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Government’s build programme is not proceeding because the country faces a backlog of 40 000 artisans.

Over the past couple of years, the digital landscape in South Africa has shifted dramatically. We’ve seen international advertising players invest in the market, snapping up many of our leading digital marketing agencies and consulting firms to strengthen their presence in Africa.

Investing in this programme will afford companies the opportunity to invest in critical skills, adding sustainable and meaningful value to their business, as well as contributing towards the skills development element of their B-BBEE scorecard.

In the current climate of poor and indifferent service, being able to infuse your organisation with a Service-Centric Culture, and gaining the commitment of your entire workforce to this
philosophy, gives your company a significant competitive advantage in an exceedingly competitive world.

South African companies that want to succeed as they expand into other African countries – or elsewhere in the world, for that matter – must be willing to make real investments in training staff.

South Africa faces challenges in retaining a skilled work force and often many qualified professionals are lost to European, Asian or American markets.

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

You’re on your first date, you must make the initial impression the best one in order to lock in a second date, you employ all the skills you have at your fingertips, and voila! Success.

Bullying. It’s restricted to schoolyards, isn’t it? Oh no, it’s not! It happens in many spheres, including business and management, even the boardroom.

Local architects are able to develop and validate their skills with two internationally recognised qualifications – helping them boost career and salary advancement, gain valuable peer recognition, and attract the most interesting enterprise architecture (EA) opportunities.

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University is gearing up for its third annual Agile Africa conference on 24 to 26 August 2015.

Take comfort - Deepak Chopra says that all great changes are preceded by chaos. However, while a little chaos is good for our adrenalin levels and can inspire us to believe we're leading exciting lives - too much can ruin a good hair day. So we say: whip that chaos into form, shape the change and lead the rascal home with these 5 easy questions.

Poorly managed meetings will take employees away from what they are being paid to do; leaving phones unattended, emails unanswered and delaying in getting unfinished tasks up to date.

To get your message across effectively your writing must be free of error. For this reason proofreading and editing are an important part of the writing process.

FTI has launched the Seta Accredited National Certificate: Business Analysis – NQF Level 6.

In a digital age, it’s easier than ever before to get access to what consumers think of the products and services that businesses provide. Whether positive or negative, customer feedback remains an invaluable tool for enterprises wanting to better themselves.

The manufacturing industry is key to a healthy economy. South Africa’s manufacturing industry faces many challenges, including a turbulent global economy, globalisation, and issues relating to labour productivity and efficiency.

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has warned the public about bogus training centres which purport to offer short courses on Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) set-top box installation.

What do Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro and Winston Churchill have in common? They are considered to be amongst the greatest speakers the globe has ever seen, possessing the unique ability to inspire loyalty and trust from their listeners.

Most organisations will undergo periods of change and uncertainty at some point. Mergers, acquisitions, new management and leadership are some of the dynamics that can lead to change.

Government will design a course for those who want to become accredited installers of set top boxes (STBs) in preparation for the switch to a digital migration broadcasting system, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said.

Soft Skills, often associated with an individual’s EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with others.

Aki Kalliatakis discusses whether or not self-service is worthwhile for your business and asks some questions you need to ask before your embark on a self-service strategy.

Even among South Africa’s most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations.

Accounting and finance staff is said to be the second most difficult position for South African employers to fill.

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