John Watling, MD within the Retail business at Accenture in Africa In 2021 consumers have adjusted to a new world of retail. As inflation began to bite and food and grocery prices continued to rise, the universal truths of retail were ever more evident. For instance, consumers are becoming increasingly budget-conscious,
Gale Shabangu and Dr Melanie Stander, Mediclinic South Africa is notorious for its high levels of gender-based violence (GBV). The SAPS's statistics for reported rape cases for 2019/2020 are 42 289 and for sexual assault 7 749 (SAPS, 2020), amid massive under-reporting of rape. Intimate homicide is five times the world
Dzingira Matenga, Managing Director, CFO & Enterprise Value for Accenture in Africa The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role has evolved significantly. No longer is it a hindsight role recording what happened, but it has pivoted to give future-focussed business-critical direction. The CFOs ability to pre-empt disruption in the market contributes to
Thoneshan Naidoo, Principal Officer, Medshield Medical Scheme Through telemedicine innovations such as SmartCare, the medical scheme is proving that technology can make healthcare more widely accessible, affordable and convenient. The SA digital ecosystem is becoming ever smarter, embracing all the benefits and excitement that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) holds. Medical
Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Accenture in Africa What SA needs is a big long-term plan to hold back the tide of discontent and negativity and some clear thinking of how and when it will be executed. Along with like-minded responsible and frightened South Africans, I looked on with distress, fear and
Thank you PRISMs 2021 for recognising and awarding us with a Bronze award in the business-to-business sector category for an excellent business-to-business public relations campaign! PRISMs are Africa’s most sought after public relations and communication awards and are judged by over 67 judges alongside 10 dynamic young judges, as part of the PRISMs
Cedric Miller Chief Financial Officer at Altron In an era of constant disruption, Finance professionals need to rethink their own roles as financial guides for the business direction as well as how reported data is sourced, configured and, ultimately, used. It is critical for business leaders to seek ways to improve the
As we reflect on 2020 and look to the future, we are thankful to our long-standing and very loyal clients for their support. We are placing the last strategic pebbles in place for the year - last bits to do before this milestone can be done!
Cedric Miller Chief Financial Officer at Altron Digital technologies have not only altered the way in which financial services and operations are delivered, but also caused a culture shift in Finance. The role of finance executives and professionals has changed from bean counter, to information broker and more, causing people to relate
To all our Stone clients and friends both near and far, thank you for your unwavering and continued business support during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, we appreciate our Stone circle and every single one of you!