Rolling out a global air travel policy is no mean feat. It is a complex, multi-layered exercise. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Making it relevant to travellers in each marketplace should be the goal. Getting it right requires research and planning. It involves climbing down from a perceived Ivory Tower at company HQ and getting out […]

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Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy. It stole South Africa’s crown in the second quarter of last year. The rise to pole position was as much to do with buoyant energy and telecoms sectors as it was the chaos caused by widespread strikes and civil unrest in the southern republic. Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs […]

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In 2013, a North American division of T-Systems International made a brave decision. The company, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, rewrote its travel policy. All workers, no matter their seniority, were told to fly in economy class. The C-suite previously enjoyed the luxuries of business class, or better, on long haul. To say they were […]

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Over the last decade the public heath sector in the UK has proven itself to be devastatingly effective at haemorrhaging money on IT and technology. Possibly the biggest waste of tax payers cash was the ironically named one-size-fits-all project, which included a range of modernisation schemes such as synchronising the email system with the ability […]

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Visas seem to be pretty topical in the business community at the moment as some Countries are changing their requirements for a visa into the world of biometrics whilst others are relaxing the rules somewhat. We thought therefore, it would be interesting to take a look at the world of passports and visas and the […]

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As an organisation that includes not one but two South Africans in our Management Team, we can (hopefully) say without fear of reproach that our native country is not particularly well recognised for leading industry best practice in many sectors. However, there is one piece of legislation, little known outside the country, about which the […]

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Throughout the course of the year, Nina & Pinta will be publishing a series of infographics designed to provide a snapshot of doing business in different parts of the world. The series will be called “Spotlight on”. Take a look at the first in our series, Spotlight on Angola. We would love to hear from […]

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When Emirates announced last year that it was to take over the management of TAAG Angola, the business and aviation communities applauded the shrewdness of the move. For a variety of reasons, the Angolan flag carrier had been unable to capitalise on the country’s extraordinary growth. Sir Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, said the deal […]

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