Author: Reinette Oelofsen-Muller

An undergraduate qualification does not necessarily hold the promise of employment. Its basis is more on theory, rather than on real world experience, Which leaves out gaps in the student’s knowledge that can only be filled with practical training. In an industry like engineering, where a small mistake can cost millions, most organisations are not willing to employ engineers that do not have experience. Resolution Circle...

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Giving a clear definition of South Africa's heritage is impossible. With the diverse cultures, ethnicities and races that exist in this country, one can never clearly define its "heritage". Therefore, when South Africans, especially now in the modern age, celebrate and define heritage, they do it in a creative, innovative way. They even go as far as to say that they are African, instead of...

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As a commercial company with a social mission, we impact many lives. Firstly, those of our staff and their families. Resolution Circle currently employs over 140 people, most of which have at least 1 to 4 dependents. That is nearly 400 people! Add to this the ±300 paid interns, and quickly you find that 1000 people live off Resolution Circle every month. But, that excludes...

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All established businesses and products go through a development cycle -  from their inception until their culmination. A cycle which we, at Resolution Circle have compressed into 34 steps. From helping you define your idea, refining it, and testing it, to helping you with the business model and plan, funding, prototyping and manufacturing. Often, the cycle is a long and hard one, and without the...

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Resolution Circle recently showcased its versatility and broad scope when it undertook a project to renovation of two houses located in the city of Johannesburg's plantation road in Auckland Park. The property is owned by the University of Johannesburg, but it was used as a rehabilitation centre before it was refurbished. Resolution Circle's project manager Etienne Kirsten described the house as dilapidated, dirty and nonfunctional before...

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Resolution Circle would like to end women's month by celebrating yet another phenomenal woman, Chey Aucamp. An entrepreneur, innovator and revolutionnaire with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication, a fashion merchandising buyer certificate and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). A woman who is making great strides in a male dominated industry. She puts her own spin on the phrase “powerhouse”. Chey is one of the...

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The FundEx conference and expo is aimed at business owners that are seeking funding to grow their business.  As well as, aspiring entrepreneurs that need funding to achieve their business goals. This one-day conference and expo was held on the 17th August at Riversands Incubation Hub, it showcased a broad spectrum of funders and exposed entrepreneurs to the numerous funding opportunities available. Attendants learned about business...

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Resolution Circle is not only a technology ecosystem that commercialises technology and develops engineering skills. We also have a vast array of incubatees in our building. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling a few innovative people that our 7500 square metre building hosts. This week, we place the spotlight on Porcia Bags. The company was founded by Bongiwe Porcia Zwane, a 20 year...

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Resolution Circle is your secret weapon to guiding your first foray into the world of business So, the Top 20 entrepreneurs under 30 are making a dent in the universe, as Steve Jobs would say—while your dented universe consists of limited ‘job’ prospects and closed doors. How do they do it? And why can’t you? What talent and luck were magically bestowed upon them which totally...

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