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Questions that are most probably top of mind for a multitude of foreign investors is ‘Why South Africa and why now?’, and one could be forgiven for being unsure as to the answer. It is no secret that the South African markets have been in a state of flux. In…
The highly anticipated annual APEX events were held on the 11 th July in Johannesburg, where the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) hosted the NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass in the morning followed by the APEX Awards Ceremony in the evening. Marketing moguls and brand barons converged on The…
The world’s leading manufacturer of mohair socks, Cape Town-based Cape Mohair, is uniquely positioned for export-led growth following an innovative deal that addressed its need for new machinery and extra working capital. The firm is the latest in a long list of local small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) to…
Thursday, 11 July 2019 15:58

The real cost of car theft and accidents

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It pays to mitigate your risk While insurance is an essential aspect of recovering financially from a vehicle theft or accident, there are still unexpected costs you may not have planned for, and some which you cannot attach a monetary value to.  “The best advice is to mitigate your risk as…
Barko Financial Services chooses Temenos software to reduce personal loan origination down to less than two minutes on mobile devices Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announces that Barko Financial Services selected Temenos software to replace its legacy systems, in both core and front office, to offer…
ENGEN PITCH & POLISH IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Pitch to win R80 000 in cash for your biz! Running your own business? Want to run your own business? ENGEN Pitch & Polish is the platform you need to launch yourself on to the path of success. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, ENGEN Pitch…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:42

Sustaining the entrepreneurial drive

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The South African Institute of Charted Accounts (SAICA), voted Lyle Malander as the overall winner of the prestigious Top 35-under-35 CA(SA) Award in 2018. The Top 35-under-35 competition was launched by SAICA in 2014 to recognise young entrepreneurs from various industries considered to be trailblazers.  At his maiden 2019 State…
One wouldn’t necessarily associate EFC (Extreme Fighting Championship) Africa with online trading company CM Trading, but with their reputation for an out of the box approach to investment opportunities, assuming anything about these connected mavericks might leave you somewhat surprised. The announcement of their one-year sponsorship of EFC Africa, along…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:17

Burst geysers never keep office hours

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As the law of Murphy would have it, most people get to experience the inconvenience of a burst geyser or water pipe in the early hours of the morning, on a public holiday or over a long weekend, and usually when the temperature has taken a sub-zero plummet.  “Winter –…
Cape Town 8th July 2019 – Now in its second year, AI Media Africa Co-founder Dr Nick Bradshaw recently talked to Cape Talk Radio host Kieno Kammies about AI Expo Africa 2019, the largest B2B focused AI & Data Science community and trade event in the region, that builds upon the…
Monday, 08 July 2019 18:22

ENGEN Pitch & Polish celebrates ten years

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An oft-cited statistic in the world of business is that 96% of small businesses will fail within the first ten years of starting up. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme is proud to fall within the 4% that succeed! Considered by…
By Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer* (www.signium.co.za) A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts. Offshore, upwardly mobile executives increasingly embrace ‘Deep Work’ and reduce  distractions as they strive for quality outcomes and the type of successful track record that ensures progress up…

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