March 2019


The fake resurrection of South Africa

While hopes are being pinned on the May 8th election to provide the ailing South African economy with new direction and growth, all indications are that this faith may be unfounded.
By Sean Gossel

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Branding is simply another word for reputation

Woolworths’ Valentine’s Day gaffe was a textbook case in how not to manage a brand. A brand is essentially an extension of an organisation’s reputation, and this needs to be managed carefully and with consistency from day one.
By Raymond van Niekerk.

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Managers will need a new mindset to lead in a technology-driven world

The 4th Industrial Revolution offers businesses new opportunities for growth and inclusivity - but it will be critical to invest in the essential capabilities of, especially, managers to cash in on this dividend.
By Mzoxolo Gulwa

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Women could be the game changers in SA’s energy crisis

Research suggests that involving more women at senior level in the energy sector and ensuring that more women participate in vital decision-making and problem-solving, will go a long way towards helping to find meaningful solutions to SA’s energy impasse.
By Sharron McPherson

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Back to blackouts: SA’s energy problems just the tip of the iceberg

Public-Private Partnerships, access to financing and targeted skills development will be crucial in addressing Africa’s chronic power shortage.
By Wikus Kruger

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Personal potential, a source of power

Problems of violence, drugs and gangsterism in places like Mitchell’s Plain are symptoms of a much deeper problem that could be addressed through creative processes that help young people tap into a deeper source of fulfilment.
By Max-Gordon Stoffberg

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Financial literacy key to business success – especially in a tough economy

What can South African SMMEs do to position themselves for success in tough economic times? Arming their people with basic financial literacy is a good place to start argues UCT Graduate School of Business Associate Professor Mark Graham.

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