The Most Affluent South Africans

The Most Affluent South Africans

Despite having turbulent memories as a result of our country’s oppressive past, Black South Africans continue to emerge from the dust as critical contributors to our country’s economy.

Strategies to improve your B-BBEE rating

Strategies to improve your B-BBEE rating

B-BBEE aims to ensure that South African citizens who were previously excluded can now have meaningful participation in the country’s economy. In line with this, a major objective of the programme is the creation of capacity at all levels through employment equity, socio-economic development, preferential procurement and skills and enterprise development.

Lifetime Achiever: Top Empowerment Awards 2021: Trevor A. Manuel

Lifetime Achiever: Top Empowerment Awards 2021: Trevor A. Manuel

This year the esteemed winner of the Top Empowerment Lifetime Achiever Award was philanthropist, business leader, and believer in active citizenry, Trevor Manuel, who had served as a Cabinet Minister from 1994 to 2014 under the first four Presidents of democratic South Africa.

Making way for other women in technology

Making way for other women in technology

Africa Tech Week has played a pivotal role in strengthening investment in start-ups, and providing knowledge and skills to individuals, businesses and societies struggling with digital transformation, by providing a platform for attendees to network and make new connections to further their careers and personal growth.

Giving power to the youth: Supporting young entrepreneurs

Giving power to the youth: Supporting young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are able to create opportunities by identifying a need and catering to that need. By digging into the social values they can contribute to, such as access to education, water, food security, healthcare and more, entrepreneurs can not only create a better life for themselves but also a better future for all.

Recovery Through Change: Charting the Road Ahead

Recovery Through Change: Charting the Road Ahead

Some key priorities, amongst others, are ensuring that top state capture miscreants are sent to prison; ensuring a reliable energy supply; urgently tackling youth unemployment; accelerating the vaccine rollout; as well as transforming and implementing the socioeconomic reforms.

2020 Top Empowerment Virtual Conference

2020 Top Empowerment Virtual Conference

Topco Media will be hosting the 2020 Top Empowerment Virtual Conference on the 22 and 23 July. The main theme of the conference is “gearing South Africa towards an all-inclusive economy through transformation post COVID-19”

3 Steps on how to successfully e-network

3 Steps on how to successfully e-network

The 2020 round of conferencing is proving to be completely different to any year that has gone before. No more jetting around the world or even intra national travel to get to the 2-3 day events. COVID has firmly placed its stamp on the current virtual modus operandi. Many conferences have either been completely cancelled, postponed or switched to online formats via the various platforms, offering video sessions or live streams with open chat forums.

Tips on how to effectively network online

Tips on how to effectively network online

This conference season feels a bit different, doesn’t it? Where we’re usually globetrotting from event to event, most conferences this year have either been postponed or switched to online, remote-friendly formats, offering video sessions by top-notch speakers or live streams with open chats. But what about everyone’s favorite bonus during conference season — networking?

Talking transformation with Nedbank’s Kershini Govender

Talking transformation with Nedbank’s Kershini Govender

Having recently released their 2019 Transformation Report, we can be certain that Nedbank’s efforts to enforce positive change and community upliftment have paid off. The company has now retained a level 1 B-BBEE contributor status for the second consecutive year, having retained level 2 B-BBEE contributor status for 10 consecutive years since 2009.

Is “vulnerability” the new leadership super power?

Is “vulnerability” the new leadership super power?

“My truth is that 2019 was the best year of my career, I travelled to 19 countries delivering key notes to executives and business leaders on the topic of effective leadership. I flew business class, stayed in some of the finest hotels in the world, and best of all ended the year with a family holiday in the Swiss Alps where we had a white Christmas”

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni seeks funding to fight Covid-19

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni seeks funding to fight Covid-19

In his budget speech in February, Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, with his trusty aloe ferox at his side said that 2020 was going to be a year for eating pilchards, not steak. And then came the corona virus. Covid 19 has pretty much shredded the treasury’s balance sheet and now the focus is on making sure we have access to funding to help the healthcare system cope, to help the economy cope and to still invest in growth initiatives.

Things to do in lockdown – COVID-19

Things to do in lockdown – COVID-19

A lockdown is an emergency protocol that requires South Africans to stay at home except for essential purposes. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential industries will remain open. All non-essential activities are suspended.

A market for transformation

A market for transformation

In 2018, the asset management sector in South Africa handled approximately R4.6-trillion in private equity and assets – nearly the equivalent of the country’s gross domestic profit (GDP) for the same year. At this valuation, it’s clear that this industry plays a crucial role in the allocation of capital that is essential for the growth, development and evolution of our economy and society.

5 of South Africa’s top black business owners

5 of South Africa’s top black business owners

South Africa has a long and proud history of empowerment leaders who are in the vanguard of transformation and who serve as inspirational role models for the country. In this article Impumelelo highlights a selection of South African top black business owners, top black CEOs, top black business directors and the country’s top empowered companies.

2020 Top Empowerment Judges Announced

2020 Top Empowerment Judges Announced

With the much anticipated 19th annual Top Empowerment Awards getting closer, we are excited to announce our prestigious panel of judges who will be selecting South Africa’s most transformed companies

The future reimagined

The future reimagined

Afrofuturism refers to a reimagined future filled with art, culture, technology and science as seen through a black lens.