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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Entrepreneur: A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

30th November 2018 | No Comments

Futureproof wants to instil a culture of curiosity, tenacity and risk taking in every South Africa – young or old, intrapreneur or entrepreneur. In fact, we go as far as to teach young children from the age of 8-years-old about the art of entrepreneurship as part of our countrywide school program. Most recently, the company […]

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FNB partners with FinTech distribution platform to help solve Financial Inclusion

30th November 2018 | No Comments

First National Bank (FNB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, today announced its partnership with Selpal, a South African FinTech company that operates specifically in the township and informal economy, or the “Unseen Economy”. Michael Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business explains that “with 50% of South Africa’s urban population living in townships, the ecosystem supporting […]

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Nicole Capper Mrs South Africa 2018 Launches Uprising – a Photographic Exhibition Showcasing the Resilience of the Human Spirit

30th November 2018 | No Comments

Nicole Capper, Mrs South Africa 2018 has launched a stirring and highly emotive social consciousness project that showcases the resilience of the human spirit through unequivocally creative portrait photography. Appropriately named Uprising – the campaign profiles eight ordinary South Africans, where the golden thread that binds them, is they are people who have chosen life […]

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FNB kicks-off Global Entrepreneurship Week by engaging township entrepreneurs

12th November 2018 | No Comments

FNB is once again embarking on a series of interactive engagements with entrepreneurs across South Africa’s biggest townships. Launched in 2017, the initiative is part of the bank’s ongoing engagements with small businesses that operate within townships, to unlock mutual value in this “unseen” economy. The theme for this year is ‘how can township entrepreneurs […]

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Hints and Tips that will help you fight diabetes

8th November 2018 | No Comments

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when attention is focused on diabetes, how it impacts people’s lives and how to lower the risk of getting it. Diabetes is a long-term condition where a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because the body does not respond properly to insulin or because the insulin […]

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