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Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

3 hours ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

3 days ago

Dealing with weed in the workplace

In the last few weeks, several news outlets have suggested that the use of cannabis is now legal. Before employees are emboldened to light up, it's important to note that this isn't what the High Court found...

By Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 2 days ago

Great ideas for improving health and wellness at work

No matter the size of your business, there is no limit to the strategies you can employ to show your staff members that you care about their health...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Applying for a creative role? Here's what to do

Communications agencies are always on the lookout for fresh new talent, but there are many reasons why your CV and cover note could be stopping you getting a slice of the action...

By Emma Glover 3 days ago

Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal

Government says it has noted the comments made by the former COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and a group of artists during a media briefing held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

3 days ago

Learnerships key to combatting youth unemployment

With 50.9% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.

3 days ago

Seven tips to protect your business against personal injury claims

A personal injury claim can cause you emotional and financial woes as a business owner. It gets worse when the image of your company is on the line...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 3 days ago

Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula

The 2016 report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed that educational institutions worldwide are failing to equip learners with the global competencies they will need to be employable in coming years...

19 Apr 2017

The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ

Due to heavy expansion in South Africa and globally, The Talent Boom, global creative, digital and tech headhunting firm is excited to announce the opening of a new division dedicated to servicing fintech and financial services...

Issued by The Talent Boom 19 Apr 2017

Ntlemeza still intent on going back to work

Former head of the Hawks Berning Ntlemeza is still on leave and will approach the courts if he is stopped from returning to work next week, his lawyer Comfort Ngidi said on Tuesday...

By Genevieve Quintal 19 Apr 2017

Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades

The tourism and hospitality industry's most important and visible competitive advantage is not found in flashy foyers but in the capability of its people...

By Peter van Nieuwenhuizen 19 Apr 2017

Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 Awards open for entries!

The women's entrepreneur competition, Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 has opened for entries. The competition, sponsored by Fairlady, in partnership with Santam, seeks businesswomen making waves in the South African small business landscape...

18 Apr 2017

The need for skilled individuals in the tyre industry

The South African job market is becoming ever more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot...

By Nobuzwe Mangcu 18 Apr 2017

Sama KZN to protest the sorry state of healthcare in the province

To highlight the poor state of public healthcare in the province, the Sama KwaZulu-Natal coastal branch will embark on a protest march on 5 May...

18 Apr 2017

Varsity has six months to hire LLB lecturers

The Walter Sisulu University has six months to hire required academic staff to teach LLB or face losing accreditation to offer the course...

18 Apr 2017

Paving the road ahead for young entrepreneurs

As part of its investigation into skills and youth unemployment in South Africa, Barloworld Logistics recently conducted a Youth Pulse survey, to gain insight into the concerns and aspirations of our students...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 Apr 2017

Office workers need fresh air to stay productive

People who work in poorly-ventilated offices with higher levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly lower cognitive functioning which severely damages their productivity...

18 Apr 2017

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International

Things to consider when it comes to starting a business internationally

While starting your business in the United States is a routine matter if you are an American citizen, there are many more things to consider when starting a business in another country.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Things that small business owners should know about health insurance

Any company that has no less than two but no more than fifty full-time employees is classified as a small business. If you operate a small business, you have to know what the rules are when it comes to health insurance. It'll be tough to find the best health insurance quotes in California if you don't know what you're getting yourself into.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

12 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for the second consecutive year.

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

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