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Investors buy into the rise of ‘aparthotels’

‘Aparthotels’ – privately owned apartments that are linked to a hotel offering – are increasingly popular with investors and tourists alike Easy living: Latitude, in Sea Point, is one of ...
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Investors buy into the rise of ‘aparthotels’

01/23/2020

‘Aparthotels’ – privately owned apartments that are linked to a hotel offering – are increasingly popular with investors and tourists alike Easy living: Latitude, in Sea Point, is one of Cape Town’s new aparthotel developments. Picture: Latitude Aparthotel It’s no secret that SA real estate as an asset class has performed relatively poorly over the…

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How beach pollution harms marine life

01/02/2020

With more people visiting South Africa’s beaches in summer, this comes with an increased amount of litter left on the beach. This, in turn, harms marine life and causes a massive environmental impact. Image source: Gallo/Getty   According to the Two Oceans Aquarium, there are more than 51 trillion pieces…

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ONOMO Hotels acquires BON Hotels, creating a powerful pan-African hospitality player

12/19/2019

ONOMO Hotels acquires BON Hotels, creating a powerful pan-African hospitality player With the announcement today of the acquisition of BON Hotels by ONOMO Hotels, the hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up. ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60,1% controlling stake in BON Hotels. “ONOMO is…

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10 advantages of retiring in a lifestyle estate

12/13/2019

As people are living longer, their needs are changing, and with that the way they live their post-employment years. Retirement lifestyle estates, in particular, have seen an uptake. There are at least ten reasons why moving into such a development trumps growing old in one’s family home. Evergreen Lake Michelle…

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281 billion and counting: Email is here to stay and it’s a good thing

12/11/2019

  Two-hundred-and-eighty-one-billion. That’s a lot of emails being sent every day by some 4 billion email users around the world. And while many of us feel like we’re on the receiving end of about 1 million a day, at least, email isn’t going anywhere. Particularly not for marketers and advertisers,…

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Invest in a franchise or do it alone?

12/09/2019

When venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, there are two ownership models to choose from.  Over and above purchasing an existing company you could either buy into a franchise or start a venture from scratch. Each has pros and cons, but the one that works best for you depends entirely…

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First Google Startup Week Lagos sees startups pitching to top UK/African VCs

12/04/2019

[Lagos] 28 November 2019 – Google this week hosted its first Google Startup Week in Lagos, which saw Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa graduates, from across Africa, pitch for funding from some of Africa & the UK’s top venture capitalists (VCs), and Launchpad Accelerator Africa class 4 graduating from the program.…

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