As South Africans face the reality of a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, working from home has become the “new normal” overnight – and if properly managed, it can be just as productive as being in the office. South African companies now join millions of businesses across the globe forced to “learn […]
Entrepreneurs hit hard by Coronavirus – ways to stay afloat
Seraj Toefy  Mar 24 2020
It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shut down. According to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is […]
How I switched my side hustle and day job around. Successfully
Zoe Sevitz  Mar 17 2020
More and more people are no longer doing just one thing. Sure, they go to work every morning, and come home every evening, and get excited when the weekend rolls around. But then evenings, weekends and lunch hours are spent focusing on one or more side hustles. In my company, this ranges from DJing to […]
What does life after lockdown look like for business?
Jason Hamilton  Mar 30 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors […]
What opportunities does the Coronavirus pandemic offer a Reimagined South Africa?
Mamphela Ramphele & George Lindeque  Mar 30 2020
The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of Ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity. The “social distancing” required to limit the spread of the virus needs to be complemented by closer emotional bonds – Ubuntu – with our fellow citizens who are more vulnerable than we […]
Home alone 2020
Chuck Stephens  Mar 27 2020
The media tends to report on the bad news – the rising number of infections and the death toll. But they have started to cover the number of people cured as well. It is important to report on good news too. Obviously if you take the number of the dead and the number of people cured together, […]