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Day 7: Masada, The Dead Sea & Goodbye

Day 7 was our last day in Israel and we decided we would reserve it for all the tourist stuff we need to do in this part of the country. First stop was Masada, the palace fortress of King Herod … Continue reading

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Day 6: Jerusalem, Jerusalem

It was such a pity that we couldn’t stay another night in Netanya. What a lovely, cosy, coastal town with great hotels that just make you want stay in bed. Very different to life in the Kibbutz! We kicked off … Continue reading

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Day 5: Exploring The Start-Up Nation

We kicked off Day 5 with a visit to the manufacturing plant of start-up Woosh, a provider of turnkey solutions for drinking water in public spaces. Israel is a country that is mostly desert, and with a growing need for … Continue reading

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Day 4: Logging Into The Start-Up Nation

After a night out with the group, we kicked off Day 4 with a reflection session themed on how the first 3 days have made us feel – a sort of midway check-in. Here are some of the comments from … Continue reading

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Day 3: Palestine. How The Other Side Lives

Day 3 of our trip coincided with a very important event in Israel – national elections. As a result we took the opportunity to visit the West Bank, but first we had some business to take care of in Tel … Continue reading

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Day 2: The R200,000 Tortoise

We started the day with another scrambled eggs, peppers and orange tomato breakfast in the Kibbutz before we set off on an early visit to BrightSource, the global designer and developer of solar thermal technology. We were greeted by a … Continue reading

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Day 1: The Kibbutzim

Today was the first day of our Young Entrepreneurs Trip (#YoungTreps2015) with 25 young South African entrepreneurs to Israel and Palestine. Having boarded our flight at OR Tambo at 14:20, enduring a 2,5 hour stop over in Addis Ababa, we landed in … Continue reading

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Ian Fuhr: Legend

What a Saturday morning it as hearing from someone who has been in business for 40 years, through all the phases of South Africa’s recent past. He gave a good review of his journey, and also shared some important lessons … Continue reading

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Afrikaans Capital, African Consumption

I wrote this blog on 16 May 2012, after reading The Sunday Times Business section. It has to date been read over 14,000 times. This week I read about the imminent listing of Transaction Capital, the investment firm led by … Continue reading

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Economic Realities Must Drive SMME Support

When I received an invite to attend the State of the Nation Address (SONA), I quickly accepted because like all South Africans, I expected some fireworks from this year’s instalment. I was also interested in how the president would deal … Continue reading

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