Bold. Black. Beautiful. And a force in the corporate world. The story of a South African media mogul. Neo Momodu. From the vibrant Soweto to running one of South Africa's largest media corporations, this is a true South African story of inspiration and success.
His story is an inspiring one – one that describes Gil Oved and his childhood friend Ran Neu-Ner starting a business with nothing but a telephone and the Yellow Pages. In 2001, they founded The Creative Counsel, and 14 years later their humble two-man operation grew into the largest communications and advertising group in Africa, with an annual turnover of over R700 Million
Regardless of size, geography or industry, every organisation requires exceptional talent that is both motivated and focused to deliver on customer promises. Yet, it is getting harder to recruit and retain talented, high performing employees. Dr Juan Swartz, founder of Pivotal Talent, answers the question, "How much are bad hires costing you?"
PayFast just celebrated their 10 year anniversary, a huge milestone for a company in the tech space in South Africa. We had a conversation with Jonathan Smit, the founder of PayFast to gather some insights about the company as well as the industry it is in.
Recruit Digital is a name that is associated with all things digital. We cornered Alex Martins, founder and managing director of Recruit Digital, and forced him to tell us how on earth he has created this niche recruitment agency is a market that is growing at a rapid pace.
Heidi Patmore, CEO of Stellaris Group, was our featured speaker on the 6th of July at Primedia Place, Johannesburg. Are flying cars a short-term reality or flight of fancy? This was the leading question for the event as Heidi divulged what a drone-filled sky would look like. A riveted Johannesburg audience was given a taste of what the future is going to look like - with a few surprises in store.
On the 27th of July 2017, we're doing something we've never done before in 10 years of running these events. We’re going to ask you pay for attendance.
The Leadership Edition. In this time of reshuffling cabinets and building walls, God knows we need some of that good stuff. Who better than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to show us the way. We chose Madiba for our cover, because, well, we miss him. Featuring some of Africa's top business leaders, billionaires, hundred-millionaires and newly funded startup grommets, this edition aims to inspire and empower you to get cracking with your own path to leadership.
Heidi Patmore - In the not-so-distant future drones are going to be so central to our daily lives we’ll wonder how we managed without them. There are so many exciting projects and applications for drones and they’re impacting industries in amazing ways. Here are a few of the use cases that I think are going to be amazing.
Fred Roed - Drones have truly arrived. However, the future is not just a million millennials adding clumsy drone footage to their vlogs. To unpack this airborne future, and just what drone technology means for us, we’ve asked renowned consultant, entrepreneur and investor, Heidi Patmore, to unpack her research on Thursday 6th July 2017, in Johannesburg.
Murray Robertson - The Heavy Chef Event on the 30th of May featured Nic Haralambous, the man behind Nic Harry, the menswear fashion outlet. Nic gave our audience a captivating look into the South African retail industry and how it compares to international retail, its fight against the growing e-commerce culture and the struggles of big name brands and department stores.