Inspiring Women Leaders Workshop

September 10, 2018
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This women’s month we brought together a group of women leaders to surface more stories of women who are successfully leading modern organisations. To explore how women are showing up as 21st century leaders. To change the way women see their role as leaders and the value they bring. To explore what holds women back… read more →

Unpacking the Challenges Faced by Black Professionals in Cape Town

April 26, 2018
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According to the Department of Labour, the percentage of black African professionals in Cape Town has increased by a mere 4% in the past 10 years. Where are Cape Town’s black professionals, and what’s keeping them away from the city? This was the topic of discussion at our recent HR Professionals Forum, with guest speakers.. 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 →

Open Data: what government data is available?

March 17, 2017
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In an increasingly connected world, data has become the new oil. We are producing vast volumes of data, but greater insights come from mining linked data sets. For business, the question is what additional insights can be gained about customers, market and economic conditions, by having access to government data. What government sets are currently.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: Innovation in Talent Management

November 24, 2016
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South Africa has a critical skills shortage and high unemployment at the same time. Latest figures show that unemployment has risen to 27.1%, but more critically youth unemployment (18 – 36 years) is 56% and black graduate unemployment is 68%. Availability of skilled talent is also an issue and the Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey.. read more →

HR Professionals Forum: Addressing Talent Retention and Transformation

June 20, 2016
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We recently hosted our first HR Professionals Forum, a new initiative which is part of our Human Capital Programme that aims to provide the HR Professionals of our member companies with a forum to discuss issues impacting on talent attraction and retention. Our first speaker was Prof Shirley Zinn, Group Head of Human Resources at.. read more →

Business and University Innovation Workshop

February 16, 2016
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Our Western Cape universities are leading in South Africa and Africa. According to the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016, UCT and Stellenbosch University are the top 2 universities in Africa with UCT also being in the top 20 in the BRICS. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009.. read more →

Digital Cape Town Workshop with the City of Cape Town

January 25, 2016
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As Digital Cape Town is one of Accelerate Cape Town’s key programmes, we hosted a workshop with the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government facilitated by Deloitte Digital to discuss Cape Town’s Digital Strategies. What was unique about this workshop is that it provided a platform for business to engage and input into.. read more →