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30 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Belanda | Nov 14 , 2018

The nominated restaurants were determined by the scores of a panel of anonymous judges, convened by chef Margot Janse, who dined around the country. “A fantastic field of nominees has come out of this year’s judging, with some newcomers and old favourites making up a list that truly represents the best of the best in South African dining today,” said Janse. “As always, these nominees have been nominated for their achievements in excellent dining, innovative menus, ambience and service excellence.” The top 10 restaurants will be revealed on Sunday 18 November 2018 at an awards ceremony… read more


DURBAN’S NEW TAXI INITIATIVE GOES LIVE

Belanda | Nov 13 , 2018

The face of Durban’s public transport changed this week with the launch 150 branded minibus taxis in the city centre that will offer commuter an enhanced service as part of the city’s ambitious GO!Durban project.

The eThekwini Municipality’s mini-bus taxi incentive programme, called “Moja Cruise” kicked off on Monday after months of behind the scenes collaboration between the Ethekwini Metro Taxi Council (EMTC) – the leadership body of the mini-bus taxi industry – and the city.

The roll-out of the 150 taxis part of an innovative pilot programme to… read more


RAMAPHOSA WORKS HARD AT CONVINCING BERLIN AND BUSINESS TO INCEST IN SA

Belanda | Nov 13 , 2018

On Monday 29 October, Ramaphosa held bi-lateral talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at closer co-operation between the two countries. The Presidency said in a statement after the meeting: “The President and the Chancellor also agreed on the importance of continuing with the G20 Compact with Africa initiative, and committed to an expansion of trade and investment between South Africa and Germany.”

Attending the G20 German Africa Investment Summit on 30 October 2018, a stone’s throw from the iconic Brandenburger Gate, once of a symbol of the divide between East and West, Ramaphosa… read more


ETHIOPIA’S CHANGING FORTUNES

Belanda | Nov 12 , 2018

The reform agenda under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which has received nods and political acclaim globally, has radically broken the mould not only in the Ethiopian context but also in the African and global political spheres. It has indeed been a series of transformative firsts for Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed took the helm following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn in February 2018. At 41, Abiy Ahmed is the youngest head of government in Africa and the first Oromo (the majority ethnic group in Ethiopia) to lead the country.

It all began with the lifting of the state of emergency… read more


HUAWEIMATE20 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN SOUTH AFRICA

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

The local launch followed the international showing of the powerhouse smartphone held last Tuesday in London. Huawei’s new Mate20 series sent shockwaves across the tech world with the phone’s impressive design, 3 multi-functional cameras, the in screen fingerprint sensor and many others, all powered by their new powerful Kirin 980 chip set.

Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, said, “The Huawei Mate 20 series offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful artificial intelligence (AI), flagship performance,… read more


THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD WEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA VS THE WORLD

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

The group lists South Africa as having the 37th highest average net household wealth among the countries assessed, with EUR 7,770 per capita (±R127,300), up from EUR 7,080 in 2017 (±R116,000). In its 2018 report, Allianz focused in on the imbalances that exist between the average wealth held per capita compared to the median wealth per capita, noting that there are more countries (30 in total) in which distribution, based on development of median assets, has improved since the turn of the millennium. This shows an overall improvement in the wealth of any given country – however, South Africa… read more


WORLD’S LEADING BLOCKCHAIN EXPERTS ARE COMING TO SA

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

For some, blockchain is a word they hear thrown around from time to time, but they don’t have a clue what it all means. For others, blockchain represents an incredible chance to shake things up, thanks to the opportunities offered by digital currencies and blockchain technology. If you fall into that latter category, you should already have heard about the annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, the first of their kind in Africa, which is now entering its fifth year. To date, they’ve hosted four highly successful and sold-out blockchain conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and have attracted… read more


ONLINE SHOPPING THAT PUTS CUSTOMERS 1ST

Belanda | Oct 25 , 2018

Here are five personalisation tactics written in collaboration with SA’s largest payment gateway, PayU, that you can implement into your sales strategy.

Developing the right personalisation processes will prove that your eCommerce website has mastered the art of delivering value to your customers.

We all know that feeling of walking into a shop and the sales assistant remembers what size shoe you’re wearing, or the waitress at your favourite restaurant already knows what type of sandwich you’re going to order.

If you’re in the eCommerce business, it’s crucial that… read more


SA ECONOMY, A BREAKDOWN

Belanda | Oct 25 , 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its latest Global Competitiveness Index, showing that South Africa has dropped five places in the rankings since 2017.

The report measures and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies, and gives insights into what drives economic growth among them.

This is done through assigning scores to various indicators across 12 key pillars – starting with a country’s institutions, all the way through to the business dynamics.

In 2018, South Africa ranked 67th globally – with an overall score of 60.8 – attaining the… read more


THE ART OF MANAGING UPWARDS

Belanda | Oct 05 , 2018

Not only can it put you on the path to promotion, it can help your boss shine while also boosting organisational effectiveness, innovation and engagement.

And managing up – which can mean anticipating needs and coming up with solutions without being asked – has never been as important as it is now, as workplaces are under increasing demand to adapt to rapid change.

Changing hierarchies

Workspaces are increasingly fluid, with more people working remotely, on contract, and consultancy bases – a phenomenon tied to the rise of the gig economy. The old ladder-style hierarchy,… read more


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