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Degree fraudsters to face the music

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says serious action will be taken against those who have fake qualification certificates...

13 hours ago

Heads to roll over unissued TVET certificates

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against the officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated from TVET colleges...

18 hours ago

R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle...

14 hours ago

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

1 day ago

Apple 'spaceship' headquarters readies for boarding

Apple on Wednesday announced that workers will start boarding its futuristic new "spaceship" campus in Silicon Valley in April, fulfilling a vision set out by late founder Steve Jobs...

1 day ago

Empowerment is not just whitewashing

In 2015 the Department of Trade and Industry announced amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes. As much as BEE has been a part of the business language for about 13 years, these latest changes reflect that government views business ownership as an integral element to transform the South African economy...

By Stacey Davidson 2 days ago

Big data and social media: The new normal for HR

Big data and social media are buzzwords reverberating throughout the business world today, and for good reason...

By Phil de Kock 2 days ago

#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million...

2 days ago

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients.

2 days ago

Court puts its foot down on sexual harassment

In the case of MEC for Education v M (JA37/2012), a school principal was disciplined for sexually harassing a fellow teacher. A disciplinary hearing was held and he was dismissed...

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 2 days ago

Top five things employees want in their workplace

A recent survey of office workers across South Africa has revealed the top five things people want from their office space...

3 days ago

MA(SA) upgrades marketing designations, launches masterclasses, workshops

The Marketing Association of South Africa is upgrading its Chartered Marketer and Marketing Practitioner South Africa professional designations, launching an all new Marketing Co-ordinator (SA) designation...

3 days ago

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...

By Johan Botes 3 days ago

Burson-Marsteller SA's new programme searches for CEO-in-training

Burson-Marsteller have launched the Cornerstones Executive Development Programme, designed to develop the future generation of leadership of the firm in South Africa...

3 days ago

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Minister fires Acsa directors

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has dismissed four Airports Company SA (Acsa) board members, capping a dramatic week in which the non-executive directors thought they had been granted a reprieve...

By Xolisa Phillip 20 Feb 2017

Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards

The second round of the pan-African competition in PR and HR is open for submissions until 22 February 2017...

Issued by African Excellence Awards 20 Feb 2017

Skills, job opportunities for Gauteng youth

Gauteng government partnerships will provide thousands of young people with training and job opportunities while empowering them with the relevant skills needed in the job market...

20 Feb 2017

Parliament sets the record straight on bursaries for staff

Parliament on Sunday refuted the claims made in several media reports over the criteria used to allocate bursaries...

20 Feb 2017

Startup founders need to focus on downtime to uncover opportunities

When was the last time you spent an entire day without thinking about your business? If you're still working on an answer to that question, chances are you're an entrepreneur...

By Ryan Kh 17 Feb 2017

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