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Viewpoints: Design thinking for entrepreneurs

Social Enterprises AdvisorIs there a more opportune time than now to talk about entrepreneurship in South Africa? There are several opportunities related to global problems needing local solutions, for example as climate change, increased proliferation of technology, and new ways of working. Cracking these problems require creative problem-solving and thinking outside of the box. Priya…

The Pineapple Story

Marnus van Heerden CA(SA) and the founding team entered an innovation competition run by Hannover-Re in 2016 in an effort to find disruptive models to the reinsurance/insurance space. And it was out of their little innovation spot in Rosebank, Johannesburg, that the incredible Pineapple story begins In 2018, Pineapple was voted the best insurtech in…

Age does not determine excellence

Your age on the day when you can first write the qualification CA(SA) behind your name is of less importance than your reasons for becoming a chartered accountant. Journeys differ considerably. The drive and enthusiasm of people at both ends of the spectrum – people who qualify at a very young age and those who…

Each degree matters

Limiting global warming to 1,5 °C is essential to South Africa’s socio-economic survival, and it requires an immediate and strong commitment from the public and private sectors. Extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, floods, droughts, cyclones and rising sea levels are among the major climate change challenges for business operations and have direct implications for commerce…

Farming for the future

Quantifying your social contribution … That’s precisely why the business case for Bonginkosi’s Team3 Farm project caught the attention of SAICA’s annual student competition judges. With SAICA’s increasing emphasis on the role of the profession in addressing global challenges, particularly those outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Team3 Farm offered a particularly strong…