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TSIBA Helps Entrepreneurs Leap Forward in the Business World

By: TSIBA 7 August 2020 ABC OF BEE

  The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation. While many jobs have been decimated and entrepreneurs left battling for survival, TSIBA, through the TSIBA Ignition Academy, is…

Zoom Fatigue – Five Reasons Why You Want to Step onto a Plane Again

It took a global pandemic to force the world into remote working and virtual meetings Now science has proven what we've all been feeling ever since our working world moved online. Zoom fatigue, a term used to explain the exhaustion people feel after a day on Zoom (or any online call platform), is real. Here are five reasons why you'll…

Supporting Small Business Through Ecosystem Boost

By: TSIBA 20 July 2020 ABC OF BEE

It is widely recognised that the small business sector is critical for creating jobs Which is why political parties seeking support offer promises to create more work opportunities by supporting small businesses, when campaigning. The ability of small businesses to boost job creation is one of the few areas of agreement across the political spectrum and this sector is widely…

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area Protocol on Investment: A Prickly Pear for SADC and other Regional Economic Communities

By: Bigen 29 June 2020 ABC OF BEE

Current state of play of the AfCFTA The secretary-general of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat, Mr Wemkele Mene made an announcement on 28 April 2020 of the postponement of the 1 July 2020 official implementation start date. Mr Mene cited the adverse effects of Covid-19 currently devastating Africa and the world at large as the primary reason.…

Covid-19 Killed Traditional Disaster Recovery

29 June 2020 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Much has been said and written about the changes COVID-19 has brought to businesses While most of the focus has been on enabling people and systems to work remotely, the pandemic has highlighted a number of other technology areas where conventional wisdom no longer applies. Chief among these, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, is Disaster Recovery (DR). “If…

#TakeControl Over Your Debt!

At VeriCred Collections we want to help your business #TakeControl over your debt by providing you with excellent debt collection solutions! Operating across the Retail, Medical, Telecoms, Education, Banking and Public spheres for more than 30 years, we’ve been able to dig deeper into what works and what doesn’t work. We ensure our clients that the strategies, policies and procedures…

Contactless Time and Attendance Solutions

At the forefront of most security technology used in business today, the Time and Attendance system is easily the most valuable and most used of them all Implementing a Time and Attendance system for your business will improve the accuracy of your attendance register. However, since COVID-19, the use of biometric devices for multiple employees has raised concern. PayDay has…

Mondelēz International Bolsters Regional Leadership by Appointing New President of Sub-Saharan Africa and Managing Director in South Africa

By: Mondelez 23 June 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

American multinational confectionery, food, holding and beverage company Mondelēz International has announced the appointment of long-term employee Nigel Parsons as the President of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) operations, and Alisdair Sinclair as Managing Director, South Africa, effective from June 2020. Parsons joins Mondelez SSA in a newly created leadership role that will strengthen focus in the region, directly supported by Sinclair. Prior…

In a Post Covid-World, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area could not come soon enough

By: Bigen 22 June 2020 ABC OF BEE

Thought leader and MD: Development Advisory and Impact for Bigen, Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, explains the importance of a free trade area and customs union How is Covid-19 Affecting Africa? In its April 2020 Africa’s Pulse Report, the World Bank concluded that Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will face a significant economic downturn as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that has gripped…

It’s Men’s Health Month: How to be Healthier

This men’s health month, as June has been designated by the WHO, is a great opportunity to create increased awareness about health conditions that affect men in particular A study conducted in 2015, found that South African women tend to take better care of their health than their male counterparts, and are living an average of six years longer. Speaking…

Protecting Returning Office Workers

By: CRS Technologies 18 June 2020 ABC OF BEE

As more businesses reopen following South Africa entering Lockdown Level 3, management is tasked with ensuring the readiness of their office environment to ensure a safe return of staff This is especially the case for those employees considered to be high risk. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HCM Business Unit at CRS Technologies, examines how organisations should approach this. “The…

How to Boost Your Immune System

Nobody expected “20Plenty” to kick off with a pandemic, but here we are panic-buying hand santiser and surgical masks in droves Thing is, while keeping your hands clean and avoiding touching your face (that’s the main purpose of wearing a mask, if you didn’t know), will help us “flatten the curve”, having a healthy immune system will become invaluable.  Your…