Cloud, Connectivity, Data Storage. We’ve all heard the terms, but what are the considerations when choosing these services for your business? Similarly, what are the differences between fibre to the business and fibre to the home? If you’re a business that handles any sort of personal data for your clients, how will the mandatory implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act impact you? In this introductory episode of a new series called Unbundled, Jaco Voigt takes a deep dive into the explanations and expectations of all these factors. Brought to you by Catalytic

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As world leaders and global organisations wrestle with the geopolitics and economic strategy for Covid-19, Africa is now entering its 'second wave'. Is the continent ready to deal with what’s to come, and can lessons be learned from Tanzania’s approach? In the DRC, which continues to function amid all its tribal and militant tensions bubbling close to the surface, Laurent Kabila's real killer may have been found. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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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. Brought to you by The Gas Company.

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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. Brought to you by Ozow.

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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 For more information click here. Brought to you by Ozow.

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Boko Haram's cruel hand has returned to torment parents in the north of Nigeria as 333 schoolboys were abducted, with Buhari's forces unable to stem the tide. The Western Sahara War has had the stakes raised as the Polisario Front has made a statement of intent regarding the occupation and liberation of Western Sahara. Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, is now caught in talks with the ruthless TPLF in Tigray... is violence inevitable? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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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. For more information click here. Brought to you by Ozow.

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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, click here.

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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. For more details click here. Brought to you by Ozow.

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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. Brought to you by Ozow.

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