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Cape Town is one of the world's fastest-growing regions in terms of foreign investment, according to a report from foreign direct investment data platform, fDi Intelligence.

 


Companies need to ensure greater customer experiences by powering end-to-end customer engagements across the entire customer journey to stay ahead of the competition.

 


Maintaining customer loyalty and business profitability are ongoing challenges for insurers. Many have turned to developing more affordable products. If anything, this has highlighted the opportunities to be capitalised on by meeting customer expectations for a more tailored approach and increasing relevance in their lives by delivering more value beyond insurance products.

 


Today's digital-first business environment puts effective data management front and centre of the organisational strategy. 
 


Climate change and sustainability are forcing people to think differently and, as a result, stakeholder priorities are changing. Increasingly, stakeholders are demanding more from organisations than a commitment to short-term profitability. 


Just when tourism was booming and it felt like the world was becoming smaller, Covid exploded and pushed us all apart – literally. We dove into our own bubbles where we learnt new ways to earn, educate and entertain.


As we slowly emerge from a Covid-induced hiatus, travellers with itchy feet are looking forward to their long-awaited, eagerly anticipated trips. Now that there’s less reliance on Zoom with more face-to-face business engagements on the cards, coupled with a resurgence in leisure trips, those in the travel and tourism industry can finally rub their hands in glee.


Globally, companies are indicating that they will invest even more in artificial intelligence (AI) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its acceleration of digital transformation initiatives. But while the potential of AI is clear, many local businesses still struggle to see how to effectively integrate this technology into their broader operational processes.


The notion of what makes a good leader has been examined from every angle over the years, leaving leaders with an overwhelming number of qualities they are expected to possess in order to be considered a good leader.


Having gone through the design and redesign of multiple Internet Banking systems over the years, I have noticed a few reoccurring themes. Most of our clients seem to deal with the same pains when modernising their platforms.


It’s often forgotten that business is a creative pursuit. Every business, be it a technology giant such as Microsoft, or a tiny corner store serving one community, stems from a single idea.


The Mindspa Institute has been presenting the course “Business Skills for South African Women” since 2008, and throughout the years the following really stood out:


The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National Entrepreneurship Context Index (the NECI Index), South Africa ranks 49th out of 54 countries, ahead of only Croatia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Iran.


Critical skills shortages, rising crime, political instability and poor government
service delivery continue to dampen SA business growth. Grant Thornton IBR
survey for Q4 2013 reveals local concerns dramatically hampering business
expansion.

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