In 1967 one gigabyte of hard drive storage space cost US$ 1m. Today it’s around two US cents. Computer processing power has also increased exponentially: it doubles every two years. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to technological progress in the 21st century. There have also been tremendous advances in communication technology; robotics; nanotechnology; genetics and artificial intelligence, among other things. This merging of digital, physical and biological worlds has come to be known as the “fourth industrial revolution”. So far, relatively little attention has been paid to the overwhelming potential of the fourth industrial revolution to catalyse much neededRead More →

Banking on opportunity AT(SA) and BANKSETA team up to fight youth unemployment Employment opportunities are something we all look for. Yet, opportunity is not equally distributed.  Here in South Africa, where the unemployment rate currently stands at 26.7%, the real or ‘perceived’ lack of opportunity generates discouragement, discontent and disillusionment. It is for our youth aged 15-34 that the problem is the most severe. The youth unemployment rate of 38.2% implies that one in every three young people in the labour force is without work. Even more significant is that due to the lack of opportunities, some of these young people have become so discouragedRead More →

“A man without a smiling face must never open a shop” or so the Chinese proverb goes. Truly, smiling goes a long way to lighting up the mood for a friendlier, more understanding conversation. This is true in business as well, especially when trying to make a business partnership. However, there are more business etiquettes beyond smiling and demonstrating these will show others that your customers and your business are worth respecting. * Introduce everyone, even when in doubt – There is a proper way to introduce people to each other. First, introduce the person who is the most senior, using their full name andRead More →

Ways in which you can identify the kind of analytics training you need Many people inquire about ways in which they can further the knowledge that they have in analytics. This is an industry that is still in its infancy and there are many developments that are bound to occur in the future. It is therefore important to choose the right kind of analytics training that will get you ahead and keep you current. The boom in training In the recent past, analytics education has experienced a boom. Some of the training is done in classes, some use software while there are also workshops andRead More →

AGT Foods Africa’s Cape Town division recently moved to new premises at Golf Air Park II in Airport Industria, to accommodate the rapid expansion of the company in the Western Cape. The new modern warehouse is 2 308 square metres in size, of which over 2 000m2 is warehousing space. Golf Air Park is a brand new business address with a 24-hour security, ideally located next to Cape Town International Airport and in close proximity to transport infrastructure. It has become necessary for AGT Foods Africa to enlarge its warehousing capacity, as it is a burgeoning company that stores, processes and distributes seeds, grains, pulses,Read More →