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Strategic structuring – the keystone of startup success

In the fast-paced world of startups, particularly those breaking new ground, the excitement of innovation and market disruption often takes centre stage. However, amidst this buzz, it's crucial for startups to prioritise their foundational business structures from the outset.

Companies integrate ESG in executive compensation

Corporate South Africa needs to explore the growing trend of linking executive compensation to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, driven by the imperative of multi-stakeholder capitalism and heightened attention to sustainability issues.

Safeguarding jobs in the age of AI

Despite AI’s incredible advances, human connection rooted in empathy and proficiency to address and exceed customers’ needs is irreplaceable. No matter where you look, someone, somewhere is discussing artificial intelligence (AI) right now.

AI won’t take your job, but humans with AI skills will

Since the dawn of the computational age, human beings have pursued the creation of machine intelligence. In fact, the question of what that Artificial Intelligence (AI) would look like and how it would impact our lives and the world around us has even been explored in our entertainment media – from the idyllic futuristic world of technological marvels in Star Trek on one end of the spectrum to the more pessimistic apocalyptic future of The Terminator on the other.

Is emerging market private equity the most effective way to invest...

Kicking off a debate over how best to make meaningful change through investment, we explore private equity’s unmatched ability to deliver capital to the places it’s needed most. Impact investment, at its core, is the task of identifying a change the world needs and deciding how to make it happen.

Prioritising value over cost through strategic design thinking

As economic conditions keep getting tougher, consumers are paying more but have less to spend, which means that value is becoming more important than ever before. From a business perspective, whether it’s a website, an app or a business process redesign, extracting maximum value from all decisions is the aim of the game.

Shaping sustainable organisations is key to growth

In 1970, Nobel Prize-winning American Economist Milton Friedman argued the following: “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.”

Naspers delivers strong revenue growth with profitable core operations

Naspers Limited (JSE: NPN) announced strong revenue growth with profitability in core operations for the year ending 31 March 2022. Building on the prior year’s standout performance, the Group’s ecommerce portfolio delivered revenue growth of 49% to US$10.7 billion.

Multichoice delivers steady margins despite content cost normalisation

MultiChoice Group (MCG, or the group), Africa’s leading entertainment company, delivered steady margins for the year ended 31 March 2022 (FY22). Reduced losses in the Rest of Africa (RoA), a rebound in advertising revenues and a continued focus on cost containment enabled us to absorb the R1.1 billion impact of a normalisation in content costs as live sport returned and we resumed our local content production post the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Is your sustainability programme creating lasting value?

Sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords in business; but how many organisations and decision makers really know what it means and are striving for a sea change, rather than just paying lip service to the growing call to prioritise environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?


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