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Flying the flag in a crisis
COMPANIES

Flying the flag in a crisis

David McKay spoke to Amplats CEO Natascha Viljoen about positioning the miner in an environment changed by Covid-19.

Mteto Nyati: Betting on a Darkie
PEOPLE

Mteto Nyati: Betting on a Darkie

Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive of Altron, has always been driven by values, something he has tried to bring to every senior executive role he has held in the South African IT industry.

How large is the disruption in banking?
INDUSTRIES

How large is the disruption in banking?

Evolving consumer expectations, technological innovations, regulatory changes and new business models will all play a role in shaping the global banking system.

Upskilling and 'human digitisation' at Henkel
COMPANIES

Upskilling and 'human digitisation' at Henkel

Staff at Henkel identified what skills were needed to take jobs forward on the organisation’s journey to digitisation, and paths were created for managers and blue-collar workers.

Leadership lessons from Richard Maponya
COMPANIES

Leadership lessons from Richard Maponya

On 6 January 2020, Dr Richard Maponya passed away. A legendary business icon and activist, Maponya was known to many as ‘Soweto’s most humble giant’.

A start-up’s evolution from AI lab to AI business
COMPANIES

A start-up’s evolution from AI lab to AI business

For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its technology.

WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app
COMPANIES

WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app

With more than a billion daily active users, WeChat dominates daily life in China.

Jeanette Marais: A force to be reckoned with
PEOPLE

Jeanette Marais: A force to be reckoned with

Whenever the office phone rang, Jeanette Marais wanted to answer it. That was how she realised a career as an actuarial scientist wasn’t for her.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
COMPANIES

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "Success comes from empathy"

Change starts from within. Nowhere is this adage truer than with the internal appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft in 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who in turn succeeded Bill Gates.

Amsa’s man of steel
COMPANIES

Amsa’s man of steel

Priority number one for Kobus Verster, CEO of steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa), is to revive employee morale.

The TikTok strategy: Using AI to take over the world
COMPANIES

The TikTok strategy: Using AI to take over the world

A curious combination of prediction technology and human censors enables ByteDance to create a dynamic global video ecosystem.

5G and me
PEOPLE

5G and me

Bouygues Telecom’s strategy director Edward Bouygues on running a family business for short- and long-term success.

GIBS means business

GIBS means business

A great business school is a place that has significant impact on your life, on your career and on your working life - whether you are an individual doing a programme, or an executive in a company.