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James McAlister
Outstanding BCM practitioners honoured

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chapter yesterday awarded the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organisations living in or operating in the Africa region.

Nine awards were presented during the BCI Africa Awards 2015 hosted at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

Now in the third year, there were eight judged categories and one public vote category during this year's awards.

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James McAlister
Horizon scanning essential for business continuity

In a constantly changing world where the future is uncertain and difficult to predict, "horizon scanning" is essential.

So said James McAlister, VP of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and director of Crisis Prepared, in a keynote address during the ITWeb Business Continuity 2015 Conference in Johannesburg yesterday.

The BCI says there are some threats that are more common among most organisations, while others present themselves to varying degrees between different geographic locations or industry sectors.

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Sehume Motswenyane
New sources of disruption demand resilience

Organisations need to create, implement and manage a business resilience strategy that centres on identifying and mitigating prioritised risks across the enterprise.

So said Sehume Motswenyane, senior manager, cyber security at Ernst & Young Advisory Services, speaking at the ITWeb Business Continuity 2015 conference in Johannesburg yesterday.

Resilience enables the investment in business continuity management (BCM) to be fully leveraged and optimised, improving the ability to respond to rapid onset, high impact threats not traditionally covered by BCM, said Motswenyane.

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The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. With over 476 active members from across Africa, the BCI SADC Chapter is your regional voice for all things related to the Business Continuity (BC) profession and discipline. To contact the BCI SADC Chapter please email

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