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BexGroup – reimagining office space in a post-lockdown Technopark

BexGroup – reimagining office space in a post-lockdown Technopark

COVID-19 has forced employers to reimagine the role offices play in their organisations. The work-from-home trend has opened up opportunities while also highlighting limitations. We spoke to Technopark building owner and BexGroup CEO Gustav Bester about his company’s COVID-19 experience, his new offices in post-lockdown Stellenbosch, and the role of this new work-space in his company’s growth strategy.    COVID-19’s impact on office space Before the rapid globalisation of COVID-19, offices were generally seen as critical to driving productivity and building a corporate culture. As noted by one 2020 MacKinsey & Company report: Companies competed intensely for prime office space in major urban centers...

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Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic

Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses around the world. From loss of business entirely, to finding ways to shift to e-commerce rapidly, entrepreneurs in South Africa are being forced to adapt fast. Many of us know and love small businesses...

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Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic
Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses around the world. From loss of business entirely, to finding ways to shift to e-commerce rapidly, entrepreneurs in South Africa are being forced to adapt fast. Many of us know and love small businesses...

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Five steps for effective decision-making in uncertain times
Five steps for effective decision-making in uncertain times

Within the COVID-19 paradigm we are steering ourselves, families, communities and organisations through uncharted waters. While there is no roadmap to guide tough decisions, we can, however, consider the most effective means of making decisions in order to mitigate...

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Steering the Ship with a Growth Mindset
Steering the Ship with a Growth Mindset

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe with uncertainty, tragedy and panic. How can you best equip yourself and your business to embrace new challenges in uncharted waters? Developing the right mindset could be a good place to start, and a growth mindset may just...

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Get up, stand up for improved office wellbeing
Get up, stand up for improved office wellbeing

If you have an office job, chances are you spend a lot of time hunched over a computer. You may also have suffered in one way or another from the assortment of muscular- and related ailments that bad posture brings: headaches, back pains and neck strains. “People will...

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Good News – Road Improvements in Techno Park
Good News – Road Improvements in Techno Park

Good news, Techno Parkers: road improvements are on the way. And by “on the way” we don’t mean someone thinks it will be a good idea and then they’ll have a meeting about it and then maybe a few years down the line somebody else in an office somewhere will sign a form...

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The ABCs of Security in Techno Park
The ABCs of Security in Techno Park

A few weeks ago we reported on a devious new technique crooks are using to bypass security systems and gain access to office buildings over weekends. Fortunately, the Techno Park SRA, TechstelSRA has been hard at work formulating plans that will improve the overall...

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Stellenbosch University #Move4Food Campaign
Stellenbosch University #Move4Food Campaign

Food insecurity amongst students is a growing problem. Stellenbosch University recently launched the #Move4Food campaign, a student-led initiative that aims to not only raise the awareness of food insecurity amongst students, but also to establish food banks on the...

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4 Reasons to Bike to Work This October
4 Reasons to Bike to Work This October

October is here, bringing back the sweet aromas of spring to Stellenbosch! While spring invigorates the spirit, it can also be a time of great stress. As we shake off the winter slumber that has been shrouding our minds, we suddenly start to realise that the end of...

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Clever Crooks Ring Alarm Bells in Technopark
Clever Crooks Ring Alarm Bells in Technopark

It’s half past three on a Sunday afternoon. The last embers of the lunchtime braai are slowly dying out. Your sister and brother-in-law have maneuvered their children into the Toyota, thanked you for the meal, and driven home. Taking a last sip of wine, you flop down...

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What’s Happening with the Dams in Technopark?
What’s Happening with the Dams in Technopark?

As many Technoparkers have noted – some with no small degree of trepidation – the dams bordering Neutron Road are being filled with excavation material from the new Capitec building site. A number of people have taken to social media to express their alarm over what...

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Capitec Starts Construction of New Building
Capitec Starts Construction of New Building

Capitec has received Municipal approval to proceed with the construction of their new office building in Technopark. The project will break ground in the week of 20-25 August 2018 and it is foreseen that construction will conclude early 2020. In order to manage any...

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Who You Gonna Call, Technopark?
Who You Gonna Call, Technopark?

If there’s one thing we know in South Africa, it’s that kicking up an enormous fuss about something is often the only way to get the attention of the authorities. And when the ground swell of dissatisfaction about an issue or problem affecting a group of people is...

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