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On the 7th August, 2014, BPW South Africa and the Department of Trade & Industry launched South Africa’s first database of “Board Potential Women” at a Business Breakfast held with over 200 CEO’s and high level government officials.  Acting Director General, Mrs Pumla Ncapayi of the Department of Small Business…
USB-ED top executive education provider in Botswana USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), was recently awarded a PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award under the category of Foreign Business Schools offering Executive Education (short courses) in Botswana. This is…
Friday, 08 August 2014 11:43

With Spur’s help I am the mother of many

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Solomon’s Haven was founded in 1992, when Maria Solomons and her family opened their hearts and doors to vulnerable children in the area, creating a place of safety and equipping them with the necessary education and skills and to prepare them for their future, and developing them intellectually, socially, emotionally…
Over 190 maritime incidents in 6 months, with many declaring general average More than 190 maritime incidents were reported in the six months from January to June 2014, ranging from the grounding of cargo ships, collisions at sea and in port, water ingress, engine failure through to suspected piracy -…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:36

Turning traditional workspace upside down

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A South African company has developed a unique office space solution in Melrose Arch that taps into the emerging trend of workplace flexibility and mobility. Abri Schneider, managing director of XtraSpace, a national provider of flexible space solutions, says technology, coupled with fallout from the global economic meltdown, has had…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 07:43

Vodacom revamps m-pesa in South Africa

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Johannesburg, August 6, 2014 – Vodacom’s mobile wallet, m-pesa, enables customers to send and receive money, buy airtime, deposit or withdraw cash and pay for goods and services at over 240 000 merchant outlets in South Africa. The mobile wallet, which allows money transfers, has been revamped and tailored to meet the…
Thursday, 31 July 2014 07:41

Spur Foundation spreading grace at House of Grace

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The Spur Foundation will be carrying forward our vision to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our communities by visiting House of Grace outside Durbanville on Saturday, 2 August 2014. House of Grace is a place of safety for abandoned and abused children who have been…
Atukwase Cleophus completed an Association of Business Executives (ABE) Level 6 Diploma course in Business Management through the Management and Accountancy Training Company (MAT) in Uganda, where he was registered with ABE as a self-study student. Today, Atukwase uses his qualification in his role as Chief Executive Officer and Head…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:52

In the Spa Recognition Awards of 2014

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  AnIndustry Award, acknowledging individualswho have excelled in the spaindustry.“ We focus a large amount on the actual spas, however there are a number of individuals, who go above the call of duty and through their work the entire industry benefits. Les NouvellesEsthetiques South Africa, introduced the inaugural Les NouvellesEsthetiques…
Perago, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIA, has signed an agreement with Swish Payments Ltd., a mobile commerce provider owned by leading South African payment service provider Setcom Payment Solutions, to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe. Through SIA’s technology infrastructure, Perago will enable the Swish solution that…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:59

PayFast Adds Bitcoin as a Payment Option

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PayFast sellers can start accepting Bitcoin payments from local and international buyers. (Note that Bitcoin payments are currently in beta testing mode.) PayFast entered into an exciting partnership with South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, BitX, which will allow buyers to make Bitcoin payments to PayFast sellers. What makes this different…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:31

Company legislation and you – Get the Inside Scoop!

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As a Director or Shareholder, it’s important that you are familiar with the changes that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), National Credit Act, Companies Act, 2008 and King III has on your business. Get to grips with what is required of you as a…

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