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Lessons From Tambo And Mandela

Oliver Tambo would have turned 100 on 27 October this year. Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 on 18 July 2018. The centenaries of two of South Africa’s most formidable and admired leaders is a reason to reflect on the past, and to seek for lessons that one could apply in future, writes Ryland Fisher.

ESD And BEE: A Winning Combination

By: Andile Ntingi - chief executive and co-founder of GetBiz

Enterprise and supplier development is the best hope of creating thousands of black entrepreneurs in South Africa, writes Andile Ntingi.

Just How Equal Is Gender Equality?

Babalwa Shota speaks to two female leaders in the financial services sector about office gender politics.

No Easy Ride For Women Professionals

Why are there so few black women in senior positions in the corporate world, asks Busi Mavuso.

Like A Heavy Load

Apartheid’s legacy persists, but a tri-polar party system offers some hope, argues Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

Transformation And Ethical Leadership

Transformation cannot be effected without the wisdom and bold thinking of ethical leaders, argues Phakama Mbonambi.

Mobile Companies’ Empowerment Credentials Criticised

Local mobile companies fail to move BEE critics, who claim that transformation is lagging, reports Gershwin Wanneburg.

When Gender Equality Remains Unequal

There is still no meaningful women empowerment in South Africa’s workplace, claims Puseletso Mompei.

SA’s Political Landscape is Changing

South Africa’s political situation and economic decline are among the catalysts for future change, contend Babalwa Shota and Sixolisiwe Ndawo.

Creating Future Professional Leaders

Puseletso Mompei reveals the BMF Young Professionals’ ambitious plans to upskill and empower the country’s youth.

Transformation in Mining

Supplied by Wesizwe Platinum.

In a democratic South Africa, where we are still in the process of addressing the ills of the past that have to do with race and ethnicity, we tend to neglect other issues relating to transformation.

Ridiculous or Miraculous

Andile Ntingi asks if the Black Industrialists Programme could lead the reindustrialisation of South Africa?

The Rewards of Taking Risks

Like a true underdog story, Vusi Sithole, founder of insurance company Nestlife, started at the bottom to reach success.

Positive Discrimination

We simply must advocate for a more radical approach to lobby government into imposing industry quotas, says Busi Mavuso.

A New President

Mncane Mthunzi is tasked with leading the BMF post its 40 year celebrations.

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