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Fibre vs fixed LTE - why the latter might be better for you
Fibre vs fixed LTE - why the latter might be better for youArticle

LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies are becoming more widely available and can potentially cater for virtually any budget, this has started to change...

Theolin Moodley 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Remote-management delivers uninterrupted IT services within budgetary restrictions
Remote-management delivers uninterrupted IT services within budgetary restrictionsArticle

Managed services, in particular remotely delivered managed services, may be the ideal solution to multiple challenges business operators face...

Chris de Bruyn 30 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

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#StartupStory: New bicycle app delivery service to disrupt the logistics landscapeArticle

App delivery service Dash Deliveries is a new way to move your parcels from A to B with zero emissions...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy
8 bidders for emergency power projects announcedArticle

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced eight new preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Programme (RMIPPP)...

19 Mar 2021

Eskom head office
Kusile and Medupi design defects rectified, yet load shedding goes onArticle

Although the design defects at five units at Medupi and Kusile power stations been corrected, this has not done much to relieve the current state of load shedding in country...

18 Mar 2021

How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemma
How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemmaArticle

Small businesses have little hope of surviving the economic impact of the pandemic, if they at the same time have to worry about having reliable access to electricity....

18 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

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Eskom plans to ramp up maintenanceArticle

Eskom has downgraded the current load shedding from stage 2 to stage 1, saying four generation units at Kusile, Grootvlei, Kriel and Matla, as well as the Cahora Bassa line from Mozambique have been restored.

17 Mar 2021

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Eskom improves performance despite challengesArticle

The risk of load shedding will be significantly reduced after the completion of the reliability maintenance by September 2021, but until then the power grid remains volatile and vulnerable to disruptions...

16 Mar 2021

Digital transformation redefines the workplace
Digital transformation redefines the workplaceArticle

Digital transformation is using technology to radically improve the performance and reach of an organisation. When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when it's not, all you have is a really fast caterpillar...

Issued by GO Content Lab 16 Mar 2021

Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growth
Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growthArticle

The GDP print for the fourth quarter of 2020 has come in better than expected, seeing markets respond positively in terms of rand strength and bond yields...

Maarten Ackerman 11 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Esports shoutcaster Sam Wright
#BehindtheMask: Esports shoutcaster Sam WrightArticle

As most major esports events are in Europe and Asia, esports shoutcaster Sam Wright went from living out of a suitcase and working with production teams around the world to being at home 24/7...

Jessica Tennant 9 Mar 2021

Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?
Real estate under the spotlight: Is sustainability becoming mainstream?Article

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing...

4 Mar 2021

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Embedded generation: Key to supporting SA's energy intensive industriesArticle

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2021 State of the Nation address, he spoke of government's bold plans for the country's economic recovery...

Michael Ball 4 Mar 2021

Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?
Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?Article

Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts on approaching business in 2021...

Burt Rodrigues 4 Mar 2021

The Hawthorne Effect and the future leadership attributes required
The Hawthorne Effect and the future leadership attributes requiredArticle

In the workplace, the Hawthorne Effect can explain how the more attention an employee receives from managers, coworkers, and customers, the higher the level of effort and employee productivity. Essentially, productivity increases when employees believe that they are valued...

Lucia Mabasa, Issued by Pinpoint One Human Resources 24 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economyArticle

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Do you really know the real cost of a lost business opportunity?
Do you really know the real cost of a lost business opportunity?Article

Snap question for CEOs and decision-makers: What is the lifetime value of your average customer? Do you have this figure, in rands and cents, at your fingertips? If you don't, you're probably not able to grasp the real cost of a lost opportunity...

Rob Lith, Issued by Telviva 12 Feb 2021

#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 years
#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 yearsArticle

One day after the country suffered another bout of load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again reiterated the importance of a reliable power supply in growing South Africa's economy in his Sona...

12 Feb 2021

Whose responsibility is it to install and maintain evacuation safety equipment in multistorey buildings?
Whose responsibility is it to install and maintain evacuation safety equipment in multistorey buildings?Article

The question is often asked: Whose responsibility is it to ensure that evacuation safety equipment such as evacuation chairs are installed and maintained for use in emergency situations in buildings and work spaces...

Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 5 Feb 2021

What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021
What to expect from the industrial property market in 2021Article

The industrial property market in 2021 is certainly not an easy one to predict. However, learning from the past year's events...

Tony Bales 4 Feb 2021

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AI steps in to save Covid-affected retailersArticle

Eskom's loadshedding, alongside an enduring pandemic, have proven a devastating combination, repeatedly destroying historical data, and demanding a solution to predict the unpredictable...

Dean McCoubrey 3 Feb 2021

Grit, resilience, and the creativity to overcome adversity
Grit, resilience, and the creativity to overcome adversityArticle

There are few things in life that are in our control. But while we face an uncertain year, we have the power to reclaim our agency and choose how we show up in our own lives...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 29 Jan 2021

Why outdated data protection strategies put businesses at risk
Why outdated data protection strategies put businesses at riskArticle

The need to constantly back up critical data is not only now more crucial than ever but also requires that organisations understand the difference between remote and onsite backups...

Chris de Bruyn 25 Jan 2021

Matric results to be released on time
Matric results to be released on timeArticle

The Department of Basic Educations says several provinces have completed the marking of Grade 12 exam papers ahead of schedule, and that results will be released on time...

21 Jan 2021

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Cape Town wants to break free from its dependence on EskomArticle

Another five-day round of load shedding has strengthened the City of Cape Town's resolve to break free from its reliance on Eskom as its main source of electricity supply...

21 Jan 2021

Geoff Nölting, FNB economist
Mining production plummeted in NovemberArticle

Renewed lockdown regulations in key trading partner countries resulted in domestic mining production taking a nosedive in November as it dropped by an astounding 11.6% y/y...

Geoff Nölting 20 Jan 2021

Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?Article

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jan 2021

Brian Molefe, former Eskom CEO. Image: Twitter
Molefe blames Glencore, Ramaphosa for Eskom's downfallArticle

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, blamed Glencore and President Cyril Ramaphosa for the downfall of the country's power utility in his statement at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture...

18 Jan 2021

Tygue Theron, head of business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businessesArticle

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

BREAKING l Stage 2 load shedding from noon today till 11pm Sunday
BREAKING l Stage 2 load shedding from noon today till 11pm SundayArticle

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will start today at 12pm and will continue until 11 pm on Sunday...

14 Jan 2021

Ben Brimble, chair, Sawea Policy Working Group
#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerateArticle

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...

Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
Steam generator leak shuts down Koeberg unit 1Article

Koeberg nuclear power station has taken its unit 1 offline after a leak in one of its three steam generators worsened. ..

4 Jan 2021

Load shedding to continue on Wednesday
Load shedding to continue on WednesdayArticle

Eskom will again implement Stage 2 load shedding which is expected to get underway at 10pm tonight...

30 Dec 2020

How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights on
How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights onArticle

Besides the birds themselves, poultry farms and poultry processing facilities have one thing in common: vast amounts of organic waste material.

17 Dec 2020

Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020
Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020Article

Google has revealed the results of its 2020 Year in Search, sharing what the world and South Africans searched for, asked about, looked for, ate and dreamt of exploring in 2020...

9 Dec 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

How fibre to the home is redefining SA's property market
How fibre to the home is redefining SA's property marketArticle

Fibre internet connectivity has joined sustainability in redefining the country's property market. New research reveals that it can add almost R80,000 to the price of the average home...

Shane Chorley 7 Dec 2020

Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next year
Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next yearArticle

Small and medium enterprises tend to take the hardest knocks in an economic downturn. Nothing illustrates this better than the unravelling impact of Covid-19, which left many SMEs teetering on the edge of collapse...

Colin Timmis 4 Dec 2020

Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?
Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?Article

Grid-scale battery storage could change the power situation in South Africa in many positive ways...

Menno Sulsters 4 Dec 2020

Cape Town is deploying rooftop solar plants to reduce load shedding
Cape Town to plug in to IPPsArticle

To ease the burden on South Africa's ailing power infrastructure, the Department of Energy made the decision to allow the country's major cities to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs). Cape Town is planning to take full advantage of the opportunity...

2 Dec 2020

Paul Marais
Ratings agencies not convinced about SA's economic recovery plan - expect further downgradesArticle

The recent credit ratings downgrades by Moody's Investor Services and Fitch Ratings - which gives South Africa its lowest credit rating since 1994...

Paul Marais 27 Nov 2020

Renewable energy remains the most cost effective option for building new power capacity. Image source: Getty/Gallo
No economic growth without a reliable power supply, says De RuyterArticle

Although load shedding is likely to remain on South Africa's radar for the foreseeable future, Eskom chief executive officer, Andre de Ruyter promises it will be significantly reduced by September 2021...

25 Nov 2020

Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times
Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough timesArticle

After last month's bleak Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement by finance minister Tito Mboweni, South Africans are settling in for a long and uncertain road to economic recovery...

Tony Clarke 24 Nov 2020

Tycho Moncks, managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.
8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SAArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

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