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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterised by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres 4IR is changing how we live, work, and communicate. It’s reshaping government, education, healthcare, commerce and almost every other aspect of life. The connected world is not only disrupting modern businesses, but it is also influencing…

The Sun Always Shines on the Sonique Side of Life!

Last year, Rally to Read featured the feel-good story of Sonique; a pupil from an under-resourced Western Cape farm school, who received a full bursary to attend a top high school, facilitated by Rally to Read. It all came about through Rally to Read’s 3-year association with Jurie Hayes Primary School, which subsequently blossomed thanks to mentoring and resources received.…

ContinuitySA Partnership Programme Officially Launches

ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, has officially launched a formal Partner Programme The programme aims to encourage consultants and mid-sized IT companies to partner with ContinuitySA in offering their clients a customised business continuity solution, says Bonita Steenkamp, who has joined the company as Partner Manager. “Today’s threat landscape is challenging, and predicting how risks…

Intuition as a Leadership Tool – It’s Like Having the World Wide Web in Your Head

Ever made a business decision that just ‘felt right’? You had no facts to point you in that direction, no intercepted memo from the competition. You just knew it was the right way to go at the time? And it worked! You cornered a part of the market, cemented a strategic partnership just in time to land a large contract,…

Do You Really Know How Much It Costs to Manage Your Company Travel Manually?

Managing travel and expenses (T&E) manually, with intricate spreadsheets or paper-based systems, is the starting point for many companies It may seem to work — for a while — but this method is labour- and time-intensive, meaning it's costing your company and your employees hours that could otherwise be spent more productively. In times of a recession, you need someone…

The Coronavirus: Implications for Employers in South Africa

​Introduction The Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in South Africa. There is a strong likelihood that there will be other cases of Covid-19 across the country. Naturally, employers will need to bear in mind various employment and health & safety considerations to manage the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace. This article…

Immediate Resignations Contrary to Legal Procedures

By: CRS Technologies 9 March 2020 ABC OF BEE

Employment contracts always include a notice period should an individual decide to resign Typically, South African workers must give a calendar months’ notice when they decide to part ways with their employer, but what happens in the case of resignation with immediate effect, especially when there are pending disciplinary actions? Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS…

Off Script – 5 Young Doctors Share the Stories Behind the Stethoscopes

Long, unpredictable hours. Unrelenting stress. Finding the balance between work and life. Being a doctor today is not always like an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but for these five extraordinary physicians the sacrifice and commitment is worth it SA’s medical young professionals open up in a candid video Our host, Dr Musa Mthombeni, goes ‘off script’ and asks Dr Nokukhanya…

Debt Review vs Administration

By: Meerkat 3 March 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Paying off your debts could seem impossible but there are options to help you out and make the process a little easier It is important to educate yourself about your options so that you can make the right decision. Debt review and administration are commonly misunderstood to be the same thing. Here are the main differences between debt review and…

AI Set to Enhance Customer Experience

  By Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings Businesses today understand that customer service is king, and improving interaction with customers, and offering the best possible customer experience, can mean the difference between staying in business or closing the doors. Barely a day passes by without a story in the papers or online about the potential of AI to boost…

Meetings Africa’s Growing Impact on Business Tourism

Meetings Africa is having an increasing impact on business tourism in South Africa and into many other African countries, according to Shaun Bird, GM of Sandton Convention Centre, proud host to the continent’s leading meetings industry event This year, Meetings Africa (from 24 to 26 February) celebrates its 15th anniversary and Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) celebrates 20 years of excellent…

Property Forecast for 2020

By: Leadhome 2 March 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

What does 2020 hold for the property market? Leadhome pinpoints three top trends With South Africa’s uncertain economic outlook putting strain on homeowners, 2020 will no doubt be a time of downscaling, relocations to up-and-coming urban peripheries and a growing young market driving the need for sustainable, affordable mixed-use developments. Marcél du Toit, CEO of Leadhome, remains positive about the…