A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers.

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Raizcorp hosted entrepreneurs and ad people on Friday morning, 8 June, for the second talk in the Loeries Creativity Series at its offices in Sandton. This time, Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shared her thoughts on the power of creative thinking, what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua, everything from: feelings of fear, doubt and inferiority, consciously turning these into hunger, trust and vulnerability; dealing with dictators; running in high heels; and what it's like to be a woman of colour in the South African context.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe
Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe

NEWSWATCH: Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

13 Jun 2018

Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training apps
Why we cannot ignore the benefits of cloud-based training apps

Despite the fact that Africa's e-learning market doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching $513 million, the continent's three biggest economies, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are not yet moving their training applications to the cloud en masse.

By Matthew Barker 13 Jun 2018

Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative
Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative

The Shoprite Group's Retail Readiness programme, launched in February 2016, is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) by the end of June to enter the retail sector or start their own business.

13 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Raizcorp hosted entrepreneurs and ad people on Friday morning, 8 June, for the second talk in the Loeries Creativity Series at its offices in Sandton. This time, Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shared her thoughts on the power of creative thinking, what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua, everything from: feelings of fear, doubt and inferiority, consciously turning these into hunger, trust and vulnerability; dealing with dictators; running in high heels; and what it's like to be a woman of colour in the South African context.

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits
Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months.

By Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the South African fashion retailer and The Startup Hatchery, a virtual business incubator.

12 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries.

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

Unions, government reach wage agreement
Unions, government reach wage agreement

Labour unions and government have on Friday signed a three-year wage agreement, bringing an end to the lengthy wage negotiation process.

11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. The book is the first of many of these guides and is written by Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed, and published by Xero and Heavy Chef.

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: All you need to know to #unstereotype advertising
#FairnessFirst: All you need to know to #unstereotype advertising

The Unstereotype Alliance launched at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity last year and has just joined Twitter. The World Federation of Advertisers has also released a guide that makes the social and business case for 'unstereotyping' ads. Here's why you need to download, absorb and implement it, now!

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2018