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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

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#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...

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...

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

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Rural development in SA - the role of social investment
#BizTrends2020: Rural development in SA - the role of social investment

South Africa's rural communities have been marginalised for decades. Poverty - a result of historical injustice - is deeply entrenched outside cities, and communities find themselves lacking access to very basic services...

Sameera MunshiBy Sameera Munshi 7 Jan 2020

Boni Mchunu, general manager of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2020: Bringing the female voice to the forefront of radio in 2020

2019 was a painful year for South African women. The brutal murders of women like Uyinene Mrwetyana, Meghan Cremer and Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels left South Africans shocked, sad and angry...

Boni MchunuBy Boni Mchunu 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformation
#BizTrends2020: The development sector - an industry in transformation

Non-profits play a key role in filling the gaps of government shortfalls with regard to social services for citizens...

By Onyi Nwaneri 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Don't wait for customers, create them
#BizTrends2020: Don't wait for customers, create them

The concept of sustainability from a business point of view requires a change in operation and how its leaders think about almost everything...

Bogosi MotshegwaBy Bogosi Motshegwa 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

By Johan Piekaar 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profits
#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profits

Technology is advancing every day, often with promises of solutions to make our lives easier and simpler...

By Anja Mulder 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Tech skills shortage, is youth the answer?
#BizTrends2020: Tech skills shortage, is youth the answer?

The South African tech industry is facing many challenges which impedes its growth. These challenges relate to a range of constraints...

By Ryan Geel 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's shifting philanthropy landscape to enhance impact of giving
#BizTrends2020: SA's shifting philanthropy landscape to enhance impact of giving

In 2019, the Nedbank Private Wealth Philanthropy Office produced its fourth biennial Giving Report, which offers insights into the giving practices, attitudes and behaviours of high net worth (HNW) individuals in South Africa...

By Noxolo Hlongwane 6 Jan 2020

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019



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