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Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda
Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year's focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa's youth...

2 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa
Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria
Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria

SAP Africa Code Week has collaborated with Nigeria's Niger and Taraba State Governments to bring digital skills training to teachers in the country's northern provinces for the first time...

26 Sep 2019

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset
Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

Personal brand leads organisational brand
Personal brand leads organisational brand

There's a lot of emphasis on personal brand these days, which is not surprising given the power of social media networking...

By Johnny Johnson 30 Jul 2019

What we can do about the global skills mismatch
What we can do about the global skills mismatch

For too long, HR experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue...

By Tatyana Terentyeva 22 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

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#AfricaMonth: How to do business in Africa

Addressing the well-being needs of Africans through a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent will unlock future value...

31 May 2019

Improving proportion of women in management on Nestlé's agenda
Improving proportion of women in management on Nestlé's agenda

Nestlé has laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. As part of its activities to highlight International Women's Day 2019...

8 Mar 2019

How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs
How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs

YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. Here's how the C-Suite in general and media creative specifically can take the theme to heart and make a difference through positive change in society beyond the bottom line...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Mar 2019

Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa
Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa

80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030, according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA...

28 Feb 2019

5 ways AI is changing the workplace
5 ways AI is changing the workplace

Every now and again, a rising technology comes along and fundamentally changes the way we work. Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been at the forefront of recent discussion...

By Farren Roper 13 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is the future recruiter an expert marketeer armed with AI tools?

I was discussing a unique and rather exciting senior management vacancy with a candidate we'd headhunted when he blurted out the following...

By Dela Atubra 18 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

Women under-represented in the African power sector
Women under-represented in the African power sector

Integrating gender in the power sector would create opportunities for women and strengthen the sector to support improved healthcare, education and entrepreneurial opportunities...

31 Oct 2018

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Digital culture makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives

What too many organisations overlook when embarking on a digital transformation is the cultural and leadership readiness for the change. Both are essential to the success of any initiative...

By Jonathan Houston 26 Sep 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018

Generation Z will transform African business
Generation Z will transform African business

The next-generation workforce is set to drive positive change for Africa's enterprises...

3 Jul 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

The macro factors shaping Africa's unique talent trends
The macro factors shaping Africa's unique talent trends

The world is in an age the business of disruption. A good example of this can be seen in the Starbucks business model, which is beginning to pivot...

By Nicol Mullins 15 May 2018

Dion Chang speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR - Dion Chang

Employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution...

11 May 2018

Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes
Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes

The second edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting local and regional governments was held at the Be Live hotel in Saidia, Morocco last week, where delegates participated in the creation of the Local Africa HR-Net...

3 May 2018

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

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Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors

The back-breaking jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors are some of the most dangerous. To reduce health risks, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety...

19 Apr 2018

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