Category Archives: Business education

Leadership as we move from pandemic to endemic (Moneyweb)

Abdullah Verachia, senior faculty and strategist at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), notes that there have been five major shifts over the last few years: Geopolitical shifts: There has been a strong and pervasive shift in terms of how countries are looking at positioning themselves. Verachia says there has also been an increase in […]
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New GIBS whitepaper: A modified Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio for stock market index valuation in a zero-interest rate environment. By Roberto Catanho & Adrian Saville

The cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio (CAPE) is a tool that has become widely used to predict market returns. However, recently, deterioration in its forecast strength has surfaced. At the same time, global long-term interest rates have declined and are expected to remain at record lows, which the CAPE fails to consider. Omitting to fully examine […]
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This investor wants to invest R290m into 20 SA businesses. But they must be ‘revolutionary’(BI)

SA does not take startups seriously Though Akindele wants to do deals across the globe – as long as they benefit Africa – he is keen to invest in South African ventures. Platform Capital set up offices in Johannesburg nine months ago and aims to invest $20m in 20 South African businesses a year. The […]
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Number of women business owners in South Africa on the rise (EN)

Despite the gender gap and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in South Africa are making progress as entrepreneurs, indicating a strong will and determination to survive, according to transaction services multinational Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE). The MIWE highlights the vast socioeconomic contributions of women entrepreneurs across the world, provides insight on […]
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Trends shaping South Africa’s Global Business services industry in 2022 (EN)

There has been a marked increase in the number of first-time outsourcers looking to offshore their customer-service, back-office and technical support functions to South African BPO providers than ever before. Without a doubt the consequences of the pandemic are playing a big part in this shift and I don’t believe this is temporary either. Organisations will […]
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Delay in new-energy vehicle plan may favour SA, says Toyota president (BL)

Pushing back the strategy could allow the country to avoid pitfalls being encountered elsewhere. Delays in designing a new-energy vehicle (NEV) strategy for SA might not be a bad thing if it allows the country to avoid pitfalls being encountered elsewhere, says Toyota SA president Andrew Kirby. The department of trade, industry & competition had […]
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Industry Experts: What we’d like to hear from SONA (iAfrica)

David Senker, Founder & CEO, The Business Exchange Support for entrepreneurs needs to feature high on the agenda of this year’s SONA. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and, with unemployment at a staggering 35%, we simply have to pull out all the stops to encourage entrepreneurship, and offer the relevant support, information, infrastructure and […]
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What non-geographic number porting means to you (BT)

It is number portability that enables a consumer or business to leave one telecommunications service provider and move to another, taking their number with them. For larger businesses in particular, changing numbers comes with significant costs and inconvenience. Changing all of a company’s marketing collateral and business information – think directory listings, advertisements, business cards […]
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Plans in place to bolster tech SMMES (EWN)

Communications and Digital Technologies Department (DCDT) says it has a number of plans in place to bolster tech SMMEs, including new laws. While South Africa has been recognized on the international stage for some of the best tech start-ups, the consensus is that the government and the private should do more to support these SMMEs. […]
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What businesses in South Africa are most worried about in 2022 (BT)

Cyber incidents, business interruption and critical infrastructure blackouts are the top three business risks in South Africa in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2022. However, the country is not alone in this worry, as cyber perils are also the biggest concern for companies globally. The threats of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major […]
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