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Powerhouse: Thabang Skwambane

Thabang Skwambane is the MD of FCB Joburg, which is part of a global advertising agency. But it’s only the latest chapter in career that’s included entrepreneurship, philanthropy, failure, sacrifice and success

How future-proof is your career?

If you haven’t started future-proofing yourself to ensure career longevity, are you already an obsolete office dinosaur?

Made to order

A trip to New York gave Dinesh Patel the nudge he needed to open OrderIn, a “virtual canteen” service for corporates

Being Antonio Banderas

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel, tells the story of Santiago, a young shepherd who sets out on a journey from his native Andalusia to Egypt, in search of treasure that appears to him in recurring dreams. The same spirit has inspired Spanish movie mega-star Antonio Banderas to take on a variety of new challenges

It’s their party (and they’ll cry if they want to)

This month’s ANC conference will be possibly the most crucial one in its history, as it will determine not only the party’s new President, but how the current crisis in government will (or won’t) be resolved. Where and when did that crisis really start?

Powerhouse: Dion Mhlaba

You don’t go from growing up in a small town to leading a billion-rand equity firm with sheer luck. As Dion Mhlaba’s story shows, it’s a long and bumpy road to the corner office

Patrick Palmi: Mobile marketing guru

Patrick Palmi, founder and owner of, saw the need to build a proudly African global marketing business that could compete against the likes of Facebook and Google

The doctor will see you now…

EFF spokesperson and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is a man bent on changing SA’s status quo – not with bullets, but with classrooms and black pride

Want what you’re worth? Negotiate

Striking a balance between your worth and what your company can afford is a difficult dance, especially when it comes to negotiating a new – or improved – salary

Taming the tax monster

Buchule Sibaca’s digital tax and accounting firm SMTAX offers South Africans a convenient and reliable solution to revenue problems

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