Smart Ethics: Smart Cities with Prof John Lennox

September 17, 2014
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Integrity in life and business makes for smarter business communities and prosperous cities. Long-term, trusted relationships are the bedrock for success in growing businesses, as are ethical practices embodied in company culture and brand. With the on-going global financial challenges, businesses are under increasing pressure to demonstrate integrity, transparency and a commitment to our communities… read more →

Growth of the Saldanha IDZ and the West Coast Economy

June 26, 2014
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Africa is experiencing accelerated oil and gas growth and contributes 11% of crude oil and 6% of gas globally. Much of this growth is from Nigeria and Angola but recent gas discoveries in Mozambique suggest that it ‘could be one of the most important natural gas fields discovered in the last 10 years’. China is.. read more →

Paul Harris, former CEO of FirstRand – how to make a positive impact on education

May 12, 2014
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South Africa’s education system is below par. By international standards, our literacy is the lowest amongst developing countries and only 21.06% of schools have libraries. Our Maths teachers generally lack knowledge translating into only 13% of the curriculum being mastered by Grade 9s. Dropout rates after Grade 9 are high and only 35.79% of Grade.. read more →

Smart Cities and Design as a key lever for Change

February 27, 2014
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On 25 February, Accelerate Cape Town held a Thought Leaders event, sponsored by Arup to look at Smart Cities and the role of design in transforming cities.  With 80% of all urban growth over the next 20 years taking place in Asia and Africa, Chris Whelan, CEO of Accelerate Cape Town said South African business.. read more →

Prof Jansen calls for new leadership to address education

July 8, 2013
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As part of its ongoing series of Thought Leaders’ events, Accelerate Cape Town, together with Vodacom, recently hosted Professor Jonathan Jansen, of the University of the Free State, at a breakfast for the business leadership of the region. Professor Jansen was his usual engaging – and challenging – self, and called for better leadership at.. read more →