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A well-run function will promote the image of company in the eyes of your clients. But a badly-run function could do significant damage. In "How to ensure foreign tourists do not get eaten and the keynote speaker does not go to jail ...and other essentials to organising effective functions," BizTech have some important tips to help you succeed.

How do companies ensure that relevant education and training is correctly and efficiently implemented and led by appropriately qualified staff, resources and management, without a myriad of frightening legislative instructions preventing progress? The NQF Support Link has been developed to meet this challenge.

A public-private partnership with government aims to encourage long-term savings for education, as well as access to Further Education Training (FET) colleges and universities. The scheme will see the state match the regular monthly savings that parents invest for their children?s education at university or FET college.

In less than two weeks, consumers who want to know their credit status will be able to obtain one free from a credit bureau, as one of the implications of the National Credit Act. The credit bureaux will also have to remove information about certain small debts and paid-up judgments by 1 June - all because of the new National Credit Act.

Tobacco is a major public health priority and remains the leading cause of preventable death globally, said the World Health Organisation (WHO). "Tobacco is currently responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (approx five million deaths each year). "If current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some ten million deaths each year by 2020.

Three German transport experts will visit the Eastern Cape to share ideas and possible scenarios towards coordinated planning of a proposed Provincial Transport Demand Management Plan for 2010.

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is to get sharper teeth under a new amendment bill in its battle against money laundering, terrorist financing and other crimes it detects through the paper trials left by suspicious financial transactions, parliament heard.

Integr8 FAX, a member of the Integr8 Group housing Integr8 IT, South Africa?s largest privately BEE owned national Information Technology network integration and infrastructure management specialist, is helping to improve the efficiency of ICT infrastructure within the business, government and education sectors.

Virtual tuition or e-learning, study by way of the Internet and video conferencing technology, is gaining popularity in the market. Teryl Schroenn, MD at Accsys, a national provider of HR and payroll management software, says this is a practical and convenient approach to addressing skills shortages.

Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Sunday led South Africa?s observance of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Durban. "Leading the Way to a World without AIDS!' is this year's International Candlelight Memorial Day theme, emphasising the quest for a generation free from HIV and AIDS.

A delegation of Labour Department employees from around the country will next Wednesday, 30 May jet out on a two-week skills empowerment programme to Cuba. The 10 Employment Services Practitioners (ESPs) will be accompanied by 10 managers and the Mpumalanga Provincial Executive Manager.

The Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Elizabeth Mataka, has been appointed as the new United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said special envoys assist to mobilise and strengthen responses by working with a wide range of partners, including governments and civil society.

Government is improving its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to deliver efficient services ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi announced a Next Generation Network (NGN) would replace the current Government Common Core Network (GCCN).

Allan Gray has established ten annual scholarships worth a total of R1.25 million exclusively for full-time MBA students at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). Allan Gray has been providing funding for previously disadvantaged students at the UCT GSB for a number of years, and the ten newly formed scholarships are a consolidation of the company's funding input to the business school.

South African researchers now have the advantage of using massive computing power in their quest for new knowledge and applications. This is as a result of a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and its partners in creating the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), which is the first of its kind in the country.

A total of 674 Department of Labour inspectors are currently being trained to enforce compliance with the newly promulgated sectoral determination in the hospitality sector.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged policymakers and industry leaders to work with young people to give them access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In his message of support for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Mr Ban said in many instances, young people were the driving force behind innovation in the development and use of new technologies.

More than 6.3 million South Africans over the age of 15 years have hypertension also known as high blood pressure. This was revealed by the Southern African Hypertension Society. The occasion aims to raise awareness about high blood pressure and its consequences.

Integ8 IT, South Africa?s largest privately-owned national Information Technology network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has sponsored IT infrastructure towards the Savoy Waverly Active Protection (SWAP) crime-fighting initiative.

Following this week's announcement by Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana about the minimum wages for the hospitality industry workers, the Department of Labour wishes to point out that the information as reflected in the Cape Times is absolutely incorrect. The sectoral determination sets only two levels of wages.


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