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 →

eNCA News Day – our CEO comments on the impact of Pravin Gordhan Hawks Probe

August 25, 2016
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Inspiration Session: Phuti Mahanyele Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital

August 5, 2016
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Phuti Mahanyele is the Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital, a privately held, majority-black owned investment group based in SA. She is also the former CEO of Shanduka Group, a multi-billion rand diversified African investment holding company, which she joined in 2004 as the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy. Phuti learned the power of education and the importance.. read more →

Foreign Office Lunch with key European Trade Partners

August 4, 2016
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As part of our programme of CEO Engagements, Accelerate Cape Town launched a series of Foreign Office Lunches in 2016. In an effort to strengthen our trade relations with key countries and provide greater opportunities for our members, we are forging stronger relationships with the economic development units of the diplomatic missions in Cape Town… read more →

Local Government Elections 2016: SA needs a peaceful and disciplined election process

August 1, 2016
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Last month, days of looting and violence in Tshwane sent an anxious shiver down the spine of corporate South Africa. The eruption of mass violence and looting following the ANC’s announcement of its mayoral candidate for Tshwane was cause for grave concern as it created the impression of a ruling party at war with itself… read more →

Addressing Transport Issues to Enhance Business Productivity

July 27, 2016
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Transport issues in Cape Town are starting to impact business productivity. Our population continues to grow by 2-3% every year as an average of 10 families per day move to the Cape from other provinces. Accelerate Cape Town, together with Wesgro, hosted its second Thought Leaders engagement on Addressing Transport Issues to Enhance Business Productivity.. read more →