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88 October 2020

Industry 4.0: The next revolution in industry in general and specifically manufacturing.

By |8 October 2020|Categories: Featured|

8 October 2020, by Pierre Taljaard  Industry 4.0 is a specialised field of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It creates fertile ground for new business models, yet there are several issues to consider for decision-making in this ecosystem. Pierre Taljaard shares some thoughts Industry 4.0 refers to a new transformation of industrial value chains. The concept is based on a network of Smart machines that bridge the physical and digital [...]

1515 September 2020

A Banker’s Note: The Influence of Interest Rates on Investment Decisions

By |15 September 2020|Categories: Featured, Views|

15 September 2020, by Piet Nieman Generally, investment opportunities include the following generic options: Investment in Governmental activities in a sound constitutional environment, which acknowledges the responsibility of providing real returns and creating infrastructure that will support and enable long term economic growth. Cash deposits and related products at reputable banking institutions, normally backed by sound banking systems in acceptable international jurisdictions. Fixed assets, normally property related, within jurisdictions that [...]

22 September 2020

A Banker’s Note: Are the roles of banks changing?

By |2 September 2020|Categories: Featured, Views|

1 July 2020, by Piet Nieman All facets of banking are constantly redefined and some of the key roles banks have fulfilled are either disappearing or lost its effectiveness. One key function of banks was to facilitate the fusing of unproductive capital with productive opportunities. There are other market mechanisms that also fulfil this role, but the following were factors that specifically could be attributed to banks: Low risk profile [...]

2020 August 2020

The Post-dated Check – Thoughts about thoughts

By |20 August 2020|Categories: Featured, Views|

1 August 2020, by Anton Keet After several years of thinking about the future, thinking about techniques for thinking about the future and implementing personal strategies to navigate these futures, it has come to this: a semi-regular thought piece about aspects of the future that I find interesting and compelling enough to dedicate some energy to sharing with the world at large. I hope to inform others’ thoughts about [...]

88 August 2020

A Banker’s Note: Negative Interest Rates

By |8 August 2020|Categories: Featured, Views|

8 August 2020, by Piet Nieman What do negative interest rates indicate of the economic environment we operate in? Theoretically it indicates that there is an over-supply of unproductive funds in the marketplace, which inversely means that there is a shortage of productive investment opportunities in the marketplace. In reality this theory can be attacked from both ends. A portion of the oversupply of funds belongs to a portion [...]

1616 March 2016

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |16 March 2016|Categories: University News|

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1515 March 2016

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |15 March 2016|Categories: University News|

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1515 March 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

By |15 March 2016|Categories: University News|

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