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Digitalisation not a cure-all for CX shortcomings
How can financial services companies reconnect with their customers as the world remains in lockdown?
Making an iconic South African shoe globally recognisable
From A-listers and royalty to ordinary folk, here at home and abroad, people are enamoured with the redesign and return of the iconic South African velskoen shoe.
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.
The carnage of corona
South Africa’s economy will contract severely this year as the impact of drastic global measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 tips the entire world into a recession and raises the risk of a depression.
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.
When things just don’t fit
The most obvious way to find the "right person for the job" is to have a proper job description, right?
The workplace and workforce of the future
The concept of a fluid working environment is revolutionary.
The Steinhoff story that Markus Jooste left untold
Was Jooste telling the whole truth?
Land: Learning from the Chinese
The complexity of the debate about land expropriation without compensation can ultimately be summarised into two questions.
Building the bank of tomorrow
Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank, clearly holds the vision of HP de Villiers and his team from the mid-1980s to early-1990s in high regard.
Can Pravin fix SA’s shambolic parastatals?
It’s clear Gordhan has a reputation as a "Mr Fix-It", and he hasn't hesitated to place the "rampant corruption" that has infested South Africa’s state-owned entities (SOEs) at the top of his to-do list.
Rebuilding Basil Read
Cash-strapped construction firm Basil Read has entered the second stage of its turnaround strategy.
SA’s gourmet salt guru
Gourmet coffee, gourmet pizza, gourmet ice cream, gourmet bread - it seems the whole world is obsessed with gourmet foods.
Judy Dlamini: Living life to the fullest
Dr Judy Dlamini is a qualified medical doctor, accomplished businesswoman with an MBA and PhD in business leadership, and author. Taking charge of her own destiny and refusing to be held back by limitations has been her driving force.
Surviving the age of disruption with design thinking
In a world in which ambitious new businesses come and go within months, and long-established corporate bigwigs are toppled by nimble start-ups within a year, the blueprint for business success no longer exists.
The disruptive innovator
Kim Pratley, CEO of the Pratley Group, talks about the company’s journey to success.
The Bidvest way: ‘Get on with it’
Brian Joffe is the embodiment of The Bidvest Group – which reflects his management and business style, his strategic vision and his attitudes.
Sanlam: The elephant can dance
If Ian Kirk is having a tough time adapting to his relatively new job as the group chief executive of Sanlam, he knows how to hide it.
We have a complete fracturing of leadership in this country
We need to look beyond pre-existing leaders and recognise that we all need to contribute as leaders if we are to successfully drive the moral and economic transformation imperative.
The man who is about to disrupt identity protection
Ask Vinny Lingham which business person he most admires and the serial entrepreneur’s answer is Elon Musk. This makes sense, because, like Musk, Lingham was born in South Africa. Both made their first millions in dot-com companies.
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