Student’s winning app will prevent trafficking

Tlholo Melamu and Sonwabile Papu, former pupils of HTS Louis Botha in Bloemfontein, won the national SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) competition in the Social Responsibility Category this year. The two presented an interactive and very entertaining presentation of an app they have developed which they believe will contribute to the alleviation of human trafficking in our country. “We are the successors of an NPO called Give Back Friday,” said Tlholo. “Our app will include reliable sources of information such as SAPS and will carry features like…

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Sisters taking the world of business by storm

You might be excused for confusing Berné and Simoné Theron for fashion models. With their high cheekbones and pearly white smiles it looks like they just walked off the pages of a fashion magazine. But these two ladies are much more than just beauty. They are the brains behind Theron & Theron Designs, the manufacturers of beautiful handmade leather handbags and fashion accessories that have everyone talking. Growing up in Kempton Park on the East Rand, Berné (24) and Simoné (26) dreamt of one day owning a business together. After…

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The benefits of learning in business

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘you are never too old to learn’, and that rings nowhere truer than in the business world. The business world is a fast-paced environment where the goal posts are constantly shifted and things can change overnight. Business men and women who are willing to learn and are constantly looking for opportunities to improve their knowledge and hone their business skills, are automatically better equipped to adapt to the changing environments. Of course MBA’s and other tertiary degrees and diplomas are wonderful ways to…

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