Water crisis solution lies in infrastructure management

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape regions is a stark reminder that South Africa is a water-scarce country. Businesses and individuals have responded to pleas from local government to reduce consumption but damaged pipes are still resulting in the loss...

Populating your organisation in the face of rapidly-advancing technology

Society is currently experiencing the beginnings of a revolution that will fundamentally change the way we in South Africa live, work and relate to one another. By Aadil Patel, national head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) Driven by...

Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

Technology-driven change is set to radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. By Dries Lottering, manufacturing renewal executive at Bridgestone South Africa Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become...

Failing can put an entrepreneur on the path to eventual success

Failure is inevitable but it isn’t final; every stumbling block is also a stepping stone to success. Entrepreneurship To The Point hosted by Property Point, recently plugged into the experience of four respected entrepreneurs who are not afraid of failure. These...

Huawei growth rockets in enterprise space

Huawei is becoming an increasingly important player in the South African enterprise IT space. The company might be best known for its industry-leading smartphones or its telecommunications solutions, but it is rapidly driving into the enterprise space with a complete...

Digitisation raises for bar for companies to innovate

The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead – and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25%...

Middlemen beware: trust networks are taking over

AI and Blockchain are contributing to a revolution of trust that has been in the making for a long time, writes Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions There is a common goal, an elevated status pursued by an enormous number of professions. Legal practitioners,...

Netstar helps Putco to improve safety

South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the implementation of a...

A new data centre star is born

Digital transformation was last year’s buzzword; this year saw business transformation as the major theme – in the future intelligent transformation will be what defines forward-looking and successful companies. The Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) is positioning itself...

The importance of an information strategy

If data-driven businesses in the digital world are to be successful, they must have an effective information strategy in place to drive growth and provide value. The ultra-competitive environment requires decision-makers to have access to relevant insights that only...

For IoT, the future is intelligence

When technology paints the future in the colours of AI and IoT, it is an artwork of elegant sufficiency By Phathizwe Malinga, MD of SqwidNet A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive human convenience and interaction. This is the future that’s...

How to take your business global

Many South African businesses have ambitions far greater than the domestic market. This is particularly true of financial services as our system is the most advanced in Africa, with first world infrastructure that resembles that found in developed markets....

Plumblink aims for growth with warehouse management

Plumbing, bathroom and kitchenware merchant Plumblink has announced the deployment of Cquential Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Cquential is  a member of the Argility Technology Group. Plumblink selected Cquential WMS because it could deliver a robust platform...

Tech makes travelling to London a bit easier

Travelling through London Heathrow, the top international airport for South African corporates and one of the most popular destinations for South African leisure travellers, will soon become a lot easier as the airport is rolling out a revolutionary end-to-end...

Executive retrenchment becoming the new normal

No job is safe, no future secure. That’s the new normal as executives in both the private and public sectors confront a disturbing reality – retrenchment. By Auguste Coetzer, a director of Signium Africa Executive head-hunters are today witnessing an upsurge in the...

RFID touted as future of asset management in mining

Remote mining operation environments add to the challenge when it comes to managing sophisticated assets such as high-frequency screens, feeders, and centrifuges. Here the key issue is to identify equipment operating at mining sites, and improve flow-process...