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How to Build an Emergency Fund

By: Meerkat 14 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

You can never predict when an emergency may happen and what that emergency might cost you It could even add to your already growing debt Be prepared and start saving up an emergency fund so you can be financially prepared for when life happens. How to get started It is ideal to aim for an amount large enough to cover…

Women are a Vital Source of Economic Growth and Development in Africa

“By investing in women and the civil service, we have the opportunity to accelerate, and secure, Africa’s progress.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Women have a fundamental role to play in shaping Africa’s future. Research has shown that organisations with a greater proportion of women board members and executives tend to perform better financially, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has…

The BEE-Connex Success Story: Connecting People, Changing Lives

By: BEE-Connex 14 October 2019 ABC OF BEE

You may be wondering, where an online platform like BEE-Connex comes into all of this? Well, BEE-Connex has the power to connect corporates to worthy causes through the Social Economic Development (SED) and Enterprise Social Development (ESD) elements of the B-BBEE (BEE) scorecard. As South Africa’s leading (and largest) provider of BEE service providers, BEE-Connex transform lives. We connect prospective…

Steyn City’s Launch of New Luxury Apartments Gains Excellent Traction in the Market

By: Steyn City 11 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Just three months after its launch, 104 on Creek – the new luxury resort-style apartment development at Steyn City – has attracted much attention from buyers in the market; an excellent sign ahead of its occupation date in the first quarter of 2020 “The success of 104 on Creek shows us that we are on the right track when it…

ContinuitySA offers ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November

By: Continuity SA 10 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

ContinuitySA will once again be offering its five-day Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November 2019 The course will take place at ContinuitySA’s Midrand facility and will provide participants with the guidance needed to develop a practical and thorough implementation plan. “ISO 22301 was a milestone in business continuity because it provided a much-needed standards framework, and is…

Has the 4IR Caught the Banking Sector Unawares?

  “You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are massive dislocations in our society to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”  Robert J. Shiller, 2013 Nobel laureate in Economics, Professor of economics, Yale University On Friday 27 September 2019 the South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO), a…

Human Machine Interfaces in Building Management Systems

9 October 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  By Micropower ModulekBuilding Management Systems are best recognised by the software on a server that allows the Facilities Manager to access information about the climate control, lighting control, access control and intrusion detection systems. These evolved from clunky, cumbersome systems on mini-computers to the sleek, colorful and intuitive software that we see on desktop and portable computers today. The…

Risk & Opportunities in Facilities Management

  By Zamani Shongwe, Director, Inhlanzeko Project Management Services As a profession, facilities management is relatively new in South Africa, and as a result it is not yet recognised in the industry as a solution to cut costs and plan budgets. Most clients respond to a crisis instead of having planned programmes, and because of this, they end up paying…

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Facilities Management Industry

  By Michael Franze, Managing Director, Citiq Prepaid The facilities management industry generates a considerable amount of money each year and continues to deliver solid growth. A Servest survey last year showed integrated facilities management growing a healthy 26% year-on-year, with an expected 37% increase over the following 12 months. Given the growth prospects, it’s no wonder that there’s healthy…

IBA Group Hosts RPA Discussion in Boston

From September 23 to September 25, IBA Group participated in Technology Excellence Week 2019 that took place in Boston, Massachusetts. The event focused on business transformation in the digital, tech-enabled age. In the course of three days, TEX Week 2019 featured a wide array of case study presentations, interactive workshops, and deep-dive discussion groups. The topics covered at the event included the…

Save Money on Bond Costs and Ace Your Home Loan Application

By: Leadhome 7 October 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

While buying a new home is exciting, it can also be overwhelming – especially when it comes to that all-important home loan application A little preparation and having a professional on your side to help navigate the finer details of the process can go a long way in saving you time while getting the best deal possible says Marcél du…

Steyn City to host the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg MTB Ride, Kids Ride

By: Steyn City 4 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Steyn City has been announced as the host of this year’s Discovery 947 Ride Joburg MTB Ride and the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg Kids Ride, taking place on Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November The prestigious lifestyle resort will stage both events, offering existing and newly-built trails for participants to explore and tame on their bikes. There will also…