Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you fired
Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you fired

In the recent matter, Ndzimande and Others v Didben N.O and Others (2 April 2019), the Labour Court considered the dismissal of three employees who made disparaging statements about their employer on public radio. The Labour Court ultimately upheld the arbitration award of the CCMA, which dismissed the employees. Key facts to the finding were that: there was a policy related to external communications by employees; the employees in question understood the consequences of breaching this code and made statements which were false, malicious and damaging to the employer's reputation. The decision is important for employees and employers alike.

By Kirsten Eiser and Shane Johnson 15 hours ago

Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO
Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO

Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape has been appointed as Massmart's new chief executive officer and executive director of the company. He will start on the first day of the month following the date of approval and grant of his intra-company transfer permit and visa to work in South Africa.

16 hours ago

Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape Town
Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape Town

Business owners and entrepreneurs will gather at the Entrepreneurs Indaba in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 May 2019, to grow their businesses and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

Issued by Event Partners 17 hours ago

Prime time: are you using yours effectively?
Prime time: are you using yours effectively?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on - and be honest, really honest.

By Jane Stevenson 19 hours ago

When times are tough, start a side hustle
When times are tough, start a side hustle

According to the 2019 Global Digital Report, 54% of the South African population are internet users - that's 31 million people all searching for products and services online every day.

19 hours ago

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa.

19 hours ago

Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart
Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart

Yoco believes that unless they are providing significant, ongoing, and measurable value to entrepreneurs and their small businesses, they're not meeting their mandate. As such, Yoco is pioneering a new way to engage: its #JustStart campaign.

2 days ago

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme, focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands, is open to all designers living or working in Africa.

2 days ago

How I applied for a job that didn't exist
How I applied for a job that didn't exist

There has never been a better time to be a professional in the world today. We've all heard of the saying; "The internet has levelled the playing field". We sometimes get bogged down in the trenches of the internet conversation, getting sidetracked and forgetting about the possibilities of the internet.

By Bogosi Motshegwa 2 days ago

Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on
Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, and fintech gurus are all facing the reality that their enterprises need to understand and effectively respond to disruption, uncertainty, and rapid technological advancement if they are to avoid obsolescence. But too many don't have a strategy for innovation and instead go for a try-it-all approach which is counter-productive.

By Debbie Goodman-Bhyat 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow. The Innocircle team guides entrepreneurs to develop and implement effective, tangible and measurable strategies for customer-driven innovation, business model innovation and the development of sustainable competitive advantage.

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

PG tackles youth unemployment collaborating with YES
PG tackles youth unemployment collaborating with YES

The PG Group (PG) has heeded President Cyril Ramaphosa's call to create new work opportunities for the country's vast number of unemployed youth. In collaboration with the Youth Employment Service (YES), PG is creating job opportunities across all its business divisions nationwide.

3 days ago

Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraud

Considered a scourge in the job market, the act of CV fraud is the attempt of a job applicant to submit false information as fact. Qualification fraud, in particular, has featured significantly in media reports in the last few years as high-ranking individuals from the corporate and public sectors were found to have doctored their CVs to secure positions which they may not have been eligible for.

Issued by LexisNexis 17 May 2019