The space race heats up as NASA lands Perseverance on Mars

The space race heats up as NASA lands Perseverance on Mars

NASA has successfully landed a third explorer on Mars. The Perseverance carries a small drone which will explore the red planet.NASA’s Perseverance rover has landed safely on Mars. It joins two other NASA exploration vehicles on the red planet. Perseverance carries a passenger, a small drone helicop

  Melani Nathan
Bosberaad Babelaas

Bosberaad Babelaas

By Tracey SwanepoelA strange and somewhat heretical thought hit me recently: what, if any, is the value of (corporate) strategy?Most corporate strategies are predicated on the assumption of implementation: i.e. when they are implemented things will change, be different, better. Competitive advantage

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Annoyed SAs speak: Seriously, leave Johann Rupert alone!

Annoyed SAs speak: Seriously, leave Johann Rupert alone!

BizNews readers are questioning the hype around the news that billionaire Johann Rupert received a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Switzerland.Earlier this month, BizNews shared a Bloomberg article which stated that Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert received his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a cl

  Claire Badenhorst
How the vaccine production industry can be developed in SA

How the vaccine production industry can be developed in SA

The delay in procuring access to the Covid-19 vaccine has many South Africans feeling frustrated. It has angered many medical experts, too, with many blaming the government for a lack of planning in months past. Many countries have rolled out a successful vaccination programme. – even developing nat

  Jarryd Neves
Life after Covid-19: Getting SA out of the doldrums

Life after Covid-19: Getting SA out of the doldrums

Even before Covid-19 was a reality, the South African economy was buckling under the pressure of myriad issues. Corruption, both in the public and private sector, continues to pillage the nation of what it has. What’s more, billions have been pumped into the multiple SOEs that continue to drain esse

  Jarryd Neves
Stories make your message stick!

Stories make your message stick!

By Tracey SwanepoelPicture the scene inside one of those glass high-rises that punctuate the Sandton skyline. It’s teatime on a Monday morning. People are telling stories: the plight of the Springbok rugby team/Bafana Bafana or the Proteas; the Saturday night movie; the latest jokes. They are animat

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Covid-19 vaccination programme for SA – Mkhize breaks silence

Covid-19 vaccination programme for SA – Mkhize breaks silence

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize outlined a Covid-19 vaccination programme for South Africa after criticism of the government's lack of planning.South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize has outlined the department’s plan to vaccinate South Africans against the Covid-19 virus. The plan seemingl

  Melani Nathan
Bye bye buzzwords

Bye bye buzzwords

Buzzwords grease the wheels of confusion! These overused, meaningless phrases anaesthetise us into not even bothering to ask for clarification.By Tracey SwanepoelWhen Bill Clinton was furiously campaigning for his second term, his advisers, in an effort to keep him on message, coined the phrase “it’

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ANC leaders must remove Ace Magashule, says ANC Integrity Commission

ANC leaders must remove Ace Magashule, says ANC Integrity Commission

The ANC's Integrity Commission: Secretary-General Ace Magashule must step down or be suspended. ANC must implement an August resolution.In early November an arrest warrant was finally issued for Ace Magashule relating to charges of fraud and money laundering. Magashule is accused of fraud in connect

  Melani Nathan
Stop looking for the perfect ‘10’ – build on existing strengths

Stop looking for the perfect ‘10’ – build on existing strengths

By Tracey SwanepoelDid you leave your last performance review/discussion walking on air, feeling like you could change the world? If so, you may be one of the lucky few…Often these discussions hammer home our weaknesses, or “development areas” as they are politely called. Perhaps there is an elusive

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Is your business oxygenated by trust?

Is your business oxygenated by trust?

"Trust is like the air we breathe…we don’t notice it until it’s gone”. Find out why trust is a must, for any leader who wants engaged employees.Do you have a best friend at work? This is one of the more unusual questions listed in Gallup’s famous Q12, a 12-question survey which identifies employee a

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PETA, the President and Phala Phala

PETA, the President and Phala Phala

President Cyril Ramaphosa fights back at 'false' allegations he has been profiting from animal cruelty at Phala Phala game reserve.PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is a notorious animal rights group in the US. The organisation recently posted a video on its website which claims to

  Melani Nathan
Will ANC eject Ace Magashule from his SG seat this week? Power battle looms

Will ANC eject Ace Magashule from his SG seat this week? Power battle looms

Ace Magashule has publicly undermined Ramaphosa and his exit could help the president cement control over the deeply divided party.South Africa is facing a major economic challenge, with ratings agencies giving the thumbs-down to ANC plans to revive business activity. Not helping investor sentiment

  Jackie Cameron
US election: Trump swings at Pennsylvania mail-in ballots and misses

US election: Trump swings at Pennsylvania mail-in ballots and misses

Trump has lost another US election lawsuit. His bid to block certification of Pennsylvania's voting results has been rejected.Trump campaign loses Pennsylvania suit to halt certificationBy Erik Larson(Bloomberg) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania threw out a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campai

  Melani Nathan