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Environmental Affairs Minister, Dr Edna Molewa, says transformation of the biodiversity sector is a necessity in a changing world.

 

 

Sometime in January a very enterprising young man reached out to me via the Facebook Higher Self page. Prince is a 20-year-old Electronics and Electrical Engineering student who has achieved more in his two decades on Mother Earth than most people do in a lifetime.

"Don't miss the arbitration hearing! It may well continue without you." Good advice from Ivan Israelstam this week. But what should you do if you didn't receive the notice of the arbitration hearing? Ivan explains how to proceed with a rescission application.   

Cultural thinkers will gather next week to look ‘beyond the creative economy’ at the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) 2018 international conference in Port Elizabeth.

Deputy President-designate David Mabuza was among several ANC and opposition leaders, who were sworn in as Members of Parliament in Speaker Baleka Mbete’s office in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced who is in and who is out when he selects his national Cabinet.

I think I speak for all of South Africa when I say President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (SONA), on 16 February, was truly inspiring.

At some time or other, most employers are faced with the decision on whether dishonesty by an employee warrants dismissal. This week Ivan Israelstam explains what the Code of Good Practice Dismissal requires employers to take into account. Ivan also explains the importance of mitigating factors that need to be taken into account before an employer makes the decision to dismiss.

  

When the Wonder Women movie was released, I didn’t expect much of it, but I was delightfully surprised by the portrayal of this superhero.

Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

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The National Budget 2018 includes targets for enrollment at public universities and colleges over the coming 3-year period.

The National Health Insurance (NHI) has been allocated an additional R4.2 billion which will be funded through an amendment to the medical tax credit, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

Government will phase in fee-free higher education and training to students from poor and working-class families.

With an improved economic outlook, South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to come in at 1% in 2018, up from the 0.7% projected last year, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced an increase on excise duties that will leave smokers and drinkers with a hangover.

Budget 2018 brought bad news for consumers with the first increase in Value Added Tax in 25 years.

Government will continue to support local companies to grow through a range of incentive packages, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

 

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will this week table the 2018 Budget in Parliament. The much anticipated budget will be tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday 21st February 2018.

The positive news in the lead-up to the 2018 Budget Speech is that the broad macro-economic environment is less confining than this time last year.

Leadership change expert Tracey Swanepoel is delighted to announce that she will be hosting a two-day leadership workshop for women, to be held at the Johannesburg Country Club on 19-20 March 2018.

South Africa's newly elected President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament tonight, amid high expectations and enthusiasm.

The new President of the country will be sworn in at 2pm today. This follows the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday night.

President Jacob Zuma has tendered his resignation as the head of State in the Republic of South Africa after nine years in office.

Disciplinary hearings can be difficult situations for employers to handle.  Management who have been trained in the labour law and disciplinary processes stand the best chance of managing the difficulties that may arise. This week Ivan Israelstam makes these points and how disciplinary disruptions should be handled.

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