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The digital twin model – paving the way for a futuristic...

The mining sector is known for its complex and resource-intensive operations, where the efficient use of resources, safety, and environmental sustainability are of paramount importance. In recent years, the mining industry has witnessed a technological transformation through the adoption of digital twin models.

The most important things to get right in a business

We live in a world with the luxury of easily accessible information. Let’s face it – as empowering as that is, it can at times feel overwhelming. To keep things simple, we thought we would share a few tried-and-tested behaviours that have proven themselves, repeatedly, to be the most vital elements to get ‘right’ in a business.

Elevating modern businesses – the soaring impact of cloud ERP

In recent years, the cloud has emerged as an undeniable powerhouse in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market, with projections indicating a staggering transformation from the current $64.7 billion valuation to an astounding $130 billion by 2027. The allure of cloud-based ERP is undeniable, offering cost savings, swift implementation, enhanced flexibility, and accessibility for businesses to scale seamlessly.

Harnessing solar – a complete guide to renting vs buying

As load shedding persists and solar gains popularity in South Africa, households are left with the decision of either buying or renting a solution. Solar solutions have taken centre stage in South African homes. The quest for an “always on” lifestyle has propelled consumers into a crucial crossroads: should you rent or buy your solar system?

Thematic investing – here’s why critics are wrong

A difficult period for the performance of some thematic funds has given fuel to the naysayers’ arguments. But we believe thematic investing with an active approach is a powerful tool for investors now and in the years to come. Thematic investing has taken off in recent years. Global thematic assets under management stood at $400 billion as of 1 July 2023, up 11% from the end of last year (according to data from Goldman Sachs).

The transformative power of edge computing & SASE across industries

Edge computing and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) are two ground breaking technologies poised to revolutionise business operations across diverse industries. These innovations offer a multitude of advantages, ranging from reduced latency and enhanced performance to heightened security, cost savings, and scalability.

REPORT | Retirees lose the most as the ‘behaviour tax’ bites

Although past performance is not a good indication of future returns, it seems to remain one of the main determinants of investment switching behaviour and consequently the dreaded ‘behaviour tax’. This behaviour tax is calculated as the performance sacrificed after switching between one unit trust and another.

Artificial Intelligence & primary education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay and is disrupting every industry, from accounting to interior design and, of course, education. AI is part of learners’ present and future and it’s important that educators guide them in using it responsibly and with confidence.

Decoding the mindset of safety leaders

Certain behaviours and characteristics are thought to be the hallmarks of a great organisational leader, such as being proactive and collaborative; having vision and good communication skills; while positively influencing the mindset of those they work with, driving behaviour change.

People management – It’s time for a more empathetic approach

Globally, there has been a significant uptick in the prevalence of depression and anxiety post the COVID-19 pandemic. In South Africa, it is estimated that one in six people suffer from anxiety, depression, or substance abuse and more than half of the population is possibly dealing with some kind of post-traumatic stress disorder. Another study estimated that a third of people suffer from a mental illness and of that figure, 75% won’t receive any treatment.


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