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Innovation needed to fast-track female entrepreneurs
Innovation needed to fast-track female entrepreneurs
Women play a substantial role in growing the economy and the lagging participation of women in South Africa’s economy is manifesting in less...
Corporate leaders must have a conscience
Corporate leaders must have a conscience
A limited liability company is an artificial person that is inanimate and incapacitated. Its capacity is provided by its corporate leaders. It has...
Mboweni – let's go about things differently
Mboweni – let's go about things differently
The arrival of Tito Mboweni, South Africa’s latest minister of finance, at the annual conference of the Association of Black Investment Professionals was met with an awed hush; the kind of silence reserved for those who both change history and form a fundamental part of it. His speech,...
Transformation through people
Transformation through people
"I am inspired in my ambition to run a successful business, because it not only creates job opportunities that put individuals in positions...
The struggling artist narrative is dated - good business comes down to a fine art
The struggling artist narrative is dated - good business comes down to a fine art
"There is no money in the arts" is an adage accepted by artists and laymen alike. Degrees in the humanities and the arts are often not taken...
Super-rich find solace in treasure
Super-rich find solace in treasure
Collectables such as fine art, jewellery and antiques are an important component of wealth and globally have risen to almost 10% of the total in...
IDZs seen as key in job creation
IDZs seen as key in job creation
The 2011 budget gave away few details about tax cuts for businesses in industrial development zones (IDZs) and the department of trade and industry...
Judge gives developer R1m slap(p)
Judge gives developer R1m slap(p)
Development company Wraypex received more than a slap on the wrist this week when it was ordered to pay the costs of its R170-million "vexatious...
Patronage and corruption: The lessons from Kenya
Patronage and corruption: The lessons from Kenya
United States President Barack Obama, in his autobiography, Dreams for My Father, tells how his late father, after Kenyan independence, was...
The power of soft capital
The power of soft capital
In 2004 two Americans, Matt and Jessica Flannery, returned home from a research trip in East Africa gobsmacked by the resourcefulness and entrepreneurship capacities displayed by the poor in the rural areas they had visited. ...
Sustaining development projects
Sustaining development projects
The Industrial Development Corporation's (IDC) Mining and Beneficiation Strategic Business Unit (SBU) was established in 1999 in response to the...
'Creategy' for a time of recession
'Creategy' for a time of recession
Focusing on creativity and innovation can be a recipe for success in tough economic times.

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