If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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In 2018, 1.4 billion people crossed an international border to take a holiday, and this number is set to rise. SA tourism must capitalise on the social megatrends influencing how and why people travel, and what they look for when they do.
The nature of the MBA degree is changing and business schools in South Africa need to adapt their offerings to stay relevant, says Kosheek Sewchurran.
You don't own your brand, but you can manage it, says Raymond van Niekerk.
While breaking into the male-dominated world of senior management is tough, there are a few things women can do to make it easier for themselves while climbing the corporate ladder – all the way to the top, says Kumeshnee West.
Governance should come first as knowing who is running a business and how is possibly the most important thing stakeholders need to know, says Mark Graham.
Businesses which invest in partnerships with educational institutions stand a better chance of building a future-proof workforce, says Kumeshnee West.
The shift in Zimbabwe has paved the way for reform that could boost the entire SADC region, but this window of opportunity is likely to be short, say Tim London and Sean Gossel.
Policies that spook investors, hamper development finance institutions and don’t strengthen education will very likely lead to radical economic destruction, says Nicholas Biekpe.
Change in businesses is a process of first unlearning and then relearning. By definition, it is complex and requires introspection and engagement, says Kumeshnee West.
A study suggests that finding ways to formalise cooperative business relationships could be one way to boost the success of women in small and medium enterprises, says Mlenga Jere.
Kumeshnee West takes a look at women in the workplace over the last 25 years, in SA and the world.
Adaptability will be the way forward in a changing world, says Kumeshnee West.
Research suggests that involving more women at senior level in the energy sector will help find meaningful solutions to SA's energy impasse, says Sharron L. McPherson.
More women are tackling gender bias in the workplace thanks to the #MeToo movement, but unless a clear company policy on gender equality is in place, with the unequivocal support of top leadership, the impact of such collective action could be lost, says Kumeshnee West.
If more people know how to recognise financial red flags in business, the damage caused by corporate fraud - or even honest mistakes - could be radically reduced, says Kumeshnee West.
One of the causes of inequality that needs to be discussed more is how it is perpetuated by the private sector - and how this can be changed, says Ralph Hamann.
Cooperation between firms and external agents may make it possible for some of SA's bright minds to find a niche and keep the spark of innovation alive, says Professor Mills Soko.
With support, a little ingenuity and a thriving green economy we may offer solutions to some of SA’s major socioeconomic and environmental challenges, says François Bonnici.
We need to work harder than ever to ensure accountability systems are robust and deserving of South Africans' trust in public and private providers of oversight, says Tim London.
Appointing members for political reasons, blurred lines of accountability and lack of financial skills are key challenges for the composition of boards, says Mark Graham.
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