OPINION: Vulnerability hampers global competitiveness

Lynette Ntuli

The continued vulnerability of women and children in South Africa is an obstacle to our global competitiveness, argues Lynette Ntuli in this thought-provoking opinion piece.

STEP RIGHT UP: This week in Finweek

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A water crisis, a chat with Naspers CEO, stuck in a lift with Terence Goodlace, whisky and chai are only a few of the delights you can expect in Finweek this week. Find out more here.

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.

OPINION: Bigger asset managers less flexible

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While investors might be tempted to entrust their assets to bigger asset managers, Alex Funk argues that these firms can’t offer the same agility as smaller managers.

ECONOMY: China’s balancing act

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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.

OPINION: Youth troubles may be solved through entrepreneurship

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Have you ever thought of an effective solution to youth crimes in under privileged areas? Abram Molelemane from Fetola seem to think entrepreneurship is the answer to keeping young people out of trouble. He talks about tips on how to create youth entrepreneurship.

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.

OPINION: Consumers angry over weak service delivery

Aki Kalliatakis

The Cell C banner that denigrated its service this week in Johannesburg, has caused quite a stir across the nation. Consumers are becoming more dissatisfied with service delivery in South Africa and the cracks are starting to show. Aki Kalliatakis from The Leadership LaunchPad explains the process.

OPINION: Change yourself before you take on the world

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Zelda la Grange served former President Nelson Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013. In this article she talks about her life with Madiba and the valuable lessons she has learned.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 6 November 2014 issue

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In this week’s issue of Finweek we look at the declining South African market, stressing where investors should actually be investing. We also talk about the South African brandy label Oude Meester and what Idris Elba has to say about the industry. All this and more, right here.