Cape Talk – Our Programme Director talks about Innovation coming out of our Western Cape Universities

September 20, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four Western Cape Universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period… read more →

eNCA News Day – Possible Moody’s Downgrade on SA’s State Owned Enterprises

September 15, 2016
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Business Government Collaboration to Stimulate Economic Growth

September 12, 2016
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While ratings agencies are evaluating South Africa’s investment status, numerous initiatives are underway to boost investor confidence, catalyse employment in key sectors and drive reform. Irrespective of the rating agencies’ decision, current GDP growth rates are insufficient and require stimulus and sustained action. Earlier in 2016, business, government, and labour realised the need to collaborate.. read more →

eNCA – What SA Needs to Avoid a Ratings Downgrade

September 9, 2016
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Leadership Spotlight – Zyda Rylands, Woolworths SA CEO

September 8, 2016
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Tell us about your company and your role? Woolworths is a leading South African retailer, passionate about offering a wide range of quality clothing, general merchandise and food products with a focus on innovation, value and sustainability. As the CEO of Woolworths SA, I am responsible for the entire Woolworths operation in South Africa, as.. read more →

Behavioural Change and Emerging Tech to Ease Traffic Congestion

September 8, 2016
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Traffic gridlock has become a common feature in Cape Town, and as the city continues to grow, so does the issue of traffic congestion. As part of our Transport Programme, Accelerate Cape Town has collaborated with Wesgro to highlight government plans and have frank discussions with the various transport providers about the potential solutions available… read more →

Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank CEO: Industry Specific Plans to Stimulate Growth

September 8, 2016
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At our recent CEO Engagement, Attracting Investment to Grow the Economy, with Standard Bank CEO, Sim Tshabalala, it was emphasised that the structural reforms required for the country’s growth and prosperity are arguably more important than the ratings pronouncement in December. Irrespective of the ratings decision, current GDP growth rates require stimulus and sustained action… read more →

Mentorship of spin-out companies from our Western Cape Universities

September 8, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four WC universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period. Even.. read more →

Message from the CEO

September 8, 2016
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Despite a terrible start to 2016, South Africa managed to avoid a ratings downgrade in June and we were on a positive economic trajectory for a brief period, thanks largely to the local government election which demonstrated the strength of our democracy, and external factors which buoyed emerging markets. The Rand enjoyed a brief period.. read more →

Creating Intelligence from Increased Volumes of Data

September 7, 2016
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Data is the new currency. In 2016, the world has entered the “zettabyte era” as global IP traffic will reach 1.1 zettabytes, or over 1 trillion gigabytes. By 2020, global IP traffic will reach 2.3 zettabytes. This data growth is fuelling new industries and economies, and stimulating innovation within organisations. It is through the exponential rise.. read more →