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IS ZIMBABWE OPEN FOR BUSINESS? How is Zimbabwe faring since the arrival of President Emmerson Mnangagwa?
How is Zimbabwe faring since the arrival of President Emmerson Mnangagwa? Mwangi Githahu spoke to entrepreneurs and civil society to gauge their view on whether, in fact, Zimbabwe
12 Jun 2018
PIONEERING WOMEN'S RIGHTS One of the cornerstones of Pick n Pay’s success over the last 50 years and counting has been Wendy Ackerman
One of the cornerstones of Pick n Pay’s success over the last 50 years and counting has been Wendy Ackerman, an influential figure alongside her famous husband, Raymond, in
12 Jun 2018
LEADERSHIP IN SA 2018 Much has been written about corruption in the public sector. Much is being done to start tackling it. However, it is increasingly clear that corporate South Africa has not been left untouched by the rotten presidency of Jacob Zuma.
He has left behind a legacy, which has ensconced corruption as an acceptable way of doing business. Some of it manifests in fraud and blatant disregard for the law, while other
05 Jun 2018
OBSERVATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO CONSIDER There are no rules to entrepreneurship. People often wax lyrical about following certain formulae for success, and globally, millions of books are sold on the promise of riches.
Sure, we can all learn from others and it is true that successful entrepreneurs are open to learning, but there is no magic formula here. Having said that, I thought I would share
08 May 2018
ECONOMIC CRIME SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL South African (SA) organisations continue to report the highest instances of economic crime in the world, with economic crime reaching its highest level over the past decade
South African organisations that have experienced economic crime is now at a staggering 77%, followed in second place by Kenya (75%) and thirdly, France (71%). With half of the
24 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
DELOITTE REVEALS NEXT GENERATION OF COST SAVINGS STRATEGIES IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION Report indicates nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed fail to reach even modest targets when using traditional and tactical strategies
The future of cost management has arrived. According to Deloitte’s first ever “Global Cost Survey Report," companies that fail to keep stride with the pace of
28 Mar 2018
TOOLS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING EFFICIENTLY Tools to keep your business running efficiently when working remotely
“Cape Town set to become the first major city in the world to run out of water” is just one of the statements to make headlines amidst the severe drought residents are
19 Mar 2018
TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO PLUG CRITICAL SKILLS GAPS SMEs urged to adopt in-house vocational training programmes to plug critical skills gaps
Great long-term potential lies in introducing skills development initiatives especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in South Africa. This according to Richard
16 Mar 2018
STEINHOFF - THE DROWNED FROG In relation to the Steinhoff debacle, I’ve been thinking about Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s book on tyranny. In his preface he makes the point that history does not repeat, but it does instruct.
Steinhoff’s share price plummet has sent a shockwave throughout the country in one of South Africa’s biggest corporate failures ever. There are people working very
27 Feb 2018 - P. O. S. / D. o. R. B. S.




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