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Short Ray of Light Seen in Ctrack Freight & Transport Index

By: Ctrack 18 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  Bad news for the economy mounted in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is evident in the latest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index. The Index shows that only sea freight volumes recorded positive growth during the quarter. The freight volume decline of -4,5% over the last year is the steepest since May 2016 for the total logistics industry. The…

Dealing with Bullying in the Workplace

By: CRS Technologies 18 February 2020 ABC OF BEE

  With more than a third of employees reporting acts of bullying in the workplace, this has become a significant issue in South Africa that negatively impacts teamwork and morale. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, discusses what bullying entails and the precautions companies can take against this form of abuse. “Given the outdated belief…

Global Investors Look to Diversify Portfolios amid Coronavirus Chaos

The outbreak of the coronavirus, coupled with record valuations in equity markets, has triggered a global sell-off of high-risk investments and a significant shift in sentiment among global investors In South Africa alone, foreign investors had sold off over USD 4.8 billion worth of assets by the end of last year, prompting domestically based high-net-worth (HNW) individuals to rethink their…

One Cable to Frustrate Them All

By: MIP Holdings 17 February 2020 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Don’t lose your proprietary cables on a business trip These may be easy to replace in major urban areas, but venture even a little off the beaten track and it becomes an entirely different situation. Most people can offer you a USB cable, but that’s useless if your device brand decided to use proprietary cables. “They are almost the same…

“SAYING GOODBYE” Is it Difficult – not with the Help of?

By: Thom Kight 13 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Here at Thom Kight and Company, we are a group of trained experts- that can assist you and your loved ones in saying your goodbyes Saying goodbye can never be easy but with the help of our trained individuals at Thom Kight and company, we will only make things manageable for you and your family. We manage every detail with…

Sandton Convention Centre Wins Prestigious Lilizela Tourism Award

  Sandton Convention Centre is the national five-star winner in the Conference and Exhibition Venue category of the prestigious 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards, announced at the awards ceremony in Pretoria in November. Shaun Bird, GM of Sandton Convention Centre, was delighted at his team’s achievement. “I have no doubt that this significant award won by Sandton Convention Centre can be…

How Can I Wipe My Credit Clean?

By: Meerkat 12 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Have you ever wondered how you can wipe your credit record completely clean? Now the next question you might probably have would be; how do I actually do it? Is it even possible to have my credit wiped out? Well...here's the good news, YOU CAN and IT IS POSSIBLE through a debt review application. Read on to find out how…

The Smart Money is on Local Tech, Especially for 4IR

By: MIP Holdings 11 February 2020 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

  Not so long ago, at the end of the 90s, locally developed software was commonplace, particularly among South Africa’s public and private organisations. Then a blitz of international providers changed the picture. Roadshows, overseas trips and constant marketing turned the market’s appetite towards overseas products. Yet it still took considerable effort from local skills to fit these solutions into…

TUHF Secures R700 Million Nod from Standard Bank

By: TUHF 11 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

TUHF Limited has secured a R700 million investment from Standard Bank through the bank’s Debt Capital Markets team This development follows TUHF’s successful execution of the Mortgage backed Securitisation of R650 million in December 2018. This new facility will be invested through the Vuselela Warehouse SPV, a special purpose vehicle, through which TUHF will continue its securitisation programme. Speaking on…

Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Coronavirus? Advice From a Business Resilience Expert

By: Continuity SA 11 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the coronavirus has been making headline [caption id="attachment_60807" align="alignright" width="250"] Padma Naidoo[/caption] While the primary concern remains the spreading of the virus and healthcare for those infected, the potential effects on businesses are broader, says Padma Naidoo, General Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, Africa’s…

Learning Through Experience with Johannesburg Business School

Technological change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is transforming the global business landscape on an unprecedented scale Increased competition, shifting customer preferences, the globalisation of markets, and changing demographic trends are drastically altering how companies operate throughout the world. As such, business schools need to tailor their educational experiences to enable leaders to thrive in this era. In this…

Investing in Property with Friends – Good Strategy or Bad Idea?

Starting a property investment club with like-minded friends is an increasingly attractive investment option But before you drop your hard-earned savings into a hard asset like a property, read Marc Psillos’ story about the risks and rewards of a property club. In 2016, I started a property fund with a small group of good friends. As young professionals and entrepreneurs,…