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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 08:58

Working your business’ core

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By Colin Timmis, General Country Manager, Xero SA and professional accountant Think of your business like a human body, because in many respects it is: there are systems that need to work together for it to accomplish what it needs to on a daily basis – and these systems need…
Advice for women from women in construction As reported by Stats SA, many sectors in South Africa today are facing a downturn. In fact, the report states that construction, mining and trade are in recession with a 3.2% decline being the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since 2009. In order…
We are living in an age of disruption where business and the very pulse of life is fast-paced and in a constant flux of change.  In this era, domination as a leadership style is less popular and there’s a growing appreciation of the traits that female leaders bring to the…
M&C Saatchi Abel’s MWEB Fibre Campaign knows what it takes to make you switch to MWEB Fibre Building a brand message that is intricately tied to driving sales may seem like a complicated task in an always-on world where consumers are flooded with information. But not if you’re committed to…
Most events and conferences proceed without incident, but even with the most detailed planning, sometimes things go wrong. South Africa is privy to thousands of events that take place across the country, from corporate conferences, entertainment and music fests, sponsored golf days, cycle races, exhibitions, mega parties and many other…
Friday, 23 August 2019 07:16

A BRAND NEW BOND FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION

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A precedent setting new investment model, or simply just a hope and a dream?  It’s more than just urban legend that some of the worlds most successful millionaires got where they are today by taking a risk with an out of the box investment opportunity. They’re the type of “take…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:20

Protecting women needs to become a top priority

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While South Africa holds its women in high regard, it is concerning that the many of fraud victims in the country are female. Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director of the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) feels that, as with any fraud related crime, this is an issue that needs…
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…

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