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Re-Imagining Banking In Africa In A Post-Covid World

Author: Timothy Wambu, CFA, Head of Equity Research, Absa Kenya; and Khayelihle Mthembu, Equity Analyst, South Africa Banks Research, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking  In September, we hosted our inaugural Africa Banking Conference, themed: “Re-imagining banking in Africa in a post-COVID world” We were delighted to have the keynote address delivered by the Central Bank …

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Economic Recovery From Covid-19 Relies On The Green Economy

Janavi Da Silva, Director of Programmes at GreenMatter Looking at the socio-economic blow South Africa was dealt by the pandemic, causing job losses and widespread devastation as well as exacerbating environmental issues, governments must ensure economic recovery plans are heavily geared toward the development of the green economy. Sustainable economic recovery cannot be achieved by …

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Empathy Is Critical For Businesses To Thrive Post-Pandemic

Studies have shown that empathy has far-reaching effects in the workplace. It is therefore increasingly recognised as a crucial leadership quality in the current global market. This is pivotal as it builds a community of trust within a company’s team and has a knock-on effect on its stakeholders and customers, contributing to the longevity and …

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Managing The Supply Chain In Times Of Disruptive Global Events

Clarity between logistic service providers and their customer has never been more important as Covid-19, natural disasters and shipping chaos land heavy blows, says Bidvest International Logistics  Ensuring continuity of supply in light of recent global and national events has been an unprecedented challenge for logistic service providers.  The upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic …

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Gurib-Fakim, Mokgoro And Obozuwa Join ImpactHER’s Executive Wise Counsel

The Republic of Mauritius’ First Female President, Her Excellency, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim,   Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa,  Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Mrs Patricia Obozuwa, Vice President of Coca Cola, join ImpactHER’s Executive Wise Counsel. First female President of Mauritius, Her Excellency; Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability …

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China Set To Benefit Most From Declining US Interest In The MENA Region

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) examines how geopolitical risk and international tensions will change in the Middle East as long-term US interests in the region decline. As US leadership gradually fades, China’s neutrality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and economic power make it the best-positioned external power to …

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Infinidat Gains Traction In South Africa With Innovative Solutions And Elastic Pricing To Meet Ongoing Storage Challenges

Infinidat, a leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, is gaining momentum in the South African market with a number of innovative developments launched in the last six months. These include its storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale, as well as the recent introduction of a new InfiniBox Solid-State …

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African Power Project Boon?

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley, Head of Banking and Finance, Bowmans South African businesses who have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes. Nearly 80% of businesses across Africa suffered up to nine interruptions to their power supply a month between 2006 and 2016, according to the …

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Digital Adopters Are Economy-Agnostic And Growing At 80% Per Annum

But We Need The Right Skills To Capitalise On This Trend Changing consumer needs are driving strong tech demand and business needs to respond and quickly By December 2020 the pandemic forced the closure of almost half of SA’s SMMEs, yet a handful of high-growth, digitally-led businesses have done the complete opposite. ‘They’ve grown exponentially …

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An Effective Cyber Recovery Strategy Is Key To Recovery From Ransomware Attacks

By Lourens Sanders, Solution Architect at Infinidat South Africa is an attractive target for cybercriminals for a number of reasons, and the last few years have seen a sharp rise in high-profile ransomware attacks. One of the key motivations driving this volume of attacks is the fact that data is a de facto currency and …

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