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Cutting costs can help SMEs grow
Cutting costs can help SMEs growArticle

Reducing the cost of supplies, inventory or business operations is common practice amongst many small business owners. Not preserving enough cash could land a business in deep waters...

7 Apr 2021

Huge rise in AI as customer and employee expectations shift - report
Huge rise in AI as customer and employee expectations shift - reportArticle

Many business leaders are turning to AI in response to customer expectations that are growing amid the transition to all-digital experiences...

11 Mar 2021

How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challenges
How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challengesArticle

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa suggests that the sector starts with low hanging fruit, such as reducing print costs and implementing further digitisation...

4 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grassesArticle

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

3 Mar 2021

Changes to MyCiTi operating hours
Changes to MyCiTi operating hoursArticle

The City of Cape Town has announced that as of 1 March 2021, some of the MyCiTi routes will no longer operate into the late evening...

22 Feb 2021

A worker walks beneath a logo at Makro Store Riversands of South African retailer Massmart in Midrand, South Africa, August 28, 2019. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Massmart plans further store closures, flags wider net loss this yearArticle

South African retailer Massmart said on Friday it was planning further store closures and flagged a deeper full-year net loss of more than R1.7bn after curbs related to the Covid-19 pandemic hammered sales...

22 Feb 2021

Why the office will conquer WFH in the end
Why the office will conquer WFH in the endArticle

There has been much speculation that Covid has put a permanent end to the centuries-old office commute, where workers would put in an eight-hour day...

9 Feb 2021

8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small business
8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small businessArticle

At a time when many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, cutting costs can boost their chances of keeping their doors open. Here are ways to cut costs, and increase the chance of success...

25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19Article

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemic
Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemicArticle

Thanks to a sustained diversification strategy, South Africa's oldest protective workwear manufacturer, Sweet-Orr & Lybro, has remained profitable...

4 Jan 2021

Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the future
Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy...

Mark Wilson 17 Dec 2020

The dangers of legacy software for retailers embracing digital journeys
The dangers of legacy software for retailers embracing digital journeysArticle

Why have so many retailers been glacially slow in adopting technology-based innovation? It arguably comes down to myopic control of IT spend...

Allan Dickson 2 Dec 2020

Entrepreneurs are using staff monitoring software to compete with big business
Entrepreneurs are using staff monitoring software to compete with big businessArticle

Whilst an economic recession might mean cutting costs and reducing prices to some; others are taking the opportunity to compete with established enterprises...

Michelle Coetzee, Issued by ERSBio 1 Dec 2020

Holiday rentals: Don't take on unnecessary risk for short-term gains
Holiday rentals: Don't take on unnecessary risk for short-term gainsArticle

The recent news that South Africa is now open to some international tourists is good news, but it will take time for the numbers to pick up - the impact of lockdowns around the world is hard to predict...

Jason Mellow 26 Nov 2020

How the pandemic accelerated us into the digital economy
How the pandemic accelerated us into the digital economyArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has pivoted the world to be a more digital place. For the first time, many of us worked remotely, bought groceries online and stayed in touch with family through video...

James Pomeroy 29 Oct 2020

Business travel 2020: Traveller friction, redefined
Business travel 2020: Traveller friction, redefinedArticle

As wonderful as corporate travel is, there is no getting away from the fact that it can cause plenty of traveller friction when not managed properly. This is especially true as we find ourselves in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

20 Oct 2020

How to make smart savings on your business travel
How to make smart savings on your business travelArticle

"Despite the light at the end of the tunnel, the majority of local businesses, especially smaller establishments, will be looking at different strategies for tightening the purse strings and being more mindful about budgets."

13 Oct 2020

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industryArticle

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

A clarion call for change
A clarion call for changeArticle

It is tempting to want to and focus on the immediate circumstance during an almost overwhelming global crisis, but this is the time to prepare wisely for the medium and long-term impacts of the pandemic...

Sarah Gooding 22 Sep 2020

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 18 Sep 2020

Adapting to a new world
Adapting to a new worldArticle

This op-ed piece is a case study of how our institution responded to the exigencies of the pandemic crisis, especially in terms of agile leadership and the use of collaborative intelligence...

Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 15 Jul 2020

"It's time to de-advertise advertising" - Sarah Browning-de Villiers, introducing StoryStackr
"It's time to de-advertise advertising" - Sarah Browning-de Villiers, introducing StoryStackrArticle

Since winning Sanlam Group's internal communications business effective February 2020, Machine agency's content marketing division has been hard at work reimagining the Group's internal communications content strategy with its communications team...

Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2020

Digital Kungfu builds cost-effective solution to help SMEs grow market share
Digital Kungfu builds cost-effective solution to help SMEs grow market shareArticle

During recessions, businesses slash marketing budgets. Digital Kungfu has launched its Go To Market Suite to help SMEs grow their total share of voice while larger competitors are falling silent...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 3 Jul 2020

Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdown
Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdownArticle

With the easing of the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic through the Government's "Risk Adjusted Strategy" (comprising of five lockdown levels), more and more business can lawfully operate again. The unfortunate reality, however, is that environment within which businesses will now operate is vastly different to that which existed prior to the lockdown...

Jacques van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Michiel Heyns 26 Jun 2020

Evolve. Change. Thrive with IoT
Evolve. Change. Thrive with IoTArticle

The Internet of Things will help business models evolve in times when change is the only constant...

8 Jun 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Is your business ready?
#Level3Lockdown: Is your business ready?Article

The implications of a move to Level 3 lockdown are quite significant for businesses. While the exact regulations are not yet available, at this stage what is clear is that South Africa will go to level 3 on Monday, 1 June 2020...

28 May 2020

Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costs
Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costsArticle

South African companies are increasingly looking to reduce costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Information Technology (IT) amongst the areas being targeted in their cost-cutting drives...

22 May 2020

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#FairnessFirst: The media industry needs your supportArticle

The global pandemic has certainly shifted business as usual, with increased pressure on media organisations to provide a trusted and reputable source of information while having to get creative in cutting costs and selling to advertisers...

Jessica Tennant 6 Apr 2020

Nico Muller, CEO of Implats
Curveballs and brave decisions: in conversation with Implats' Nico MullerArticle

With curveballs like coronavirus and load shedding, businesses need to learn to be responsive...

13 Mar 2020

Covid-19 makes the gig economy even more relevant
Covid-19 makes the gig economy even more relevantArticle

Thanks to Covid-19 many professionals, students and schoolchildren are constrained in their movements...

Iza Grek 11 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation
#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovationArticle

The South African waste management industry is constantly developing and can be counted as one that is most efficient within the African continent...

Kate Stubbs 8 Jan 2020

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Technology can aid farmers during SA's water crisisArticle

Although water reservoirs in urban areas in South Africa are at reasonable levels, there are still real concerns about how to effectively manage water in the rural countryside, with water being a scarce commodity and an essential part of farming...

7 Jan 2020

2019 in the facilities management sector - a difficult year for most
2019 in the facilities management sector - a difficult year for mostArticle

"2019 has been a disappointing year for many businesses, in fact, a bad year," says Owen Nkomo, markets commentator and CEO of Inkunzi Wealth...

20 Dec 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneursArticle

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

Factors to consider when opting to build a residential property
Factors to consider when opting to build a residential propertyArticle

Whether it's cheaper to buy or build is a complex question when it comes to residential property....

2 Oct 2019

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3 things robots can't do better than humans (and two things they can)Article

There has been no shortage of predictions about how advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will replace humans in all kinds of jobs...

Oz Desai 23 Jul 2019

Business Enhancement Series Part 1: The reasons why some companies are successful, even in recessionary times
Business Enhancement Series Part 1: The reasons why some companies are successful, even in recessionary timesArticle

The recently published RMB/BER Business Confidence Index report some 70% of South Africa's executives to currently be unsatisfied with business conditions in the country. In the years 2004 to 2007, the satisfactory figure was 80%!...

Issued by Bateleur Brand Planning 26 Jun 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President meets Eskom boardArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with members of the Eskom board to establish a cross-government alignment on the actions needed to stabilise the energy utility in light of its financial and operational challenges.

19 Jun 2019

Putting data to work across your organisation
Putting data to work across your organisationArticle

In most organisations today, people are talking about digital transformation...

Sudhish Mohan 5 Jun 2019

Chris Moerdyk
In tough times it pays to plan for things going wrongArticle

Getting more business, staying in profit or just plain surviving, depends a lot on planning for things going wrong and knowing how to react quickly and properly...

Chris Moerdyk 28 May 2019

The press release is dead; long live the press release
The press release is dead; long live the press releaseArticle

"Before you think the press release is dead, the truth is that because of the ever-growing information bubble and news jumping at you like 'pop-up' ads, there is a need for brands to create their own narrative like never before."...

Gerhard Hope 17 Apr 2019

Will CX make or break your business?
Will CX make or break your business?Article

Spoilt for choice and digitally-empowered, today's customers want exactly what they want, when they want it and the way they want it...

5 Apr 2019

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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment tooArticle

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

Martin Tvede Larsen 20 Mar 2019

How IoT can transform the local retail sector
How IoT can transform the local retail sectorArticle

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors - the Internet of Things - are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94bn by 2025 in the retail sector...

18 Feb 2019

7 money-saving tips for 2019
7 money-saving tips for 2019Article

The New Year represents the perfect opportunity to whip your finances back into shape, beginning by implementing these seven simple money-saving tips from Citadel Advisory Partner Daryl Coker...

2 Jan 2019

5 year-end bashes that won't break the bank
5 year-end bashes that won't break the bankArticle

End-of-year parties are upon us once more but with the current economic situation, companies are cutting costs, and entertainment is often where the shaving takes place...

27 Nov 2018

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF foldArticle

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

Akani Chauke 12 Nov 2018

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