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Going BOS: the story of a ‘born global’ SA ice tea brand
COMPANIES

Going BOS: the story of a ‘born global’ SA ice tea brand

With a sugar tax hovering over the heads of South Africans, healthier alternatives to traditional sodas are likely to start appearing on the shelves in greater abundance. One local brand is way ahead of the competition.

Next station: New Primedia CEO Omar Essack
PEOPLE

Next station: New Primedia CEO Omar Essack

The new CEO of Primedia Broadcasting talks about why he left Kagiso Media and what he hopes to achieve in his new role at what is arguably SA’s most successful broadcasting group, which includes Talk Radio 702 and 947.

Lessons from the strategy crisis at Netflix
COMPANIES

Lessons from the strategy crisis at Netflix

Netflix is facing an existential strategy crisis much like the one it faced in 2007–10, when its original DVD rental business became obsolete.

BB Moloi: Success through grit and hard work
PEOPLE

BB Moloi: Success through grit and hard work

Instead of support and encouragement, BB Moloi faced challenges. "I didn’t want to be a security guard my whole life, but I also couldn’t afford to study without that job, so I ignored everyone’s opinions, put my head down and worked."

Will AI augment or replace HR?
INDUSTRIES

Will AI augment or replace HR?

We investigate the different guises of artificial intelligence for HR and ask what organisations need to do to ensure they can exploit it.

Why Groupon has closed shop in South Africa
COMPANIES

Why Groupon has closed shop in South Africa

Discount lovers and bargain hunters across South Africa probably received a bit of a surprise on Friday the 4th November when they checked in on their favourite "deal of the day" website to discover that Groupon is closing its (SA) doors.

Will SA resist, or succumb to state capture?
COUNTRIES

Will SA resist, or succumb to state capture?

There’s a fierce battle underway between two opposing camps. The outcome will determine whether the country is finally captured by crony capitalists, and shape its democratic trajectory.

How Majozi Bros Construction built their business
COMPANIES

How Majozi Bros Construction built their business

Simphiwe Majozi and Sihle Ndlela have one aim: To be the biggest property group in Africa. They’re dead serious about this big, hairy, audacious goal, but they’re willing to do it slowly and sustainably.

Giraffe sticks its neck out for job seekers
COMPANIES

Giraffe sticks its neck out for job seekers

To date more than 120 000 South Africans have registered on Giraffe, a job-finding app designed and developed by two entrepreneurs who took the frustrations of jobseekers and employers alike to heart.

5 lessons from tashas founder Natasha Sideris
COMPANIES

5 lessons from tashas founder Natasha Sideris

Business lessons from tashas Founder Nastasha Sideris to help your business journey.

The rebirth of Nokia: An Interview with Risto Siilasmaa
COMPANIES

The rebirth of Nokia: An Interview with Risto Siilasmaa

When Risto Siilasmaa became chairman of Nokia, in 2012, the company was flirting with bankruptcy. Equity analysts had turned their backs on the company, and consumers were flocking to Apple and Android phones.

Will Microsoft’s LinkedIn purchase pay off?
COMPANIES

Will Microsoft’s LinkedIn purchase pay off?

Microsoft’s planned acquisition of professional services network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion could pay off at several levels.

Get Qualified: Certificates, Degrees, Diplomas

Get Qualified: Certificates, Degrees, Diplomas

Milpark Education offers a wide range of programmes targeted at meeting the needs of students in business in South Africa.