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5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021
5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021Article

Given the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the hospitality industry, it has had to adapt to ensure its survival. Now with domestic travel slowly returning, the question is: What are the specific challenges that are shaping the 'new normal'?

3 May 2021

How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings
How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildingsArticle

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021

#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade success
#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade successArticle

The virtual event featured a content programme with over 40-panel discussions and presentations by 170 international and Africa speakers on tourism-related trends in Africa and beyond...

12 Apr 2021

How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetings
How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetingsArticle

No matter the industry or the country in which they operate, companies are becoming increasingly conscious of the vulnerable and marginalised, turning their attention to support social causes...

Tim Cordon 31 Mar 2021

How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2
How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2Article

In this second of a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives' remuneration in the evolving landscape...

Chris Blair 26 Mar 2021

How COVID affects your coverArticle

2020 has been a year like no other, forcing us to adapt our lifestyles and behaviours in ways we never thought possible. Having traded boardrooms for virtual meetings and holidays for staycations, our lives look a little different than they did 12 months ago.

Karabo Kopeka, Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

The 2020 perspective: Learnings for the year to comeArticle

As we turn the page on an unprecedented year, now is as good a time as any to put the events of 2020 into perspective, and to reflect on some of the positive take-outs from the past twelve months.

Nthabiseng Moloi, Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

Connect with confidence at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
Connect with confidence at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger GateArticle

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate has reimagined traditional safari lodge meetings and events following a recent revitalisation of its conference amenities...

Issued by Protea Hotel by Marriott 15 Mar 2021

We're a digital agency and we prefer working IRL
We're a digital agency and we prefer working IRLArticle

Fabio Longano, founder and managing director of TouchFoundry, explains why the digital agency prefers working IRL...

Fabio Longano 10 Mar 2021

Pandora's box in the workplace
Pandora's box in the workplaceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has so fundamentally changed our world that 'hope' has become an essential quality that leaders must bring to their working environments...

Auguste Coetzer, Issued by People Power Placements SA 5 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

Remote leadership - manage output, not presence
Remote leadership - manage output, not presenceArticle

Performance management can be trying at the best of times, with distance making assessments even more challenging in today's "new normal" of remote work...

Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus 16 Feb 2021

Zoom starter-pack: How to crush your virtual meetings
Zoom starter-pack: How to crush your virtual meetingsArticle

For those of us who've become quite the pro in using virtual meetings since the pandemic began, there are always some useful things to guide us to maximise the experience...

Calvin Fisher 1 Feb 2021

Ralf Hennecke, general manager: technology and marketing, BME
#BizTrends2021: Mining looks ahead to more Covid riskArticle

As Covid-19 disruptions continue to plague southern Africa - and with no end conclusively yet in sight - leaders in the mining sector will be pushing the application of technology in 2021, while also securing their supply chains to mitigate risk...

Ralf Hennecke 8 Jan 2021

New survey: Nearly a third of South Africans believe their home office is insufficient
New survey: Nearly a third of South Africans believe their home office is insufficientArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we live and earn an income across the country. In these unprecedented times, it has taken adaptability, flexibility and sheer determination to succeed in our ability to work and keep the economy afloat...

24 Dec 2020

Sars temporarily closes branches over festive season
Sars temporarily closes branches over festive seasonArticle

As part of measures to slow down the spread of Covid-19, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) offices will temporarily close with effect from Christmas Eve...

23 Dec 2020

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sectorArticle

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

Muhammad Ali Albakri 21 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed
#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changedArticle

For those of us who work in the travel industry, we know that travel as we knew and loved it, is over. As consumers grapple with uncertainty during this time, their purchasing behaviour has become more erratic and quite frankly almost impossible to predict...

Natalia Rosa 21 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Tracking memories and using nostalgia
#BizTrends2021: Tracking memories and using nostalgiaArticle

Recognising changing behaviours and understanding your consumer's lifestyles and attitudes demanding adaption to forward-thinking and emotional intelligence needs to guide your future strategies and developments...

Nicola Cooper 18 Dec 2020

Empowering the modern workforce: HR trends for 2020 and beyond
Empowering the modern workforce: HR trends for 2020 and beyondArticle

Tshepo Yvonne Mosadi, human resources director at Heineken South Africa, provides some HR trends to help managers build a foundation for success in 2021 and beyond...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 8 Dec 2020

Has Covid-19 exposed a lack of customer experience in local businesses?
Has Covid-19 exposed a lack of customer experience in local businesses?Article

Marketing guru, Philip Kotler, said that the customer is king, but has this been the case during the Covid-19 pandemic?

26 Nov 2020

How to avoid online burnout
How to avoid online burnoutArticle

Unless businesses pay attention, a myriad of negative productivity consequences could be knocking on our virtual doors. But there are steps we can take to avoid online burnout...

Janneke Henning 5 Nov 2020

The changing landscape of high-speed connectivity
The changing landscape of high-speed connectivityArticle

Internet access has come a long way from the R28,000 it cost for a 256kbps connection in 1995. Even prior to the lockdown, almost 500,000 homes and more than 114,000 business premises were connected to fibre...

Shane Chorley 20 Oct 2020

5 tech trends that will strengthen your bottom line
5 tech trends that will strengthen your bottom lineArticle

It is not only technological enhancements in companies' production that can make the bottom line better...

4 Sep 2020

Is working from home the future?
Is working from home the future?Article

As agency folk we've had the opportunity to experience a long period of working from home - a concept previously relegated to freelancers and those who work with remote/overseas companies and thought to be impossible on an agency-wide scale...

Issued by Dentsu 1 Sep 2020

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets revealArticle

Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

Chelsey Hale 27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of working
Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of workingArticle

Since the Brundtland Commission coined the phrase "sustainable development" in the late eighties, sustainability has had a bad rap...

Christelle Marais 27 Aug 2020

Cape Business Centre launches virtual/flexi office and conferencing solutions in the V&A Waterfront
Cape Business Centre launches virtual/flexi office and conferencing solutions in the V&A WaterfrontArticle

The iconic Cape Business Centre now offers exclusive virtual/flexi office solutions in the business hub of the V&A Waterfront Harbour...

Issued by Cape Business Centre 20 Aug 2020

Blue Planet Studio
Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus - new researchArticle

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it...

Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell & Stefan Jooss 19 Aug 2020

By H18 Upliftment, CC BY-SA 4.0,
5 ways coronavirus is deepening global inequalityArticle

Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world...

Kunal Sen 19 Aug 2020

Hilary Dudley, managing director, Citadel Fiduciary
#WomensMonth: "Be a human being, not a human doing," says Hilary DudleyArticle

Hilary Dudley is the managing director of Citadel Fiduciary. What she finds most satisfying about her job is knowing that she helps clients address their problems and allay their fears and thus make a positive impact...

Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2020

Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transition
Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transitionArticle

Despite the dramatic consequences Covid-19 is having on the global economy, the energy transition will be accelerated by several years as trillions of dollars are expected to flow through economic relief packages...

14 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Moms breathe life into Babalust
#StartupStory: Moms breathe life into BabalustArticle

As first time moms, co-founders Kim Grant and Nikki Banner experienced first-hand the overwhelming task of preparing their lives, and homes for the welcoming of a new-born baby...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 Aug 2020

OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show launched
OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show launchedArticle

The 'travel show' will connect African suppliers such as hotels, lodges, activity operators and inbound operators with global buyers, via pre-scheduled one-on-one, face-to-face virtual meetings...

27 Jul 2020

How the CCMA has adopted to digital platforms
How the CCMA has adopted to digital platformsArticle

On or about 8 May 2020, the Director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued an Urgent Directive in respect of access to the CCMA (the Directive)...

Michiel Heyns and Jacques van Wyk 23 Jul 2020

5 tips to ensure virtual meetings are effective and productive
5 tips to ensure virtual meetings are effective and productiveArticle

By now we have all become "experts" on virtual meetings, whether they are taking place on Zoom, MS Teams or whichever platform your organisation may be using. "But the question is, are we all being as effective in these meetings as we would be if they were face-to-face?" asks Helene Vermaak, Business Director at corporate cultural experts The Human Edge...

13 Jul 2020

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Port of Cape Town receives additional capacity to assist in terminal operationsArticle

Transnet has introduced a number of solutions to deal with operational backlogs at the Port of Cape Town, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the region...

3 Jul 2020

Stokvels determined to weather Covid-19 storm
Stokvels determined to weather Covid-19 stormArticle

While most South African's are feeling the pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems like the stokvel market segment is dancing to a different tune...

Issued by BSK Marketing 25 Jun 2020

Hayley Barker Hoogwerf, Saica project director: assurance
Modification to the audit opinion explainedArticle

Audit firms are advanced in terms of being able to work remotely. Many firms, even the smaller firms, have cloud-based software that can be accessed anywhere and at any time...

18 Jun 2020

Supporting small business at Saica Enterprise Development amid the coronavirus spread
Supporting small business at Saica Enterprise Development amid the coronavirus spreadArticle

With markets in current turmoil amid the coronavirus spread, this is the time for small businesses to relook at their current business processes and understand how their business can respond in these chaotic times...

Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 8 Jun 2020

People observing social distancing as they queue for mass testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a Nairobi suburb. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)
What Kenya must look out for before easing Covid-19 restrictionsArticle

Kenya's initial response to was highly praised as effective in suppressing the spread of infections. There is cautious optimism as the country prepares for reopening of schools and economy due to a daily spike in cases and fatalities...

Mark Nanyingi 2 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Adopt and adapt as we enter a new age with increased competition
#LockdownLessons: Adopt and adapt as we enter a new age with increased competitionArticle

Casian Dendere, chief executive officer of COENG, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 28 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue
A day in the lockdown life of Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlueArticle

Chris Ogden, the CEO of RubiBlue shares his account of work-life in the time of Covid-19...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

The future of work
The future of workArticle

As part of SAICA's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-coronavirus world...

Issued by SAICA 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 a baptism of fire
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 a baptism of fireArticle

While the last few months have been a baptism of fire in terms of adapting how most businesses operate, the next six months won't see a return to business as usual pre-Covid-19...

Zahra Mirza, Issued by HKLM 20 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Meta Media group MD Kagiso Musi
A day in the lockdown life of Meta Media group MD Kagiso MusiArticle

Group MD of Meta Media, Kagiso Musi's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

Jessica Tennant 19 May 2020

Take care of tech talent when it matters
Take care of tech talent when it mattersArticle

In what feels like a minute, the world has gone massively digital. People are doing everything online because of Covid-19, and the strain is showing...

15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Tshepo Sefotlhelo, CEO of Vuma Reputation Management.
#LockdownLessons: Digital is no longer cool, it's necessaryArticle

Tshepo Sefotlhelo, CEO of Vuma Reputation Management, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Juanita Pienaar 12 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Publisher Research Council CEO Josephine Buys
A day in the lockdown life of Publisher Research Council CEO Josephine BuysArticle

Publisher Research Council CEO, Josephine Buys' account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens.

Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2020

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