Artjamming the Quazar way

2015 has been a busy, productive and sometimes crazy year. What better way to recharge the team’s batteries and refresh the creative spark than a session of inspirational Artjamming? We visited the studio at the V&A Waterfront and spent the morning creating a beautiful Quazar-inspired work of art for our office wall. Even those of us who are not particularly arty had a great time letting off some steam and channelling our inner preschooler. Seeing the team out of their comfort zones was a great way to spend a Monday! Kris – Creative Director  

December 8, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht News , , ,

Why good strategies fail

We all know that strategy is worthless unless implemented. More often than not, strategy is rarely implemented comprehensively, consistently or at all. Which is why Strategy has such a bad name! Intellectually we know we need it – all the books say we do – all the gurus say we do – in fact our own logic says we should. So then what happens? Why do strategies fail? In my experience these are a few of the reasons I have seen great strategic ideas and plans fail in implementation. Reactive vs Responsive. The executive team including the CEO are all

October 5, 2015 No Comments Leeanne Cape News, Strategy , ,

Working with the giants of Africa

In Africa we have true visionaries changing the landscape that is Nigeria. A world-class lifestyle destination, Asokoro Island is located among undulating hills in Abuja’s most exclusive district. Combining panoramic views of the area’s lush and biodiverse landscape, with unparalleled residential and recreational facilities, it offers residents and visitors alike a unique perspective on Nigerian living. Asokoro Island is a unique integrated development that will feature its eco-friendly credentials ideal for business, private and diplomatic residence and for work, play and leisure. Even the Giants of Africa agree: Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, recently stated that Asokoro Island is “world

October 3, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht Brand, News, People, Strategy , , , , , , ,

Asokoro Island – the jewel of Abuja

It has been an amazing journey so far for the team at Asokoro Island. Providing a prestige lifestyle and combined use facility of the highest calibre in the heart of Africa – Abuja – was the vision of the Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah. This vision has come to life with the help of quality designers and architects, culminating in a successful “soft launch”, which produced 47 commitments to phase 1 in one evening. The future is bright! Quazar has had the pleasure of being involved with this project, helping to develop this vision and a set of values for the team

October 3, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht News, People , , , , , , ,

Go on – I dare you – Vision big!

“Think and Grow Rich” – we have all heard about the book – most of us have read it – (if you haven’t its probably time you did!). There is so much in that book that it boggles the mind – and every time I read it I get inspired to implement a whole bunch of the ideas and concepts…Well that lasts about a week and my old bad habits set back in. I honestly don’t think I am alone in that! Building a business takes consistency, discipline and action. However, you can do all this on a regular basis

February 23, 2015 No Comments Leeanne Cape News, Strategy , , , , ,

Building a vision for a Nigerian first

Nahco Airport Free Trade Zone is  a first for Nigeria: a groundbreaking trade concept set to stimulate business growth and economic development in the region. Quazar has been involved with this revolutionary project from the early days, most recently developing a Vision and a set of Values to help guide the team and the process as the business takes shape. A full board meeting and strategic session was recently hosted by Quazar in Cape Town; the beautiful surroundings helping to inspire creative, forward-thinking discussion. The extended Nigerian team and professionals from IDI in Ireland (experts in successful Free Trade Zone development)

February 23, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht Brand, News, People, Strategy , , , , , ,

Asokoro Island Breaks Ground

An auspicious day for one of our favourite clients! Ground has officially been broken on the Asokoro Island project. The formal handover took place onsite on 4 November, attended by Asokoro Island directors, management and staff. Also present at the proceedings were luminaries from across the spectrum including VIP’s from local government, the commercial banking sector and members of the press. The Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah (OON) spoke on his vision for Asokoro Island and what this prestigious development will mean to the international investor market and most especially to the people of Nigeria. Following press interviews, the Chairman made the formal handover

February 23, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht Brand, News, People, Strategy , , , , , ,