IBM will be delivering an enlightening presentation, which specifically targets chief marketers, on how to “embrace creative destruction” in order demonstrate that although technological advances are disrupting the status quo, industry convergence is creating new opportunities for growth. There will be ample opportunity to build relationships with the various attendees in a Fast Track Networking session – a […]

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Bidvest Protea Coin is a leading provider of integrated security solutions tailor-made to satisfy the needs of the individual client. Some of the services that are available include physical guarding, mining and aviation security, disaster management and cash solutions. Since Protea Coin Group and Bidvest Magnum merged to form Bidvest Protea Coin in 2013; the […]

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With over 3.4 million telephone access lines in South Africa, assets of over R42-billion as well as an ever-expanding business into different platforms and areas of communication and IT,Telkom has proved once again that it is a top performing company. In the latest edition of Top500, Telkom has come up as the number one company […]

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by Lynne Brown, Minister of Public Enterprises OVERCOMING ADVERSITY, OPTIMISING OPPORTUNITY   The South African government is a global leader in the developmental state space and since 1994 has been a pioneer in the realisation of the transformation agenda. Firmly at the helm of people-centric governance, it is committed to honouring the social compact of […]

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By Christo Wiese SA Retailers have one huge factor in their favour which UK retailers lack –namely the opportunities that Africa offers for growth. This potential is best illustrated by Africa’s steady growth in real GDP – averaging 5% per year over the past decade; growth made possible by strong underlying fundamentals in terms of […]

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by Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry South Africa’s special economic zones policy and programme aims to deepen and expand industrial capabilities in partnership with foreign and domestic direct investors in mind. The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) outlines the type of desired industrial capabilities and the approach is not so much as to […]

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by Anchen van Antwerpen The South African banking landscape has changed significantly over the last couple of years. New complexities have led the industry to assess their positions on local and global levels and strategies are being evaluated to align with new realities. The 2008 economic crisis has had a lasting effect on the global […]

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By Brian Kantor Making the distinction between planned and unplanned inventory accumulation will be all-important for any forecast of economic growth. In the case of the SA economy in Q2, it seems clear from the Reserve Bank statement that the run down in inventories in Q2 was for largely idiosyncratic reasons, making the application of […]

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The year 2015 marks the golden anniversary of the opening of the first Pep store in Upington. Fifty years later, Christo Wiese, chairman of Pepkor and controlling shareholder of Shoprite, speaks to Fiona Wakelin about his journey – and doing business in South Africa today. “I was born in 1941 and we lived on a […]

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Kate Moodley, Franchise Director at Discovery Holdings, and author of Be the CEO of Your Brand, is one of the top business leaders in South Africa and will be presenting her secrets to success on 26 and 27 November 2014 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. “Have a commitment to excellence in everything you or don’t do […]

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