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#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at Curro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at CurroArticle

Natasha Mkhize, brand manager for the Curro network of schools, shares with us the value of growing up with a strong role model, and explains what it takes to market not just a 'moment', but a lifetime experience...

Shan Radcliffe 14 Apr 2021

Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvels
Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvelsArticle

My first income-generating property project was realised in 2008 when I was worried I would fall behind on my bond payments on a two-bedroom property I had bought the previous year...

Silindile Leseyane 13 Apr 2021

Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?
Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?Article

Who would take on the parental mantle you leave behind and who would make sure that any inheritance you have accumulated for your children is actually received by them and managed properly to their benefit?...

Alex Simeonides, Issued by Capital Legacy 25 Mar 2021

Comparing the cost of online schooling
Comparing the cost of online schoolingArticle

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many South African schools now offer the option of online learning, but what are the comparative costs...?

15 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?Article

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 8 Mar 2021

How to become the owner of an award-winning boutique franchise
How to become the owner of an award-winning boutique franchiseArticle

There are many misconceptions about becoming a Body20 franchise owner, the main one being that you need to be an expert in the health and fitness industry. Let's debunk some myths surrounding this role, explore tips for success and find out what makes the perfect Body20 owner...

Issued by Body20 2 Mar 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp
Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot campArticle

In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp, organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and...

Dr Mwarumba Mwavita 4 Feb 2021

More schools being affected by unpaid fees
More schools being affected by unpaid feesArticle

A growing number of parents with children at fee-paying public schools are finding they can no longer afford school fees, putting further pressure on government's budget allocation for basic education...

28 Jan 2021

Costs and concerns of back-to-school 2021
Costs and concerns of back-to-school 2021Article

As we approach the 'back to school' season in 2021, a survey carried out by Game has found that the biggest concern amongst parents of school-going children (76% of respondents) is whether schools will again be shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 Jan 2021

Shoprite competition to pay school fees for 500 students
Shoprite competition to pay school fees for 500 studentsArticle

Five hundred learners stand the chance of having their 2021 school fees paid for in Shoprite's annual 'Class Of' competition - now open for entry...

20 Jan 2021

High levels of bureaucratic corruption prevail in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. Shutterstock/Pro-Stock studio
Social norms and poor services drive petty corruption in East Africa's health sectorArticle

In East Africa, there are concerns over widespread petty corruption in some of the countries' health and medical services...

Saba Kassa, Claudia Baez Camargo & Jacopo Costa 7 Dec 2020

How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021
How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021Article

Following a year dominated by Covid-19 with its knock-on economic effects, back-to-school 2021 looks different from previous years. Salary cuts and retrenchments have affected many South Africans, and as a result, many parents are more cash-strapped than ever before. These are some of the changes we anticipate, with tips on how parents can navigate this expensive annual exercise...

Kerry Sutherland 25 Nov 2020

Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush Camps
Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush CampsArticle

World Responsible Tourism Day (6 November) and World Safari Day (25 November) are soon approaching. These occasions recognise businesses and destinations that work to educate, inspire and improve the world through the power if tourism.

4 Nov 2020

Xperien lends a helping hand to the forgotten class
Xperien lends a helping hand to the forgotten classArticle

Xperien has launched a CSI initiative to support forgotten students at middle-class independent and private schools...

19 Oct 2020

Suspended Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku
Gauteng community health workers still waiting for full payArticle

About 40 community healthcare workers (CHWs) in Gauteng say they have not been paid their full salaries by the Gauteng Health Department for the last two months...

Zoë Postman 23 Sep 2020

Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru
How the social impact of remittances is aiding wellbeing in developing countriesArticle

As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put to a rigorous test...

Andy Jury 18 Sep 2020

Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCover
Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCoverArticle

MyCover is life cover that has been designed as an extender benefit to the core product, the Legacy Protection Plan that accompanies your will to meet your financial estate planning needs, covering the costs of executor, conveyance and testamentary trust fees as well as other upfront and monthly expenses that arise when you pass away...

Issued by Capital Legacy 10 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distribution
FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distributionArticle

According to the National Income Dynamic Study's (NIDS-CRAM) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, 2 million women were left unemployed in South Africa between February and April this year...

28 Aug 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

Education assistance for TRC apartheid victims
Education assistance for TRC apartheid victimsArticle

Application for financial assistance to study for the victims of apartheid, their qualifying relatives and dependents are now open...

18 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: U-PARTY is tackling the experience economy
#LockdownLessons: U-PARTY is tackling the experience economyArticle

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

Evan-Lee Courie 4 May 2020

Coping with less - concerns over month-end salary
Coping with less - concerns over month-end salaryArticle

For many South Africans, the figure for their April salary is a major concern. There are a number of concerns about the UIF processes as well as concern over whether or not paying certain debts will result in a negative for their record...

Devan Moonsamy 28 Apr 2020

Spier's ethical business approach wins gold
Spier's ethical business approach wins goldArticle

The 2020 Inspirational Africa Responsible Tourism Awards has awarded Spier Wine Farm Gold in its Responsible Business category...

22 Apr 2020

International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help
International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more helpArticle

Interventions aimed at improving literacy scores must be targeted at the parts of the system that need it the most...

Surette van Staden 7 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach
#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural ReachArticle

Lepelsfontein has a population of approximately 1,000 people. There are no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads...

Ilse van den Berg 1 Apr 2020

GSMA reveals 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money'
GSMA reveals 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money'Article

The GSMA has unveiled the annual 'State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money', offering a view of the mobile money landscape...

30 Mar 2020

In Flux: Coronavirus - rough Ttmes! money worries?
In Flux: Coronavirus - rough Ttmes! money worries?Audio

How are you going to deal with huge bills mounting up? Are you in danger of losing your car, your house, and the embarrassment of being unable to pay school fees? How are the banks reacting to this? Are the courts going to come down hard on us, and how do we get the best protection? In studio with Garry and with the answers is Jack Phalane of Fluxmans Attorneys.

25 Mar 2020

How PAJA applies to Pension Funds Act decisions
How PAJA applies to Pension Funds Act decisionsArticle

In February, the High Court confirmed that the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) applies to section 37C decisions on the distribution of death benefits made by the boards of retirement funds under the Pension Funds Act...

Amina Yuda 3 Mar 2020

Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students
Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth studentsArticle

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia...

17 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?
#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?Article

Developed in the backyard of South Africa, Peers24 is a social media network that focuses on value-driven content...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Feb 2020

Want to start a business? Start now!
Want to start a business? Start now!Article

Every day, across the country, men and women dream about starting their own businesses...

Lisa Illingworth 11 Feb 2020

TFG Foundation provides food for thought
TFG Foundation provides food for thoughtArticle

Over the last five years, TFG Foundation in partnership with TFG brands invested around R17.2m across various education initiatives, impacting over 500,000 lives...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 4 Feb 2020

2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurge
2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurgeArticle

The fact that millions of debt-stressed consumers saw fit to splurge millions on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shows clearly that the message that the South African economy is in crisis has not yet sunk in, says economist Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group...

30 Dec 2019

Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmes
Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmesArticle

Over the past 26 years, the Diepsloot Preschools Project (DPP) has developed more than 30 preschools - mainly in Diepsloot and the surrounding areas...

19 Dec 2019

Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closure
Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closureArticle

About 50 people picketed outside the Saldanha Steel plant on Thursday, 21 November, to protest against the phased closing down of the plant by ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA)...

Mary-Anne Gontsana 22 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Make quick and easy payments to schools
#EntrepreneurMonth: Make quick and easy payments to schoolsArticle

Karri Payments is an app that allows parents to make safe, quick and convenient payments to their childs' school, solving the problem of teachers acting as debt collectors...

Evan-Lee Courie 31 Oct 2019

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Women are core to the daily work of every hotel: We must ensure their safetyArticle

The abuse of women has long been a societal issue, and things have recently reached a head in both South Africa and France with protests by thousands of people saying: "We have had enough! We must protect our women. Stop the femicide!"

Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in AfricaArticle

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

Soil-dwelling worms threatening farmers' livelihoods
Soil-dwelling worms threatening farmers' livelihoodsArticle

As soil-dwelling worms threaten smallholders' livelihoods, governments should act fast, writes Wilson Odhiambo...

Wilson Odhiambo 22 Jul 2019

Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town. EPA/Kim Ludbrook
Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?Article

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. An estimated 7.2-million people are living with HIV and 4.4 million are on antiretroviral therapy...

Franziska Meinck 17 Jul 2019

Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago
Lessons learnt opening own business a year agoArticle

Jeremy Crowder, MD at In House Agency Services shares a few things he has learnt in his first year of business...

Jeremy Crowder 11 Jul 2019

What every home buyer (and seller!) should know
What every home buyer (and seller!) should knowArticle

Buying a home is not only the largest investment most of us will ever make; we are also purchasing our haven from the world, the place in which we raise our families and create lasting memories, but there are myriad potential pitfalls and the dream can quickly sour if not navigated correctly...

Chris Cilliers 8 Jul 2019

5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise
5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchiseArticle

I am not about to make the evening news by letting you know that franchises are more likely to succeed than independent businesses...

Alan Hockey 3 Jul 2019

The actual cost of one South African school day
The actual cost of one South African school dayArticle

South African parents are all too familiar with the monthly debit order or regular payment for children's school fees. Educating your children is one of the most important things you'll ever do for them, but have you ever stopped to work out how much each day at school actually costs?

Shea Karssing 12 Jun 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumerArticle

In an era of rapid technological change, and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution on everybody's lips, I ask: What about lower-income retail shoppers in emerging markets like South Africa?

Semona Pillay 30 May 2019

The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case study
The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case studyArticle

Across sub-Saharan Africa traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce like cereals, fresh milk, fruits, and vegetables...

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu 6 May 2019

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