Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts

An interview with Thomas Malone, author of “Superminds”, together with an extract from the book Open Future Jun 18th 2018 THREE decades ago Thomas Malone modernised how the business world thought about digital communications in organisations with a seminal paper, “Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies”. It was 1987, before the commercialisation of the internet, yet […]

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Edgars stutters, as turnaround remains elusive

Hilton Tarrant for Moneyweb Credit sales slump at year-end as group tightens lending criteria…. Edcon’s sales in the most important quarter of the year for all retailers have surprised on the downside, with the group describing trading performance as “weaker than expected”. Early signs of a turnaround in the retail giant were, perhaps, premature. Excluding […]

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Sticking to a fashion dream and making it come true

Pfadzani Exodus hasn’t looked back since entering the dynamic world of high-end fashion design, writes Edward Tsumele Author: Edward Tsumele. Source: Business Live In 2009 Pfadzani Exodus resigned from her job as an engineer and started a new career as a high-end fashion designer. For years, her friends had been huge fans of her beautiful […]

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South African apparel retailers fall afoul of tough trading conditions down under.

This article was written by Germien du Plessis and sourced from Moneyweb – tend to misjudge the labour market and regulatory environment. South African companies expanding into Australia are again making headlines, this time with Woolworths announcing that it faces an impairment charge for David Jones of A$712.5 million (R6.9 billion). Woolworths acquired David Jones […]

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Gamalakhe fashion designer gets exposure

By Ntandoyenkosi Dlamini for the South Coast Herald Hlengiwe said the main challenge she has faced as a designer is being underestimated and having to deal with people who want to know who she is before they could work with her. Hlengiwe Gavu is a 22-year-old fashion design intern for Edgars fashion stores in Johannesburg. […]