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Will blockchain unshackle the future of payments in South Africa?

14 August 2017

South African consumers are eager users of new payments technologies, which means that bitcoin and the blockchain may soon be on the radar for some of the country’s early adopters. Yet few merchants and banks have yet started to consider in much depth how these technologies may affect their businesses.

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Melisizwe School Computer Lab Project secures R450,000 grant from Sage Foundation and Hot 91.9 FM

03 August 2017

Sage Foundation in partnership with Hot 91.9 FM have awarded a R450,000 grant to Melisizwe School Computer Lab Project, a non-profit organisation that seeks to establish computer labs at schools in underprivileged areas.

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How to make meetings bearable for millennials (and everyone else)

01 August 2017

Could you not help but think back to when you were that age, when you diligently recorded appointments in paper diaries; when you paid attention to every word that was spoken during long internal meetings; when email and mobiles were only just entering the workplace and collaboration was a face-to-face exercise?

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South African women want to own a business - but crave financial stability and lack support structures

26 July 2017

New research from Sage Foundation, 'The Hidden Factors: SA Women in Business' offers insight into the motivations and
aspirations of South African women in the business world.

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The Ethics of Code: Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

24 July 2017

The 'Ethics of Code' are designed to protect the user and to ensure that tech giants, such as Sage, are building AI that is safe,
secure, fits the use case and most importantly is inclusive and reflects the diversity of the users it serves.

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Should you offer discounts as a small business owner?

19 July 2017

t's a bit of a catch 22 - you are already trying to run a tight ship and need to keep your profit margins as high as possible -
but, discounts could help you secure a loyal customer base who will return time and time again.

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A growing business? Consider tailoring your software to meet your IT needs

14 July 2017

If you’re running a business, you have to balance the cost of a solution with its ability to cater for your industry’s specific
needs. It’s a good idea to look closely at how different vendors’ accounting, payroll and human resources software meet the
requirements of your industry.

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Your first year as a freelancer or sole trader? How to get on top of tax filing season

06 July 2017

Tax filing season kicked off this week and millions of South Africans are planning to file their annual returns in the given
time frame. If you’re one of the many people who have left corporate employment to start a home-based business or join the gig economy, you
may be facing the challenge of filing a return under your new status for the first time.

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Biometrics: the next frontier in digital payments

05 July 2017

Imagine a world where you never had to worry about having your bank card with you or remembering a long list of passwords and PIN codes. The time you’d save not having to dig in your handbag or pockets for some cash or a card to pay for your coffee.

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