Turning climate change, with innovation, into an opportunity – #WEF20

Turning climate change, with innovation, into an opportunity – #WEF20

Sean de Cleene says there are ways in which southern Africa could adapt with innovation and not only survive, but turn climate change into an opportunity.The overall message from most of the participants and speakers at the World Economic Forum was that we need to change how we conduct business to s

  Linda van Tilburg
Tapping in to SA tastes: Alcohol free beer and happy milking cows #WEF20

Tapping in to SA tastes: Alcohol free beer and happy milking cows #WEF20

Stefan Klebert says his company’s technology can provide fascinating insights in to the mindset and moods of milking cows. They are also tapping into our changing tastes.There are many overseas companies operating in South Africa somewhat under the radar and if economic conditions improve it would e

  Linda van Tilburg
Davos day four – A picture wrap of #WEF20

Davos day four – A picture wrap of #WEF20

It’s Friday in Davos, and that means the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum meeting is drawing to a close. The usually quiet village of Davos, will go back to just that, as the streams of delegates make their way home. Capetonian photographer Greg Beadle has been snapping away, capturing all t

  Stuart Lowman
‘Economic damage is greater than first thought’ – Nedbank CEO Mike Brown

‘Economic damage is greater than first thought’ – Nedbank CEO Mike Brown

The damage done to the South African economy over the last 10 years is greater than many thought and that means the turnaround is going to be slower.Finance Minister Tito Mboweni responded this morning to criticism from the business sector attending the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos Switzerl

  Linda van Tilburg
Meet the young maths whiz from Jozi helping shape the future #WEF20

Meet the young maths whiz from Jozi helping shape the future #WEF20

The youth and how they believe the present generation is messing up their future has dominated the past year and at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland they were again given ample opportunity to tell delegates what they wanted for the future. Spearheading this movement is Greta Thunb

  Linda van Tilburg
Naledi Pandor on why Eskom split, visas top of foreign investor agenda #WEF20

Naledi Pandor on why Eskom split, visas top of foreign investor agenda #WEF20

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni accompanied by other cabinet members, Naledi Pandor and Ebrahim Patel came to the World Economic Forum to ensure investors that they are on track to bring about the reforms needed to increase growth in the South African economy. The message they received was loud and cl

  Linda van Tilburg
Day three at #WEF20 in pictures – some Davos delight

Day three at #WEF20 in pictures – some Davos delight

It is day three at Davos, and while the legs and brain start to feel a bit weary, Capetonian Greg Beadle keeps everything in focus as he snaps away. The World Economic Forum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and for those who can’t attend Greg offers a nice window seat into the people wh

  Stuart Lowman
Tito Mboweni off-piste: Not at #WEF20 for ‘spin’

Tito Mboweni off-piste: Not at #WEF20 for ‘spin’

As President Cyril Ramaphosa decided not to attend the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this year, and instead focus on issues back home, it’s in the hands of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to fly the South African flag. This has put a little dampener on events this year as some of

  Linda van Tilburg
80% of data breaches are due to weak passwords – safer to not have one

80% of data breaches are due to weak passwords – safer to not have one

Passwords used to be easy to remember as we only had a few, and we could relate them to an important event, a mother’s birthday, our first pet or a pet hate. But now we log into so many websites and need so many passwords; it has become an impossible task to ensure that they are unique and most of a

  Linda van Tilburg
Davos in pics – Day two at #WEF20

Davos in pics – Day two at #WEF20

It's day two at the annual WEF meeting in Davos. We didn't see the much anticipated climate showdown between activist Greta Thunberg and US president Donald Trump.It’s day two at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, which usually competes with day three as the busiest. We didn’t see the

  Stuart Lowman
Edelman Trust Barometer: Global capitalism under fire, SA Govt least trusted

Edelman Trust Barometer: Global capitalism under fire, SA Govt least trusted

For many WEF attendees, the most eagerly awaited event of the Davos week is the annual unveiling of the Edelman Trust Barometer, a 20 year old thermometer of how citizens in 28 countries perceive Governments, Business, the Media and NGOs. As in recent years, trust in institutions continues to declin

  Alec Hogg
Behind the lens at Davos with Greg Beadle – Day One at #WEF20

Behind the lens at Davos with Greg Beadle – Day One at #WEF20

Capetonian photographer Greg Beadle finds himself swapping the warmth of sunny South Africa for the sub-zero temperatures of the Davos mountains yet again. It’s the third year that he finds himself capturing images for the World Economic Forum, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the event.

  Stuart Lowman
Tax havens under scrutiny at #WEF20

Tax havens under scrutiny at #WEF20

Calls for governments to clamp down on companies who use tax havens to pay lower taxes on their profits have been growing louder over the past year. Apple, Facebook and Amazon have been in the firing line for not paying taxes in the countries where their economic activity is generated. France became

  Linda van Tilburg