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Leading training provider People Solutions announced their partnership with Digemy, a top Tech Start-up based in Cape Town and launched an innovative new online, Digital Academy under the FutureSkills.Africa brand.   4-IR Skills Development Changing the future of education starts with changing mindsets. The schooling and education model hasn’t evolved for centuries. Typically, it’s been linked the 3 Rs – reading, writing and arithmetic and existed in a delivery model that would “push” information on...

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Businesses that embrace technology and empower their employees with fourth industrial revolution skills enjoy better growth and become more resilient, says an expert consultant for business owners and entrepreneurs. A fear of change, she says, could mean a business gets left behind. Lauren du Plooy, director at Rae & Associates and an Intuit QuickBooks trainer, says that digitally smart businesses have better control of every day processes, meaning owners are more empowered to make future...

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The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, together with one of South Africa’s tech giants, are calling on growth-stage startups to participate in this year’s TechAccel programme, a high-impact accelerator designed specifically for growing tech companies. The programme was created to enable the development of growth-stage tech startups, using a bootcamp format that will run over five weeks, from 3rd February to 6th March 2020. The incubator programme will also focus on helping startups improve their skills and...

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Entrepreneurs across the continent are championing a new season of how to break into business markets, create investment opportunities for trade and capitalize on business networks and ecosystems that share a common vision. Tropics Business Summit, has pulled out all the stops to create a platform attracting Prominent African and international entrepreneurs, Business executives and investors representing over 32 countries converging in Johannesburg South Africa from 16 October to 19 October 2019 to explore business...

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At the recent Windaba conference in Cape Town, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, said: “In the first quarter of 2019 the economy contracted by 3.2 percent; with energy making a negative contribution to the GDP. The key factors behind the decline were load shedding and the high electricity price. Faced with an old generation infrastructure and an Eskom in crisis, we must invest in new generation capacity…It is evident that the traditional...

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You wonder how they did it… How did your friend, a librarian at your public library, snag the fabulous marketing job at a digital ad agency? And how did the TV producer you’re acquainted with just become the prestigious publisher of an online parenting magazine? While you were watching “Game of Thrones,” how did so many of your peers manage to make a midlife career change that landed them in exciting new jobs? One thing...

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By Rachel Frederick Social media can be an incredible form of marketing—and this is not news. It has the potential to reach a large audience, it’s mostly free, and it’s a great way to enhance your brand. Yet it’s so easy to get caught up in the “posting roller coaster” without any real clarity around whom you’re posting for and why they’re following you in the first place. If you’re struggling to get the conversions...

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Who’s familiar with the old story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? Here’s a short recap: An emperor thinks he’s wearing a new suit, but he’s really just naked. When he parades around in his “new suit,” the people are too scared to tell him that he isn’t wearing anything, so nobody does for a while. Folks, this is exactly the kind of thing you want to avoid in business. Do you want to be the naked...

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Hack the human. This is a growing trend understood very clearly by the well-funded and organised cybercrime landscape.  The cyber-syndicate and criminal know that it is far easier to access systems through people than it is to go through the technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were focused on the weakest link in the security chain – people.  The human factor is what...

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Producing millions of litres of the nation’s favourite soft drink is only part of what Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) does. Equally important is to get the product to where the people are, and South Africa is a very big country. One of the most familiar sights for road-users from the empty roads of the Northern Cape to the busy highways of Gauteng is the distinctive red lorries making sure the product gets to where...

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