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Why it’s time for business schools to radically rethink the MBA

Employers love business school graduates. That’s not just a wild claim: 96% of employers globally polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council in January 2016 said that hiring such graduates creates value for their companies. But that...

A unique picture of migration patterns in South Africa can help urban planning

Economic disparities, inequality and unemployment, particularly among young people, remain pervasive in South Africa. Lack of access to services and inadequate living conditions also affect people’s quality of life, health and well-being. Urban living holds...

Carol Weaving named as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards for...

A role model for gender empowerment, Carol Weaving – Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions – has been announced as a finalist in the 16th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Weaving’s impact on the...

Africa must stop selling its nature short

In October 2018, a high court judge in South Africa overturned permission for an Indian-owned company to mine for coal in the protected Mabola wetlands. In early 2018, protests arose in Côte d’Ivoire at a...

Diageo spends $219m on greener African business

The sweeping investment includes a $61m upfront capital injection in solar power, water treatment and biomass equipment followed by $158m investment in maintenance and operations. Under the plans new biomass boilers will be installed in...

Raising The Steaks: Africa’s booming meat industry

Located in the undulating hills south of the Suikerbosrand mountain reserve near Johannesburg, Karan Beef’s vast cattle facility is the largest of its kind in a country where red-meat consumption is a way of...

Africa’s budding cannabis market

Cannabis has been employed in traditional African herbal medicine since time immemorial. Today, much of the world is playing catch-up. The multi-billion dollar global cannabis industry is booming as companies cite the benefits of medical marijuana for...

Egypt set for energy revolution with innovative solar strategies

“The Gulf States have oil; we have solar,” remarks Ahmed Zahran, CEO of the Cairo-based Egyptian solar company – Karm Solar – leaning against the window of a six-story office building in the leafy...

Africa’s Energy Sector: Firing the continent’s future

Ageing infrastructure and power shortages have long been an obstacle to energy projects in Africa. But these challenges, along with Africa’s growing energy demands, are driving development in global renewable energy such as liquefied natural gas...

Eskom appoints acting CEO

The appointment was announced on Monday by Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Mabuza will take-over from Phakamani Hadebe as acting CEO on 31 July, the statement said. Hadebe resigned in May as efforts to turn-around the...

Africa’s Top Employers 2019

The Top Employers Institute is the global HR authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions. For 28 years, the Top Employers Institute has been dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the...

SAIS Annual conference 2019

The biggest African gathering of entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders comes to Cape Town The stage is set to accelerate the entrepreneurship space, with the brightest minds in the innovation sector gathering for three days...

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...

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