EDITOR’S NOTE Today’s world of opportunities In South Africa, SMMEs play a crucial role in job creation and growth and have been identified as a productive driver of inclusive economic growth and development. The results of the BeyondCOVID Business Survey point to a vastly different reality (page 34). On page 4, SACCI says that the time is ripe for a new drive for growing our trade, expanding our economy, and assisting our small businesses to grow jobs as well as to develop the substance of our dynamic township economies and to cut through all the encumbrances that have plagued this sector of our economy for decades. In our exclusive interview with the CEO of Regoapele Capital, Katlego Kenoshi tells us that the future of business calls for financial systems that work for SMEs, and that it requires leveraging the developmental impact of key stakeholders in a collaborative manner (page 8). Trevor Gosling, CEO of Lulalend, tells us that there is a rich abundance of knowledge, skills and expertise in our SMME sector – and perhaps, this will play an essential role in small businesses being able to survive the pandemic. Our laureate leader of this issue is JSE Group CEO, Dr Leila Fourie. She has been recognised in the inaugural World Federation of Exchanges’ Women Leaders for 2021 for her outstanding leadership as she steered the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) during the first year of Covid-19. Turn to page 18 to find out more about this sensational CEO and what she has planned for the JSE. Another smart endeavour is the partnership that has been established between Tshwane and the Danish city of Aarhus to get the most out of data and information technology. The plan is to make the cities as smart as they can be (page 26). Governance has been catapulted into the limelight under the banner of ESG (environment, social and governance) with a fresh look at ESG measures that address the “reset” that society is demanding. On page 40, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, a specialist remuneration, organisation development and change consultancy, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives’ remuneration in the paradigm of today’s world. Here is wishing you the best and a world of opportunities for the next chapter of the new normal. Alexis Knipe, Editor 2 | www.opportunityonline.co.za www.opportunityonline.co.za Editor: Alexis Knipe Contributor: John Young Publishing director: Chris Whales Managing director: Clive During Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Designer: Simon Lewis Production: Aneeqah Solomon Ad sales: Venesia Fowler Joy Peter Norman Robson Gabriel Venter Tennyson Naidoo Tahlia Wyngaard Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg Kathy Wootton Distribution and circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: email@example.com Website: www.gan.co.za No portion of this book may be reproduced without written consent of the copyright owner. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Opportunity, nor the publisher, none of whom accept liability of any nature arising out of, or in connection with, the contents of this book. The publishers would like to express thanks to those who support this publication by their submission of articles and with their advertising. All rights reserved.
CREDIT: Anglo American Contents ISSUE 97 | APR/MAY/JUNE 2021 04 06 08 14 16 18 23 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 37 39 40 44 46 IBC SACCI FOREWORD A new dimension in organised business NEWS & SNIPPETS What has been and what’s to come BUILDING ON THE WEALTH BENEATH US The CEO of Regoapele Capital, Katlego Kenoshi, says that new models of financing must be adopted for SMMEs MINING INDABA 2021 A review of the virtual Investing in African Mining Indaba PROFITS IN THE PIPELINE Univen Innovative Growth Company has an exciting array of new ventures underway CALLED TO ACTION Interview with Dr Leila Fourie, JSE Group CEO YOUR TRADE AND INVESTMENT FACILITATION COMPANY A profile of Cluff Trade and Investments HOW TRADE RULES AFFECT ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES There is gross inequality playing out in the procurement and distribution of the new drugs GOING SMART A partnership with a Danish city promises smart rewards for the City of Tshwane MERSETA'S ACCOUNTING AUTHORITY merSETA are closing the skills gap SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS A profile of OS Holdings, an award-winning, client-centric and process-driven software solutions business PERFECTING COMMERCE ITeamPay is a leader in integration and connectivity services SOUTH AFRICA’S SMME EMERGENCE The BeyondCOVID Business Survey paints a bleak picture for the future of SMMEs MANAGING WATER-RELATED CHALLENGES USING SMART TECHNOLOGIES Advannotech aims to be a leading provider of intelligent metering solutions DESTINATION NORTHERN CAPE A dazzling array of tourist attractions are on offer in SA’s largest province WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA’S FABLED DIAMOND FIELDS Attractions in the Frances Baard District Municipality THE NEW WAY OF WORK 2021 remuneration trends INDEPENDENT, DYNAMIC AND BLACK-OWNED Molefe Dlepu Inc. is fighting their way to the top echelons of the South African legal sector ANTI-CORRUPTION UNPACKED How societal justice and anti-corruption are interlinked DELIVERING A DISTINGUISHED SERVICE A profile of S&A Chartered Accountants Incorporated 08 24 18 37 COVER PHOTO: ANGLO AMERICAN