J&J invest R300m and launch their Africa Global Public Health practice in Cape Town

April 20, 2016
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2016 has been a busy year for Johnson & Johnson in Cape Town as they continue to prepare their business to better serve consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa. In January, J&J opened their refurbished pharmaceutical manufacturing plant following a R300 million investment in technology and infrastructure. Then in early April, J&J launched the Global Public Health.. read more →

Big Data: driving business innovation and opportunities from SKA

April 20, 2016
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Big Data is a fast-growing global industry with growth forecasted at 26.4% CAGR to $41.5 billion by 2018 according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Big Data is the analysis of high-volume data to uncover valuable insights and create value for business and governments. It is not only pertinent to Smart City initiatives especially due to the.. read more →

Launch of the Cape Town French Tech Hub is recognition of our innovative ecosystem

April 19, 2016
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France, while typically known for their food and wine, is emerging as a significant technology hub in Europe. In 2015, Cisco committed to spending $100 million on incubator and accelerator programs, following the then-CEO, John Chambers, visit to France and his positive impressions of their start-up activity. Deloitte’s Fast 500 EMEA 2015 also ranked France, for.. read more →

Creating value from values – Simon Susman, Chairman, Woolworths

April 19, 2016
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Improving business leadership and ethical practices are key to running a sustainable and enterprising business in the 21st century. Companies need to not only deliver shareholder value in terms of revenue, but also have effective governance structures, and demonstrate societal and environmental value for clients, employees and communities. Millennials are also changing organisations as their.. read more →

PPPs and effective partnering – how government and business should work better 

April 19, 2016
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Public-Private Partnerships have been touted as the solution to South Africa’s onerous infrastructure development needs. However, a typical PPP, as per Treasury Regulation 16 to the Public Finance Management Act, has no less than six distinct phases with approval gates at each stage. Add to this the likelihood that significant investors could be foreign nationals.. read more →

Addressing talent transformation in Cape Town

April 19, 2016
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2016 kicked off with a few unfortunate racist incidents highlighting that while South Africa has made progress in the past 22 years, issues of racial inequality are still prevalent and our rainbow nation requires a collaborative effort to keep shining. From a racial point of view, Cape Town is additionally challenged with our apartheid spatial.. read more →

Message from the CEO

April 19, 2016
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South Africa is in an interesting period politically and economically and whilst I remain concerned, I am also optimistic about our future. The Rand is currently one of the most volatile currencies globally, but has benefited from a recent uptick in commodity prices and is now back to pre-9/12 levels. This is certainly a very.. read more →