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#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?
#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?

Dion Chang, one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts, kicked off BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021
#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021

While 2020 was dominated by the impact of the global pandemic, it intensified the ambition of organisations to become more sustainable...

By Christelle Marais 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends set to continue or be re-interpreted in the NGO sector
#BizTrends2021: 4 trends set to continue or be re-interpreted in the NGO sector

This year, the NGO sector has by and large demonstrated its agility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by pivoting quickly and assertively to developing needs among beneficiaries...

By Innocent Masayira 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Simple ways to accelerate business sustainability outcomes
#BizTrends2021: Simple ways to accelerate business sustainability outcomes

Achieving the desired levels of sustainability has proven to be more challenging for many businesses since the onset of Covid-19...

By Kavita Pema 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Strengthening NPO skills and processes
#BizTrends2021: Strengthening NPO skills and processes

As an important contributor of skills and research to the non-profit, higher education and philanthropy sectors, Inyathelo shares trends towards ensuring NPO sustainability in 2021...

By Nazeema Mohamed, Feryal Domingo and Soraya Joonas 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape
#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

By Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

By Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment
#BizTrends2021: Revitalising property markets through inner-city investment and refurbishment

South Africa's property sector, in general, has shown poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Property stocks have taken a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space have been hit hardest...

By Paul Jackson 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability is key for social investment in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability is key for social investment in 2021

Every year around this time, I write a blog that looks at the trends in the social investment space for the coming year. This year, that's a real challenge: in a world turned upside down by Covid-19...

By Keri-Leigh Paschal 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Humanise your brand with sustainable advertising
#BizTrends2021: Humanise your brand with sustainable advertising

In the last 20 years, there has been an increased call for companies and corporates to behave in a socially, economically and environmentally way to foster a culture of sustainability. Across the globe, we have seen boards put a greater emphasis on sustainability...

Nombini MehlomakuluBy Nombini Mehlomakulu 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment
#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment

There are many factors affecting the global youth unemployment crisis. Tackling the situation starts with offering equal access to quality education...

By Gabriel Hamuy 6 Jan 2021

2020: A year of pain - and possibility
2020: A year of pain - and possibility

As the year draws to its long-awaited end, now is the time to find common ground and embrace hope for the future...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 14 Dec 2020

Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report
Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report

Pan-African network for social investors African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) recently launched its inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa...

11 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible
#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible

There's never been a better time to rewrite the future or a better time to come on board to sponsor BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2020

Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing
Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing

The past year has seen a marked shift in society's attitudes toward sustainability...

By Brian Deese 4 Aug 2020

#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

Josephine BuysBy josephine buys 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 trends in responsible business
#BizTrends2020: 3 trends in responsible business

Companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2019 - a 5% year-on-year increase in nominal terms (2018: R9.7bn), but flat when taking inflation into account, reflecting a subdued economy...

By Zyaan Davids Anter 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

Emma LongdenBy Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

Erica Elk, founding executive director of the Craft & Design Institute
#BizTrends2020: Design thinking to rise in the public sector

In the face of increasingly tough systemic and complex challenges, there is an emerging global trend in the public sector towards using a design thinking approach to unlock new and innovative solutions...

By Erica Elk 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights
#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

By Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity
#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity

In South Africa, many young people are looking for jobs and one wonders what jobs they had in mind...

Vera ValasisBy Vera Valasis 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA future in jeopardy if we don't urgently invest in our youth
#BizTrends2020: SA future in jeopardy if we don't urgently invest in our youth

How do we harness the capacity and potential of our youth to drive change within communities, instead of creating more social beneficiaries of the state?

By Tebogo Suping 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends
#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

By Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Female leadership in SA's property sector needs to be prioritised
#BizTrends2020: Female leadership in SA's property sector needs to be prioritised

We've made significant strides in the last decade and there is visible progress of women being integrated into various roles within different segments of South Africa's property sector...

By Nonhlanhla Mayisela 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Technologies and tactics in curbing wildlife poaching
#BizTrends2020: Technologies and tactics in curbing wildlife poaching

Generally in South Africa, criminals control the night. Technology is a tool that is used in protected areas (national parks, provincial, municipal and private nature reserves) for detecting suspected poachers or criminals. It can be used to empower protected area management to claim a fraction of the night...

By Nicholus Funda 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation
#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation

The South African waste management industry is constantly developing and can be counted as one that is most efficient within the African continent...

By Kate Stubbs 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Time for the NPO sector to ask tough questions
#BizTrends2020: Time for the NPO sector to ask tough questions

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are working in a challenging context and this will continue in 2020...

By Nazeema Mohamed 8 Jan 2020



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