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Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employers

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

By Johan Botes 2 days ago

Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning
Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning

As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking the two aspects of learning - literacy and skills development - has become essential...

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?
Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?

In the case of Media Workers' Association of South Africa obo Hoohlo and others v SABC, the CCMA had to consider whether the employees were fairly dismissed for gross insubordination...

By Jacques van Wyk 11 Sep 2018

Management systems in creative agencies
Management systems in creative agencies

When you're busy with pitches, egos and the relentless 24-7 of the creative industry, it is easy to side-eye this vital, yet often overlooked business management tool. A management system can be the difference between success and failure in a business...

By Jenni Lawrence 10 Sep 2018

Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge
Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge

Three startups from Kenya and one from South Africa have been named winners of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa, earning the chance to compete for US$250,000 in prize money at the global final...

By Tom Jackson 10 Sep 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

Professor Shirley Zinn
#WomensMonth: How Shirley Zinn swims upstream

Shirley Zinn's is a Cinderella story. A tale of a tenacious woman, who rose above the poverty of the Cape Flats to ivy-league lecture halls and the boardrooms of some of South Africa's biggest enterprises...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2018

Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge
Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge

Applications have opened for South African female entrepreneur challenge #0to6matters, a collaboration between Innovation Edge and The Startup Hatchery...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator
University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator to support postgraduate students in creating startups and employment opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2018

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own...

By Tom Jackson 14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura
#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura

Bravura launched its Corporate Finance Graduate Academy this Women's Month with the aim to empower black women through its specialised programme and help launch their careers in the world of corporate finance...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

By Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success
5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business. Not only are role models aplenty, but there is also ample support available to give entrepreneurial women the boost needed to get out there...

By Morné Stoltz 7 Aug 2018

The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts
The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts

Your business having a social presence is all good and well, but if there's no strategy in place, you're wasting your time and potentially damaging your reputation...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in Malawi

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metrics

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

By Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2018

The social side of recruitment
The social side of recruitment

While technology has radically changed the face of recruitment and expanded access to the available talent pool, the core basics still remain...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Jul 2018

Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?
Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?

In an era of digital transformation, why are so many business leaders still on the sidelines when it comes to driving their technology agendas?

By Anton Cabral 18 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 13 Jul 2018

Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!
Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!

Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been invited to apply to attend the Ghana Tech Summit next week, which will offer 100 free startup passes and offer the top 10 the chance to pitch at its startup showcase...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

Leadership styles: Why coaching is the new black
Leadership styles: Why coaching is the new black

High. Performance. Teams. What does it actually mean, and have you ever thought about what makes a successful team...?

By Anja van Beek 11 Jul 2018

UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal
UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a pan-African entrepreneurship portal, aimed at cultivating an ecosystem that will promote mentorship, funding, information-sharing and networking...

By Tom Jackson 10 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA
How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA

Executive DNA is not immutable. Requirements shift. Profiles change. Business needs and economic conditions are obvious drivers, but societal factors, technology developments and the spirit of the times play a major role in how executives see themselves, their role and priorities...

By Annelize van Rensburg 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

Liberty cyberattack underscores high threat level for SA businesses
Liberty cyberattack underscores high threat level for SA businesses

With breaking news of major South African insurer Liberty Holdings falling victim to a cyberattack, local companies have to heed the warning and pay more attention to their internal systems and processes...

By Colin Thornton 4 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"
"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

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