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Education that Works for Our Youth 28 June 2019

By: Regent Business School HR ESSENTIALS

President Ramaphosa’s merger of the Department of Science & Technology with the Department of Higher Education and Training is perhaps propitious, especially given that the new educational imperatives of the Digital Era. The unification would assist in connecting science to the overall developmental challenges of the country through innovative policies and strategies. This reasoning has merit in that education has to be a catalyst to address the multi-faceted problems confronting the nation.


SA Businesses Have a Challenge Ahead of Them – Creating an Ethical Business Culture 26 June 2019

By: Maurice Kerrigan Africa HR ESSENTIALS

Recently, the results of the South African Business Ethics Survey for 2019 were released by The Ethics Institute (TEI) at an event at the Stellenbosch University Business School, and it certainly didn’t pull any punches. Revelations indicated a sentiment that many cynics would agree with – that the slick marketing of the business world often hides organisational cultures lacking in ethics, honesty and integrity. With the report finding that unethical behaviour (often witnessed directly by non-managerial employees) has increased to 31% from 18% in 2009, the report doesn’t portray a rosy picture of the SA business sector.