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Why SA's youth need to pursue specialised skills and expertise

In its recent investigation into local youth unemployment and the skills gap, Barloworld Logistics explored the rise of niche skills and questioned whether South Africa is supporting the youth with regards to their obtainment...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 24 Apr 2017

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 24 Apr 2017

Learnerships key to combating 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.

20 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

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

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

Netherlands Minister participates in roundtable conversation on Cape Town startup scene

Minister Koenders showed significant interest in the “attractions of Cape Town as a business destination” and was “impressed with how the Dutch entrepreneurs were facing their challenges in the local market.”

13 Apr 2017

SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women

The top 20 nominees in the “Imbokodo Iyazenzela” Women in SMMEs Awards 2016 were hosted at a business skills development workshop in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 13 Apr 2017

How to empower employees in the digital age

The evolving business landscape and the addition of advanced digital tools are spurring the need for new skills in order to empower employees and businesses alike...

13 Apr 2017

New skills networking platform for healthcare funders

The Board of Healthcare Funders has established a networking platorms where middle managers can share ideas and hone skills...

13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Drone industry closing the skills gap through training

A plethora of job opportunities exists for drone pilots, an untapped sector ready and waiting to train students, address the lack of skills in the industry, and boost the country's employment rate.

12 Apr 2017

Playing Minecraft today will prevent R2D2 taking your job tomorrow

Technology has deeply embedded itself within the modern workplace, enabling companies of all sizes to use innovation to disrupt the market, tackle challenges, take up opportunities and create demand for their offerings...

By Stephen Reid 12 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 20 Apr 2017

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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