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Siemens wins 2018 Digital Solutions of the Year award at Africa Utility Week
Siemens has won the Digital Solutions of the year...
Pan-African Bank Ecobank wins Best Digital Strategy Award in London
Ecobank won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the...
Massmart launches Urban Bookshelf in Alexandra
Massmart second Urban Bookshelf was launched, today, 17 May...
SqwidNet appoints new Acting CEO
Phathizwe Malinga has officially been appointed as the new...
Renewable energy sector needs economic transformation
Failing to include and inform local communities about multibillion...
Bayakha Investment Partners officially appoints Ben Kodisang
Bayakha officially announced today, 16 May 2018 that industry...
Amu Power signs clean coal technology agreement with GE
Gulf Energy, the developer of the 1050Mw Lamu Coal...
Denel Board of Directors accepts CEO resignation
The Denel Board of Directors has accepted the resignation...
ICT investment key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth
Rapid advancements in information communications technologies (ICT) over the...
Digitalisation – an unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities
With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data...

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Digitalisation – an unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Digitalisation – an unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, there is a growing imperative to act now based on this new paradigm. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings vast and untapped data sources, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-to-machine learning, requiring new disciplines in terms of process

Smart cities – how to tap into innovation networks

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Smart cities – how to tap into innovation networks

Many cities – an increasing number of major African metros among them – are beginning to outgrow themselves. Ageing populations, increasing urban density, resource issues and mobility constraints – these are among the primary issues faced by...

How retailers can apply platform business thinking to attract customers

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

How retailers can apply platform business thinking to attract customers

Local retailers have an incredible opportunity to get a head-start on competition, by applying the science of digital platform thinking, to transform decades-old practices and deliver new value to customers. Platform businesses – the likes of YouTube...

How to apply ethics in business

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

How to apply ethics in business

The world and South Africa are plagued by scandals of corruption and alleged wrongdoing in politics and business alike. Jannie Rossouw, Sanlam Business Market Head, says many may recall the ENRON scandal in the nineties, but South...

World Economic Forum 2018 – How to harness the youth dividend

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

World Economic Forum 2018 – How to harness the youth dividend

World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos which starts tomorrow, is a meeting of international businesses and global political leaders to discuss politics, economics and social factors and strategise on how to better shape the world’s future. Many of...

World Economic Forum 2018 – impact for South African Investors

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

World Economic Forum 2018 – impact for South African Investors

It’s that time of year again where more than 2500 of the world’s top leaders including heads of state, central bankers and representatives from most of the world’s top companies converge on the little town of Davos...

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Friday, January 12th, 2018

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Sectional title insurance can be a little confusing and, as a new owner, you may be tempted to just assume your body corporate has you covered. While this may be the case, understanding the extent of your...

Why its vital to finance women-owned SMEs in the global supply chain

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Why its vital to finance women-owned SMEs in the global supply chain

There is significant evidence that women are the glue that hold their families, communities and even local economies together all over the world. What I find enlightening is that this impact is particularly keenly felt in emerging...

Depression costs South Africa ZAR232 billion

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Depression costs South Africa ZAR232 billion

Depression costs South Africa more than ZAR232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell, the IDEA study of the London School of...

Pension funds – should they be financing infrastructure in Africa?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Pension funds – should they be financing infrastructure in Africa?

Infrastructure as an asset class can provide a distinct addition to African pension and investment portfolios and is increasingly being considered. In principle, the asset class presents a compelling natural “fit” to the longer-term liability profile of...

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