‘Really impressive’ innovation in biomedical technology in the Cape

November 30, 2016
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When we think of medical excellence in the Cape, we often first think of the world’s first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard at Groote Schuur hospital, but are you aware of the extent of what’s being developed and the vibrancy of medical technology and biomedical innovation happening in the Cape Town region today?.. read more →

The Aerotropolis – the future of airports and their Cities are inextricably linked

March 5, 2019
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“Airports will shape business location and urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th and seaports in the 18th century”, John Kasarda. In the past airports were perceived simply as gateways for the transportation of people and to a lesser extent, goods. Historically, not.. read more →

Inspiration Session with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

December 5, 2018
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2018, we heard from Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Professor Phakeng shared some interesting insights from her personal journey with us: “I am a survivor”: Professor Phakeng opened the session describing herself as a survivor. She.. read more →

The Economic Benefits of an Aerotropolis in Cape Town

November 29, 2018
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Thank you for joining us at our recent Thought Leaders breakfast around the Economic Benefits of an Aerotropolis in Cape Town, where we heard from Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport and Paul van den Brink, Wesgro’s Project Manager of Cape Town Air Access project. We first heard from Deon who shared.. read more →

The Plight of Black Professionals in Cape Town

November 26, 2018
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Earlier this year, an opinion piece written by a discontented investment professional made waves in local media highlighting a key pressure point for business – the plight of black professionals in Cape Town. This was the topic explored at our recent Thought Leaders engagement where we heard from Nene Molefi, esteemed author and business, diversity.. read more →

Cape Town’s Transportation Crisis

October 4, 2018
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Economic growth is closely linked with the distances we are able to travel. Whilst daily traffic congestion has become the favoured topic of complaint amongst Capetonians, the damage being done by an inefficient transport ecosystem goes far beyond the inconvenience of frustrated motorists. A clear correlation exists between the quantity and quality of transport infrastructure.. read more →