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  October 22, 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa – In acknowledging Cybersecurity Awareness Month during October this year, leading peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency marketplace, Paxful, is highlighting the importance of security awareness amongst users when trading in digital currency. A recent report says illicit cryptocurrency activity accounted for just 2% of Africa’s roughly $16 billion trading volume from July 2019 to June 2020. The cryptocurrency sphere is not immune to opportunists with illicit intent, “In our…

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…

The South African government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions aren’t the only driving force behind the winds of change blowing through the commuter transport industry. Across the sector, women have assumed leading roles and are guiding the industry along a more representative, sustainable, and safety-focused path.  During the month of August, specialist insurance Underwriting Manager for the Commuter Taxi and Bus industries CTU, is highlighting some of the amazing women who are transforming the industry and helping…

Despite the uncertainty, business closures and economic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ian Fuhr, founder of the Sorbet Group, has launched The Hatch Institute ‒ a personal and business leadership coaching company focused on creating a new breed of culture-driven leaders: leaders with moral authority who can navigate the complex and volatile socio-political South African landscape. Fuhr saw an opportunity to launch a new coaching business whose unique purpose is to stem the tide…

The national Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) strategy was born out of the constitutional requirement for previously disadvantaged individuals and entities in South Africa to have equal access to the economy. It consists of three measurable components, namely Direct Investment; Human Development and Employment Equity; and Indirect Empowerment. The B-BBEE scorecard for each South African company indicates the measure of success they are having in contributing to this national strategy. At BCX, the B-BBEE strategy…

It has been said that true leaders look for what they can give back, not take what they can in selfish pursuit. They seek to impart their knowledge to the generations coming up behind them and to leave behind skills that will serve the profession for decades to come. Never has this adage rang truer than in the example of Marilyn Govender, HR Compliance Manager at Atlas Copco. Not only is she passionate about imparting…

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