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By Colin Timmis, General Country Manager, Xero SA and professional accountant   The 21st of August is World Entrepreneurs’ Day (WED). Designed to celebrate entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders around the world, WED is the perfect time to discuss the issues that people who start a business alone face and what they can do to…
With an unwavering drive to do more, learn more and be more, Didintle Kgasi is unstoppable. Having risen rapidly through the ranks at 21st Century, the biggest Remuneration and OD company in South Africa, Didi moved from Intern to Rewards Analyst in just under eight months. Judging by her outlook…
By Lizle Louw and Shane Johnson, at Webber Wentzel Following the Constitutional Court's Prince judgment, cannabis use, possession and cultivation in South Africa has been decriminalised with adult persons now permitted to use, possess and cultivate cannabis in a private place for personal consumption. (See Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince; NDPP…
August is Women’s Month and with the focus on women and their finances, the  Ombudsman for Banking Services analysed their complaints to assess their concerns.. The office has received a total of 3 785 formal cases for the year to date, and only 31% of the complaints lodged in this period…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:00

High demand spectrum policy - an overview

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by Nozipho Mngomezulu, Peter Grealy, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, Karl Blom of Webber Wentzel The ​Department of Communications has published its highly-anticipated ‘Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network’ which purports to address South Africa's longstanding spectrum scarcity challenges. In the policy, the Minister of Communications directs that a…
Vizolet Kuwanda and Thulani Masebenza - two upcoming South African entrepreneurs - had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural Latam Impact Program.  The program brought together a group of 15 extraordinary young minds selected around the world, with the direction being led by a faculty of top experts…
Eric Diamond envisions a lot for his brand-new, traditional-style family owned Butchery which opened on the 17th August at the Rustic Timber centre on Witkoppen Road in Fourways. Eric's Butchery plans to bring old school back, connecting with clients on a personal level and serving customers with the same familiarity…
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:55

Leadership? Only humans need apply

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By Annelize van Rensburg* - Director: Signium Africa (www.signium.co.za) Ours is a disruptive world. Disruptors include AI, robotics, computerisation, globalisation and the imminent fourth industrial revolution. Already, a growing number of commercial and industrial processes are being dehumanised. So, are humans reaching their sell-by date? Admittedly, people will have to…
Finfind gets involved with emerging leaders for a new take on tomorrow   More often than not, the key to successful entrepreneurship isn’t about who has the best idea, marketing plan or startup investment. The key is recognising and supporting potential. That is exactly what the South Africa Challenge, a…
In celebration of Women’s Day this August, Coronation welcomed 200 schoolgirls from 20 schools at two exciting events. The girls were all finalists in an essay competition that asked them to write or video their views on the challenges that face young women in South Africa.   The event, in…
Celebrating a decade of hotel/Guest House Concierges and Guest Relations Managers’ networking platform, The South African Concierge Forum turns 10 this year.  Johannesburg, 16 August 2019- What began as a small gathering of dedicated hotel Concierges and Guest Relations Managers in 2010 in Johannesburg, has grown to an escalating number…
By Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute On the one hand, we have massive unemployment, on the other, we have a skills shortage. How can we balance these? The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) in South Africa explains how we should view the skills shortage in some…

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