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Model Partnerships – Catalysing Africa’s Digital Transformation By Backing Start-up Growth

The accelerating pace of technological change and Africa’s booming tech start-up ecosystem has drawn the attention and support of large African corporations like Standard Bank. Standard Bank is committed to growing entrepreneurship across Africa to drive Africa’s growth. The bank also intends to move beyond merely serving financial services and transform into a platform business …

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Navigating The Future Of Work To Build A Workforce Fit For The Future

Employees proved during the pandemic that working in employer-controlled workspaces doesn’t have to determine their productivity or engagement, and that a flexible approach helped them feel more successful – both professionally and personally. Progressive business owners must realise that now is the time to leverage flexibility and take it one step further and beyond location …

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Battle Against Unemployment

In The Battle Against Unemployment, Corporates Must Step In To Help Graduates Become Job-ready

By Tshepo Mokoena, chairperson of In2IT Technologies 1 December 2021 Unemployment remains a massive problem in South Africa, with the official unemployment rate hitting a new record high of 34.4% in the second quarter of 2021 from 32.6% in the first quarter, according to figures released by Statics South Africa (Stats SA). Even more alarming is the …

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Networking With Linkedin

Looking For A Job? How To Unlock The Power Of Networking With Linkedin

By Adelaide Tshabalala, Head of Digital Marketing at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa In a country where countless young South Africans take to sharing highlights on various social media platforms on a daily basis, we have to ask ourselves, are they spending enough time crafting a professional image in today’s ‘always on’ digital world? While apps like …

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African Website Design Ideas

5 African Website Design Ideas For Your New Site

There are a lot of wrong ideas that most people have when it comes to building an African website. From the belief that there are few people that use websites, to the misconception that there are little or no website designers in Africa. If you are trying to build a website with an African design, …

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Five Ways To Make Your Property Work For You

You worked hard enough to finally own a property; now it’s time for your property to start working for you. In buying a home, you’re making an investment in your future, and with each bond repayment you are creating wealth for yourself. This is why owning a home is better than renting – mortgages ultimately …

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Changing The Narrative: An Alternative Path For Youth Into A Tech Career

Bontle Ramatsetse, Village Tech Managing Director Drone pilot, UX designer, cloud infrastructure engineer, AI specialist…all of these are job titles that have come into existence in the last decade. It’s astounding to think that the World Cup 2010 in South Africa happened before these jobs became some of the most in demand roles in the …

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Successful Business In Africa

How To Build A Successful Business In Africa

May Africans have left the shores of their beautiful continent in search of greener pastures abroad. There’s hardly any European country without Africans living in them either for educational purposes or just to find opportunities that are not available in their Continent. This narrative has given Africa a bad impression on those who have never …

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Mitigating The Risks Of Payments Fraud

6 ways CFOs can stay ahead of hackers Global losses from payment fraud have tripled from US$9.84 billion in 2011 to US$32.39 billion in 2020, according to Deutsche Bank’s 2021 report on the future of payments. And financial professionals are saying COVID-19 hasn’t helped matters, with 65% believing that the global pandemic is to blame …

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Entrepreneurs Vs Small Business Owners – Different, But Equally Important To Economic Growth

By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO at One Linkage Despite the huge amount of commitment and effort that goes into running a business, there is a fundamental distinction between entrepreneurs and small business owners – from the personality of the business owner to the type of enterprise they run. Most start-ups are born out of an individual’s …

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