South Africa is facing economic headwinds and should change tack

August 20, 2014
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South Africa is experiencing economic doldrums. Low growth, budget deficits, and ratings downgrades are amongst the challenges. Nhlanhla Nene, our Finance Minister, admitting that we have almost reached rock bottom. But South Africa is not without solutions – provided that government and business change tack by collaborating in the delivery. Earlier in 2014, Pravin Gordhan.. read more →

Accelerate Cape Town AGM 2014

June 15, 2014
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Leadership Spotlight: Darren Franks, MD Middle East & Africa, Eutopia

May 12, 2014
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1. Tell us about your company and role Eutopia is a boutique executive search firm focusing on the Telecoms and Technology sectors, predominately in emerging markets. We have 3 offices – London, Dubai and most recently Cape Town. I joined Eutopia at its inception (2001) and am now Eutopia’s Managing Director for Middle East and.. read more →

CNBC Africa – Immigration Law Changes – 12 June 2014

May 11, 2014
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Focus on Cape Town – Part 1

May 11, 2014
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Focus on Cape Town – Part 2

May 11, 2014
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Risk of Climate Change in Agriculture Focused Western Cape

May 11, 2014
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Positioning the Cape as Africa’s Pharma R&D Hub

February 25, 2014
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In 2011, UCT Professor Kelly Chibale founded H3-D, Africa’s first Drug Discovery and Development Centre.   Within a year, a key project was named Project of the Year for 2012 by Medicines for Malaria Venture and resulted in the discovery of a novel chemical compound with the potential to affect malaria control and eradication. As a.. read more →

Leadership Spotlight – Theodore Yach, Zenprop Property Holdings

December 8, 2013
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1. Tell us about your company and your role? Zenprop Property Holdings develops and invests in corporate real estate in South Africa. Our portfolio is currently valued at approximately R12billion. My role is to acquire and develop real estate and facilities in the best positions in the Western Cape for our corporate tenants. 2. What,.. read more →

Stellenbosch – what’s good for Stellenbosch is good for the entire economy

December 8, 2013
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To be a successful, competitive city region, it is essential to be globally oriented, globally connected – both physically and virtually and to attract young, talented people. South Africa’s ‘innovation hub’ of Stellenbosch is well on the way to addressing these major criteria. Here are some of its key facts: Stellenbosch University, one of Africa’s.. read more →