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5 ways to retrench-proof your life

5 ways to retrench-proof your life

COVID-19 has spurred a global culling of livelihoods, leaving millions of families facing dire economic realities. How do you “retrench-proof” your life so that you come out of this pandemic stronger than before?

How to build your dream startup

How to build your dream startup

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.

Doing business in the “next normal”

Doing business in the “next normal”

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.

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa harnesses the power of women

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa harnesses the power of women

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.

Your guide to making the most of project management

Your guide to making the most of project management

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.

Meet Khanyisile Kweyama SA business icon

Meet Khanyisile Kweyama SA business icon

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.

Business success – surround yourself with the right people

Business success – surround yourself with the right people

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

Sustainability in the Workplace

Sustainability in the Workplace

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.

What does level 3 mean to you?

What does level 3 mean to you?

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?

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

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.

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