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Five things that will revolutionise the local beauty industry Those of us who are old enough to remember will recall the eyebrows that were raised when supermodels Iman and Alek Wek made their debut onto the fashion runway in the mid 80’s to 90’s.  Shockingly, the eyebrows in question were raised from every colour of the spectrum.  Question is:  why were these ladies met with such resistance?  Is it because, women of colour have…

Johannesburg — Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, has announced that they will be building a fourth school in its #BuiltwithBitcoin’s 100-school initiative which aims to bring quality education centers to emerging countries. Located in Nigeria, the school will come fully equipped with a state-of-the-art solar-powered and water well system. The new school will be built in the Ankara Nandu community of Sanga Local in Nigeria and will serve an estimated 100-120 children between the ages…

[16 September 2020]: The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape’s first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications. The kitchen incubator is one part of Makers Landing, a purpose-driven space that will open at the V&A Waterfront later this year and which will support job creation and skills development in the local food industry. Along with the kitchen incubator programme, which will be the cornerstone of Makers…

Johannesburg – Finfind, South Africa’s leading online access to finance solution for SMMEs, has partnered with Government, big business and other key national stakeholders to conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the vital SMME sector. The SA SMME COVID Impact Report will provide valuable insights on the effects of lockdown based on the largest sample of SMME business owners surveyed to date. All SMEs are invited to participate, and…

None of us could have ever predicted the onslaught of COVID-19 or imagined the devastation it would bring to our world, as well as the ever-lasting impact it will have on our daily lives. Now more than ever, we need to measure and manage the impact our businesses have on our communities, economy and society as a whole. Helping companies to do just that is Relativ Impact, an impact solutions provider that supports purpose-driven organisations…

By Ian Fuhr, Founder of The Hatch Institute Johannesburg – South African companies continue to battle the COVID-19 storm and retrenchments, short weeks, and reduced salaries are widespread as businesses attempt to cut costs to stop the bleeding. Here’s the biggest problem with these survival tactics. The traditional focus on the bottom line and cost-cutting wasn’t working before this pandemic, and COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the inequalities of our country. If we continue down…

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