AfricaCom – Big Data & Roadmap to Smart Cape Town

November 24, 2016
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Our Digital and Tech programme is a key focus and we recently partnered with AfricaCom, the largest tech conference in Africa, on two of their new streams: Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities Africa, and Big Data. Pieter Vorster, Chief Analytics Officer: Big Data and Analytics at Barclays Africa on Data Analytics and Actionable Insights, spoke.. 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 →

Young Leaders Dinner with Rachel Jafta, Chairperson of Media24 Limited

November 22, 2016
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We recently hosted our final Young Leaders Dinner for 2016 with Chairperson of Media24 Limited, Rachel Jafta. Our Young Leaders Dinner is aimed at supporting talent attraction and retention in Cape Town, particularly within our Sponsor organisations. Speaking to diversity, integrity and resilience Rachel shared her journey with us. Growing up: One of six children,.. read more →

Dinner with the Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille and the Mayoral Committee

November 18, 2016
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At our recent CEO Engagement, we hosted Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille and the Mayoral Committee (Mayco). Sponsored by British American Tobacco, the evening provided a platform for business to raise awareness of the requirements for, and issues impacting on, economic growth, while the City of Cape Town shared details about their strategy including highlighting projects.. read more →

AGM 2016: S&P say low growth and Government debt are cause for concern

November 3, 2016
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At our 2016 AGM, Konrad Reuss, S&P (Standard and Poor’s) MD and Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, spoke to us about the factors rating agencies consider when rating a country. Having Konrad as our guest speaker this year was well-timed as the next rating announcement is due on 2 December. Highlighting S&P’s global sovereign ratings.. read more →