Measures to strengthen state-owned enterprises

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced a set of measures aimed at strengthening state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Finance Minister, Nlhanhla Nene Addressing the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), the minister said given the dire situation in which some of these SOEs are in, capable and morally upright men and women are needed to stabilise them. Drawing…

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6 ways to boost employee engagement

Employees are the driving force behind any company – the engine so to speak. And if you were to see that engine light flashing profusely, would you ignore it? Tricia Jones, founder, Capacity Builder Unlike engines, employees have feelings and conditions. If your “engine” decides it doesn’t want to work for you anymore, that’s an…

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Deloitte opens interactive Connected Retail experience in Cape Town

Deloitte has established an immersive and interactive Connected Retail experience at its Deloitte Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town. “Here you can experience ‘1.0 of the art of the possible’ in your own business to understand the value of digital transformation – from enabling technologies to, store management, inventory management, connected supply chain, connected workforce…

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Putting the client first in financial services

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) issued one of the much-anticipated discussion documents on the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). Through enacting relevant and progressive legislation, the FSCA remains committed to ensuring that customers achieve fair outcomes when dealing with financial services providers (FSPs) under the framework of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF). Wesley…

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AI doctors and engineers are coming

Similar progress is being made putting AI to work writing software and evaluating legal contracts. AI has even started to make its mark in the creative world, generating artworks and fashion, evaluating graphic design, and helping people to create music. So does AI pose a threat to highly skilled jobs in the same way it…

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What’s on at the 2018 Fak’ugesi Fest

The 2018 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation is on at the Tshimologong Precinct in Johannesburg from 18 August-29 September 2018. This year’s theme of ‘Tap Your Afro Source Code’ is a celebration of technology, creativity, and innovation from across the African continent. Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival director Dr Tegan Bristow says that the 2018 theme…

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