MOZAMBIQUE BUSINESS: ON THE UP

Flying into the capital late last year, the Sawubona team and our fellow SAA passengers were amazed at the aerial views of Africa’s biggest suspension bridge, which is now complete. This is the sexy, new US$725 million dollar, 60m high, 3km-long Catembe Bridge, which has changed the landscape and flow of Maputo forever.

Built by the China Roads and Bridges Corporation, the bridge connects the two shores of the Bay of Maputo and finally completes the reconstructed road link from the north of Mozambique to the south, which was shattered during the civil war.

Both Mavalane International Airport and the highway…
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MOZAMBIQUE BUSINESS: ON THE UP

Great travel tips for the regular traveller

Do you spend a lot of time travelling for work? Here are a few tips to make your trips a lot less stressful.

Pack less 

Take everything you think you’re going to need for your trip out of your closet, and then halve it. That’s what you should pack. Yes, it’s good to be prepared for different weather and all that, but think about it, do you really need six jerseys and five pairs of shoes? The lighter you pack, the easier your trip will be.

Also, invest in a distinctive suitcase that you can easily identify at the luggage carousel.

Keep it compact

If you’re…
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Great travel tips for the regular traveller

5 HELPFUL TIPS WHEN DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN

 

Kinkaku - The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

The Japanese have a remarkable work ethic, and their humility and loyalty to ancient beliefs and traditions holds fast. There’s a perfect amalgamation of culture and commerce. The trick isn’t so much the consideration of both, but the informing of one by the other, so they become the same thing. In Japan, doing business is about family – and family is about conducting yourself in business.

It’s all about breaking boundaries, and the Japanese have pulled down the fence between culture and business using the following…
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Achieving effective leadership

Leadership from iStock

Regular contributor to Sawubona magazine and internationally renowned business and sales guru Brian Parsley believes the journey of good leadership starts at home.

He says: “If you want to be a great leader in business, you must first become a great leader in your life. The secret to leading effectively lies in your ability to transfer your beliefs to others.”

In stark contrast, he maintains that ineffective leaders put forth great ideas, but then don’t follow their own advice and are so egotistical that they don’t hear others’ opinions.

First, Parsley says, “look…
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Interview with international wealth coach – JT Foxx

In this exclusive interview Sawubona’s Zaza Motha talks to wealth coach and entrepreneur JT Foxx on entrepreneurship and how to get ahead in business…

Foxx likes to refer to himself as the ‘ultimate Millionaire Underdog’ and ‘serial entrepreneur’ and has been compared to Apple’s Steve Jobs on more than one ocassion (notably by Job’s partner and IT guru Steve Wozniak). He is known as a ‘wealth coach’ and gives seminars all over the world on how to succeed in business.

 

Vusi Thembekwayo on making (African) millionaires

Vusi Thembekwayo. Image by Mike Turner Photography.

Vusi Thembekwayo. Image by Mike Turner Photography.

Entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo was the youngest Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Director in the country at age 19. Now in his 30s, he is now a sought-after professional speaker, TV host and  South African TV viewers got to see him as one of the ‘dragons’ on the screens of Dragon’s Den (Mzansi Magic channel) when it was launched on pay channel DSTV last year.

He was inspired by the Dragon’s Den experience and by the ideas and…
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