Leadership Spotlight – Professor Mills Soko, Director of UCT GSB

March 16, 2017
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Tell us about your company and your role? I am Director of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB). My role is to lead the business school, drive its vision and strategy, maintain its financial viability, engage with key external stakeholders and work closely with the senior leadership group to promote the.. read more →

Message from the CEO

March 16, 2017
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It has been an incredibly interesting first quarter and I trust this finds you well and in good spirits! Statistics emerging from Davos earlier this year painted a bleak picture of rapidly increasing inequality, and triggered interesting debate between redistribution and pro-growth perspectives. Ideology aside, with 20% of South African households (16.2m people) surviving on.. read more →

KFM – Corporate Cape Town Launches Carpooling Pilot

February 27, 2017
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In a recent interview on KFM, our CEO, Ryan Ravens, emphasised the importance of behavioural change and said that increasing congestion could dampen the growth of our city region and we need to embrace solutions that include the use of emerging technology. As part of our Transport Programme, Accelerate Cape Town, together with our members from Allan.. read more →

Wealth tax pointless if wasteful expenditure continues

February 18, 2017
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The general consensus with respect to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget is that it is well balanced, professional and the best that could be done under extremely challenging circumstances. Whilst all of this is true, it remains hard not to be somewhat disappointed with the national economic trajectory. With the creation of a new marginal tax.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Khanyi Dhlomo CEO of Ndalo Media

February 14, 2017
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We heard from Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder and CEO of Ndalo Media, at our first Inspiration Session for 2017, hosted by Allan Gray. Khanyi shared some valuable insights with us: Clear vision: Khanyi pointed out the significance of knowing what one wants. She emphasised the importance of a clear vision and a strong sense of self-belief… read more →

Cape Talk – Enterprise and Supplier Development

February 13, 2017
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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD), a new and particularly exciting initiative for Accelerate Cape Town this year, is aimed at supporting regional entrepreneurship by providing technical training, access to finance, and access to market opportunities through corporate supply chains and procurement. Creating entrepreneurial opportunities, whilst supporting emerging enterprises with skills and finance, creates an environment.. read more →

Unlocking SME Growth with Adrian Gore

February 7, 2017
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At our recent CEO Engagement, Unlocking SME Growth with Founder and CEO of Discovery Group, Adrian Gore, it was emphasised that the solution to SA’s economic woes and unemployment crisis is greater entrepreneurial activity. SMEs have the potential to create the jobs and prosperity South Africa desperately requires and we need to start creating an environment where.. read more →

Cape Talk – Our CEO comments on PwC’s NextGen Study

February 4, 2017
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In a recent interview on Cape Talk, our CEO, Ryan Ravens commented on PwC’s NextGen study. Technology is evolving rapidly, disrupting industries and introducing new ways of working. It is impacting on business models, revolutionising business processes, and allowing businesses to make informed decisions by tracking and responding to real-time data. Employees now use multiple.. read more →

Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship

January 30, 2017
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Inequality emerged as a major theme at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, and remains a pressing concern globally and in SA. Research shows that eight individuals own as much as 50% of the global population, and closer to home, three individuals’ net wealth is equivalent to the poorest 50% of South Africans. Approximately.. read more →

Vodacom invests R600 million in digital skills and connectivity

January 30, 2017
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Technology is constantly evolving resulting in the continuous digitisation of our businesses and lives. By 2020, there will be over 26 billion Internet-connected devices and over 4 billion global Internet users, but as technology evolves, the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those that don’t, is becoming even wider. If South Africa.. read more →