Woolworths scoops National Business of the Year Award

Woolworths scoops National Business of the Year Award

Pitched as the Oscars of South African Business, over 100 local and multinational businesses vied for pole position at the 12th National Business Awards which recognise outstanding performance in business, industry and government. Retail giant Woolworths has fended...

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Losing data is not good for business

Losing data is not good for business

Recent research conducted by Alto Africa has indicated that companies that do not backup data are putting the organisation at huge risk, writes Oliver Potgieter, Director of Alto Africa. What happens when your computer crashes and five years’ worth of records go with...

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No business is too small for a proper budget

No business is too small for a proper budget

Many business owners mistakenly think their operation is too small for a formal budgeting process. The budget (of sorts) that many business owners keep inside their heads is often more like a basic recipe, and is usually inadequate to deal with the constant change that every business is subject to.

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New dawn after five years of economic gloom

New dawn after five years of economic gloom

For business owners who have been operating in survival mode over the past five harrowing years of economic gloom, the signs of a turnaround may not be all that apparent, but according to Nazeem Martin, MD of Business Partners Limited, the evidence is compelling. The...

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POPI makes effective document destruction practices law

POPI makes effective document destruction practices law

With the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) officially signed into law by President Jacob Zuma and published in the Government Gazette, South African businesses must now ensure that steps are taken to implement effective information destruction practices,...

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Balancing population growth and energy demand

Balancing population growth and energy demand

According to the National Development Plan (NDP), South Africa’s population is predicted to rise to as much as 68 million people by 2030. This places a growing demand on public services and infrastructure, and will put the country under increasing pressure to provide utilities to a growing population, according to Arthur Chien, CEO of Talesun Energy.

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Opportunities in Jordan for South African investors

Opportunities in Jordan for South African investors

A fact-finding mission by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to scan the Jordanian business environment and conduct market analysis has revealed that the Middle Eastern country is teeming with a range of investment opportunities.

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Barclays Africa keen to rebound

Barclays Africa keen to rebound

On the continent, South Africa remains Barclays Africa’s biggest market. Maria Ramos, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Africa Group (BAG), says the bank’s primary focus is the corporate and retail banking sectors.

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MOTORING ON

MOTORING ON

The automotive industry is one of South Africa’s most important sectors. It incorporates the manufacture, distribution, servicing and maintenance of motor vehicles, playing a vital role in South Africa’s economy.

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FINANCE SECTOR OVERVIEW

FINANCE SECTOR OVERVIEW

FDI flows to Africa grew 5.1 percent to $23,1b in the first half of 2012 after three consecutive years of decline, according to the UN’s Conference on Trade Development report.

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In the loop with Coaching Circles

In the loop with Coaching Circles

New research shows that Coaching Circles are emerging as the natural successor to action learning as the best way to develop people and build strong, resilient organisations. By Janine Everson and Craig O’Flaherty.

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The rise of responsible tourism in SA

The rise of responsible tourism in SA

The rise of responsible tourism in SA It was recently announced that the earth’s population will reach 7 billion by 2012. That adds up to a lot of people, each needing to survive and function in their community, each consuming and leaving behind harmful footsteps on a...

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SMME development support in South Africa

SMME development support in South Africa

SMME development support in South Africa “The private sector has a role to play in supporting SMME development,” says Mr Sisa Ntshona, enterprise development head, Absa. “Let’s create one million entrepreneurs by 2020. If we do that – and each entrepreneur employs...

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More speed, less energy

More speed, less energy

More speed, less energy Today’s logistics is probably the most constantly evolving trend in business that exists. Advances in the electronic industry, technology, transport, corporate and government policies, infrastructure and even social development affect how the...

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Eight technologies to increase profitability and productivity

Eight technologies to increase profitability and productivity

Eight technologies to increase profitability and productivity Keeping track of the latest technology can be overwhelming, but businesses concerned about increasing profitability and productivity ignore them at their peril. Here are eight key trends that you don’t want...

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Top Performing 13th edition

Top Performing 13th edition

Reputation is the cornerstone of Top Performing organisations For 13th Edition features please contact Judy Twaambo Chileshe – 086 000 9590 Judy.chileshe@businesswomen.co.za

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