Alison Gaylard

Skoobs: A Bookshop Experience with a Difference

Skoobs: A Bookshop Experience with a Difference

By / 1 Nov, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. When Marisa Torrani took a brief moment to relax in one of the elegant armchairs in her book emporium, Skoobs Theatre of Books, she drank in the scene with satisfaction.

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Raizcorp: Planting the Seeds for Entrepreneurial Growth and Prosperity

Raizcorp: Planting the Seeds for Entrepreneurial Growth and Prosperity

By / 1 Nov, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. Raizcorp chief executive Allon Raiz was faced each day with many applications to join his business incubation Prosperator programme.

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Mowana Spa: A Top-to-toe Experience

Mowana Spa: A Top-to-toe Experience

By / 1 Jul, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. Since the opening of Mowana Spa at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, three years ago, marketing manager Sharon Hunink had sought to create an experience that would entice her customers to return again and again.

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Dimension Data in Africa: Making BEE Work

Dimension Data in Africa: Making BEE Work

By / 1 Jul, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In September 2012, IT firm Dimension Data paid out R1.26 billion to the various participants in a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) deal that the company had signed eight years earlier.

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The Sebata Group: Doing Business the African Way

The Sebata Group: Doing Business the African Way

By / 1 Jul, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. Matome Modipa, executive chairman and founder of the Sebata Group of technical engineering and management consultants, enjoyed coming to work.

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First National Bank: Developing a Culture of Innovation

First National Bank: Developing a Culture of Innovation

By / 1 Jun, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. It was mid-September 2010. All 50 finalists in the annual First National Bank (FNB) Innovators Campaign were about to present their ideas to the judges.

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Zest: A Driving Force in Motors

Zest: A Driving Force in Motors

By / 1 Jun, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. Johannesburg-based Zest, well respected in the electric motor industry, was the only distributor of WEG motors throughout southern Africa.

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Altis Biologics: From Labs to Riches

Altis Biologics: From Labs to Riches

By / 5 Apr, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. Doctor Nicolaas Duneas was in a quandary: as he sat in his dishevelled office at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), he pondered the future of his company Altis Biologics.

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Birdi Golf Apparel: Flying High or Swinging Low?

Birdi Golf Apparel: Flying High or Swinging Low?

By / 5 Apr, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In December 2008, Charlene Lewison, marketing director of the Johannesburg-based family business, Birdi Golf Apparel, surveyed the company’s well-stocked shelves with pride – but also with a growing sense of unease.

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