Building bridges between SMEs and Corporates through Enterprise and Supplier Development

November 8, 2017
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SA desperately needs jobs and economic development but with government coming under increasing pressure to reduce its wage bill, and the corporate sector similarly pushing for greater efficiency in a recessionary economy, the only remaining hope for job growth is the SME sector. In order to significantly grow SMEs, we need to provide them with.. read more →

Governance of State-owned Enterprises

September 19, 2017
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The current state of affairs is increasingly hard to believe, especially given the incredible sums of money being wasted in a country that desperately needs to address rampant poverty. There are however also success stories and it is certain that SOEs have.. read more →

ENCA – Governance of State-owned Enterprises

September 12, 2017
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eNCA – Tackling Youth Unemployment in SA

July 5, 2017
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Leadership Spotlight – Lance September, Partner in Charge KPMG Western Cape

June 29, 2017
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Tell us about your company and your role? KPMG is a global professional services firm, of which KPMG SA is a member. I serve as the Partner in Charge for the Western Cape region and my primary responsibility is to grow our share of the professional services market through our Audit, Advisory and Tax Offerings… read more →

Pity the Youth, for they shall inherit the National debt

June 16, 2017
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Erstwhile British Prime Minister and writer, Benjamin Disraeli, perhaps said it best with: “the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity”. This is particularly pertinent in South Africa with approximately 67% of our population below 35 years of age. Youthful populations are generally considered a national asset, as it implies the potential for.. read more →

Economically illiterate leading SA to destruction

April 17, 2017
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In one fell swoop Jacob Zuma has destroyed 14 months of collaborative effort to avoid a sovereign ratings downgrade, demonstrated that a celebrated liberation movement is now no more than a corrupt collective of self-serving criminals, and has once again brought the SA economy to its knees. The latest cabinet reshuffle was a clear indication.. 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 →

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 →