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 →

Building bridges between SMEs and Corporates through Enterprise and Supplier Development

November 8, 2017
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SA desperately needs jobs and economic development but with government coming under increasing pressure to reduce its wage bill, and the corporate sector similarly pushing for greater efficiency in a recessionary economy, the only remaining hope for job growth is the SME sector. In order to significantly grow SMEs, we need to provide them with.. read more →

Corporate Shuttles Cutting Congestion

October 13, 2017
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Globally, corporates are experiencing the benefit of their staff getting to work affordably and efficiently using a corporate shuttle service. Shuttling to and from work provides staff the opportunity to work on the commute either to or from the office, rather than spending more than two hours a day behind the wheel. Has your organisation.. 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 →

Governance of State-owned Enterprises

September 19, 2017
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The current state of affairs is increasingly hard to believe, especially given the incredible sums of money being wasted in a country that desperately needs to address rampant poverty. There are however also success stories and it is certain that SOEs have.. read more →

Support the WC Government Apprenticeship Game Changer

July 1, 2017
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The WC Government has identified Apprenticeships as a Game Changer in order to leverage the power of work-based learning through apprenticeships to improve people’s skills and livelihoods, in particular our youth. Their aim is to ensure sufficiently qualified technical and vocational skilled young people to supply the needs of the prioritised growth sectors in the.. read more →

The Importance of Airports to City Economies

June 29, 2017
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With the recent news that the Department of Environmental Affairs has approved the new runway realignment for Cape Town International Airport, there is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of airports to city economies. In an interview with News24, Deon Cloete (General Manager of Cape Town International Airport), explained, “We are indeed pleased to.. read more →

Pity the Youth, for they shall inherit the National debt

June 16, 2017
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Erstwhile British Prime Minister and writer, Benjamin Disraeli, perhaps said it best with: “the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity”. This is particularly pertinent in South Africa with approximately 67% of our population below 35 years of age. Youthful populations are generally considered a national asset, as it implies the potential for.. 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 →