Borrowers in better position to afford mortgages after stress-testing initiatives

There are still many options for investors requiring mortgages for foreign property purchases despite tightened lending criteria across major markets for property investment. Lessons learnt from the housing bubble in […]

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Rooibos taking centre stage in global drinks market

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world – and on any given day around 2 billion people sip on the brew. Homegrown rooibos tea, known […]

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Steinhoff’s reputation in tatters

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest […]

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Zimbabwe: what does the future hold?

After the dramatic resignation of Zimbabwe ruler President Robert Mugabe, u|Chief asked Dr Tim London (a Senior Lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business) what the future might hold for […]

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New Consol bottle celebrates Stellenbosch wines

It’s a case of form meets function in a unique collaboration between Consol Glass and local wine producers that is helping to raise the profile of this proudly South African wine-growing region […]

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‘Content’ Overboard

Pierre Cassuto, General Manager of HoneyKome (an Ole! Media Group company), explains why being asked for a ‘content’ strategy irks him and how companies can ‘swim’ on their own in […]

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US$ 2.1 billion mining project runs on Candy from CCS

The De Beers Group started excavation work on an underground extension to its Venetia Mine in South Africa in 2013. The new development is expected to extend the life of […]

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Prioritising productivity and profitability in the modern workplace

Lionel Moyal (Office Business Group Lead at Microsoft South Africa) examines the changing needs of the modern workforce. While digital transformation may be the most game-changing technology shift happening across […]

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u|Chief’s Sunday Masterclass #1

u|Chief went online and selected five YouTube videos to inspire you for the year ahead. Margaret Neale: Negotiation – Getting What You Want The Stanford Graduate School of Business is […]

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The Digital Age demands communicative leadership

With technology integrated into virtually all aspects of business, it has become easy to lose sight of the human element. And yet, this should be considered the cornerstone of any […]

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Red & Yellow becomes South Africa’s first Creative School of Business

Tertiary institutions have to continuously innovate to ensure that their students are able to thrive in this increasingly artificially intelligent and digital world. Most importantly though, it is crucial that […]

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And the Woman of the Year is…?

The announcement of Time’s Person of the Year is always big news around the world as it offers a reflection on the year that was… and plenty of healthy debate […]

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The home (industry) wrecker

u|Chief asked Marcel du Toit, the cheeky young disruptor of the property industry (and CEO of Leadhome), about the shape of the local industry… and what gave Leadhome their edge to […]

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Understanding the importance of Disability Awareness and how you can get involved

Life Healthcare encourages all South Africans to break the stigma around disabilities There are more than one billion people with physical and mental disabilities in the world who must overcome […]

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