Golden handshake for Eskom boss on table
Golden handshake for Eskom boss on table

Embattled electricity producer Eskom, which has described its financial situation as "very dire", is in secret discussions to terminate the employment of controversial executive Matshela Koko.

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 2 days ago

Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes
Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) and the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) have joined forces to shut down the University of SA (Unisa).

By Sipho Mabena 3 days ago

How to fill SA's immediate skills gap
How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals. It is therefore to every business and professional body's benefit to engage with government to make work visa applications as easy as possible.

By Marisa Jacobs 3 days ago

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator
Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairperson
Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairperson

KPMG South Africa announced the appointment of a new chairperson and independent director on Wednesday.

By Nico Gous 3 days ago

#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace
#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace

The mouse maze of cubicles of yesteryear are long gone, but the open plan office that replaced it has proven to have its fair share of issues too. Here's a look at workspace trends for the coming year.

By Linda Trim 17 Jan 2018

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry
What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced by Department of Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018?

17 Jan 2018

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?
Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa, it's front-page news because women's progress in business leadership on the continent continues to be achingly slow.

By Kwamboka Oyaro 16 Jan 2018

10 lessons from a successful crowdfunding campaign
10 lessons from a successful crowdfunding campaign

After about 45 days of extreme effort, intense co-ordinating, crazy ideas and good luck, we managed to complete the most successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign in South Africa to date with Sugarbird Gin. I wanted to reflect on the learning in contrast to what what we expected going in to the campaign.

By Rob Heyns 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How to get more value from your PR partner
#BizTrends2018: How to get more value from your PR partner

Your PR agency should be able to deliver a full spectrum communication service that can play a pivotal role in most areas of your business. If not, rethink how to use your PR partner to ensure you are taking advantage of their specific skills set.

By Jane Belchers and Jane Gordon 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018

The internal communications sector has to gear up to deal with a whole new world of communication.

By Brendan Cooper 16 Jan 2018

Labour Law amendments give new families more time to bond
Labour Law amendments give new families more time to bond

In November last year, the Labour Law Amendment Act, 2015 was passed by Parliament. While the media has mostly focused on the right to longer leave for new fathers, the provisions cover a broader spectrum of concerns.

15 Jan 2018

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of. There may be other plausible reasons justifying pay differential such as a difference in workload which justifies the difference in pay between employees.

By Jacques van Wyk 15 Jan 2018