• Oct. 17 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

Imagine Joburg as a World Class African City

Joburg is often referred to as a “World Class African City”, but have you ever thought of what this means exactly? Off the top of my head I would say an advanced African city, a city with endless possibilities, rich in resources, infrastructure, strong economically and a city that is one with its people. It is a smart city that engages its people and together they build a resilient city.

  • Oct. 10 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaboration is reinventing sponsorships

According to Openfield in their document published on Sponsorship Trends, ‘2015 proved that responsibility, transparency, and purpose are all expectations for the modern company. In 2016, expect brands to grow even more creative, collaborative and inclusive as their corporate responsibility initiatives come of age’.

 

  • Oct. 5 2016
  • Raashida Khan

Make the #FeesMustFall campaign positive

Everybody has something to say about the #FeesMustFall protests. The students; protesting and non-protesting, the institutions, including faculty staff and administrative staff, the president (via his spokespeople), the government departments, politicians, economists, big business, small business, respected commentators like J Jansen and Moletsi Mbeki, heroes like Caster Semenya, a truck driver, people who have had the privilege of attending universities and those that have not – the list goes on.

 

  • Sep. 29 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Why digital collaboration is often better than face-to-face

If you believe that the best and most innovative interactions will always rely on face-to-face engagements, you may be missing out on what digital collaboration can do for your team.

  • Sep. 19 2016
  • Raashida Khan

Keep it short, writer

 I apologise for the length of the letter. I would have written a shorter letter if I had more time.

Mark Twain/ George Bernard Shaw/ Voltaire/ Blaise Pascal/Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,/Winston Churchill/ Pliny the Younger, Cato/Cicero/Bill Clinton/Benjamin Franklin (These are just some of the authors credited with the saying (in its various formats).

  • Sep. 14 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

The White Standard and why collaboration is essential

I am a white South African who grew up in a middle-class home, but when compared to the average South African, a highly privileged home, where private education, followed by university and a paid-for apartment were all part of expectation. I have never wondered where my next meal would come from. I have never had an illness, which I had to ignore due to no medical access.

  • Sep. 5 2016
  • Raashida Khan

A little smile goes a long way

I was fortunate enough to travel to very two different and alluring foreign cities, this past week – Paris and Abu Dhabi. On my return to Johannesburg, as I walked through the international arrivals terminal, I was awed by the stunning images of tourist spots of our own really beautiful country. The images were big, impressive and inviting. It was not the first time I have been blown away by the advertising that SA Tourism is responsible for. Another favourite is the television advert targeting the international markets a few years ago

  • Aug. 30 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

SEO for dummies

The basis of Search Engine Optimisation 

The SEO concept has always been a hard one for me to grasp. What’s more, I work with a team of web developers who are essentially experts in this field. Don’t think I haven’t attempted having a number of chats with them to find out exactly the purpose of SEO and its functions. I reckon their level of expertise is rather too tekkie for me.  

  • Aug. 28 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Is collaborative policing possible in the cowboy, gun-toting wild west?

In most developed nations, if asked as to who is responsible for public safety, the answer would, of course, be the police. In South Africa, I would guess that many would answer that it’s a combination of police and private security companies. So the question that emerges is as follows; ‘is leaving public safety entirely to the police a mistake?’

 

  • Aug. 16 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

A more passionate Joburg lover you will not find

Meet Rika Joubert, a strong, caring woman who lives in an apartment block on Prayer Hill in Yeoville. She believes in giving back where she can, caring for the environment, caring for her neighbours and recycling her waste; all bar one small shopping packet of rubbish a week. Prayer Hill is an area of land of not more than one square kilometre, that affords the most incredible views of Johannesburg, ‘houses' a small group of homeless people, is used by communities as a prayer site and is a stop on walking tour of the inner city.

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