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ContinuitySA’s Willem Olivier Named African Industry Personality of the Year

By: Continuity SA 13 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Willem Olivier, General Manager: ContinuityAfrica, has been named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of the Year for 2019. The award was made at the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Africa Awards ceremony on 12 September 2019 at the Ballroom, Montecasino. “The award is made to an individual who has added value to the industry over the past year. I had…

Instigating Innovation: Where To Start

  I am currently focused on strengthening the manufacturing sector. I am speaking more and more at meetings and events, in boardrooms and to post-graduate students about innovation. In this increasingly engineering-minded world people frequently ask me for tips on how to get innovation going. Some of the ideas people put forward are: "How about an idea box?" "How about…

Working Tribes: 30 Years of Changing the Way You Work

By: Regus 11 September 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  The world has changed considerably since Regus set up its first flexible office space back in the late eighties In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of the World Wide Web, the Berlin Wall came down bridging East and West, and the first Global Positioning System satellites went into orbit. The impact of those events reverberates…

Everything You Need to Know About South Africa’s Credit Bureau’s

By: Meerkat 10 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  If you are wanting to take a bond out on a house or finance a car, you need to have a good credit score. To make sure your credit score is healthy you need to check with South Africa’s 4 main credit bureaus. These include: Experian TransUnion Compuscan XDS What is a credit bureau? Credit bureaus in South Africa…

Put Your Best Face Forward With a 3D Peel

By: Renewal Institute 10 September 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  If you’re wanting to get your glow on, you’ll be glad to know that Skin Renewal has a myriad of gentle, no downtime peels for you to choose from. However, if you’re struggling with superficial acne scarring or pigmentation, be it due to hormones or sun exposure, then you might want to consider our signature 3D Peel. What is…

Why You Should Take Probiotics With Antibiotics

By: Genesis 10 September 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  In recent years, doctors have started to prescribe probiotics together with all antibiotics. Why is this, and what do probiotics do? Meaning of ‘probiotic’ The word 'antibiotic' comes from ancient Greek and literally means something that inhibits growth. The word 'probiotic' means the exact opposite – something that encourages growth. So why would any doctor prescribe two such medicines…

Combatting Rising Healthcare Costs

By: Bonitas 9 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Access to quality healthcare remains a priority for South Africans. However, with healthcare costs consistently outpacing inflation, the challenge for private medical schemes remains finding the right balance between providing a high level of value and care for members, while managing costs effectively. ‘There are many reasons for the high cost of medical inflation.’ says Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer…

Pressure as 2020 EE Reports Deadline Looms

By: LFP Training 6 September 2019 ABC OF BEE

  Employment Equity (EE) report submissions are now open and will run from 01 September 2019 to 15 January 2020. Failure to comply will see fines ranging from 2 – 10% of a company’s turnover. This mandatory submission is relevant to all companies with a headcount of 50 employees or more and to those with an annual turnover above the…

How Does The Point Demerit System Really Work Under SA’s New Road Laws?

By: Serr Synergy 6 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Back in February 2019, the South African Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport accepted the final changes to the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill, which President Cyril Rhamaposa has finally signed into law earlier in August however an implementation date has yet to be announced. The proposed points system is very similar to what is already…

HR as a Culture-Building Force

4 September 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

As an internal department, Human Resources works differently It’s not as straightforward as sales or as hierarchical as other operations. In fact, HR’s greatest advantage is that it functions as a trade union, psychologist and school master all in one. Now more than ever, the way successful businesses are being started and run has been massively influenced by the outward…

Default Annuities: Thrive While You’re Alive

By: Just Retirement Life 4 September 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

  By Deane Moore, CEO: Just On reaching retirement, retirees have two distinct types of needs: A basic need to cover their essential expenditure for the rest of their lives and the lives of their dependants; and Higher-order needs such as funding discretionary spending and leaving a legacy. These can be considered only after meeting the first basic need, to…

e-STEAM: A Groundbreaking Learning Process

By: WESSA 4 September 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

  By Matthew Cocks, General Manager – WESSA Environmental Education Centres In a world where life-supporting resources (such as air, water, soil, plants and animals) are being degraded at an alarming rate, it can only be through people and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) that a long-term solution can be found. UNESCO recognises that action learning is a key process…