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The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplace
The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplaceArticle

Firstly, what is EQ and what is SQ...?

Julia Kerr Henkel 3 May 2021

Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopen
Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopenArticle

School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week...

3 May 2021

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Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversyArticle

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

KZN pupil faces the music for bullying
KZN pupil faces the music for bullyingArticle

The Mahlabathini Magistrates Court in KwaZulu-Natal has slapped a pupil with a community-based sentence of 12 months, after she was convicted of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm...

21 Apr 2021

Meet SuperMash, the world's youngest person to do a TEDx talk
Meet SuperMash, the world's youngest person to do a TEDx talkArticle

Prince Mashawana, known as SuperMash, is Africa's first Black child superhero, and will become the youngest person in the world ever to do a TEDx talk...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2021

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Smash burger dispute: Rocomamas to meet with food truck ownerArticle

RocoMamas will meet with Rack n Grill food truck owner Muammer Kasu on 20 April, after the Spur-owned burger franchise was called out for "corporate bullying tactics"...

19 Apr 2021

Australian mining executive Mark Caruso, in the snake-skin boots, at a community meeting in Lutzville in February 2019. Archive photo: John Yeld
Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEOArticle

Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso, who is suing six South Africans for alleged defamation relating to his mining interests in the country, has been fired...

6 Apr 2021

The judgement this week by Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is a reminder to corporations that they cannot use the law to silence activists, says the writer. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullyingArticle

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

When women do science, society benefits in myriad ways. Solskin/Stock image/Getty Images
Breaking the science glass ceiling: 4 African women share what it tookArticle

Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women and Unesco data shows that only about 30% of all female students choose science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) fields at a tertiary level...

Natasha Joseph, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Wale Fatade 11 Feb 2021

Local #WomeninScience breaking barriers, adding value to scientific community
Local #WomeninScience breaking barriers, adding value to scientific communityArticle

Sibongile Mongadi and Kathryn Malherbe have broken down barriers and added tremendous value to the scientific community with healthcare innovations...

10 Feb 2021

Gov-X Innovation Challenge: What it is and why it's important for SA's cybersecurity
Gov-X Innovation Challenge: What it is and why it's important for SA's cybersecurityArticle

It was recently announced that the University of the Western Cape: Future-Innovation Lab partnered with KnowBe4 to host a cyber-themed learning programme and hackathon called 'Gov-X Innovation Challenge'. But what exactly is this challenge?

21 Dec 2020

Jonathan Goldberg
#BizTrends2021: The people management landscape for 2021Article

Covid-19 has forced most companies to step back and re-think their organisational design and remuneration. The shift into remote work, the need to manage output - and not hours - as well as the financial pressure placed on companies to meet salary and benefits obligations, has created the opportunity to review age-old norms...

Jonathan Goldberg 17 Dec 2020

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Blueberry dispute: A victory for free markets and competition lawsArticle

Embattled blueberry farmers in South Africa enjoyed their first victory in what is set to become a landmark case for fruit sales and the correct handling of licenced cultivars...

25 Nov 2020

2020 Joburg Film Festival to take place over 2 days with screenings, development workshops
2020 Joburg Film Festival to take place over 2 days with screenings, development workshopsArticle

The 2020 Joburg Film Festival will be held over two days on 28 and 29 November; a departure from the usual six days in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's festival will focus on a limited film selection with a huge focus on development workshops...

11 Nov 2020

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Whistle-blowers in South Africa are treated as pariahs in spite of their moral courageArticle

Recent reports of the looting of relief funds meant for managing the Covid-19 pandemic have once again shone the spotlight on the abuse of power in South Africa. They beg the question as to how it can be prevented...

Theresa Onaji-Benson, Elmé Vivier, Gideon Pogrund & Mollie Painter 26 Oct 2020

The future of radio is real, relevant and multi-platform
The future of radio is real, relevant and multi-platformArticle

Radio futurologist James Cridland believes that while innovations like these point to a bright future for the over 100-year-old medium, it'll take more than adopting cool new tech to succeed in the increasingly splintered and diverse arena that radio is evolving into...

Issued by Fabrik 20 Oct 2020

Thari addresses social ills against women and children in school communities
Thari addresses social ills against women and children in school communitiesArticle

Thursday, 10 September, saw Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation's Thari Programme host a thought lab webinar with various stakeholders to raise awareness around challenges faced by women and children in South Africa...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 23 Sep 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalists
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced, featuring a record number of agencies, corporates and individuals and representing 100s of South African brands...

8 Sep 2020

Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safety
Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safetyArticle

The most basic definition of brand safety is the set of measures marketers put in place to protect their brand, and its reputation, from negative or harmful digital content. The inclusion of the word 'digital' in that definition may be the reason the problem evolved to the extent that it almost feels unmanageable in 2020...

Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu 3 Sep 2020

Journey's End Vineyards launches new community project in Stellenbosch
Journey's End Vineyards launches new community project in StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch-based winery Journey's End Vineyards has launched a new NGO, The Journey's End Foundation, aimed at tackling hunger and extreme poverty in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch...

2 Sep 2020

Necessary changes to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace
Necessary changes to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplaceArticle

On 20 August 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour in South Africa published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Draft Code), for public comment...

Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 27 Aug 2020

Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence
Herd solidarity: A vaccine for the shadow pandemic of gender-based violenceArticle

Global Peace Index statistics show that violence in South Africa is similar to countries at war or in conflict. When it comes to female victims, the figures almost defy comprehension...

Professor Francis Petersen 7 Aug 2020

White Square 2020 winners announced
White Square 2020 winners announcedArticle

International Advertising Festival White Square has announced its 2020 winners...

10 Jul 2020

White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlists
White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlistsArticle

The White Square International Advertising Festival has announced its shortlists for 2020...

2 Jul 2020

Changing the narrative and living the legacy of the Class of '76
Changing the narrative and living the legacy of the Class of '76Article

Forty four years later, as South Africa remembers this significant moment, a young woman, the host of #SistaHoodHour Twitter chat, Mrs Phumeza Langa, reminisces on the freedom that moment afforded to her and many young South Africans...

Issued by Brand South Africa 30 Jun 2020

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Salesian Life Choices celebrates Cape Town's youth - from victims to victorsArticle

As part of its 2020 "30 Stories in 30 Days" campaign, celebrating Youth Month, Salesian Life Choices is sharing one inspirational youth story from 15 to 21 June, honouring the youth of today...

19 Jun 2020

How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 ready
How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 readyArticle

Ensuring the safety and well-being of its pupils, staff and visitors by warranting that all school buildings and facilities comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and applicable regulation, is one of the most important elements of any school's risk management strategy...

27 May 2020

The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax now
The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax nowArticle

The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax now are: Gomora, How To Steal A Country, (Sh)e, Loving Thokoza, The Beautiful People and Kings of Mulberry Street...

Issued by Showmax 26 May 2020

5 ways to help your kids stay safe online
5 ways to help your kids stay safe onlineArticle

As online learning becomes more prevalent and children become more active online, there are risks. Cyber bulling, hacking, phishing, credential theft - these are all risks that come hand in hand with any login, virtual conference or platform. But this does not have to be another thing to worry about...

14 May 2020

Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa. Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images
Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to workArticle

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

What are the cyber risks of online schooling?
What are the cyber risks of online schooling?Article

With lockdown forcing schools and tertiary institutions to take learning online, a plethora of new risks are facing children, families and learning institutions...

Doros Hadjizenonos 4 May 2020

Adopt-a-School Foundation commemorates School Health Week at Meriti Secondary School
Adopt-a-School Foundation commemorates School Health Week at Meriti Secondary SchoolArticle

Adopt-a-School Foundation is facilitating a Health, Sanitation and Sexual Education Programme at Meriti Secondary School starting on 4 March 2020, as part of its Social Welfare drive during School Health Week...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 9 Mar 2020

How people cope with 'managers from hell' - study
How people cope with 'managers from hell' - studyArticle

In the pursuit of understanding how people learn to cope in toxic work environments, Consulting Psychologist Dr Beatrix Brink conducted a study to explore subordinates' direct experiences with destructive leadership behaviour in South African organisations and how they deal with such conduct...

Alec Basson 24 Feb 2020

Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa
Youth survey resets global narrative on AfricaArticle

The African Youth Survey 2020 reveals a rising Afro-optimism among the continent's youth, driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurialism and confidence in a shared African identity...

21 Feb 2020

'Be Internet Awesome' with Google
'Be Internet Awesome' with GoogleArticle

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy and launched a child online safety programme...

14 Feb 2020

Help youth navigate through the digital world
Help youth navigate through the digital worldArticle

With Children's Mental Health Week from 3 to 9 February 2020, many parents and teachers, even doctors and psychologists are feeling lost at sea by the technological divide...

5 Feb 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot onArticle

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

Brendan Seery 13 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management
#BestofBiz 2019: HR & ManagementArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Management site over the past year below...

16 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating cyber-savvy kids with CyberSharp
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating cyber-savvy kids with CyberSharpArticle

Anyone under the age of 25 doesn't remember a life without the internet and cellphones. Whether in our homes or schools, they have become an integral part of our lives for communication, education and, of course, social interaction. But with all their benefits, also comes the unexpected or unseen threats - especially for our children...

Shan Radcliffe 22 Nov 2019

8 steps to dealing with an office bully
8 steps to dealing with an office bullyArticle

The extent of bullying that is taking place in the workplace is grossly underestimated, believes Helene Vermaak of The Human Edge. "Bullying in the workplace is rife and something that employees in South Africa deal with constantly."

20 Nov 2019

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Deepfake apps: Society's new enemyArticle

Is cyber-misogyny the new frontier for the embarrassment and humiliation of the disenfranchised?

Riana McArthur 29 Oct 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: The 5P's that will define the future shareholders' jobs
#FutureFit Yourself: The 5P's that will define the future shareholders' jobsArticle

For businesses to thrive, it requires a shareholder that truly lives and breathes these 5P's; purpose, people, planet, privacy, and its profits...

Carmen Murray 24 Oct 2019

Managing apps connected to Instagram is going to get a lot easier
Managing apps connected to Instagram is going to get a lot easierArticle

Instagram on Tuesday revealed updated settings coming to the platform to help you better manage third-party apps...

Shereesa Moodley 18 Oct 2019

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11 Oct 2019

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#WorldMentalHealthDay: I am not 'always on'... for the sake of my sanityArticle

My name is Khuthalani Khumalo, and I refuse to perpetuate the 'always on' culture - for the sake of my sanity...

Khuthalani Khumalo 10 Oct 2019

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Is social media killing advertising?Article

Over the last five years, there has been a lot of industry talk about the quality and standard of creativity delivered by brands and their creative partners...

Andrew MacKenzie 8 Oct 2019

Are your HR policies ready for 2020?
Are your HR policies ready for 2020?Article

It is good practice for employers to review and audit their human resources and labour relations policies and practices annually. This is especially true when there are amendments to labour laws as well as when significant case law that has passed through from the Courts...

7 Oct 2019

The importance of story
The importance of storyArticle

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein...

Diane Awerbuck 7 Oct 2019

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