Category Archives: Business


Traversing International Relocations: The Role of Cultural Intelligence

As the Managing Director of Crown Relocations South Africa, a leading force in international relocation, Ian Pettey has witnessed firsthand the challenges and triumphs that come with moving families across borders. International relocations represent not just a change in geography but a profound shift in culture, lifestyle, and identity. In this era of globalisation, where mobility is increasingly common, the ability to navigate cultural differences with sensitivity and understanding has become more crucial than ever.

The year of possibility: trends that will shift the accountancy landscape in 2024

Leana Van Der Merwe, Technical and Standards Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), provides her expert insight on the trends that will shift the accountancy landscape in 2024 and the opportunities that await the profession.

Black Business Owners Urged to Capitalize on Final Days of African Collective Global Business Month

As the inaugural year of African Collective Global Business Month enters its final week, Black Business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the special offer to have their businesses found by people around the world who are looking to support businesses owned by people of African Descent.

Digital innovation will be key for SA businesses seeking to compete in post-Amazon online retail space

With a USD 1.60 trillion market cap, the imminent intensification of Amazon’s operations in South Africa will come to shape the practices and standards that characterise and grow the domestic e-commerce landscape.

What KLM Does to Make Air Travel More Sustainable

In an era marked by an urgent need for sustainability, the aviation industry stands at the forefront of change. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines understands the gravity of this responsibility and is actively working towards making air travel more eco-friendly.

Everything you need to know about LTL freight shipping

Whether you are an entrepreneur, logistics manager, or just curious about transportation, look no further. This blog post will dive deep into everything LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping has to offer and give a crash course on what it means, how it works, and why its popularity continues to increase in today’s market. So let’s get into it.

Expert Predicts Sustainable Retail Trends for 2024 and Beyond

Figures from Deloitte show how important sustainability is to modern shoppers and consumers, with 58% valuing durability, 39% focusing on repairability, and another 37% considering how biodiverse the purchase will be. Vikki Makinson, head of marketing and communications at Oceans, the leading supplier of sustainable toilet paper, has provided expert insight into the future trends of sustainable retail for 2024 – from eco-conscious consumerism to circular economy initiatives.

Beyond bytes: A socio-technical approach to data management is crucial in our decentralised world

The world is more polarised than ever before, with global conflict and geopolitical tensions drawing strong lines between regions and even within countries. These tensions are leading the world towards a trend of de-globalisation on a scale not many anticipated as recently as 10 or 20 years ago. The effect of this is that power and data are becoming fragmented. The answer lies in a socio-technical approach to data management. Lee discusses this approach in his article.

When the heat is on: Stress and psychological safety in high-risk work environments

Working in a mine is a high-risk working environment, and inherently exposes employees to various physical dangers, leading to a constant state of alertness and stress. Add to this the pressure to perform, worries concerning job security, fear of safety for oneself and one’s family and the constant fear of accidents – it is no wonder that the industry is known for the type of acute psychological stress that contributes to burnout, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. In this article by Lani van der Merwe, Senior Consultant at OIM Consulting – Lani looks at the effects of psychological stress. She also defines psychological safety, the link between psychological safety and physical safety, and creating psychological safety.