Tag Archives: COVID19

Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education( M&G)

How Vodacom is digitising education in SA In 2014, Vodacom launched an e-learning platform in partnership with the Department of Education to create a free digital-education portal that provides CAPS-aligned educational content for learners in grades R to 12. With many children unable to attend school in person at the peak of the pandemic, registrations […]
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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: The Spinach King’s social enterprise scaling strategy during and post Covid-19 pandemic By Anastacia Mamabolo

Based in Gugulethu[1], Lufefe Nomjana established Espinaca[2] Innovations in 2011 anddue to the success of his enterprise, he was soon affectionally referred to as the SpinachKing. The purpose of his business venture was to raise awareness of healthy and affordablefood by offering nutritious bread and other food products made with spinach as a keyingredient. Nomjana […]
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Good news for banks in South Africa (BT)

A recent analysis of South Africa’s major banks by financial services firm PwC shows that banks delivered a strong financial performance in the 2021 financial year with a 99% increase in headline earnings against the prior year. “With more supportive conditions, the major banks delivered strong results on the back of a rebound in economic […]
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South Africa’s business mood recovers – but now faces Ukraine war risks. (BT)

“The stagflationary shock brought about by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has now triggered a significant degree of uncertainty around global, and by implication, South Africa’s gross domestic product growth prospects,” said Ettienne le Roux, RMB’s chief economist. “This is most unfortunate as it happens at a time when the economy seems to have been […]
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SA’s top 5 most employable skills (Moneyweb)

Information technology South Africa is renowned for its sporadic adoption of innovative technology. Even now, in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we lag behind the rest of the world in this area. Employable skills (or the lack thereof) in this industry are no exception – of all the skills in demand in 2022, […]
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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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Major price hikes hitting South Africa from March (BT)

South African consumers and businesses face a flurry of price increases in the coming weeks as a combination of global factors and local changes take effect. Analysts have warned that South Africans have increasingly relied on credit over the pandemic period to make ends meet, with the coming hikes likely to place increasing strain on […]
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Government announces R15 billion Covid business ‘bounce-back’ scheme

A Budget Review document accompanying the speech reveals that government will, over the next three years, spend R721 billion to promote faster and sustained inclusive economic growth to address unemployment, poverty and inequality plaguing the country. In the 2022 Budget Review, Treasury said over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), expenditure would in this regard increase at an average […]
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How SA’s education institutions can beat the digital transformation challenge (IT WEB)

South African education has never been more pressured to perform. Digital transformation, often touted as the solution, can just as quickly become the challenge. One of the problems is that it’s an all-encompassing phrase. In the past two years it has come to symbolise distance learning, remote learning, home schooling and online education. All of […]
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