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Tips and Ideas to Retain Your Best Staff and Skills During COVID-19

In the highly competitive local economy, disrupted by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, firms more than ever cannot afford to lose their best staff and skills.  This piece provides critical insight from leading business thinkers including practical advice that you can implement to ensure you retain your best performing staff and skills so as to …

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Fraudsters are Everywhere: Cybercrime up 667% since Lockdown  

It didn’t take the online fraudsters long to realise that the coronavirus lockdown has opened up a whole new avenue of opportunity for them.   Malware, phishing and ransomware attacks are surging, and schemes offering some form of financial relief are particularly evident. All forms of online communication including emails, SMSes and Social Media posts should be treated with caution.  We …

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Who will Emerge as Winners and Losers in the Post Covid-19 Marketplace? 

As we wend our weary way through the pandemic and the lockdown’s economic fallout, let’s not lose sight of the fact that eventually we will inevitably return to some form of “normal”. As the wry Internet joke has it “This too will pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.”  We can all …

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Giving is Good – Just Know Who You are Giving To

There are many worthy causes trying to help vulnerable South Africans in this time of national crisis. Supporting these initiatives is of course absolutely the right thing to do, and the only note of caution to be sounded before you make a donation is this – if you are approached by an organisation claiming to be a genuine NPO (Non-Profit Organisation) or …

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Technology, COVID-19 and How the World Will Change

We must all adapt to the rapidly-changing world thrown at us by the pandemic. We have no alternative – both our businesses and our personal lives are already deeply dissimilar to what they were only a few short months ago, and there is no sign that things will start stabilising any time soon.  What part is technology playing in this process, what part …

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How Different Will Our Landscape Be Post-Coronavirus?

Predicting the future can never be easy, but we all of us need to prepare as best we can for the future landscape that will greet us when the current COVID-19 crisis is finally over.   Perhaps we can learn a lesson or two from the history of the world’s past global pandemics and their after-effects on people, societies, and economies.  With that in mind, commentators have suggested four main trends which they think likely to characterise our …

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COVID-19 and Directors: Your Duties and Liabilities in the Coronavirus Crisis

Your focus as a director right now will no doubt be on keeping your business afloat through these trying times.  Don’t lose sight however of the fact that the onerous obligations and duties placed on all directors by the Companies Act still apply. Failure to live up to the required standards exposes you not only to a significant risk …

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