Cape Argus 2021-11-24

The Cape Argus newspaper is a dynamic city newspaper that now offers a morning edition as well as its traditional afternoon offering, in a US broadsheet (54×8) design. It is aimed at the middle to upper income groups and seeks to lead debate in and about the city and to cover issues that are relevant to its market. It prides itself in not only excelling in covering serious, general and political news from the region, but also entertainment and sport.

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embed innovation as a business culture for survival

Brian Timperley INNOVATION is an overused term for a reason. It’s more than just creating new solutions, building new products and breaking down barriers. Innovation is a mindset, one that should be embedded into the very fabric of a company’s culture to ensure that the business is agile enough to cope with the leagues of uncertainty that lie ahead. In the current market, globally and locally, everything is constantly in flux – people, business, markets, demands, environments. As McKinsey points out, innovation is the business launchpad out from underneath the Covid-19 crisis as it’s a way of thinking that will drive growth, performance and optimisation. Innovation is traditionally seen as building new products and services, or being creative and improving customer perceptions. But it’s also finding new and effective ways…

slow government decision-making hinders black farmers, says agbiz

WHILE progress has been made towards having black farmers join commercial production and supply chains, several challenges have deepened the divide between commercial agriculture (mainly white) and subsistence farming (mainly black), says the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). The challenges include the combination of poor and slow implementation of land reform, inefficient government decisions and support systems, bureaucratic delays, drought and diseases. The association of agribusinesses operating in South and southern Africa’s chief economist, Wandile Sihlobo, said this week that recent studies showed that black South African farmers produced less than 10 percent of the country’s agricultural output. “This number is, at best, a guestimate and, unfortunately, hides the stellar progress in maize production, wool production, commercial cattle farming; where black farmers are responsible for a sizeable share of 34 percent…

sim-swop fraud continues to grow

Given Majola SIM-swop fraud has continued to grow with some international reports showing close to 100 percent year-on-year growth, and South Africa is seeing the same trend, according to device identity and customer authentication software provider Entersekt. According to the latest South African Banking Risk Information Centre figures, SIM-swop fraud incidents increased by 91 percent year-on-year when considering digital banking fraud across all platforms. Lincoln Naicker, the owner and product manager at Entersekt, said this week that the most important thing to recognise was that SIM swops had an important part to play in the mobile network industry. “Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) sit at the centre of an extended ecosystem and impact many other sectors, not least the financial one. And although there has been a seismic shift in the…

what to watch on tv tonight

RED NOTICE NETFLIX An FBI profiler pursuing the world’s most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who’s always one step ahead. I DO ZEE WORLD, DSTV CHANNEL 166, 8PM This Indian telenovela follows the story of a young woman called Zoya, who just returned from America to start a new life in India. It’s also the story of half-brothers Ayaan and Asad, who are separated by their families but united by their hearts. But things go wrong when Asad and Ayaan are involved in an argument that ends with one of them stabbed. FINDING ANDREA ID, DSTV CHANNEL 171, 9.50PM Single mom Andrea Knabel and her friends were known for their efforts in the volunteer group Missing In America. But…

zakes mda on his novel, set in lesotho’s musical gang wars

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the best graphic novels of 2021

Michael Cavna and David Betanourt THIS year delivered a wealth of worthy graphical works, from anthology to autobiography, as well as featured illustrations by such star cartoonists as Art Spiegelman (Street Cop) and Jaime Hernandez (Queen of the Ring). Here are eight of the year’s graphic narratives that stayed with us, in their power to create unique immersive worlds and help spark illumination through illustration. Run-Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L Fury and Nate Powell (R402 on The late civil rights hero died before Run’s release, but Lewis left this riveting follow-up memoir to his March trilogy – this time centring on the movement after Selma – as a legacy of ever-relevant 60s lessons in social progress. The Secret to Superhuman Strength, by Alison Bechdel (R424 on…