A word on big data

If you have figured out an effective way to manage your company’s big data, then make way for some serious innovation. But be warned, big data can be problematic. Often large and complex data sets are difficult (at the best of times) for brands to capture, manage and process within traditional database systems.According to a…

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Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19

Université de Sherbrooke students participate in a course about elementary school science education. (Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet) My research is concerned with outdoor science education so I have long been engaged in studying outdoor learning. At the Université de Sherbrooke, among our measures to promote student and staff safety during the pandemic was setting up outdoor sheltered…

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‘Thuthuka was the best phone call I ever received!’

CA(SA) trainee, Thokozani Mazibuko, speaks about how Thuthuka changed his life. The individuals whose lives are touched by a comprehensive educational and support programme like SAICA’s Thuthuka Bursary come from all over South Africa and have different backgrounds. Many of them, like Thokozani Nowgli Mazibuko (24) say that they were “always good with numbers”, but…

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What do all these #movements want?

If 2020 was an old-school video game, it would be the level where they make you fight all the boss characters you’ve defeated before all at once and you have to remember the right button sequences to defeat each of them. While you’re doing that they throw in Covid-19, the new ultra-powerful boss. All of…

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2017 NSBC South African Small Business Award winners

South Africa’s 9th annual Top 20 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Award winners were announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, today, 9 November 2017. 2017 Small Business Award winners With eight main categories, the awards serve to not only acknowledge the respective businesses, but to also assist them…

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Sale of Burger King South Africa gets the green light

© Pisit Khambubpha – 123RF The Competition Commission had initially recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition be prohibited. Following this, BKSA, Grand Foods Meat Plant and ECP Africa Fund submitted an application to the Tribunal to reconsider and approve the proposed transaction, subject to revised conditions volunteered by the parties. The Tribunal…

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