Rachel Irvine’s journey from journalism to running a company with offices in SA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria

  Rachel Irvine has more than 20 years of experience as a communications professional. She spent the first years of her career crafting output across print, radio, television and online ...
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Rachel Irvine’s journey from journalism to running a company with offices in SA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria

09/14/2021

  Rachel Irvine has more than 20 years of experience as a communications professional. She spent the first years of her career crafting output across print, radio, television and online mediums, counting the likes of Sky Business Television among her employers. She spent several years working at the Estates Gazette as a senior journalist with…

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How a scientist with a PhD in Human Genetics co-founded a tech platform for booking domestic services

09/14/2021

Meet Aisha Pandor, CEO of SweepSouth, one of SA’s largest on-demand home services companies. The company has expanded into Kenya and are poised to launch in Nigeria. Aisha co-founded the company, and it soon became Africa’s first online end-to-end platform for booking, managing and paying for home services. This propelled Aisha…

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Radisson targets ‘millennial mindset’ with new multimillion-rand hotel in Joburg

08/16/2021

The Radisson Hotel Group just opened a new boutique hotel, the Rosebank Radisson RED. Supplied The Radisson Hotel Group just opened a new boutique hotel, the Rosebank Radisson RED. The construction of the hotel, which it says is targeted at a “millennial mindset”, was already under way when Covid-19 hit.…

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Prepare today for the crisis of tomorrow

08/16/2021

There are a lot of post-pandemic buzzwords that businesses are now using. Read a business article, and the terms “agile”, “resilient”, and “business continuity” will most likely appear. Because, if there is one thing that businesses have learned over the last year and a half, it’s that they must plan…

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The power of women helping women

08/16/2021

When women support one another, we’re all lifted up. A study on successful female leaders in the Harvard Business Review shows that women with an inner circle of successful female friends are more likely to land executive positions and receive higher pay. In our personal lives, too, research shows that close female friendships promote better mental…

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6 top new hotels opening in SA

08/13/2021

Despite the tumultuous year that 2020 was and the rocky year that 2021 is proving to be, there are a number of big moves happening in the local tourism and hospitality industry. These openings not only provide employment for an industry that has seen massive job losses over the last…

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It’s been the surprise good-news story of the pandemic, but will the property market’s rebound withstand the third wave?

08/13/2021

The pandemic which has affected so many sectors of the economy has lasted far longer than expected, but so too has the housing market’s rebound; fuelled by record-low interest rates and a shift in homeownership behaviour. More people are buying homes than they did before the pandemic, notwithstanding the economic…

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