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 →

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 →

City of Cape Town Restructure and Strategic Direction

May 9, 2017
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The City of Cape Town recently restructured following the adoption of the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP)  with Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as one of the key strategies to reverse the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, modernise government, improve service delivery and become more customer-centric. To understand the impact of this new strategic direction, we hosted.. read more →

Millennials – Managing Mobile Millennial Workplaces

March 16, 2017
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Technology is evolving rapidly, disrupting industries and introducing new ways of working. It is impacting on business models, revolutionising business processes, and allowing businesses to make informed decisions by tracking and responding to real-time data. Employees now use multiple devices and access corporate information from remote locations, causing concerns about cybersecurity. A new breed of.. read more →

AfricaCom – Big Data & Roadmap to Smart Cape Town

November 24, 2016
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Our Digital and Tech programme is a key focus and we recently partnered with AfricaCom, the largest tech conference in Africa, on two of their new streams: Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities Africa, and Big Data. Pieter Vorster, Chief Analytics Officer: Big Data and Analytics at Barclays Africa on Data Analytics and Actionable Insights, spoke.. read more →

Progress of the Special Economic Zones at Saldanha and Atlantis

October 25, 2016
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Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a critical mechanism to advance South Africa’s strategic objectives of industrialisation, regional development, export promotion and job creation. Industrialisation and growing this secondary sector is also key to South Africa’s economic growth and more particularly, employment. Key SEZ investments include Saldanha, as an oil and gas servicing hub, and Atlantis,.. 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 →