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23
DEC
2020

The Alternative: Alternative Energy

We have only one life and only one place to live it - so it makes sense to look after the third rock from the sun. We’re constantly searching for better energy sources, with gas putting its hand up as a viable alternative to hydrocarbons for a number of applications. If you’ve been considering a transition from the grid to a hybrid or gas solution for your energy needs, visit The Gas Company for all your options and the best advice.
18
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Thomas Pays

What drives entrepreneurship? Often, the perception is that you cannot build a world class business unless you live in places like Silicon Valley or Stockholm; but after settling in South Africa in 2005, Thomas Pays became a serial entrepreneur, and created Ozow in the process. His latest brainchild aligns the unique African business landscape with global commerce needs, and aims to dismantle barriers between the two - before they even come up. It has been said that the art of business is helping people, and Ozow does just that. Made in France, perfected in Africa: Thomas Pays, CEO of Ozow Pays.
17
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Ladder

The 'gig economy' has been millennials’ buzz term for a while now, but that’s evolved into micro-jobbing - and Ladder is the killer app. Similar in concept to a ride hailing app, but for the artisanal tasks that need to be done around the home, Ladder is a platform for the casual labour market to connect to customers in an accredited, safe space. For more information click here.
14
DEC
2020

Lottoland: El Gordo and dreams coming true

As Christmas closes in, wouldn't it be lovely to win the big 'el Gordo' prize, which sits at a mouthwatering R44 billion? If you would like a piece of the French lotto, you can also enter and stand a chance to change your festive season. If you are an influencer, Lottoland is giving you the chance to bring a socially conscious company and dream to life - for more information on how to apply, visit thankslottoland.co.za.
14
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Natty Biker Streetwear

The Covid-19 lockdown has not been kind to traditional retail, but in the new normal, the biker lifestyle sector of fashion has a new company which is fusing the functional and the fashionable attire of motorbiking enthusiasts. Natty Biker Streetwear is the product of the forward thinking motorbike lifestyle lover, Unathi Mthangayi. A modern brand for the ever modernising biker scene.
11
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: TasteBox

21st Century life is demanding; even without the burden of a global pandemic, daily stresses mean personal health often takes the backseat as we raise families and attempt to maintain professional and personal relationships. To help people keep a healthy balance, dietician Stephanie Joyner started a meal prep and delivery business called TasteBox. Healthy food doesn't have to cost a fortune, and if you want your portions sliced, diced and spiced, this is your dream come true.
09
DEC
2020

The Alternative: Is Corruption Always a Bad Thing?

Is corruption always to the detriment of a state? Is it ever necessary for quantum leaps in societal progress? Are there any countries in the developed world who have benefited from periods of corruption to become what they are? If you have corruption in your government and it leads to growth, at what stage do you start seeing diminishing returns? Would the Western world be what it is without corruption? Brought to you by The Gas Company.
08
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Bathu Shoes

Brick and mortar retail has been strongly affected by the global pandemic which we are in, but some businesses have managed to survive. Bathu Shoes is the brainchild of Theo Baloyi, which he started in a garage in a township. Sneaker culture is exploding in South Africa and there is no more fashionable and quality-driven brand than this. Theo details how he has managed to keep his business afloat in lockdown, and how he has been able to sell his shoes at a competitive price point.
08
DEC
2020

Manuel Rodrigues: 2020 Top 35-under-35 Chartered Accountants [CA(SA)] Award winner

The Top-35-under-35 competition was launched by The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2014 to recognise its young CA(SA) achievers. It has proven to be a huge success in recognising and promoting young CAs(SA) under the age of 35, who are not just achieving extraordinary results in their professional capacity, but also have a significant impact on society.
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06
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Live Languages

In an ever-diversifying world, the empires of the future will be built by those who can connect the world through the art of interlocution. Thato Mogatla, MD of Live Languages, tells us about the online language consultancy, and how a global pandemic did not stop him from making his dream a reality. Brought to you by Ozow.
03
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Oh My Woodness

Sometimes the best business ideas are literally all around us... we just need to look out of the window. Although lockdown has been challenging for many industries, Jorentia Van Rhyn has kept her company Oh My Woodness alive, and if you are looking for the finest artisanal wood decor and accessories, look no further than this proudly South African business.
02
DEC
2020

The Alternative: How would I change politics?

In a time of accelerated societal change and tremendous global complexity, how have the systems of government kept up with the advancement in the desire of people to live well with dignity and agency? Is centralisation still useful in the 21st century? Is the advent of technology a saviour, or a different chain on the ankle of citizens? Can a dictator ever be benevolent? Is there such a thing as a perfect society? Do we need a government at all?

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