May 9, 2022

The future of banking is here

Developments in technology have made it possible for many new market entrants to offer banking services, and FinTech companies have become a strong source of competition for the incumbent banks. This increased level of competition has generated interest in the future of banking.

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May 5, 2022

Making Experiential Marketing Profitable for African Brands

Experiential marketing is on fire all over the world. This type of marketing allows customers to directly use or interact with brands through experiences such as online and offline events, sampling, contests, roadshows and sponsorships. The fire is seemingly spreading so fast that Global marketing trends in 2022 predict that brand owners, businesses and retailers will embrace experiential e-commerce at an unprecedented rate. Yet, Africa’s reality paints a different picture.

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April 28, 2022

Inflation targeting and the inflation trajectory in South Africa

Inflation Targeting and the inflation trajectory – A South African Perspective Jürgen Möller gives an outline of global developments and the implications on South African inflation. Over the last decade, the South African consumer price index (CPI) remained mostly on the higher end of the Reserve Bank’s target range of 3% – 6%, with limited instances of breaches above 6%.

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April 22, 2022

What are the current issues facing fiduciaries?

What are the current issues facing fiduciaries? Before we dig into the issues faced by fiduciaries, it is important to first clarify what is meant by fiduciary.

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April 20, 2022

Plagiarism: Do we have an elephant in the room?

The Cambridge dictionary defines the meaning of “an elephant in the room” idiom as such where there is a difficult situation or an obvious problem, but people avoid talking about it. Let’s be honest. The topic of plagiarism is like that elephant in the room for many of us.

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April 12, 2022

Milpark Business School Leadership Development

What a challenging, joyful, interesting and most exciting academic journey with Milpark Business School! My academic challenge started when I was introduced to MBS as a PGDip(Business Administration)student. Studying at a tertiary institution was so difficult, in my mind, and the only encouragement that kept me going was the full and unconditional support from the caring MBS leadership, lecturers and staff members. On completion of the PGDip, I applied for the MBA with the same institution.

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March 29, 2022

The Effect of the Russian-Ukrainian war on South Africa (SA)’s Economy

The Russian-Ukrainian war has consequences for the South African economy despite being fought far from the country’s borders. Imports from Ukraine averaged 0.05% of SA’s total import bill for the past three years, with electrical machinery, equipment and parts for sound equipment claiming a lion’s share (37.73%) last year, toppling cereals (5%) from the top spot.

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March 22, 2022

Human Rights Day

21 March in South Africa is designated as Human Rights Day. It is a public holiday, so it is a good opportunity to pause and reflect on the fundamentals of universal human rights. As an Academic lecturing on the Milpark BBA Human Resources qualification, I encourage you to reframe your thinking to focus not only on historical atrocities and human rights violations, but also on the future and on how you can contribute to a world where basic human rights are respected.

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March 14, 2022

Do psychometric tests achieve the best results?

You think you have found the right candidate for a job because their CV ticks all the boxes, and their educational background and experience is impressive, but are these factors enough? How do you determine whether a candidate will perform well in the role they have applied for?

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