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The ubiquity of mobile devices is aiding employees to transform businesses into more efficient, agile, and productive operations. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, discusses how this has led to the rise of tech-powered human resource and payroll solutions to help with employee management.

There’s a lot to think about when you start your first job, from performing well in an environment that’s new and unfamiliar to the complexities of the work you’re assigned.

The empowerment of women has a far-reaching impact on their own lives, their families and communities, and society as a whole. Women who are empowered to make choices in all areas of their lives, have greater control over their health, their careers and their quality of life.

Many young people today want careers that will empower them to make a positive difference in the world.  A wide range of socio-economic and political issues including social justice issues, as well as the climate change related crises are top-of-mind on a daily basis, compelling Millennial and Gen Z generations to want to roll up their sleeves and work to bring about change. 

Switch Off My Cookies! This was the gist of the tense, urgent message left for me by the IT Manager of one of our large corporate clients. Somehow, she had become embroiled in a debate with her company's legal department, who had decided that having a cookie policy was too much of a bother. Or less kindly, cookies carried too much risk for the technophobes who likely had no inclination to find out what a cookie was.

On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. released a Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock a New Future for Frontline Workers,” and announced new features in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva designed to serve millions of frontline workers.

Digital talent in Africa leads the pack in looking to change jobs in the near future for better career opportunities: 73 percent will switch roles to advance their careers, compared to 63 percent globally. Career advancement is the main driver for technology employees to move jobs, according to the findings of a Decoding the Digital Talent Challenge report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, a global alliance of recruitment websites.

We have had report after report revealing disheartening information regarding job losses and economic downturns following the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Over 1.4 million jobs were lost in 2020, and only a fraction of this was expected to be recovered in 2021. Similar events have occurred on a global scale. Is there any good news? Read on and see how you should be pivoting your career, and adjusting expectations with regards to work and studies.

Retaining high performing talent is a critical business imperative.

While a degree of organisational turnover is inevitable, there are costs linked to the departure of a high calibre employee. These include the costs associated with finding temporary or replacement staff, reduced morale as employees work overtime, failure to satisfy the customers because of loss of productivity and insufficient production capacity.

Nelson Mandela University Business School is making history on the continent by offering an internationally recognised new doctoral programme for business professionals and specialists. This unique, solutions- driven degree programme is designed to develop crucial skills for executives who have to navigate organisational complexity. We are indeed proud to add this distinctive qualification to our basket of offerings, said Dr Randall Jonas, Director of the Business School.

South Africa's much-loved icon, former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has passed away, peacefully, aged 90. His death has seen tributes pour in from across the country and across the world.

In October 2021, the Compensation Commissioner in South Africa issued a Notice on Compensation for COVID-19 vaccination side effects. The Notice was published in terms of section 6A(b) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 (COIDA) and provides that the Compensation Fund will "cover employees for injuries, illness or death as a result of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine”.

High engagement online school, Koa Academy has announced the appointment of proudly South African creative, Majozi as their new Head of Culture.  The SAMA-nominated musician is well-known for ‘wearing his heart on his sleeve’ and for crafting hit songs conveying his inspiring perspectives on life. 

Choosing a private school is a complex process and the wide range of available options does not make it any easier.  Over the past decade, private schooling in South Africa has changed significantly and there are now private schools available across the economic spectrum.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Dr Poppy Masinga, Head of the Social Work and Community Development Faculty at SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) has been appointed as the incoming President of the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI). 

From till-packer to owner of a supermarket in one of South Africa’s biggest retail networks, Shadreck Siziba’s business journey has taken him to the top of the class in the Small Business Academy (SBA) development programme for township entrepreneurs run by the University of Stellenbosch School (USB).

Many people and communities run food garden projects as a means to provide food security, but eight select candidates from across the Cape Metro had the opportunity to participate in a specially designed graduate programme to take their garden projects to the next level.

Drone pilot, UX designer, cloud infrastructure engineer, AI specialist…all of these are job titles that have come into existence in the last decade. It’s astounding to think that the World Cup 2010 in South Africa happened before these jobs became some of the most in demand roles in the world.

False Bay TVET College hosted the Nama Royal House, HRH Queen Rebecca Como and Commissioners from the indigenous Khoi-San tribe for a partnership networking session. Hosted at False Bay TVET College (FBC) Central Office Conference Venue. The meeting was historic both for the Nama Royal House and False Bay TVET College. This is the first time that the College has received an official delegation from the royal house of the Khoi- San group.

The R350 grant is back for a new cycle of applications, which opened on Friday 6 August. Much like the previous cycle of applications, SASSA has set a deadline.