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June 13, 2019

Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa. More women are needed in tech but when they look at conferences, the media and inside technology companies, women mainly see men doing what they perceive to be ‘boring’ jobs, creating the industry challenge: attracting girls and women to the sector.

Women in Tech ZA aims to address those challenges by changing the image of the tech sector, showing the diverse faces of ICT and acting as a showcase by providing a platform where technology companies can find women to hire.

This month on the 12th of June, Women in Tech ZA held their inaugural Women in Tech & Digital Conference, Moving to Mastery: Women in Tech and Digital, featuring an all-female line up of speakers. The conference brought together men and women of diverse backgrounds and careers to discuss a broad range of topics relevant to the tech industry and women in tech, in South Africa....

May 23, 2019

Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world and continues to absorb carbon over the course of its life time.

It has been calculated that one tonne of recycled paper saves 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill, 2 barrels of crude oil and 4100 kw of energy.  So why aren’t more businesses using recycled paper?

There is a common perception that paper is bad for the environment, but the truth is that paper is one of the few truly sustainable products. Paper production is not a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Most of the energy used in paper manufacturing is renewable and the carbon intensity is relatively low. Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world and continues to absorb carbon over the course of its life time. The virgin fibres that are added to the paper stream nowadays almost entirely come from sustainable forestry sources.

What started, as a grassroots initiative in South Africa, is today an industry leader in sustainable fiberboard, partne...

April 27, 2019

SA's top ladies come together for the Chambord Freedom Day Power Panel.The Red Carpet Event brought together a diverse group of women all championing collaboration, creativity and authenticity. A panel of SA’s leading female entrepreneurs Tracey Lange (KFM), influencer and producer Tracy-Lee Rosslind, Tanya Nefdt from the ENCA Showbiz Report, celebrity makeup artist Renee De Wet and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Nerina Wilkinson, discussing the power cards they drew to get them to the top. The panel discussion lead KFM presenter and Freedom Day emcee, the gorgeous Mamohau Sesane. Business Affair's Ash Evans reports...

April 26, 2019

RisCura’s head of investment advisory and administration, Petri Greeff, discusses why the new amendments to the Pension Fund Act – default regulations – that came into effect on 1 March 2019 are important for the retirement fund industry.

On 1 March 2019, the South African retirement industry takes one step closer to helping fund members enjoy a seamless retirement journey. Following the introduction of the amendments to the Pension Funds Act in September 2017, the deadline to comply with the Act’s default regulations are now effective.

To recap, the regulations require that retirement funds establish a default option for members retirement savings, one for preserving their funds if they change employers before they retire, and lastly a default that requires members to opt in to a living annuity once they retire. The regulations seek to improve retirement outcomes for members by ensuring that they receive good value from their savings and can retire comfortably.

April 26, 2019

Riscura's Head of Operations, David Potgieter, discusses why a delegated investment service is a worthy option for trustees to consider.

November 26, 2018

Former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela on Africa and what the future holds for healthcare on the continent. She stated that technologies are being developed every day, in different places, but they are not reaching everyone and the problem is that they then exacerbate existing disadvantages. Access plays a pivotal role in development on the continent. 

November 26, 2018

With 1 in 4 children not being registered at birth, Element Inc. is looking to bridge the gap in healthcare by creating a unique patient identification system. Ashlea Evans spoke with co-creater, Adam Perold.

November 25, 2018

All the movers and shakers in the health sector converged at the 12th DiaForum in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday 16th of November 2018. The event gathered influential thought leaders in the field, focusing on innovation, diagnostics and sustainable healthcare in Africa. With more than half of the World's 7.3 billion people not receiving adequate healthcare (WHO, 2017), Roche Diagnostics is pioneering Africa in this area. 

Advocate Thuli Madonsela was the Chairperson of the event and stated that technologies are being developed every day, in different places, but they are not reaching everyone and the problem is that they then exacerbate existing disadvantages. 

This year's Diagnostics Forum explored a number of pertinent topics within the healthcare industry for sub-Saharan Africa and covered three main themes plaguing Africa’s development, namely, Personalized Healthcare, Universal Health Coverage and Anti-microbial resistance.

November 9, 2018

The 25th Africa Oil Week is underway in Cape Town, where big business happens between all the movers and shakers in the oil and gas industry. Find out about some of the big talking points and the big news coming out of the Republic of Gabon. Ashlea Evans reports...

November 9, 2018

Business Affair's Ashlea Evans spoke to James Karama from Stanbic Bank at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, about his views on how funding in Africa needs to be considered from a multi-pronged approach.

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