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Prepaid Water Meters Transform Utility Management in the Face of Growing Crisis

By: Citiq Prepaid 26 November 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

The water crisis that affected Cape Town saw global coverage and growing alarm The world watched as the residents of the Cape struggled against stringent water restrictions and the fallout from one of the worst droughts in a century. From hotels to homes, residential estates to industrial complexes, water became the most precious commodity in the region. Now, as the…

DHL Express Launches Live Chat to Improve Convenience and Response Times

By: DHL Express 25 November 2019 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

DHL launches innovative, centralised solution to enhance convenience and customer experience As part of DHL Express’ commitment to innovation, the company launched a unique Multi-Channel Tool (MCT) that allows customers to interact with DHL Express via live chat and specialised email services. Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, says customers benefit from quicker response times and by…

What Employers Need to Know About Parental Leave in South Africa

By: Serr Synergy 25 November 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  South Africa’s progressive labour legislation will be heading into a new dawn when the President signs into law the amended Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which contains fundamental changes in terms of Parental, Adoptive and Commissioning Parent Leave (collectively referred to as Parental Leave). Employers and employees will need some time to adjust to and acquaint themselves fully…

The Tricky Business of African Expansion

Africa is open for business By USB-ED’s Chief Learning Officer, Dr Tienie Ehlers and General Manager Africa, Jim Linskey In 2018 Ramaphosa signed the African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement: an African Union-driven project to create a ‘single continental market with free movement of business people’ with eradicated tariffs on intra-Africa trade. A free-trade area could increase intra-Africa trade by…

Generous Dental Benefits for 2020 on Genesis Medical Scheme

By: Genesis 22 November 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

We all value the confidence that comes from having a lovely smile and healthy, beautiful and straight white teeth The unfortunate reality is that dental treatment is expensive and is, as a rule, not included as part of the standard benefit offering of most of the medical schemes in South Africa, unless of course, you use your own medical savings…

Wellness in the Workplace: 5 Power Breaks for Mindful Working

By: Regus 22 November 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

‘Keep calm, and stay mindful’ is a great rule to live by But sometimes work is just too stressful to keep your calm. Of course, you can put this smooth quote up on the wall above the coffee machine, as a daily reminder at work. But unfortunately, a cheesy quote doesn’t always cut it in real life. Especially when, according…

What are the Disadvantages of Debt Review?

By: Meerkat 21 November 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

If you are struggling with paying off your debts, you may be considering debt review It is a good idea to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages before you come to your final decision. This will help you to decide if debt review is the best choice for you. Disadvantages You will not be able to take out credit during…

Skills Development Offers Businesses a Tax Break

As an employer, one of the first things you look for on a CV is education and experience In a tough economic climate and an unemployment rate that is at the highest its been since 2008 at over 29% (according to Trading Economics and since the data was first captured), the picture appears rather dull for people looking for work.…

Cape Town Office Assists Paragon Group in Diversification Drive

  The Cape Town office of architecture and interior architecture company the Paragon Group, located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, is assisting in expanding its portfolio in the residential, industrial, and retail market segments. “Fortunately for Paragon, we arrived with a strong brand and presence in terms of our abilities and work. Cape Town’s property industry, clients, and professionals…

Making a Difference Where it Matters Most: Early Childhood Development

  It was President Cyril Ramaphosa who, in his 2018 SONA speech, was quoted as saying, “If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor.” There is global consensus around the premise that the first thousand days of a child’s life could hold the key to unlocking their lifelong potential. With…

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

By: Renewal Institute 20 November 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Should You Eat Before or After Your Workout? It’s such a simple question – should you eat before or after a workout - but it’s one that can divide everyone from nutritionists to personal trainers. This is why we turned to science to learn when would be the best time to fuel up and the surprising short answer is that…

Employment Equity Needs More Than Lip Service

By: CRS Technologies 20 November 2019 ABC OF BEE

The evolving regulatory landscape in South Africa means companies must ensure they do everything possible to maintain an equal and fair working environment According to Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, recent changes to the Employment Equity (EEA4) document for annual reporting will force companies to report on the vertical remuneration gap within their organisation,…