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SA Investment Conference turnaround strategy

This year’s South African investment conference focused on the positive steps government is taking to improve the investment environment. President Cyril Ramaphosa opened with the announcement of his bold vision to raise R1.2 trillion to improve the country’s low economic growth and deal with the 29.1% unemployment rate. This event took place on 6 November 2019, at the Sandton Convention Centre, under the title “Accelerating Economic Growth by Building Partnerships”. It was a privilege and a truly unique experience…

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Eco-Tourism and Sustainability

Eco-tourism is thriving in South Africa.  Visitors are increasingly interested in exploring the wealth of eco-tourism activities on offer, from admiring wildlife and flora to sampling famous wines. The tourism industry is also taking an active approach in encouraging this. Eco-tourism is broadly defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people” (The International Ecotourism Society, or TIES, 1990). The mutually beneficial relationship between conservation, local communities and sustainable travel…

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Putting the Success into Succession Planning

In order to build the workforce of the future, a holistic approach to recruitment, engagement and retention is needed by companies, as well as by the state and by local governments. This approach should include succession planning. This is an essential process whereby an organization ensures that employees are recruited and their skills developed to fill key roles within the company. It’s very hard to have a successful business without great people running it. Companies that manage succession well…

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A New Dawn for Wildlife Ranching in South Africa

As President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to address the 2018 Landbou Weekblad Land Summit, whose deliberations and outcomes I believe, will have implications for the future of our country. I feel privileged because together with you, history has bestowed upon us the singular responsibility as a generation to be present and be active participants in the act of creation. We are gathered here today to deliberate in the process of creating…

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A robust case for optimisation. Be an effective change-maker.

Change-maker is a term we are hearing more and more often, and also one that can be experienced tangibly as leaders drive influential organizations and lead movements that create positive change in the lives of others. Being a change-maker is ultimately about being a catalyst leader. A person who wants to make a difference. To leave the world better than you found it. To make your life’s work count. A change-maker is someone who leverages his or her influence…