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German flavour

The last time I felt so much power in my hands was when I was driving the Maserati Quattroporte. A beast on the road with the sound to boot. The CLS however is plain sexy, aggressive and not too loud. Put simply it’s the executives dream car. This demon on wheels has a 210kW six-cylinder diesel engine which makes the sedan sprint from zero to 100km/h in a swift 5.7 seconds. Though I didn’t quite get to those stats I must say I have no doubts about that aspect.

2 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Artificial Intelligence

Is artificial intelligence reinventing insurance? This was the question posed by Bill Hoggarth, national sales manager, Digital Business Solutions at high performing and secure ICT solutions provider, Datacentrix. He was speaking at the recent Robotics, Drones and AI in Insurance Conference, held in Rosebank, Johannesburg. In answer to the question, Hoggarth clarified that no, he did not believe artificial intelligence (AI) was changing the nature of insurance–at least, not on its own. “My view is that AI is not reinventing insurance, but that it is part of the mix of technologies that is causing a shift in insurance today,” he said.

6 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

A conversation with In2IT Technologies

A brief glance of our services

9 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Attractive Production Tax Credits

“We wouldn’t do it without the production tax credit we get.” That’s what Warren Buffett said about his holding company Berkshire Hathaway’s US$30 billion investment in wind turbines and infrastructure in the State of Iowa through one of its companies, Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE)

7 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Leading The Future

Leading the modern world requires fast thinking and an impulsive ability to adopt and adapt to the technologically driven era. The way we conduct business today has drastically changed from the way business was conducted ten years ago, failing to integrate innovation and technology could prove fatal to any business.

8 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Entrepreneurs Hit Hard By Coronavirus

The big challenge

4 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Bright Minds, Bright Future

For the economy to grow, businesses need graduates whose skills match their needs. Producing these graduates is the core focus of Stefan Ferreira, CEO of the Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology.

5 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Use The Covid-19 Lockdown To Think Differently

Crowdfunding, delivery of food, hygiene and learning packs, and psychosocial support could #changethestory

3 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

The Evolution Of The IT Operation

Consistency in delivery is key

4 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

Safety In Business

Securing the future is essential

3 mins read
Leadership
April 2020

The legacy lives on

South African heritage and culture is significantly reflected in their music. Their work earned them 19 Grammy nominations and 5 Grammy wins. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, might have lost their founding father, Joseph Shabalala at the age of 78 but his legacy lives on.

3 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Good governance

Over the past 50 years, an “unnoticed apocalypse” may have killed off half the planet’s insects. This is the opening line of a World Economic Forum feature on 25 Nov 2019. It is a sign of the times that this is getting the attention of the World Economic Forum and we really need to sit up and take notice.

9 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Ndabezitha Madiba

“If there is one thing I will fight you for–it is my respect.”

2 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Leadership

In an increasingly competitive world, businesses win over customers through providing excellent customer service. We see this in the digital technology tsunami sweeping across the world. Companies like Amazon, Google and Samsung are few of the many who are relentlessly innovating to retain competitive advantage. The 4th Industrial Revolution, globally, is driven by consumer demand for cheaper and more efficient services!

4 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Fee-Free Education Frees All

The most glaring issue in higher education in recent years has been fee-free education and how to accomplish it without putting the country into debt

10+ mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Empowering Our Future

More than half (51%) of youth aged 18–24 years claim they do not have the financial means to pay for their tertiary tuition. That is over 1.4 million youths who will never be able to afford to take their education further and thereby increase their opportunities to progress in their careers and lives. This is the sad reality according to the Higher Education and Skills in South Africa report released by Statistics South Africa in March 2019.

6 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Competing As An Equal

Mixcorp CEO, Mixo Kobe, is making Africa proud with his success in logistics and mining

6 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Air Traffic Navigation Services: Flying High Into The Future

After an exceptional 2018/2019 financial year, Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) is poised to soar even further, as it builds on an exceptional record and heads into the next phase of its development

6 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

Towards The Ideal Owner-Tenant Relationship

Prepaid sub-meters help de-risk the buy-to-let market for investors

3 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

The Future Is Photovoltaic Bright

The key to South Africa’s energy crisis is to harness the abundant energy of the sun, says Thorsten Ronge, Managing Director of SMA South Africa

3 mins read
Leadership
March 2020

SD WAN is a revolutionary technology now in Africa with FACT

SD WAN & Edge Computing is among towering topics

2 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

Mine Closures in South Africa

The world is going through a relatively radical shift, which has put special emphasis on the concept of Sustainable Development across multiple industries. This has significantly affected the way we do business and the legislations we are governed by, requiring us to change our attitudes. Mining can be viewed as diametrically opposed to the tenet of sustainable development, however, it’s no exception to this new reality which is why mine closures and mine rehabilitations need to be conducted well.

4 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

The Future of Learning in Higher Education

Embracing change is the key to success

5 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

We make telecoms better

FACT brings cutting edge tech to Africa

2 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

Leading with excellence

Servant leadership, humility, foresight, togetherness and innovation are constant themes that came up in my discussion with Professor Mandla Stanley Makhanya

10+ mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

User privacy in a technological age

Arguably the most pervasive technology conspiracy is that your smartphone is listening to your private conversations. We have all felt some discomfort with the types of advertisements that pop up on our phones. Have you ever had a conversation or searched for a certain product on your browser, only to start seeing ads that correspond exactly with that conversation or browser search? Do you ever get the distinct impression that your phone is tailoring pop-up and SMS ads for you and your specific interests, without you knowing how it got that information? And it is an “open secret” that your mobile device uses your personal information in order to tailor your user experience. But to what extent? And with whose permission?

5 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

Sport, honesty and the nation

Many of us want our Rugby World Cup win to have lasting impact and continue the feeling of goodwill it generated amongst millions of South Africa. We felt it in the lead up to the final, and strongly during the game, with people gathered throughout the country watching it. We felt it even more so as the final whistle blew, and again at the Springboks homecoming welcome at OR Tambo, followed by the victory parades.

10 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

Innovation at heart of pharmaceutical multinational

In the three years that Frenchman Thibault Crosnier Leconte, country chair of SanofiSouth Africa, has been in the country, his team has achieved pioneering results in the provision of drugs. Sanofihas collaborated with Government, the private sector and start-up companies

5 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

H2O

W12 Congress is not another talk shop or trade show but rather a dynamic partnership that is action-oriented and results-driven, culminating in the creation of the W12 Framework, which will be for ongoing collaboration across sectors, reflecting the common understanding of participating cities. This framework will include shared principles and goals. as well as plans for the development of resources for cities facing water shortages.

5 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

A dream sang to reality

They wowed the judges and became fan favourites on the prestigious show, ‘America’s Got Talent’ with their exceptional vocal cords. Resulting in the Ndlovu Youth Choir being the first ever South African choir in the history of the show to get through to the semi-final.

6 mins read
Leadership
December 2019/January 2020

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