Opportunities abound, yet so few of us manage to take advantage of them and reap the benefits. Brian Simelane and Thosama Theko had challenges in their businesses that they've overcome by seeing the opportunities around them, and then seizing those opportunities. What did they do to get to be driving such thriving businesses today?
Humanity thrives on stories, and animation is one of the fastest growing industries in story telling. The animation feature film Khumba released in October 2013 and was a box office number 1 hit! What does it take to create a 3D animation movie? Where is the industry heading? We speak with Daniel Snaddon and Tumelo Selamolela who were part of the animation team for Khumba.
When most of us have life-changing accidents, we rarely recover from them. Richard Van As, not only changed his own life, but the lives of other amputees. Richard takes us through how he created Robohand where he partly uses 3D printers. Robohands are mechanical hands that assist people with amputated hands and amniotic band syndrome. Robohand was also featured in Time Magazine as one of the most affordable ways to replace fingers. He says "start with what you have and iterate the process as you go".
With hope and some guidance, the unemployed of South Africa can be inspired to create their own jobs. We talk with Henry Sebata and Ian Clark about how corporates can use their BEE Enterprise and Supplier Development spend to create Enterprise Development Programmes that inspire unemployed people to create their own jobs.
Is it possible to earn more money in a bad economy? And if so, how? Dealonomics is the set of skills and guidelines you need to know that will have you selling and negotiating your way to that increase in salary, that promotion, or closing that deal when others say it's not possible in today's financial climate. Kim Meredith, author of "Dealonomics", explains the concepts together with Leigh Harrison.
Recycling is a key part of any sustainability initiative. Knud Bundgaard shares one aspect of their recycling at the Sandton Hilton Hotel, and Douglas Pullen gives a sense of the extensiveness of their recycling at the Badgerleur Bush Lodge.
Two like minded people share a passion and vision for sustainable business. We speak with Knud Bundgaard, Hilton Worldwide Director of Culinary for Middle East & Africa, about the initiatives and challenges experienced as they make their business sustainable, using the Hilton Sandton as a case study. Joining him is one of his suppliers, Douglas Pullen, the Managing Director of the Badgerleur Bush Lodge. The lodge is a totally natural farm which provides the Hilton with organic and ethically, grass raised beef, lamb and venison.
The result - an organic lunch experience every Sunday at the Sandton Hilton.
Kerryne Krause-Neufeldt is an award winning innovator and entrepreneur, who has had much experience with programmes run by the government to help entrepreneurship in South Africa. She shares her views of where the are succeeding, and falling short.