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Revolutionising The Coupon Industry

Co-founded in 2015 by dynamic duo Tina Fisher and Mark Bradshaw, SnapnSave is digitising the coupon industry. Positioned as “South Africa’s #1 cashback app” for both shoppers and vendors, the app allows customers to scan till slips with their phone camera and instantly start saving money on their purchases. Smartphones at the ready! Launching a […]

In This Rhino Internet of Things, Rhinos Wear GPS Trackers in Their Horns

In a sprawling wildlife preserve in Zimbabwe, some of the rhinos roaming the park have sensors embedded in their horns. Three times a day, the trackers send the animals’ GPS locations to solar-powered base stations, which then send the data to rangers through a mobile app. “Each day, they look at what we call the […]

These Are The Upsides to Having Impostor Syndrome

Do you ever feel like a fraud? Do you ever think that you may not be as competent as people think? Are you worried that sooner or later, others will find out that they have been overestimating your talents? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from impostor […]

What is biophilic design, and can it really make you happier and healthier?

The idea that people have an innate affinity for nature dates back to the 1980s, but designing spaces according to the principles of nature is reaching a peak now.

Most Innovative Company to Watch: Team QOLO

At the Toyota Mobility Festival, innovators from around the world competed to create the most ‘game-changing’ technologies to help those with lower limb paralysis. The five finalists received $500 000 each to turn their idea into a prototype, and the final winner will be awarded $1 million in 2020 in Tokyo. Kenji Suzuki and the […]

The Co-Working Space Disruption

Since the co-working movement started in the US in the mid 2000s, it is estimated that the number of co-working spaces across the globe has doubled each year, and the model is now disrupting traditional office space rentals.

The 10 Commandments of Social Entrepreneurship

The emergence of social enterprises on to the business landscape of the South African economy is often a point of contention due to the seemingly conflicting driving factors of philanthropy versus profit. However, there are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has […]

Uniconta Lands on African Shores

Uniconta, a new quick and easy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for small and medium size businesses, has landed on the shores of Africa and has opened its first offices in Cape Town. It plans to establish itself in Southern Africa and then move onto other African countries like Kenya and Uganda. The new Cloud ERP […]

The Workplace of the Future

The workplace as we know it — rigid, divided and formal — is in the midst of a major overhaul. The concept of co-working spaces has taken a stronghold with Millennials and Generation Z in particular, emphasising the importance of collaboration, comfort and a supportive professional community spirit. While employees were once forced to fit […]

Discover True Elegance With Martell’s New VSOP Cognac Aged In Red Barrels

One of the world’s oldest and greatest cognac houses, Martell has unveiled an exciting new ultra-premium expression destined to be the must-have for South Africa’s cognac connoisseurs. Martell Cognac VSOP Aged in Red Barrels is a rare showcase of the influence of wood maturation in the art of fine cognac-making and reflects the unique style […]

Real ideas, tech & people at TEDxPretoria

Hosted in the capital city, the 2018 TEDxPretoria event was filled with inspiration, delivered by  an intriguing lineup of speakers. The session turned out to be a moment of reflection, redemption, repurposing and repositioning for the speakers and attendees. The theme for the day was tech fused with spoken word artistry that highlighted social challenges […]

Secrets of productive businesses

Entrepreneurs, top executives, company directors and the like have been interviewed about what makes them productive. What makes them tick? Yes, it is vital to know what the driving force behind these key individuals in a business is, as without them giving the organisation the impetus it needs the company would not go very far. […]

Women and girl-led innovation takes centre stage at #sheinnovates Africa Festival in Cape Town

Calling all aspiring female innovators, entrepreneurs and future leaders! The first-ever #sheinnovates Festival for Africa has reached our shores and will create an exciting platform to inspire a new era of female innovation and the advancement of women and girls in technology and entrepreneurship. The #sheinnovates Festival for Africa brings together some of the leading […]

Thinking a century ahead

Sustainability and climate change are two focal points within the global warming discussion as our environment becomes more vulnerable each year.  Fast Company SA chats to Ludovic du Plessis, Global Executive Director of Louis XIII – the most exclusive spirit on earth – about his company’s campaign to help inspire a more sustainable future for […]

Redefining African Philanthropy

The drive for sustainable development and the challenge to eradicate poverty for a for a better world is often regarded as work for those on a global stage. But around the African continent, communities are showing that the daily building of a sustainable world is being done from the humblest spaces, often starting with families […]

The digital revolution and design

In late 2017, I had lunch with renowned innovation specialist, John Sanei. Highly descriptive, “switched on”, confident, engaging and relaxed are the immediate words from my memory of the encounter.  Sanei, a trend and innovation specialist, global speaker, best-selling author, entrepreneur and Singularity University Faculty member was expanding a bit more on strategic thinking and […]

7 rules for break up in the digital age

Digital technologies can be great when looking for love, and displaying togetherness to the world. But for those who are facing a broken heart, we offer a more useful gift than roses or chocolates. Inspired by Dua Lipa’s pithy advice in her hit song, New Rules, we have produced a practical checklist for how to […]

Why Challenges And Problems Are Important In Life

In 2006, together with two business partners, I started a property company. The company grew exceptionally in its first year. However, in 2007 when the global financial crisis struck, the property business and our company took a major hit. For the next year we encountered an endless number of problems and worked day and night […]

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