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ADDRESSING SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS Here is an alarming statistic: youth unemployment in South Africa today stands at over 45%; the highest since this cohort was first measured in 2008. Is there a solution?
Yes, insists Marc Lubner, CEO of Afrika Tikkun. This is something he has been passionate about since his family first started Afrika Tikkun in 1994. Under his guidance, the
10 Apr 2018
MODERN-DAY LIVING BUILT ON TRADITIONAL VALUES A place where people, not cars, are the focal point, Steyn City offers its residents an unprecedented quality of life
Named one of South Africa’s top lifestyle estates in the AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth’s rating of the country’s best developments, the facilities at this
10 Apr 2018
MAKING BUSINESS MOBILE SYSPRO, a global provider of user-friendly, adaptive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software designed to simplify and streamline complex business processes, offers their customers a solution that is both highly scalable and quickly deployed—be it on the premises, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device
“Established in 1978, we have quite an impressive track record. We started off with just one contract to manufacture software for a factory and 40 years later, we have grown
10 Apr 2018
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH MENTORSHIP In a country facing what is commonly termed a ‘crisis of leadership’, the value of aspirational leadership models for future generations takes on an even greater importance. This is the true power of mentorship—to deliver not just a public service but to create a significant social intervention.
With this fundamental point in mind, Redefine Properties proudly sponsors The Mentorship Challenge–with Marc Wainer, a weekly television show that unpacks the notion of
03 Apr 2018
AN INDUSTRY LEADER: LINDY MBATHA CrossCheck is a boutique credit and information bureau in accordance with the National Credit Act 2005 and operates within the National Credit Regulator. Lindy Mbatha, the only black female CEO in the credit bureau industry, shares how the company has successfully mastered the art of leveraging its experience and unique data sets to benefit clients across industry sectors.
Please tell us more about the company’s history, formation and the importance of its role? CrossCheck Information Bureau (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 under the name
03 Apr 2018
A CALLING IS ANSWERED Financial planning was a natural fit for her inherent personality, says Advocate Shirly Hyland, Director of the School of Financial Planning Law – University of the Free State
Describing herself as someone who always liked to plan ahead, whether it was in terms of her personal or professional life, Hyland initially studied law and gravitated towards
03 Apr 2018
THE NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NYDA) The NYDA was established to meet the need for a structure to represent the various South African youth formations in parliament. Its mandate is to mainstream all youth issues across the government, civil society and the private sector.
Established in 2008 by an Act of Parliament (Act 54 of 2008), the NYDA is the result of a merger between two erstwhile organisations: the Umsobomvu Youth Fund—a government
27 Feb 2018
SOUTH AFRICA ON MEGA RECYCLING DRIVE The latest plastics recycling figures released by Plastics SA reveal that South Africans are recycling more plastics than ever before
According to Anton Hanekom, Executive Director for Plastics SA, the results of its annual survey into plastics recycling for the period ending December 2016, reveal that there is
27 Feb 2018
THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (AIDC) Striving to be a leading implementation agency that delivers creative, efficient, best-practice and value-based solutions in support of the government’s programmes related to the automotive and allied sectors
The agency was initiated in 1997 through a workshop between the CSIR, the DTI, the Fraunhofer Society in Germany and NAAMSA to consider how South Africa could assist and promote
27 Feb 2018
WORLEYPARSONS A dependable player in the new resource and energy world
As the world’s resources and energy needs continue to evolve, WorleyParsons is driving initiatives that help customers meet these needs. The global professional services
27 Feb 2018
NO TREADING LIGHTLY FOR GOODYEAR Settling into a new life with biltong, braais and bakkies, newly-appointed Goodyear South Africa Group Managing Director, Darren Hayes-Powell is excited by the prospect of enhancing both his own career and the company’s growth in the Sub-Saharan market, using recent investments as a platform to elevate production and distribution of the well-loved brand
“The recent investments made by my predecessor have provided the building blocks for the South African business. This included the new fleet services and the R1 billion
27 Feb 2018
PALABORA MINING COMPANY: THE PERENNIAL ACHIEVER Palabora Mining Company (PMC), or Palabora Copper as it is known, is a copper mine situated in the Limpopo Province, it is South Africa’s sole producer of refined copper, and has been operational since its incorporation in 1956
PMC consists of an underground mining, concentrating, smelting and refining operation. PMC successfully extracts and beneficiates copper and other by-products in the Ba-Phalaborwa
27 Feb 2018
MAKE BUSINESS A PLEASURE For the perfect balance of business and pleasure, be our guest at The Maslow
Situated in the heart of Sandton, The Maslow is Sun International’s 281-room specialist business hotel. Packed with state-of-the-art technology, the hotel is designed to
27 Feb 2018
FTI CONSULTING: A MODERN-DAY KING'S COUNSEL In April this year, FTI Consulting launched a new forensic practice in South Africa, with the ‘Father of Forensics’ in South Africa, Petrus Marais, heading up the division. The practice works closely with the Economic and Financial Consulting segment, which was established in SA in 2015 and which is led by Managing Director, John Lisle.
The Enron scandal in early-2001 forever changed the face of business. What made the scandal so compelling was the fact that it brought down the accounting
09 Jan 2018
TRANSPORT TO EMPOWERMENT Africa’s Best 350 (PTY) Ltd (AB350) is one of the biggest 100% black-owned bus companies in the country providing safe, reliable, affordable public transport to rural communities. The company operates a fleet of 185 65-seater buses from eight depots in the Eastern Cape and employs 500 permanent personnel.
Simlindile Hintsa, the Executive Chairman, grew up in Holy Cross, Flagstaff and attended Aliso High School. Thereafter, he joined the Transkei Defence Force in 1985, which he
09 Jan 2018

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