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Hospital Plan or Full Cover Medical Aid – Which is Better?

By: Genesis 6 December 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Popular misperception is that a “hospital plan” is not a “medical aid”, or that an expensive, comprehensive medical aid plan, provides better cover than a hospital plan. As consumers cut costs, what is the trend that members of medical schemes may consider as far as their private healthcare cover is concerned? Comprehensive cover does not give you a better…

Top SA Residential Property Trends to Watch in 2020

By: Leadhome 3 December 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  According to Marcél du Toit, CEO of Leadhome, there is promising inflation growth, despite a tough macro-economic environment, and it is likely to continue into 2020. The good news for sellers is that home-buying sentiment improved in the latter half of 2019, thanks in part to South Africa’s major banks adopting more lenient lending criteria. “Leadhome experienced a surprisingly…

Coal-driven Power Train is Running Out of Steam

By: LEX Africa 2 December 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s theatrical denunciation of world leaders so dominated news coverage of the recent UN Climate Summit in New York that other developments at the meeting slipped under many a radar. For Africa, an announcement by the African Development Bank that it is making a surprise policy turn away from fossil-fuel investment and ploughing a new renewable…

How to Avoid Overspending this Festive Season

By: Meerkat 2 December 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  People tend to spend all their money (and money they don’t have) during the festive season. Gifts and food are the main culprits of this spending! Here’s how to protect your finances this festive season Make a budget: One downfall for many during the festive season is spending money you don’t have. You can get carried away buying gifts…

DHL Expands Africa eShop Online Shopping Application to 34 Countries Across Sub Saharan Africa

By: DHL Express 2 December 2019 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success Since its initial introduction in April of this year, the DHL Africa eShop app has seen its user base grow rapidly, and within the first three months of operation, it had already been rolled out to 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA.). DHL Express announced this week that the innovative…

LFP Group Applauds President’s Call for Private Sector to Upscale its B-BBEE Agenda

By: LFP Group 29 November 2019 ABC OF BEE

Leading a meeting at the Black Business Council last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on the private sector to ‘play ball’ by upscaling its B-BBEE agenda He noted the slow pace of transformation in the workplace and urged businesses to view B-BBEE policies as a means to achieving succession, skills transfer, mentoring and training. As the country’s leading provider of…

Genesis Medical Scheme Announces the Lowest Contribution Increase for 2020

By: Genesis 29 November 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Across the private healthcare industry in South Africa, members of medical schemes are bracing themselves for a 10% increase in their 2020 contributions, exceeding the general inflation rate by 4.6%.  With average salary increases that are usually lower than 10%, most people will be hit hard if their 2020 increase in medical scheme cover once again consumes a larger…

The Evolution of Marketing – What will the Future Look Like?

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking  But the ‘Mad Men’ days of old now come with a new, more complex technological twist. Meaning that conventional knowledge, experience and skill is no longer enough. Additional competencies in entrepreneurship, data analytics, business innovation, and uniquely human…

CRS Assists SARS-Embattled Clients With Tax Advisory Service

By: CRS Technologies 29 November 2019 ABC OF BEE

In the current economic climate many cash-strapped businesses find themselves unable to pay their outstanding tax debt to SARS Some try to put the problem on hold by not submitting a tax return, but according to Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies, not only are the penalties for doing this severe and the interest charges really high, it’s also…

Magic Needle Mesolift

By: Renewal Institute 29 November 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Instantly rejuvenate your skin with a Magic Needle mesolift Not many people welcome a fine line’s eventual transformation into wrinkle, but at least once you’ve got them, you usually have two options. If it’s a dynamic wrinkle, meaning one that only appears when you make an expression, and exists in the upper of half of your face, you can usually…

The Importance of CPR in the Workplace

South Africa has a real problem with Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) According to the Heart Foundation, CVD is the leading cause of death in South Africa after HIV/AIDS. And alarmingly, every hour in South Africa 5 people have heart attacks, 10 people have strokes and of those events, 10 people will actually die from it. Needless to say, these numbers…

Behind the Scenes – Do You Know What Goes into Booking the Perfect Business Trip?

When it comes to booking travel, modern road warriors are spoilt for choice There are a variety of apps and websites offering discounted deals and bonus rewards. It all seems straightforward and seamless. Probably not surprising therefore, is a recent study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) that reveals that employees are increasingly wanting to ‘do it themselves’. However,…