The National Development Plan Vision 2030 will address nine challenges that the country faces including education, which it aims to improve through the establishment of a national skills system and the expansion of Further Training Colleges.

Are you exploiting Disability Equity quotas to bolster your company’s BEE scorecard? In recent years there has been a surge in demand for black females with disabilities as employers are able to gain so-called bonus points. A trend that has left many questioning the true transformational power of BEE.

A new research report on South Africa, expected to be released next year, is to provide unique insight into the workings of the country’s economy, says the Department of Trade and Industry.

With only a few months left before the bid winner is announced, the campaign, built around astronomy and the moon as themes, is set to stimulate interest in the initiative and illustrate how Africa is fast emerging as a global hub of astronomy.

Employers frequently know for certain that serious misconduct has occurred, but are unable to prove which employee or employees are responsible. The temptation is to dismiss everyone who might potentially have been involved or know what took place. Ivan Israelstam provides advice on how to deal with this situation.

Employees in South Africa have many rights against their employer - some argue too many. However, much less attention has been paid to the duties that employees have towards their employer. Many employees don't realise that the duty to protect the employer's interests increases the more senior the position. Ivan Israelstam explains employee duties.

The $250 million loan pledged by the World Bank to South Africa's power utitlity, Eskom in order to fund various renewable energy projects, is a positive sign of the level of investor confidence in the country according to Public Enterprize Minister Malusi Gigaba.

The first National Development Plan in South Africa is set to redefine the lives of its citizens by eradicating poverty, reducing inequality and combating the high unemployment rate by the year 2030.The plan has been commended by President Jacob Zuma.

Employers are familiar with the CCMA processes of conciliation and arbitration. The combined process of ConArb is less familiar, and may catch employers out if they are not prepared to immediately proceed to the second stage of arbitration. Ivan Israelstam explains what to watch out for and how to deal with a meeting set down as a "ConArb".

There has been a greater focus on the role of women in society and business and statistics show that while women across the globe are moving into management positions, in South Africa the transformational process is sad lacking. Des Squire addresses the future of women in business.


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