world has evolved into a multi-facet and revolutionary change. The challenges and complexities facing organisations cannot be separated from broader international developments.

Deon Mbaile 25 May 2020

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Who decides whether surgery is necessary in a pandemic?Article

It is only within the individual doctor-patient interaction that such an assessment can be made...

Philip Matley 19 May 2020

How to digitalise for long-term success
How to digitalise for long-term successArticle

Many people realise they need to digitalise as a way to keep their businesses alive during the effects of lockdown...

Gregg Sanders 15 May 2020

SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from Patel
SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from PatelArticle

Clothing retailers have welcomed the additional directives issued yesterday by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel, on the type of clothing and bedding which may be sold...

13 May 2020

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve
#LockdownLessons: Regulation has made financial services resilient to crisis, says Richard RattueArticle

Richard Rattue of Compli-Serve says the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fintech and working from home revolution. It has created a new normal that is going to be around for a long time..

Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Risks and complexities of social media hiring
Risks and complexities of social media hiringArticle

Social media may be in the public domain but the personality online is not necessarily the person in the real world...

30 Apr 2020

Best practices in continuous software testing
Best practices in continuous software testingArticle

Want to be competitive in a globally disrupted market? Test, test, test!

30 Apr 2020

Keeping up with company culture
Keeping up with company cultureArticle

One of the concerns that frequently comes up when companies consider moving parts of their workforce home is how to maintain company culture when your people are physically dispersed...

29 Apr 2020

Keep workers' mental well-being in mind during lockdown
Keep workers' mental well-being in mind during lockdownArticle

Even though the extension of South Africa's lockdown until the end of April may not have been unexpected, companies would do well to consider the mental impact this prolonged period of isolation could have on their employees...

22 Apr 2020

South Africans practise social distancing while they queue outside a supermarket in Hillbrow, Johannesburg during the country’s lockdown. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a post-lockdown strategy that emulates South KoreaArticle

What strategy should South Africa follow to contain the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after the current 35-day lockdown? Any strategy should be informed by the trajectory of the disease, the effectiveness - or otherwise - of the current lockdown and how the particularities of the country will interact with the virus...

21 Apr 2020

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Key learnings behind the winning work from the Warc RankingsArticle

Warc has released Lessons from the World's Most Awarded Brands, a report based on an analysis of the recently released three Warc Rankings - Creative 100, Media 100, Effective 100...

8 Apr 2020

The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business
The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small businessArticle

To help you respond at speed to the coronavirus and its effects, we've developed a Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business and entrepreneur...

Issued by Edge Growth 30 Mar 2020

Linda Spies, senior geotechnical engineer at SRK Consulting.
Improving the safety of tailings damsArticle

Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) - or tailings dams - can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together...

25 Mar 2020

Connected businesses have the advantage to succeed
Connected businesses have the advantage to succeedArticle

The disrupted business environment, as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, has made it essential to provide everyone in the organisation with any time, anywhere access.

Bernard Ford 24 Mar 2020

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#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing modelsArticle

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

Karen King 23 Mar 2020

How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poaching
How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poachingArticle

How exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer, a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch and a SANParks Honorary Ranger, explains...

Issued by SAICA 17 Mar 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClubArticle

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?
What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?Article

Businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economic, social, technology and political trends...

Terence Williams 24 Feb 2020

6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts Prize
6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts PrizeArticle

Six art projects and their respective artists have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize. The selection was made after an assessment of the submissions by an international panel of judges...

31 Jan 2020

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7Article

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Jan 2020

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