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Sweep South launched in 2014 and has become a South African success story – one of courage, belief and tenacity
This week we are joined by Standard Bank SA’s Chief Executive of Personal & Business Banking, Funeka Montjane, and Chief Information Officer Khomotso Molabe.
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.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOOLKITby Fiona WakelinSTEP ONE THE BIG IDEAThis 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...
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.
Charmaine Mabuza prefers to let her business talk for itself. However, when you become one of South Africa’s most prominent businesswomen and have an eye on Africa, keeping mum is not an option. Born and raised by her single mother in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal,...
The national project of gender empowerment driven by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the principles of the South African Constitution has received a regenerative boost of confidence and restored strength by the renewal of the partnership between headline sponsor Standard Bank with Topco Media for the country’s preeminent gender empowerment initiative, Top Women.
Ten years ago, at the age of 18 – when many teenagers were focused on partying – Caster Semenya won gold for the 800m at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. In 2012 she won her first Olympic gold medal and then four years later brought home the second, confirming her place as the undisputed world champion.
BY DR AUDREY VERHAEGHE, CHAIRPERSON OF THE SA INNOVATION SUMMIT Innovation is where creativity and implementation meet. The most defining feature of innovation is that it makes a difference in the world. It’ s so in demand that each year , the SA Innovation Summit...
Nominations for the 17th annual Standard Bank Top Women awards celebration are now open. Taking place in Johannesburg on the 13 August 2020, with intense media coverage, the awards ceremony honours and applauds outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and...
In a time when climate change and the environmental effects of our actions are (or should be) at the forefront of everyone’ s minds, the global coal industry is fast losing investment support. As outgoing Eskom CEO Phakami Hadebe said at this year ’s African Utility...
At the core, gender equity is not about what it means to be a man or a woman; it’s a fundamental human right. We as Standard Bank are helping to shape the narrative on gender equity. In September 2018, we became a Thematic Champion of the HeForShe movement, which is a...
UN Women, in collaboration with United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Amadeus, recently released a report which indicated that across the private and public sectors, women are harnessing the potential of tourism to become financially independent –...
THE WORLD BELONGS TO THE DIGITALLY EMPOWERED BUT THERE IS ONE SURPRISING STUMBLING BLOCK, FACED PREDOMINANTLY BY WOMEN, WHICH IS SLOWING PROGRESS – AND IT IS NOT ONE FACED ONLY BY WOMEN IN LESS-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; THIS IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. It’s an ordinary Monday...
The effects of technology are ubiquitous. Internet access, automation and other tools of the digital age have especially helped remove the barriers that have previously kept women from participating in the broader economy. When speaking about the far-reaching effects...
As the only region where more women than men are engaged in entrepreneurial activities, Africa could become the most enterprising continent in the world. With roughly 50% of Africa’s burgeoning population being female, it should go without saying that empowering women...
Huenu Solsona is the founder of The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Pioneering medical researcher, scientist and HIV activist, professor Glenda Gray, who recently cracked TIME Magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people in 2017, has dedicated her life’s work in the search of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Where did your love...
It’s an exciting time for tourism in South Africa and with a woman at the helm of the country’s tourism industry, greater opportunities are available for other women to pursue leadership roles in this sector. The status quo of women in tourism UN Women, in...
Kate Emmerson – the Quickshift Deva – gives us the five sweet spots for cultivating a VIP relationship with yourself.
The world belongs to the digitally empowered. But there’s one surprising stumbling block, faced by women across the globe that’s slowing progress.
Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.
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