New year, new business Kick off 2019 with a clean slate

The start of a new year is a chance to reflect on the successes and failures of the preceding twelve months and an opportunity to think about what could be done better. Regardless of how your company performed in 2018, it’s essential to kick off the new year with a clear business plan. Now is […]

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Top three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control. To thrive this year, focus on what you can control by […]

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On the Basis of Sex

I am consulting on the film release of ON THE BASIS OF SEX, which tells the historic and inspiring  true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a ground-breaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature […]

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Medical Aid or Medical Insurance – which is best for me? By Graham Anderson, Profmed CEO

It’s the end of the year, and you’re probably reviewing your insurance products and cover. With most South Africans feeling a bit cash-strapped, you may feel yourself looking at cheaper options to save some money. But will cheaper cover your needs? Let’s look at Medical Aid versus Medical Insurance First off, it’s worth noting that […]

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Corner Bakery Grows Year on Year on Year

12th December 2018 | No Comments

CORNER BAKERY is probably most well known in the Engen Quickshops, in forecourts across Southern Africa – as the most convenient and delicious place for a premium pie, healthy snacks and an invigorating cup of Equatorial Coffee. The brand has seen a steady year-on-year growth creating a landscape where South Africa’s largest bakery franchise group […]

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SA duo named to global ‘inspirational women in mining’ list

6th December 2018 | No Comments

A 28-year-old Mine Overseer and the deputy CEO of De Beers Consolidated Mines are among the seven Anglo American employees named to Women in Mining’s annual 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining list last month. Dineo Phaladi, a Mine Overseer at Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore, Kolomela Mine, and Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Zikalala, the deputy chief […]

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In this photo: Left: Jason Newmark (MD of Futureproof Western Cape), Dr Surve (founder of the Imagine Awards), Right: Lisa Illingworth (Co-founder of Futureproof and CEO)

Futureproof SA Receives Coveted Imagine 2018 Award

4th December 2018 | No Comments

Honouring organisations and individuals for their contribution towards social change in South Africa, the inaugural Imagine Awards took place on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Cape Town. The Imagine Awards was founded by Survé Philanthropies, the private foundation which houses several of the Survé family’s philanthropic initiatives and in 2018, more than 100 companies were […]

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Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs graduates celebrate living the legacy

30th November 2018 | No Comments

Big achievements and lasting legacies dominated at the ‘Living the Legacy’ themed Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs Graduation Ceremony on 31 October, when 33 entrepreneurs celebrated completing their first year, 13 graduated from second year to alumni status, and Lowe Furniture & Décor from Bloubosrand in Johannesburg won the 2018 Achiever Award. The ceremony, which was held […]

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Careers of SA businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners

30th November 2018 | No Comments

A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers. Gender discrimination in the workplace is regulated and while we still have a long way to go in South Africa, women are making some progress […]

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