Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan believes that obsessing about a product, and getting out of employees’ way, builds strong businesses that reward achievement.
At a Brand South Africa forum to discuss improving South Africa's global competitiveness, delegates from the manufacturing and related services sector said the country should market its pockets of excellence, especially to the rest of Africa.
Brand South Africa’s inaugural South African Competitiveness Forum took place at Gallagher Estate today, with one clear message – it’s time to take action to make the country more competitive. The forum was an invitation to help shape the nation’s future, delegates heard.
No longer satisfied with mass-produced brands, beer drinkers are looking for an interesting alternative. Welcome to the craft beer industry. As more people yearn for a more peaceful pace of life, microbrewing and slow food are becoming more popular.
Two years ago, a couple found some wood at the side of the road and built a table. They had no woodworking experience, but their friends loved it. Today, Eco Furniture Design has been named fastest growing small business incubatee at the National Technology Awards.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan outlined a job growth-oriented mid-term Budget this week, highlighting the 275 000 new jobs created this year to July, and a public works programme that's created 970 000 work opportunities.
• SA is 'Country of the Future'