Top-tier technology now available for SMEs to finance

Seidor Bluekey and Merchant West have partnered to bring financed technology solutions to growing businesses. Business owners know that successful business expansion requires carefully balancing investment in new tools and services with cashflow requirements for daily operations. “One of the challenges our clients face is the ability to invest in value-adding technology solutions for their […]

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Artificial Intelligence reveals three trends in South African domestic abuse

Digital abuse, infidelity, and alcohol abuse are emerging as common conversation topics between victims of domestic violence in South Africa and rAInbow, an artificial intelligence-powered smart companion. Developed with funding partner, Sage Foundation, and social justice organisation, The Soul City Institute, rAInbow allows users to ‘chat’ to a non-human over Facebook Messenger. It provides a safe space for domestic […]

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Teach your children to have self-respect

Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool and you excitedly anticipate enjoying what it has ‘inside’. You know for sure that the orange, when squeezed, will only produce orange juice. You do not expect, nor will you receive, apple, pear or even grape juice, right? This is, […]

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When life gives you lemons – have an emergency fund

Life is full of surprises, unfortunately not all good. While you can’t predict everything that may happen, unexpected problems are easier to deal with when you’re financially prepared. Marlies Kappers, head of marketing at DirectAxis Financial Services, says the first thing to consider is what you can realistically and affordably insure against. These will be […]

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The rise of mental illness and why corporate SA needs to sit up and take note

9th July 2019 | No Comments

Statistics released in May 2019 by The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that globally, an estimated 264 million people suffered from depression, which surprisingly is one of the leading causes of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety. Think about discussions you’ve been privy to at the water cooler. Depression, […]

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ENGEN Pitch & Polish celebrates ten years

8th July 2019 | No Comments

An oft-cited statistic in the world of business is that 96% of small businesses will fail within the first ten years of starting up. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme is proud to fall within the 4% that succeed! Considered by many to be the grandfather […]

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ICT employers and professionals invited to have their say in 2019 Skills Survey

8th July 2019 | No Comments

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), are calling on ICT employers and practitioners to participate in a survey of skills trends in the South African ICT sector. The tenth edition of the survey aims to gain a clear understanding of the […]

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Questions to ask – opening a business bank account

8th July 2019 | No Comments

Entrepreneurs who are considering starting and registering a business should opt for a bank account that gives them peace of mind when managing and growing their business. Kenneth Matlhole, FNB Business Spokesperson, says before opening a business bank account, entrepreneurs should do thorough research and ensure they take up a bank account that best suits […]

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Perfectionism can be self-destructive

27th June 2019 | No Comments

Mfundo (not his real name), a grade 1 learner, was struggling at school. His distraught parents explained that he was acting out in class and fighting with his classmates. His teacher did not know how to handle his angry tantrums and aggressive behaviours. His parents admitted that they were experiencing similar behaviours at home and […]

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