Practical Tips for Doing Business in Africa

Africa

By Cornelia van Heerden, Heyns & Partners Inc.


Africa is a vast continent with up in excess of 1 billion inhabitants and a plethora of cultures and different language groups. Although doing business in Africa was once perceived as a difficult and complex undertaking, this is slowly starting to change. With fewer conflicts, more democratic elections and economic growth rates that have gradually begun to compete with those of other developing regions, Africa is proving itself to be a continent of positive change.

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Empowering employees to do environmental and social good

By Richard Collins

So much has changed in the last three years and this has had a profound impact on us as human beings. We have seen the workplace reinvented at lightning speed and the employee experience has dramatically changed. We have also become much more aware of both environmental and social issues such as the impact of climate change and the rising cost of living. There is a greater focus on improving diversity and inclusion, a heightened awareness around mental health and wellbeing and the importance of building meaningful and authentic community engagement.

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Personalisation

New data reveals the truth about content personalisation at scale

By Nick Mason, Turtl

Today it's common knowledge that personalisation is a priority for modern businesses. Brands like Netflix, Amazon, and Google have shown just how effective personalised services can be for efforts in business growth, lead gen, click-throughs, and even customer loyalty. As a result, many others are already deploying personalisation, but customers are unimpressed.

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The subjective nature of ESG

By Paul Gambles, MBMG Group

The unknown origin of the saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” long precedes the current vogue for ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) approaches to investing, but in many ways, it could have been coined for exactly that purpose, perhaps reflecting the long history of such concerns.

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar as a crypto-friendly jurisdiction

By Philip Cartwright, Abacus Financial Services Ltd

Gibraltar has been at the forefront of regulating crypto and blockchain space. The government, regulator, and local law firms combined into a working practice group and introduced their own regulations on 01 January 2018 for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

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Zooming Out

By Elisabeth Colson, Devry Smith Frank LLP

Sheltering in place is easier when needs can be met by a mouse-click, whether shopping, paying bills, or connecting with the outside world. Yet people are more frequently declining webinar invitations, and group catch-up calls now seem draining rather than fun. Yes, video fatigue is a “thing”.

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Applying Lean Office in a Disruptive Time

By Sergio Fernández, Grup Vilar Riba

We are in a disruptive moment. This period constitutes an unprecedented challenge, but it must also be a period of opportunities to improve and create more robust and agile processes in our companies.

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Video Content: A Great Visual Tool to Tell Your Story

By Nasiha Choudhury, Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants

Videos have gone from popular to essential over the last decade. Companies are recognising the importance of storytelling, adding a more “human” quality, and the benefits are seen in increased engagement and website traffic.

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