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Service Issue 79

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Service magazine addresses key issues related to government leadership and service delivery in South Africa.

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S editor’s note The small, medium and large of our economy Welcome to this issue of Service magazine. Research done by the University of the Western Cape shows that South Africa has one of the highest failure rates of SMMEs in the world, with at least 70-80% of them failing within the first five years, and that only 1% of previously disadvantaged communities progress to employing more than 10 people. With techniques applied through neuro-linguistic programming, SME Warrior enables an intrinsic shift to take place within a person, bringing about long-lasting transformation at a business and personal level. This is the type of innovative transformation that the business sector needs, says Shani Naidoo, founder of SME Warrior and Nemesis Accounting. She feels that we do not see any sustained drive in the country to assist the SME sector. Turn to page 6 to read more about the entrepreneurial academy that SME Warrior is planning. The pandemic has disrupted education around the world. One of the greatest costs to a person who misses out of an education is economic. It is well-established that there is a positive correlation between education and economic growth. Our article on page 12 shows us that the cost of Covid is heavy but there are also opportunities to advance learning in new and innovative ways that will increase and reduce inequity. It is a brave new world, indeed. And one that needs innovation and progress. Don’t miss Megatrends for Changemakers (page 16) helps project professionals — or small businesses — to understand the trend lines reshaping the future from climate crisis to the ripple effects of shifting demographics. Alexis Knipe Editor It is a brave new world, indeed. And one that needs innovation and progress. Editor: Alexis Knipe | Publishing director: Chris Whales | Managing director: Clive During | Online editor: Christoff Scholtz | Design: Tyra Martin Production: Aneeqah Solomon | Ad sales: Venesia Fowler, Tennyson Naidoo, Tahlia Wyngaard, and Vanessa Wallace Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg, Kathy Wootton | Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald | Printing: FA Print Service magazine is 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: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Email: info@gan.co.za | 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 Service magazine, 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. 2 | Service magazine

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