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WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK AFRICAN PROFESSIONALS? Not a lot has changed. Back in 2009, studies were conducted and reporters took to the debate on the transformational barriers inhibiting Cape Town. Today, in 2017, we are in the same place.
The same because there isn’t a business in Cape Town that reports gains in attracting and retaining black professionals. There are no case studies to show how it has been
14 Dec 2017
TOPWATCH SOUTH AFRICA Timeless luxury and authenticity
Specialising in new and pre-loved watches, and with a remarkable reputation built over more than a decade, Topwatch boasts more than 30 000 listed clients and has established
05 Dec 2017 - C. v. A. -. C. O. O.
FASHION SUCCESS FOR SMALL BUSINESSWOMAN Township small business woman awarded
Pinkie Luswazi, 53, has turned her passion for design from a very young age into a thriving business in Mandalay, Cape Town and her company, Luspin Production
28 Nov 2017
LEARNERSHIPS PROGRAMMES Learnership programmes should be a priority for SA businesses
With South Africa’s unemployment rate at an all-time high, Learnerships are necessary to help build a competent workforce as well as the key to boosting an
23 Nov 2017
THE POWER OF PROXIMITY Entrepreneurial- extraordinaire Lesley Waterkeyn invests in the power of proximity
Lesley is the Founder and CEO of Colourworks. She is responsible for setting the company’s vision, strategy and intended direction. She also plays a huge role in inspiring
08 Nov 2017
NOVITAS: FULL VALUE FOR GREAT BUSINESSES Your business is your biggest asset and selling it can be one of the most stressful events in your life. It is vitally important that you have a specialist corporate finance advisor in your corner to achieve the maximum return on your investment.
One such bespoke firm is Novitas, which has brought together two of the finest entrepreneurial minds to form a formidable team that has saved companies’ shareholders
07 Nov 2017
ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE With climate change a growing concern for leaders across the globe, many countries are rethinking their energy policies. Those countries with first-generation nuclear plants are at crossroads and are investigating the possibility of extending the lifespan of those plants, building newer ones, and increasing their investment in renewables.
“For countries like Finland, the United Kingdom and China, there are new nuclear power stations on the cards. But for others, it is a question of whether or not to invest
07 Nov 2017
PITCH AND POLISH Pitch and Polish
The Pitch & Polish platform is designed to give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to have their ideas brainstormed, tested, and challenged. Through the course of the day
26 Oct 2017
EMBRACING CHANGE The man behind Pyrotec is a self-confessed autocrat who has learnt to change his management style, inspire his team, and steer his company through the rise and fall of the economy, the turn-around of SA’s political landscape, the explosion of technology and shifts in consumer expectations
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Pyrotec, a privately-owned and managed business that was established in 1966 and continues to offer industry-leading product
10 Oct 2017
VALUING INTERNAL DIALOGUE One of my favourite quotes regarding employees is still that of an American oil-well fire fighter, Red Adair who hit the nail on the head when he said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”
How do you turn your business into a professional company that clients invest in, instead of hiring family or friends fresh out of varsity? When speaking at a conference recently,
10 Oct 2017




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