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Conquering the storm
"There are seven steps that can help steer any business through stormy waters, building resilience and a scalable business," says Pieter Scholtz, ActionCoach country partner for South Africa and Botswana, and speaker at The Business Show taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg on 6 and 7 September. 6 Sep 2023 Read more

The role of leadership in supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
In today's fast-paced and often disrupted work environment, mental health and overall wellness can't be avoided. It demands attention from employers and employees alike. Essentially, taking care of your own and your team members' well being means trying to help them stay in a toward state and switched on where they can function at their best (i.e. avoiding triggering the fight/flight/freeze response that put people in an away state and switch them off). 27 Jul 2023 Read more

New tourism group at IPRN: Specialised offer for international travel companies and destinations
  • The IPRN Tourism Group is made up of agencies with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector that aim to share high-value information, develop business in new markets and learn as much as possible from each other.
  • Innovation, development, technology, emerging media, artificial intelligence, new ways to reach the trade and consumers targeted... are some of the topics to be developed.
 11 Jul 2023 Read more

How leaders uphold brand reputation
The news that KWV CEO Boyce Lloyd has decided to step down from his position, ahead of schedule and following his wife's controversial appearance on the kykNET reality show Die Real Housewives van die Wynlande, has sparked a debate on how leaders impact the brands they are entrusted to represent. 21 Jun 2023 Read more

Global survey indicates positive outlook for public relations in 2023
Over the course of the pandemic, many communications agencies reduced staff complements, restructured or pivoted into new models of implementation. As the world became more and more digital, with marketing and communications' budgets cut, media owners also retrenched or shut down as advertising declined. The 'new normal' was a challenging communications landscape, but one that also brought opportunity with it. 1 Mar 2023 Read more

Lace Up for Cancer is back with the support of Life Healthcare
Lace Up for Cancer is back - and with it, your opportunity to get involved and make a difference! After a pause during the pandemic, the NGO Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) in collaboration with the Cancer Alliance and the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), are delighted to announce our leading sponsor, Life Healthcare, whose support is making the revival of this popular event possible. 1 Feb 2023 Read more

Global clubfoot experts to convene in South Africa during this year's 'Disability Awareness Month'
Celebrated annually, 'Disability Awareness Month' takes place globally from 3 November to 3 December. Its goal - to raise awareness for those suffering from disabilities, remove barriers and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through concrete action. 15 Nov 2022 Read more

Back to the future: keeping your hybrid teams switched on
As we emerged from the Covid-19 disruption, the "Great Resignation" and "Quiet Quitting" became phenomena that shaped our new world of work. People re-evaluated what fulfils them and prioritised finding work-life balance. In the Microsoft 2022 Work Trend Index, work trends based on data from 31,000 people across 31 countries were analysed. 15 Nov 2022 Read more

APCA and WHPCA set to host the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference this August
It is now just two months until the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference! Communications in South Africa are supported and sponsored by the Hospice Palliative Care Association. 4 Jul 2022 Read more

It takes a village
World Clubfoot Day highlights the importance of public and private sector support. 7 Jun 2022 Read more

Changing perceptions about palliative care
Prior to 2020, within many cultures, death was a sanitised topic and one that did not get much mainstream airtime. The global Covid-19 pandemic changed that, with conversations about mortality increasingly taking place within homes and around the globe. These conversations mirrored the ones had by the medical profession as medical and healthcare staff experienced levels of death that were, for many, unprecedented. 4 May 2022 Read more

The role of loyalty programmes in sustaining non-profit organisations
Steps Clubfoot Care is a non-profit organisation that focuses on facilitating access to clubfoot treatment for South African children. They are also a My School beneficiary, the loyalty programme that South Africans know about through the Woolworths brand. Whilst many of us "swipe" for purchases with a link to our favoured charities, it is little known how valuable that swipe can be. 4 Apr 2022 Read more

7th International African Palliative Care Conference registration and call for abstracts
The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) announces that the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference, co-hosted with the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, will take place on the 24-26 August 2022 in Kampala, Uganda. 11 Mar 2022 Read more

7 trends to ensure a thriving workplace in 2022
In 2021, we expected life to return to normal. We survived 2020, Covid-19 protocols were second nature, vaccines were being rolled out, and we were making plans to get our teams back into office. But the year brought far more unpredictability than expected, and with new Covid-19 variants came renewed challenges and regulations. Clearly, life was not returning to (our version of) normal any time soon. 2 Mar 2022 Read more

Breast cancer and Covid-19 - A look back and reflection
For two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has been raging. It has, without a doubt, had a far-reaching impact on our lives. It has also, unfortunately, had an effect on those individuals affected by breast cancer. 3 Feb 2022 Read more

Leadership now: Lessons from 2021 and preparing for the future
As I reflect on 2021, the main word that comes to mind is "survival". Even as the world ramped up to continue its fight against Covid-19, corporate leaders in South Africa found other challenges waiting in the wings - an economic downturn, political unrest, violence and looting. Still, as I weigh up 2021, I see a year of great contemplation, awakening and resilience. Although change was forced, extreme and reactive, this disruption allowed something incredible to emerge - we learned to work in an entirely different way. 7 Dec 2021 Read more

Changemakers Hub invites you to 'be the change' - one EcoBrick and one community at a time
On 19 November, the ChangeMakers Hub 'Impact Accelerator Programme' was launched. In partnership with Cederberg Municipality, it is a pilot changemaking project that addresses multiple sustainable development goals. Held at Driehoek Garden in Clanwilliam - the Clanwilliam Legacy Garden, this project's first initiative, was unveiled. 30 Nov 2021 Read more

Gender-based violence - South Africa's second pandemic
The onslaught of Covid-19 has served to highlight shortcomings across many areas within South African society - with the topic of gender-based violence (GBV) playing a prominent role. Despite research indicating that South Africa has, over the years, taken action to promote gender equality and women's rights - with several legislations in place to address GBV well before 2019, GBV remains unacceptably high. 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Shining the light on Early Childhood Development (ECD) this Universal Children's Day
Universal Children's Day is a global initiative held annually on 20 November. With its key focus on 'investing in our future means investing in our children', it serves to promote togetherness around the world, awareness of the problems children face and to improve the welfare of all children. 22 Nov 2021 Read more

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