Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power. She manages high-level strategic collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including funding partners, communities and local business on all aspects of socio-economic development in the areas where the company's wind farm projects are located.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it
Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it

While being caught shoplifting or driving under the influence when you were a teen may not have seemed like such a big deal back then, these minor offences can come back to bite you when trying to move up the career ladder.

2 days ago

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#WomensMonth: SA companies fail in C-suite gender equality

Women remain grossly under-represented at the executive level of corporate South Africa. In fact, only one of the country's JSE Top 40 listed companies is led by a woman CEO, namely Maria Ramos of Absa Group. In addition, 31% of South African companies fail to have any female representation in senior leadership roles whilst female directorships fell from 21% in 2015 to 19% (85% non-executive) in 2017.

3 days ago

Africa's Leaders in HR Series: Onboarding - Part 2
Africa's Leaders in HR Series: Onboarding - Part 2

"Africa's Top Employers strive to improve the lives of others, beyond just their own walls."
Billy Elliott, Country Manager Africa, Top Employers Institute

Issued by Top Employers Institute 13 Aug 2018

Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal
Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Shaun Abrahams' appointment as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was constitutionally invalid and has subsequently dismissed his appeal with costs.

13 Aug 2018

Women don't need to 'grow a pair' to be successful
Women don't need to 'grow a pair' to be successful

"As women, we are often told we need to grow a pair of balls if we want to succeed in the business world. While it is true that to get ahead, all business people need to be robust, tenacious and tough, women should not buy into the fallacy that they need to mimic men to achieve great success. We bring a different type of strength and value to the business environment and statistics show that women in business contribute significantly to the bottom line," says Jennifer Da Mata, managing director of Strata-G Labour Solutions.

13 Aug 2018

#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace
#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace

The negative impact of code-switching and tokenism, why females speak almost three times as many words a day as men and how to deal with queen bees in the workplace were hot topics at the most recent Future Females Cape Town morning session. Here's what you missed!

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura
#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura

Bravura launched its Corporate Finance Graduate Academy this Women's Month with the aim to empower black women through its specialised programme and help launch their careers in the world of corporate finance.

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Aug 2018

Inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards announces shortlist
Inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards announces shortlist

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), in partnership with Investec, has released the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards, which will take place on 8 November 2018.

10 Aug 2018

A look at gender pay legislation around the world
A look at gender pay legislation around the world

The World Economic Forum's most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress. Paradoxically, this trend is occurring even while many governments are doubling their efforts to narrow the gender pay gap.

By Lauren Salt 10 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms.

By Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

Jack Ma Foundation launches Netpreneur Prize
Jack Ma Foundation launches Netpreneur Prize

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman, launched the Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions Netpreneur Prize, a program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working to address Africa's most important challenges and further its digital economy through local entrepreneurship. The prize was announced at the recent "Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions" conference.

10 Aug 2018