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Leadership today is driven by an important principle - it happens at all levels of the organisation, irrespective of its size. Wikus van Vuuren, Director: Quality and Compliance at GIMT explains that any organisation which believes effective leadership revolves around the executive team only, is sadly mistaken.

The Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka introduced the government's Asgisa programme to the media on the 6th of February in parliament.

The Umsobomvu Youth Fund?s re-launch of its CV database and efforts made to raise awareness about it, especially to township youth, seems to be paying off.

A Durban surfer has embarked on a programme to take children who live on the streets away from their harsh living conditions and teach them how to surf.

A database of unemployed graduates is to be compiled to assist in enrolling up to 4 000 of them into learnerships next year.

Mpumalanga is continuing its successful policy of offering bursaries to school-leavers who want to be veterinary nurses, to address the shortage of state vets and other animal specialists in the province.

All beneficiaries of the Unemployment Insurance Fund will no longer stand in queues for payments, but will now receive what is due to them electronically.

Sir Richard Branson was on hand to witness the launch of an entrepreneurship school that bears his name. This world first is situated in Johannesburg and falls under the care of the dynamic team that made Cida City Campus the success that it is.

Who is really the employer in a triangular employment relationship, and how do we ensure that atypical workers can still earn a decent wage? These are some of the issues addressed by Minister of Labour, Membathisi Mdladlana in his address to the Irasa national conference.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has announced a "big" adjustment in the maximum earnings level for the Unemployment Insurance Fund beneficiaries, which is hoped to contribute towards alleviating poverty in the country.



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