Inspiration Session with Zipho Sikhakhane

December 12, 2017
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2017, we heard from Zipho Sikhakhane, international speaker, writer and business advisor. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Zipho shared some very interesting insights with us about her journey to becoming a successful businesswoman: VUCA: brought on by politics, economics, society and the environment, we are living.. read more →

South Africa’s Influence on the African Growth Trajectory with Maria Ramos

November 17, 2017
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At our last CEO Engagement for the year, we hosted Maria Ramos, the CEO of Barclays Africa who spoke to us about SA’s influence on the African growth trajectory. SA has long held the promise of being the driving force behind Africa’s economic resurgence. However, geopolitical shifts and the impact this has on the global.. read more →

Building Bridges between SMEs and Corporates Through ESD

November 14, 2017
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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) now constitutes 40% of a company’s B-BBEE scorecard and at our recent Thought Leaders, Building Bridges Between SMEs and Corporates Through ESD, Webber Wentzel Partner in Corporate Practice, Adam Ismail, described ESD as an opportunity for a win-win situation. As corporates, we must start investing and putting the hard work.. read more →

AI, Robotics and Automation

November 8, 2017
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According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), by 2025 30% of corporate audits will be performed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and additional research shows that Digital Transformation is now a priority for most business leaders. At our recent Thought Leaders engagement focussing on AI, Robotics and Automation, forward-thinking business leaders engaged around this topic and.. read more →

AGM with Bonang Mohale

October 3, 2017
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South Africa is experiencing tumultuous times. Rash decisions by government send markets tumbling, while counter balances through the judiciary and parliamentary committees act as stabilisers. The collective voice of business is now more important than ever before in order to establish the environment which business requires to stimulate growth and investment, as well as the.. read more →

The Importance of Corporate Governance and Insights into SOEs

September 6, 2017
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Sound corporate governance, the system by which companies are directed and controlled, is globally recognised as a critical requirement for successful growth and development. SA’s King Code of Corporate Governance is world leading and regarded as one of the most comprehensive approaches to governance yet, SA is experiencing significant wasteful and irregular expenditure of state.. read more →

Cape Town’s Water Crisis Requires Innovative Solutions to Increase Water Supply

June 29, 2017
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Cape Town and the Western Cape’s insufficient rainfall over the past three years has resulted in a water crisis. Population increases, urbanisation and global climate change has increased our need to use water more conservatively and find long-term, innovative solutions to increase water supply. While water shortages impact on everyone, key industries are dependent on.. read more →

Tackling Youth Unemployment

June 5, 2017
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Stats SA’s recently released Q1:2017 Quarterly Labour Force Survey indicates a 14 year high of 27.7% unemployment, and youth statistics are even more alarming with 58% of our population below 35 years of age being unemployed. Given that 67% of our population are below 35, we need to start addressing employment opportunities through collaborative programmes.. read more →

The Future of Higher Education in SA

May 15, 2017
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Higher education is important for growing South Africa’s economic capability, but the sector is facing serious challenges, especially in relation to declining budgets. The state subsidy has declined in real terms while students are demanding more access to education. To understand the extent of the funding crisis, we hosted a CEO engagement with Sizwe Nxasana,.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: How Leaders Build Powerful Cultures to Drive Growth

May 12, 2017
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Culture is the ‘way we do things in an organisation’ and can drive growth. Leaders understand this. The stumbling block for most leaders is how to use culture to grow their organisation. This was the key takeout presented at our HR Professionals Forum on how leaders build powerful cultures for growth. The forum discussion was.. read more →