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Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute
Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, will next week meet with all parties involved in the ongoing labour disputes at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

19 hours ago

How to practise good business
How to practise good business

The Gupta saga and ethical indiscretions at Steinhoff, McKinsey and KPMG have most recently shone the spotlight on unethical business practises in South Africa...

23 hours ago

Joburg ombudsman quits after legal battle
Joburg ombudsman quits after legal battle

Johannesburg's municipal ombudsman, S'du Gumede, resigned on Monday after a long legal battle with the City of Johannesburg after being suspended in May 2017...

By Claudi Mailovich 1 day ago

Reassessing recruitment criteria to land the right talent
Reassessing recruitment criteria to land the right talent

While the world of work and higher education has seen much transformation in recent years, many employers and recruiters have not yet reviewed their selection criteria, and are potentially missing out on the most ideal talent for the position...

2 days ago

Announcing the 2018 FNB Business Innovation Awards' judges
Announcing the 2018 FNB Business Innovation Awards' judges

The five judges presiding over the selection process to determine the 2018 winner of FNB Business Innovation Awards (BIA) have been named. The awards are supported by Endeavor South Africa (EndeavorSA)...

3 days ago

Misconduct by Saica members who worked for KPMG must be exposed: Terence Nombembe says
Misconduct by Saica members who worked for KPMG must be exposed: Terence Nombembe says

The CEO of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica), Terence Nombembe, has called on the Ntsebeza inquiry to leave no stone unturned...

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

What constitutes "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act?
What constitutes "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act?

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act in the case of Lou-Anndree John v Afrox Oxygen Limited...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Lauren Salt 19 Feb 2018

Epilepsy in the workplace - to disclose or not to disclose?
Epilepsy in the workplace - to disclose or not to disclose?

Following the observance of National Epilepsy Week this past week (12-18 February), as well as International Epilepsy Day (12 February), it's time to take a closer look at the condition that affects one out of every 100 South Africans and explore the issues around disclosure.

19 Feb 2018

Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine
Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine

The Department of Mineral Resources has dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager, Aubrey Tshivhandekano...

By Allan Seccombe 19 Feb 2018

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing
After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

By Tamar Kahn 16 Feb 2018

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Tumi Menyatswe. Image: Twitter
New leadership, operations team for Silicon Cape

Silicon Cape has appointed four new females to its leadership. The new leadership and operations team will be led by Kerry Petrie as interim general manager and Tumi Boitumelo Menyatswe as ecosystem manager...

16 Feb 2018

Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups
Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups

The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility, meaning 2018 holds promise of increased opportunities for local SMEs...

By Tom Jackson 16 Feb 2018

Enter the Village Road entrepreneurial competition
Enter the Village Road entrepreneurial competition

In celebration of their collaboration at Village Road, The Workspace and MiWay are launching a competition that will provide a major boost for the winning South African entrepreneur...

15 Feb 2018

Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'
Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk says he plans to defend his "name and reputation", following his suspension by the business's board pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry...

By Hanna Ziady 15 Feb 2018

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?
Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

With Jacob Zuma finally resigning from the presidency following pressure from the ANC NEC, the question arises on his possible legal remedies should he feel aggrieved at being compelled to vacate his office and official residence...

By Johan Botes 15 Feb 2018

Sean Jones, managing director of the Artisan Training Institute (ATI)
Still a ways to go for gender equality underground

Women are participating more actively in the South African mining industry compared to 15 years ago...

15 Feb 2018

Prasa to get a new permanent board 'soon'
Prasa to get a new permanent board 'soon'

A permanent board will soon be installed at the Passenger Rail Agency SA (Prasa), Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga says...

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Feb 2018

Is shrinking labour force the reason for unemployment rate drop?
Is shrinking labour force the reason for unemployment rate drop?

Trade union UASA believes the results of Statistics SA's quarterly labour force survey, which yesterday announced a drop in SA's unemployment figure to 26.7%, could be misleading...

14 Feb 2018

Unemployment eases in the last quarter of 2017
Unemployment eases in the last quarter of 2017

South Africa's unemployment rate eased to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

14 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications
#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications

Ex-Sports Illustrated editor and Heat magazine editorial director, Brendan Cooper now heads up New Media's internal communications division...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Feb 2018

East Cape seeks to fill 1800 posts at hospitals
East Cape seeks to fill 1800 posts at hospitals

The provincial Department of Health has set aside R300-million to fill more than 1800 critical posts...

13 Feb 2018

Microsoft 4Afrika launches AppFactory in Kenya
Microsoft 4Afrika launches AppFactory in Kenya

The United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa), in collaboration with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, has launched Kenya's first AppFactory at the Incubation and Innovation Center (I2C) in Nairobi, aimed at improving local IT skills...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

Thuthukani Ndebele, head of research at the South African Institute of Race Relations
Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining...

By Thuthukani Ndebele 13 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

Can you restrain without a restraint?
Can you restrain without a restraint?

The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether an employer could restrain its former employees from commencing employment with its competitors, without having an agreed restraint of trade...

By Motheo Mfikoe 13 Feb 2018

A closer look at 2018 recruitment trends
A closer look at 2018 recruitment trends

While top talent will always be an objective of recruitment, technology, big data and new generations entering the workplace means that the industry is dynamic and constantly evolving...

By Jake Willis 13 Feb 2018

Tax break for voluntarily retrenched employees
Tax break for voluntarily retrenched employees

Sait recently made submissions to Sars regarding the tax treatment of amounts received in consequence of voluntary retrenchments. Sait has received clarification that voluntary severance packages qualify as severance benefits...

By Joon Chong, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Nivaani Moodley a 12 Feb 2018

Acsa trio face the chop following inquiry
Acsa trio face the chop following inquiry

Three employees at Airports Company SA (Acsa) face the axe after a disciplinary inquiry found them guilty of flouting supply chain rules and failing to obtain authorisation to participate in an Acsa empowerment scheme...

By Moyagabo Maake 12 Feb 2018

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