Author: Shahnee Stockigt

“Here’s something to think about: the only thing you really own is what you create. And the only thing you can create without needing someone else to give you the raw materials first… is intellectual property. You can write a book, or draw a picture, or compose music. Everything else is borrowed. It belonged to someone else before you and it will belong to someone...

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According to Eyewitness News online, “South Africa is facing its own water crisis and is currently ranked the 30th driest country in the world”.With the growing need for access to drinkable water in the country, sustainable and cost-effective water purification methods have become imperative. A social entrepreneur called Murendeni Mafumo, saw this need and created a solution specific to the needs of South Africa. He got...

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It is no secret that the financial value of an innovation remains hidden until it is commercialised. Every successful business started with the implementation of an idea, and the results come from a long and thoroughly monitored process. Even if you have a palpable idea that solves real-life problems, starting a business is not easy. The realisation that the journey you are about to embark on...

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Last year, the South African Breweries asked disruptive innovators all over South Africa whether they have what it takes to innovate the SAB World of Beer, which is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, Newtown. The Brewery was searching for innovative concepts from different sectors for entrepreneurial development.  The competition ensured that entrepreneurs from different industries were given an equal opportunity to respond; and respond they...

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In the modern digital world, the epitome of happiness is without doubt, a fast internet connection. After all, who does not think “oh well, there goes a few valuable moments of my precious time which I’ll never ever get back”, during those times when the video is buffering, or when the media you are downloading is stuck on 72%? Wouldn’t it be great if you were...

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In its continuous bid to provide relevant knowledge, skills, and work-based experience to South African graduates, the technology ecosystem company, Resolution Circle, recently welcomed 25 graduates into its second running internship programme which commenced in January 2018. The graduates will receive industry exposure and eventually transform into employable professionals by working closely with Resolution Circle’s experts, and by also participating in the various projects rolled...

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Resolution Circle was established in 2012 as a support mechanism for engineering diploma students requiring work integrated learning. Headquartered in Milpark, Johannesburg, and closely allied with the University of Johannesburg, it operates as an independent commercial company that receives no subsidies for operational expenses. By instead verifying that all activities are economically sustainable, the organisation believes that this ensures closer alignment with industry and guarantees...

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“Students learn by seeing”, said Amy Harris, a Professor of management, and director of graduate business programmes, MBA, EMBA and MS degrees at the University of Tampa, Sykes College of Business in the United States. That is what the university’s MBA programme aims to achieve by giving students the opportunity to visit different countries and tap into what is happening there as part of their...

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Shadows aren’t always associated with good things, unless you live in 40 degrees Celsius. Think about living in the shadow of someone else. All sins cast long shadows. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. But for this moment, I want to present shadows in a different light and throw in the elements of entrepreneurship and time to the mix. We...

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