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Choose how you feel

Choose how you feel

Anthony Robbins said: “You are the source of all your emotions. At any moment you can create or change them. You can decide to feel good right now, simply because you’re alive, simply because you want to.” I found this quote at the bottom of a page in my diary. Out of...

TRUSTS AND BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

TRUSTS AND BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

The President assented to the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act. Act, No. 22 of 2022 on 22 December 2022, and now we are well halfway into the new year. Have we actually stood still for a moment to reflect on what the...

Dealing with your database

Dealing with your database

Reputation management is all about building and fostering relationships. In the bigger scheme of things, this is one of the easier things to do when setting out to grow your business and reputation. But we often find that an organization’s ability to build closer...

Smiles that empower

Smiles that empower

Encouraging women to unleash their Brilliance and claim their worth As South Africa celebrates all things women this August, Dr. Sheryl Smithies, a highly regarded dental specialist based in Cape Town, has emerged as a prominent advocate for empowering female...

Life isn’t fair – Lynette Beer

Life isn’t fair – Lynette Beer

I am a declared optimist. Negative people give me the jitters and I cannot get out of their company fast enough. But I am also a realist - I have made peace with the fact that life is not fair and I do not engage in endless conversations about potholes, corruption, or...

Women in Tech – Q & A with Shanaaz

Women in Tech – Q & A with Shanaaz

Shanaaz Trethewey is an inspiration, not only for her leadership and organizational capabilities but also for her role as a woman in the tech space. She is passionate about the role businesses play in service society through technology especially as the reliance on...

Compassion fatigue – Lynette Beer

Compassion fatigue – Lynette Beer

Strange times bring with them new challenges and a new vocabulary. Years ago we were exposed to phrases like grassroots level and transformation and we soon incorporated these words into our private dictionaries. Who would have thought that terms like lockdown,...

Start where you are

Start where you are

It is amazing what one finds when you do some digging in the past. Look at this amazing quote by CS Lewis – British writer, philosopher, and thinker (1898 – 1963) – and agree with me that this is a poignant message for all of us in these challenging days: You can’t go...

Your business and Cyber Security in a BOMBshell

Your business and Cyber Security in a BOMBshell

South Africans are so “tuned” into physical crime- or call it conventional crimes -  that we understand we need to look around when stopping at traffic lights; we know that you should keep our handbags hidden. Heck, we literally lock our businesses down as if it is...

Where do you need a push?

Where do you need a push?

We all know people who are waiting for times to change, fortune to show its face, or the intervention of others to make a difference in our lives. I have news for you - nothing in life happens by itself. Except aging, which will happen, regardless of our input. In...

Overcoming Poly-Crisis

Overcoming Poly-Crisis

A political commentator called Adam Tooze came up with a new phrase last year. He said that the world we are experiencing is one that is in a ‘Poly-crisis’. There are multiple international crises happening simultaneously. The intersection of each creates its own...

Ensuring the back support you need

Ensuring the back support you need

Ergonomics Regulations form part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 as amended (OSHA) and are intended to protect the health and safety of persons who may be exposed to ergonomics risks in the workplace. When we consider the aim and purpose of health...

Finding Your Most Productive Hours

Finding Your Most Productive Hours

Self-employed professionals can choose which hours they work. Likewise, many companies offer flexible hours and work-from-home options to their employees. This means that millions of working professionals now have the opportunity to work at the times they feel alert...

Start where you are

Start where you are

It is amazing what one finds when you do some digging into the past. Look at this amazing quote by CS Lewis – British writer, philosopher, thinker (1898 – 1963) – and let us agree that this is a poignant message for all of us in these challenging days: You can’t go...

How to look at 2023

How to look at 2023

Droughts. Load shedding. Covid. Load shedding. Riots. Floods. Load shedding. Invasions. Threats of nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight! We used to go into a new year with hope and optimism, but the tone of the conversation over the last while...

Lynette Beer – A Special Message

Lynette Beer – A Special Message

Remember to pause, breathe, reflect and repeat. It is time for us all to take a break.  The SACBW national office will close on 15 December and will re-open on the 9th of January 2023.  Peace be with you all until we meet again. We also share the words of our 2022...

Community Warrior Woman Award Winner 2022

Community Warrior Woman Award Winner 2022

We had our Business Woman of the Year Awards Gala function on 22 October 2022 in Mossel Bay. We are proud to announce that the winner of our Community Warrior Woman Category for 2022 is Sunet Anderson. Sunet, thank you for your determination and love for your...

Business Woman of the Year Winner 2022

Business Woman of the Year Winner 2022

We are so proud to announce our Business Woman of the Year 2022 Winner - Dinette Snyman Wessels of SACBW Mossel Bay. She is the owner of D Studio in Mossel Bay and has an amazing story of determination, hard work, and inspiration. Dinette Snyman Wessels may you...

Know Y(our) Leaders | Hester du Bruyn

Know Y(our) Leaders | Hester du Bruyn

  Hester was born in Potchefstroom as the eldest of five children and grew up mainly in Bloemfontein. She is a widow (since 2001) and has three children and seven grandchildren. “I studied at the University of the Free State and I am a qualified librarian.  I...

Know y(our) Leaders : Mossel Bay

Know y(our) Leaders : Mossel Bay

Inspire and empower – Dr Ziva takes the lead! There is a joke doing the rounds that to get something done, just give it to the busiest person in the room!  This is definitely true of Dr Ziva Spangenberg. Local Business Leader in Mossel Bay.  Apart from running one of...

Ethical Behaviour in the Workplace

Ethical Behaviour in the Workplace

Author: Liezl Groenewald, Senior Manager Organisational Ethics at the Ethics Institute https://www.tei.org.za/ The dramatic fall from grace of companies is not unfamiliar to South Africans. Steinhoff, KPMG, Tongaat Hulett and VBS Bank are just some that immediately...

Click Click.. Are you Protected?

Click Click.. Are you Protected?

Are you Protected? Any business with an online presence is exposed to cybercrime – and that means that all of us have to take note of what is happening in cyberspace at the moment.  If one day, two articles are released with information about the latest tactics used...

Feedback on National Survey

Feedback on National Survey

  CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IS BETTER THAN DELAYED PERFECTION – Mark Twain We had above-average results and I am really happy with the feedback we got on the recent national survey.  The responses received indicated an overall confidence level of 90% in the SACBW as...

Our Third Sponsor Prize | BWOY 2022

Our Third Sponsor Prize | BWOY 2022

The SACBW is proud to announce Stegmanns Incorporated as our third sponsor for our Business Woman of the Year Competition 2022. Stegmann's is sponsoring an unbelievable prize to the value of more than R12000! This prize gives you peace of mind that you are, from a...

Who is Stegmanns Incorporated?

Who is Stegmanns Incorporated?

Who is Stegmanns Incorporated? Established in 1890, Stegmanns Incorporated is a well-respected legal partner which offers expedient legal solutions and superior levels of client service, meeting the dynamic requirements and challenges of South African corporates,...

Who is Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell?

Who is Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell?

Who is Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell? The SACBW is happy to announce another stunning prize sponsored by BusinessDNA and Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell for our 2022 winner of the Business Woman of the Year Award.  As our Recognition Awards focus on acknowledging the...

Who is Dr Santie von Below?

Who is Dr Santie von Below?

 Who is Dr. Santie von Below?             The SACBW is excited to announce that Dr Santie von Below has been confirmed as a sponsor for this years' Business Woman of the Year Competition. Let's have a look at her career and achievements santie@fundtechconsulting.com...

Be Authentic

Be Authentic

Are you trying to be who and what others want you to be or are you authentic? Most of us would answer that we are our authentic selves, but there is more to this challenge than we realize. Authenticity is not something that some people have and others do not. It is a...

Learn to think like a Futurist

Learn to think like a Futurist

Businesswomen and executives, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. No matter in whatever role we find ourselves, we as women are natural futurists. But we can become better at it. Here are four things to consider to learn how to think like a futurist. Think -...

How to Dance with Life

How to Dance with Life

How can positive thinking benefit your mental wellness? There is not a single person who hasn’t had bad days, hasn’t gone through struggles, or hasn’t faced difficult challenges in their life. To excel in life you, unfortunately, must experience these ups and downs to...

Growing Leader Effectiveness

Growing Leader Effectiveness

  GROWING LEADER EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH TRAIT DEVELOPMENT As a businesswoman, you would know that there are those times calling for the establishment of direction, aligning of people and resources, and motivating and aspiring the team members to search for new...

Leaders don’t create Followers

Leaders don’t create Followers

Leaders don't create Followers I am a 35-year old woman and Director in a law firm that is 132 years old. The field of Law is mostly a male-dominated sphere – however, in our case, we are four female Directors running the show. All four of us have our own leadership...

An Inner Monologue | Positive Self-Talk

An Inner Monologue | Positive Self-Talk

  An Inner Monologue - How to Practice self-care and self-love through positive self-talk Would you talk down to your friends or family like you sometimes talk down to yourself? The answer is likely to be: “No, because I care too much about them, and I don’t want...

When Your Body Shouts “Help Me”

When Your Body Shouts “Help Me”

  In February we are focusing on how to be confident in business.  There are various external things that we can do to build our confidence, like making sure the outfit you wear to that all important meeting fits you well and complements your figure.  You can...

Presentations and Communication

Presentations and Communication

PRESENTATIONS AND COMMUNICATION – VITAL CAREER SKILLS Your goal is to be the best version of you, but to achieve this you need to constantly grow and develop your career skills. One of the best skills to have, is being able to effectively communicate to ensure that...

Build a Brand | Love at first sight

Build a Brand | Love at first sight

Do you believe in love at first sight or are you more of a “grow into love” type? Whichever side you fall on; there is one common denominator… love. Building a brand can sometimes resemble a potential suitor being pursued into a love affair. Whether the suitor knows...

Self Development | Find your Voice

Self Development | Find your Voice

Self Development | Find your voice and be heard A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.  But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult – Melinda Gates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPM3FJyKJ0 At some point all of us have watched a...

Make this Year a Year of More

Make this Year a Year of More

Self-care is very topical at the moment.  According to Google Trends, the number of searches for “self-care” has more than doubled since 2015.  And psychologists have even identified a fourth type of intelligence, name Adversity Quotient (AQ) – the intelligence that...

A New Year and a New You

A New Year and a New You

A new year and new you – keeping to your new year’s resolutions. I hope that you decided that 2022 is going to be YOUR year - a year where you transform your old habits into new ones. And the year where you actually keep your new year’s resolutions! But to achieve...

Abandon Yourself to Abundance!

Abandon Yourself to Abundance!

Start living a life in its abounding fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul. We live in a very scary world. Many of us are afraid of ‘what’s to come.’ The uncertain future may seem grim and may cause a downward spiral,  increasing negative thoughts and...

Mental detox is vital for your well-being

Mental detox is vital for your well-being

Mental detox is vital for your well-being How would you rate your current mental wellness? We all have been challenged over the past two years and have experienced how our mental health (our emotional, psychological, and social well-being) can impact and affect our...

Getting to know Carol Nake

Getting to know Carol Nake

Getting to know our Presidential Award Winner 2021/2022 Carol Nake Carol grew up in a small village called Ronaldsey near Hazyview on the way to Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, raised by a single parent with six children, Carol is baby number two. We asked what...

Getting to know Marlene Smuts

Getting to know Marlene Smuts

Getting to know our Businesswoman of the Year 2021/2022 Marlene Smuts Marlene grew up in a small town called Christiana on the border of the Free State, Northern Cape, and North West Province.  On asking what she wanted to be growing up, Marlene responded “I always...