business travel

GHANA’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISES ARE SOWING SEEDS OF PROSPERITY

For over two decades, social enterprises have proliferated across the globe, yet if you mention the term you’re likely to face questions such as: what exactly is a social enterprise?

While the legal entity is usually a business or a non-profit structure, it’s the way that entity operates that defines it as a social enterprise. There’s widespread consensus that social enterprises must be driven by a social, economic or environmental mission, derive half their income from trading rather than grants or donations, and return profits to the organisation.

In Ghana, with its population of 24,7 million, stable political conditions have encouraged social enterprise start-ups and they’re addressing society’s most urgent needs. According to the 2015…
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GHANA’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISES ARE SOWING SEEDS OF PROSPERITY

Thebe Tourism on responsible tourism in Cape Town and beyond

Fatima Anter, Marketing Project Specialist at Thebe Tourism, shares insights on Cape Town’s re-invigorated campaign to attract tourists to the city, following the region coming close to Day Zero and the necessary practices that that need to be at the forefront of responsible tourism.

How do you envision the city attracts tourists again, while still balancing the need for responsible tourism?

Supporting the tourism industry has the potential to reinvigorate the Cape economy in this post-drought period. Our focus has long been steadily focused on water-saving initiatives and must remain on sustainability, which relies heavily on continuing to educate visitors to our attractions…
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Thebe Tourism on responsible tourism in Cape Town and beyond

Journey Organizer will simplify how you log business trips

Whether you are self-employed, an entrepreneur or a corporate employee who incurs travel expenses in the production of your income or if you receive a travel allowance, you may need to record your business travel distances.

This may allow you to claim a tax deduction from South African Revenue Service (Sars), but only if you are in possession of a properly completed logbook of actual business kilometres travelled.

As it may be gratifying to get a refund, as few things are as painful as paying even more tax after a year of tax deductions.

With the innovative new Journey Organiser app, you…
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Journey Organizer will simplify how you log business trips

Vusi Thembekwayo on business travel

Treading boldly where few have gone before in the ever-evolving world of business, Vusi Thembekwayo has continued to cultivate successful businesses and entrepreneurs alike as CEO, director, investor and most recently, through taking on the role of mentor once again with his latest mentorship and entrepreneurship venture, MyGrowthFund (MGF).

Thembekwayo shared with us how travel has impacted his winning approach to business, his hidden African oasis for savouring some downtime and what entrepreneurs seeking opportunities on the continent should keep in mind as they navigate Africa’s diverse and complex nuances.

What is a unique, yet powerful characteristic about doing business in…
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Vusi Thembekwayo on business travel

A guide to business travel

When you are travelling on behalf of your company, it’s important to remember that you are not only representing yourself or your department, but your entire organisation. Executive coach Anele Chonco says that unlike a holiday, the trip isn’t all about you.

“While it may be tempting to let loose and chill, you need to keep the mission and specific goals of the trip in mind. Simply put, business trips are an extension of the office, so the contractual rules, policies and procedures set out by your employer are still applicable,” she says.

Behaviours to avoid 

Chonco suggests being more sociable…
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A guide to business travel

4 ways to travel the world for free

A few generations ago, travel was a luxury for the elite and a mere dream for many. Today, the world feels much smaller, with ways of exploring the globe becoming more accessible – from affordable air travel to day-to-day spending that could all go towards your dream vacation through reward programmes.

More careers today also allow people to work from anywhere. With the advance of travel hacking, there are always new ways to travel abroad at the fraction of the normal cost and, in some cases, for absolutely free.

Here are a four ways to travel for free for business travellers:

Find out what your…
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4 ways to travel the world for free