Ecommerce, spaces & sustainability

Ecommerce, spaces & sustainability

A look at how the rise of ecommerce is shaping the property sector and how sustainable our consumption really is. When online shopping first appeared in the world of retail, it was hard to believe that it would become what it is today. The initial scepticism of online...
Technology: the major disruptor

Technology: the major disruptor

In his book Third Wave, Alvin Toffler analysed the three waves of disruption that have fundamentally changed the way society functions: first was the agricultural revolution which took place in the 1700s, then came the industrial revolution which stretched into the...
SA’s most wanted profession: Engineering

SA’s most wanted profession: Engineering

Skilled traders and engineers remain the most difficult positions for companies to fill in South Africa. But why the scarcity in skills? It was a bittersweet moment when the results from Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force survey were published. It showed...
The state of SMEs and the performance of the big fish in SA

The state of SMEs and the performance of the big fish in SA

In 2016 South Africa’s economy expanded at its slowest rate since 2009 and this performance may well hinder growth and recovery in 2017. Growth was 0.3% for 2016, lower than the Treasury’s forecast of 0.5% and the Reserve Bank’s forecast of 0.4%. SME performance The...