S&P downgrade: greater value in SA property for overseas buyers

Mike Greeff, CEO, Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate, shares his insight into the recent S&P downgrade on the SA property market. “While the South African Reserve Bank has left repo […]

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Bigger bond sizes encouraging for buyers, says BetterBond

Good news for home buyers is that the average approved bond size has risen by almost 6% in the past 12 months, while the average home purchase price has risen […]

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Demand for criminal and educational background checks remains high, MIE

27 November 2017 – Over the past year, there have been a number of news reports exposing candidates in high profile positions across the public and private sectors who have misrepresented […]

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Breastfeeding Provides Solutions on World Prematurity Day

Caption: A premature infant receives donated human breastmilk naso-gastrically. Photo: South African Breastmilk Reserve. “Prematurity is one of the three major causes of new-born deaths in South Africa, with diarrhoea […]

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A world of ups and downs…

u|Chief chatted to Amyn Benyekkou (Head of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Africa) at Otis, the world’s leading elevator manufacturer. What are the trends you are seeing in the property industry? Large […]

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Coffee that won’t leave the earth thirsty

South Africa’s water crisis is being felt across all sectors of the country, and the coffee industry is no exception. Coffee production is a water-intensive process and producers of the […]

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Disclosing corruption: corporates must look to their futures

Guptagate is demonstrating at length, and in the full glare of the media, how formerly respected companies allowed corrupt practices to continue over sustained periods of time. For many companies, […]

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The Clothing Bank honoured with PERA awards

The Clothing Bank wins 2 prestigious PERA awards for social entrepreneurship  The hard work and dedication of two social entrepreneurs who launched The Clothing Bank with the aim of empowering […]

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New CEO to drive growth for AYO

Above: Mr Salim Young (non-executive chairman of AYO), Mr Kevin Hardy (CEO of AYO) and Mr Khalid Abdulla (outgoing executive chairman of AYO). Kevin Hardy joins AYO Technology Solutions as […]

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But How Long Will Our Big Banks Last?

New research points to poor customer experience at ABSA, Standard Bank and Nedbank By Julia Ahlfeldt | CCXP @JuliaAhlfeldt 2018 will be a big year for South African banks. Three […]

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IMD study: European economies best at recruiting and retaining top talent

Switzerland, Denmark and Belgium top the World Talent Ranking European economies are superior when it comes to attracting, developing and retaining top talent, according to a major new study by […]

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I say “NO!”

The shame of sexual harassment – and how to say “No!”. In light of the ever-growing revelations of sexual scandals in Hollywood and amongst politicians and celebrities, u|Chief is looking […]

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The Property Practitioners Bill

Graeme Jay (managing director of the College of People Management and Development) shares his insight into the proposed Property Practitioners Bill. Since 1976, estate agents and the estate agency industry […]

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Five Lessons from Five Years as an Entrepreneur

Nic Simmonds, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Clockwork Media, shares the key lessons he has learned from his five-year journey as a young entrepreneur in the marketing and media industry.   As […]

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