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Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery
Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa's development can either be a massive barrier to advancement - or, the spark that lights the fire...

Amrote Abdella 27 Aug 2020

Public Sector Manager celebrates Women's Month
Public Sector Manager celebrates Women's MonthArticle

The latest issue of the GCIS' Public Sector Manager publication is available for download...

Issued by Topco Media 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

6 keys to deliver meaningful change through collaboration
6 keys to deliver meaningful change through collaborationArticle

If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that is Covid-19, it's the unity that has arisen amongst government, businesses, communities and individuals working towards the same goal...

Miles Dally 7 Aug 2020

Lockdown highlights need for holistic approach to educating SA's township youth
Lockdown highlights need for holistic approach to educating SA's township youthArticle

"The last four months have thrown open the playbook on how we should be addressing the educational challenges facing [orphaned and vulnerable] learners and students in our townships," says James Donald, CEO for the Tomorrow Trust, a non-profit organisation (NPO) with 15 years' experience in educating under-resourced youth...

3 Aug 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for renewable energy systems and a bigger role for renewablesArticle

Covid-19 has led to a global decline in electricity demand as commercial and industrial activity slows and people work from home...

22 Jul 2020

Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa
Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in AfricaArticle

Africa needs large-scale infrastructure development to open doors to trade and create opportunities for economic investment...

9 Jul 2020

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic
Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships key
#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships keyArticle

Against the backdrop of ongoing measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Supplementary Budget 2020 highlighted several key aspects...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds
#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young mindsArticle

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, stronger
#LockdownLessons: Agile businesses will come out of this smarter, strongerArticle

Andrew Skudder, CEO of CCS SA, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 14 May 2020

A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemic
A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemicArticle

The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity...

Mamphela Ramphele and George Lindeque 24 Mar 2020

Prioritising testing and treatment in 2020
Prioritising testing and treatment in 2020Article

The Cipla Foundation, through its Sha'p Left initiative, provides high-quality, customised chronic medicine pick-up point facilities (PUPs) around the country and recently landed its 20th PUP...

Issued by Cipla 11 Mar 2020

4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hear
4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hearArticle

On Wednesday 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will present the 2020 National Budget to South Africa. There are many pressing issues that the minister will need to address, but these should not drown out the ongoing public schooling challenges our country is currently facing...

24 Feb 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore BudgetArticle

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South AfricaArticle

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

David Gibbons, general manager, Roche Products
#BizTrends2020:Technology and public-private partnerships on pharma's agendaArticle

The same advances in technology and innovation that are driving a shift in the way we work, socialise and live are also driving a shift in the way we take care of our health...

David Gibbons, 13 Jan 2020

Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019
Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019Article

Routes Africa 2019 has been awarded Cape Town International Airport Best Airport in Africa in the 4-20 passenger category, with Cape Town Air Access receiving its Overall Routes Africa award and Destination Marketing award...

12 Dec 2019

The complex and challenging world of cyber risks
The complex and challenging world of cyber risksArticle

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster...

John Mc Loughlin 11 Dec 2019

Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouse
Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouseArticle

Both North-South and South-South cooperation in Africa is vital as a critical part of Africa's development...

18 Nov 2019

Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to consider
Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to considerArticle

Still in its infancy stages of development, Africa has become a global platform for economic competition, catching the eye of multinational organisations looking to expand operations...

Issued by Adams & Adams 13 Nov 2019

Africa's exhibition challenges and opportunities
Africa's exhibition challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Scan Display's managing director, Justin Hawes, addresses some of the issues related to the African exhibition industry...

Issued by Scan Display 11 Nov 2019

SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship Event
SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship EventArticle

The fifth annual Water Stewardship Event, which took place recently at the Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, Johannesburg, examined how South Africa's water value chain can be strengthened through partnerships...

21 Oct 2019

Mtho Xulu, president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Collaboration critical for energy projectsArticle

Governments need to start understanding that collaboration is critical if they want banks and financiers to start funding small to medium size businesses and/or small to medium size oil and gas companies...

14 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 9 Oct 2019

Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria
Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in NigeriaArticle

SAP Africa Code Week has collaborated with Nigeria's Niger and Taraba State Governments to bring digital skills training to teachers in the country's northern provinces for the first time...

26 Sep 2019

De Lille calls for strengthening of trust in construction public-private partnerships
De Lille calls for strengthening of trust in construction public-private partnershipsArticle

Speaking at the 118th Annual General Meeting of the MBAWC, minister of public works and infrastructure Patricia de Lille emphasised that government is intensifying its efforts to build meaningful relationships with the construction industry...

26 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growthArticle

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

Hepatitis is a major public health burden. Shutterstock
The WHO wants to rid the world of hepatitis by 2030: why it's a tough askArticle

Four years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. Known as a "silent killer" disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver...

Pauline Bakibinga 31 Jul 2019

Karen Breytenbach
IPPO's Breytenbach dismissed: Is this another case of politicking?Article

The head of the Independent Power Producers Office (IPPO), Karen Breytenbach, has been given her marching orders...

24 Jul 2019

Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...
Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...Article

A 1,758-carat-diamond bigger than a tennis ball was recently mined in Botswana. Despite this, the resource-rich country knows that diamonds don't last forever... and when the resources run out, a diversified knowledge-based economy needs to be in place. And that's where corporate executive education could be a gem...

27 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Invest in our country's youth to lead our innovation revolution
#YouthMonth: Invest in our country's youth to lead our innovation revolutionArticle

The world, at least the progressive part of it, is well and truly in the innovation age. Technology is impacting on industries and society in unprecedented ways...

Sifiso Mazibuko 6 Jun 2019

Collaboration is key to driving SA's 4IR progress
Collaboration is key to driving SA's 4IR progressArticle

Collaboration across industry, public and private sector and among civil society will be crucial for driving Fourth Industrial Revolution progress...

5 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with youArticle

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

Jessica Tennant 3 Jun 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Doing business in Africa needs an inclusive approachArticle

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to rebound to 2.8%1 for 2019...

30 May 2019

UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy poverty
UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy povertyArticle

Professor Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty, which will be launched officially at the UN General Assembly in New York in September...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

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South Africa, a medical tourism destination not fully realisedArticle

Of the 9.5 million foreign visitors to South Africa in 2008, an estimated 4.3% were medical tourists and in 2015, foreign spending on medical care in South Africa was valued at R961m...

23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success
#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business successArticle

With new connection, continent-building deals and a sense of excitement about where African travel and tourism is headed, the final day of World Travel Market Africa 2019 ended its three days of travel trade on a high note...

15 Apr 2019

Mark Eddo, Yonov Agah, Paul Holthus and David Luke at ABEF2018.
Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy ForumArticle

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose
Finding rails solutions that are fit for purposeArticle

Africa's conditions are perfectly suited to rail transport solutions - vast distances, interspersed with rich mineral deposits and dense population centres...

Andre van der Walt 19 Mar 2019

Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?Article

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

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