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South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new era involving the application of digitisation and automation to...

What young Africans want from business education programmes

If you ask people what they consider the world’s most prestigious business degree, most are likely to answer, “An MBA.” Indeed, the Master of Business Administration remains a hugely popular business degree and still impresses many...

Ghana hopes to benefit from hosting Africa’s free trade area secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the...

South African Rand: Choppy moves continue

Looking ahead to a very quiet week on the data front, it’s difficult to find a coherent argument for why the Rand should not recover further other than idiosyncratic domestic factors that might be...

Brand South Africa: Marketing the nation through inspiration

A Nation Brand identity Ntombela continues to say how developing and articulating a Nation Brand identity advances our long-term positive reputation and global competitiveness internationally and builds pride and patriotism amongst South Africans. The latter...

Afrimat walks away from R2.1bn coal deal

Building materials supplier Afrimat has decided not to go ahead with the R2.1bn acquisition of Australia-listed Universal Coal. Afrimat, which has a market capitalisation of R4.5bn, said in April it had made an offer for...

Nu-Pack Manufacturing

Nu-Pack Manufacturing: Straight to packaging Premier Paper Packaging Packaging can be one of the most important aspects of a marketing strategy as it...

Charge up with the sun

Charging your electric devices has never been easier, now you can charge your gadgets using the power of the sun with the SOUL Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charger. The portable solar scroll features a military...

Can China connect technological prowess with global ambitions?

In the last 50 years, China has experienced rapid economic transformation. It is now poised to assume membership among the world’s most developed economies. Its strategies on issues like urbanisation and infrastructure are widely...

How climate change could affect some of West Africa’s iconic bird species

f scientists know how particular species are responding to the realities of global climate change, they can help to recommend better conservation strategies. But information about climate change response and adaptation is either limited or...

Huawei South Africa launches free 5G training for ICT university students

Huawei South Africa has launched a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates at two Gauteng universities, with plans to expand the programme across the country. The inaugural event kicked off at Wits University in...

How African cities can harness green technologies for growth and jobs

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...

Growing organically will keep us focused, says PSG Konsult

SG’s wealth and asset management unit PSG Konsult said it is going to stick to its strategy of growing existing businesses following its strong performance during the year to February. The group, whose operations comprise...

The evolution of INTERCEPTOR, for great comfort and better safety

Interceptor evolved out of HI-TEC Sports, the footwear company founded in 1974 by Frank van Wezel. It was Frank's love for sport that lead him to build an innovative, lightweight and instantly comfortable sports...

How South African business can help government fix the economy

What business is willing to say to itself is as important, as what it says to government. Which is why the document, a contract with society, released by an organisation representing big business, Business...

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