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East Africa-China: A Delicate Debt Balance

By: LEX Africa 20 January 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

The fate of a port in far-off Sri Lanka has made people in East Africa jittery In 2017 the Sri Lankan government leased its Hambantota port to China for 99 years, ceding control of much of the facility in return for scrapping US$1.4 billion in debt owed to Chinese companies that built the modern harbour and airport. The ensuing national…

2020 Ushers in New Importance for HR and Payroll Data

By: CRS Technologies 20 January 2020 ABC OF BEE

  This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business. This is according to Ian McAlister, general manager of CRS Technologies. “Beyond the nuts and bolts of hardware, software, and even cloud computing, is data. This is the…

How to Choose a Sunscreen that Protects You from Blue Light

We all know that the sun’s UVA and UVB rays are bad news for our skin The UVA rays are responsible for premature ageing and the UVB rays are those that burn. There was a time, however, when people thought they only had to worry about the UVB rays. The idea was that you’d need a sunscreen that only offered…

The 7 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home in 2020

By: Leadhome 13 January 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

It is a big decision to buy a home, and you don't want to make a mistake We get how stressful it can be and have compiled advice to help you realise your realty dreams and buy that home you have been eyeing. 1. Make a commitment One of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life is…

CRS Engage Platform Builds a More Engaged Workforce

By: CRS Technologies 13 January 2020 ABC OF BEE

Human capital management specialist CRS Technologies has launched its employee engagement solution, Engage, which is designed to provide organisations with an innovative resource management and reporting platform. Engage empowers HR practitioners with the insights required to ensure employees are aligned with the company purpose by clearly defining their roles to accomplish it. It features a full designation library with standard…

Can Consuming Collagen Benefit Your Skin?

When it comes to youthful-looking skin, collagen is key Essentially a protein, collagen, along with elastin, are the substances that give your skin it’s “stretch”. When we’re young, our body is naturally full of it. This is why our skin looks taught and we don’t have wrinkles. As we get older, however, our collagen supply begins to deplete. This is…

Working in Coffee Shops – Is it Safe?

By: Regus 20 December 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

It’s December and with offices across the country emptying at a slow trickle, coffee shops everywhere will be filling up Employees, freelancers, remote workers and business owners will all be looking for free Wi-Fi to send those important emails and last-minute projects at the cost of a cappuccino. But working in coffee shops brings with it a different set of…

What’s the Quality of Your Ethics Strategy?

A request to write an ethics strategy for an organisation, in theory, should be viewed as welcome consulting work It’s also a relevant request given both the importance of workplace ethics and the crucial role that strategy fulfils in an organisation. So what’s the catch? The answers lie in what constitutes organisational strategy. It is well understood for its role…

What Will the Top 7 Hospital Plans in SA Cost in 2020?

By: Genesis 13 December 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Medical aid schemes in South Africa recently announced their contribution increases and benefit changes for 2020.   Average increases of between 8 and 12 percent will once again take a bigger chunk of your salary, as average salary increases are most likely to be lower than your medical scheme increase.   In our current economic environment, the high medical scheme…

Cloud Still Too Pricey in SA

By: MIP Holdings 12 December 2019 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

For years, cost savings has topped the list of benefits offered by cloud computing This is one of the factors that has resulted in the massive increase in the use of cloud services across the world, with analysts showing exponential growth among the biggest vendors every year. In Africa, cloud spending has also seen a marked increase. The Cloud Africa…

Mondelēz South Africa Crowned a Top Employer in Africa

By: Mondelez 12 December 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  The Top Employers Institute has awarded Mondelēz Southern Africa Top Employer status for 2020, the second successive year the company has won the certification. Mondelēz Egypt also received the certification, becoming the only snacking company in Egypt to be accredited. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing an exceptional working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’…

What Suppliers Should Know About Indemnifying Clauses in Agreements/Contracts under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)

By: Serr Synergy 12 December 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Prior to the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, the fact that agreements/contracts were drafted in such a manner that they excluded risks, responsibilities and gross negligence of sellers, owners and caretakers, posed no legal challenges. However, since the CPA came into effect (01 April 2011), suppliers, retailers, importers and distributors can no longer indemnify themselves…