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Glenda and Ralf dive into all things education, medicine, and science. They discuss the current challenges of COVID-19 considering a wide range of factors that need to be taken into account during this time.
Top Performing Business Leader of the Year, Jemina Lydia Radebe, the importance of building a good reputation
As External Affairs and Communication Manager at Palabora Mining I am faced with the constant pressure to build our reputation by communicating the positive things that Palabora Copper does to ensure that the company attracts investors and thus grows revenue – thereby ensuring the sustainability of jobs.
INTERVIEW WITH PRINCIPAL / RECTOR THANGITHINI JULIET ARYETEY, ELANGENI TVET COLLEGE
You’ve heard the saying that you become the average of the five closest people to you. It’s true that the people that you align yourself with will directly affect the success of your business. Once you take the road less travelled of entrepreneurship, your relationship needs will change.
In this week’s Top Women podcast, Topco Media CEO, Ralf Fletcher is in conversation with local powerhouse Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth. Aisha is the daughter of Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and brings with her a wealth of knowledge both inside and outside the workplace.
If there’s one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it must surely be the phenomenal ability of businesses, large and small, to adapt to the world’s ever-changing new normal. Sure, the novel coronavirus and lockdown measures have shaken the private (and government) sectors like nothing for a very long time before.
In this week’s Top Women podcast, Topco CEO, Ralf Fletcher sits down to talk with Adriana Marais − theoretical physicist, technologist and aspiring extra-terrestrial. Adriana’s goals are big: to understand our world and beyond.
In 2020, Nozicelo Ngcobo joined Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) as the new Public Affairs, Communication & Sustainability Director. She joins CCBSA from Tiger Brands where she held the position of Group Executive: Group External Relations. In this role, she was accountable for Government, Stakeholder Relations, CSI, SED and BBBEE.
This is your lightbulb moment. All projects start with a big idea – which may be something like wanting to start your own business or developing new products, doing something completely new, or in your personal life it could mean upskilling yourself, building a home or fitness training.
Listen to Leila Fourie, CEO of JSE, talking to us about opportunities in Africa, technology and learning from those who came before us
This week on the Top Women podcast, Topco CEO, Ralf Fletcher is in conversation with Leila Fourie, who has held the position of CEO at the JSE since October 2019.
Jo-Ann de Wet started her career at McDonald’s SA as a trainee manager in 1995. Over the years, she expanded her operational knowledge and exposure across different departments within the company.
My journey has been an amazing one filled with lessons of empowering not just myself but other women in this sector.
Are you looking for some guidance to job seeking, life after lockdown and the repercussions of the Covid-19 Pandemic? Please read on.
Successful business woman Khanyisile Kweyama whose impressive list of tenures include: first woman Executive Director, Anglo American SA; CEO, BUSA; and Chairperson, Brand SA – speaks to us about leadership, COVID-19, mining, agriculture and the value of mentorship.
These days successful companies are invested in doing good in the world around them. Looking beyond, yet not past, increasing profits and productivity, companies are exploring how to give back in meaningful and sustainable ways.
About tech innovation, climbing Kilimanjaro with Prof Thuli Mandonsela, gender empowerment, STEM for girls and the importance of giving back.
According to the World Bank, Africa boasts the highest growth rate of female-run businesses in the world. However, in Southern Africa men outnumber women when it comes to owning their own business. Apart from this reflection on our gender empowerment trajectory, this impacts negatively on the economy
Sweep South launched in 2014 and has become a South African success story – one of courage, belief and tenacity
Dionne Kerr, CEO of Siyakha Consulting speaks about transformation in South Africa
When I write down the word “survive” it really creates a feeling of panic in my heart.
Put simply, a sustainable workplace is a workplace which takes into account a regard for people and the planet. A business that employs sustainable practises is one that looks past profitability and revenue and considers how they can make a difference both inside and outside their workspace. Everything from ensuring the health and safety of employees to implementing responsible supply chain practises contributes to the sustainability of a workplace.
Having joined T-Systems in 2016 as CFO, Dineo Molefe took over as MD in 2018.
Nompumelelo Ncube is one of our healthcare heroes working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.
Going to level 3 from the beginning of June will involve the return to operation of most sectors of the economy, under strict health protocols and social distancing rules. But what does this mean in practical terms?
In a team, having a united voice is important but so is having different opinions and viewpoints. When working with others, conflicts are inevitable, and, according to the Harvard Business Review, the most common cause of conflict in the workplace is misunderstanding.
At PM Skillshouse, we believe that training is a force for good and that by empowering individuals with practical knowledge and understanding, we can give them some of the tools they need to succeed.
How do publicly listed companies deal with environmental issues and climate change? How do they manage carbon risk? How do they treat their workers, and do they have effective health and safety policies? Do they manage their supply chains in a sustainable way? Do they have a corporate culture that builds trust and fosters innovation?
More often than not, our working lives and our career goals tend to take precedence over just about everything else in our lives. This means that our own well-being is set aside so that the need to succeed in our careers is first and foremost and it can be extremely detrimental to us in the long run.
As we enter into the staged, easing of lockdown many are attempting to understand what the long and short term ramifications of COVID-19 will have on our economy, businesses and day to day routines.
“Purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits but the animating force for achieving them … In fact, profits and purpose are inextricably linked.” – Larry Fink
It has been ten years since I started Stratitude and I am proud that the company today is an award-winning, full-service agency with a brilliant team and a great list of clients. I have learned many lessons along the way, here are ten of them.
We interview Shirley Machaba CEO PwC Southern Africa.
A truly South African, dynamic, enterprising and progressive organisation, Boniswa Corporate Solutions was founded in 2004 by entrepreneurial businesswoman Lynette Magasa.
CEO of the National Development Agency (NDA), Thamo Mzobe is also a social and community development activist.
When you put a smartphone in the hands of women, not only does the nutrition, health and education of their own kids improve but also that of the entire society and community in which they live.
In South Africa, over 23 million people are active on social media. It’s no longer a question of ‘if’ your business should be on social media, but rather ‘How do I manage this presence properly?
Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier…
We know that the job market is tough; it is highly competitive and there are more candidates in the market than there are jobs in a very challenging economy
Nolwazi Mamorare, CFO of University of Johannesburg, speaks to Georgina Guedes about the kind of difference that can be made if you have the will to do so.
NRF A-rated scientist, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray is a qualified paediatrician, co-founder of the internationally recognised Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto and is one of the experts on the Ministerial Advisory Committee
Ogilvy South Africa is a multi-disciplinary, modern marketing agency comprised of industry-leading units in advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing.
Mahlako A Phahla Investments (Pty) Ltd, also known as “Mahlako”, is a South African advisory and investment holding company established and 100% owned by two dynamic African women, Makole Mupita and Meta Mhlarhi.
On 1 July 2019, Shirley Machaba became the first female CEO of PwC Southern Africa. In this role, diversity and inclusion are very close to her heart, and she has voiced her commitment to growing the numbers of female professionals in the firm and in the industry.
Amid managing a situation like the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried. Many of us took the news and rushed into panic mode, grabbing necessities and planning the days ahead. Once the madness had calmed and we got into our routines, many other issues crept in and perhaps we were not ready for those.
Just one year into her career at Standard Bank, Marketing Head of Personal and Business Banking Lindy-Lou Alexander
had a fast start in the industry, supporting and deploying the marketing programmes for some of Standard Bank’s biggest
innovations to date.
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I am passionate about developing sustainable, innovative business models which benefit both business and society. I am also passionate about the development of women in business through education and mentorship.As Head of Financial Services for Vodacom, my portfolio...
In its 13 years of existence the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) has become a centre of excellence for small business development.
Since the early days of ATMs – when clients were still hesitant to deposit cash without assistance from a human teller – Itumeleng Monale has seen major transformations in the banking sector. We chatted to her about some of the changes she’s witnessed (and influenced) in the industry.
With more than two decades’ experience in international banking brands, Regional Chief Executive of Standard Bank Pindie Nyandoro, has seen plenty of trends come and go in the banking sector. One that she’ s happy to say is sticking around for the long term is gender empowerment.
Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.
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