OPINION: CEO vacancies create a new wave of Turnaround Kings

Mosima Selekisho, Director of Talent Africa's Executive Search division and head of Research Department

Finding executive leadership who are willing to take on the risk of an ailing company is not always easy, but these so-called Turnaround Kings are willing to risk great and public failure in exchange for great rewards.

SOUTH AFRICA: Kickstarting the economy is easier than you think

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To ensure a local growth rate above the projected global average of 3.5%, Adrian Saville proposes proper integration with the rest of the continent and speedy roll-out of the infrastructure expenditure programme.

ECONOMY: China’s balancing act


Chinese president Xi Jinping’s tightrope walk between public reform and political clout will have serious implications for the growth of the Chinese economy. Ashburton’s Craig Farley unpacks what this will mean for China and foreign investors.

TECHNOLOGY: How retailers can own 2015

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Everybody is anxious to see how the festive season will pan out due to the current weak economic growth in SA, leaving companies under a lot of pressure to perform. Lynette Hundermark looks at how retailers can use mobile technology to connect with customers.

INSIGHT: Talent management can improve service delivery

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If local authorities paid more attention to talent management, their service delivery levels should rise accordingly. Read more here to understand how talent management can improve local government institutions.

TECHNOLOGY: Benefits (and risks) of the mobile organization

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Mobile usage in today’s corporate environment has skyrocketed. Blair Burmeister investigates the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era and how this affects companies and its employees.

MANAGEMENT: The trouble with unpaid internships

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A company in the US broke federal law by employing two interns without any pay during a film production. In South Africa, unpaid internships are legal but it prompted Blair Burmeister to investigate the situation.

INVESTMENT: Keeping an eye on that dividend cover


Simon Brown talks about the role of dividends and how they are regularly neglected by investors. Read more here.

EXCLUSIVE: Phuti Mahanyele’s five secrets to success

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Finweek editor asked Shanduka Group CEO and ForbesWoman Africa 2014 Business Woman of the Year Phuti Mahanyele to share her secrets to success with young and ambitious Finweek readers. Here Mahanyele shares five secrets to success.

MANAGEMENT: Gamification in the workplace

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Gamification, or the use of game-like mechanics in a non-game environment, like a business, has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the world of marketing and customer loyalty. It can also now be used as a form of management to measure and reward progress in the office.