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Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court
Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by courtArticle

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment (Eskort Limited v Stuurman Mogotsi and others). The court was not only critical of employees who act with scant regard for the health and safety of their colleagues and customers, but also cautioned employers to act more decisively in ensuring the health and safety of their staff.

Johan Botes 20 hours ago

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportant
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportantArticle

I used to have someone at Raizcorp who was really good at his job; let's call him Tshepo (not his real name). Tshepo was not only really good at his job, he was also incredibly loyal and willing to step in to help wherever help was needed...

Allon Raiz 2 days ago

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

Can your side hustle get you fired?
Can your side hustle get you fired?Article

Relying on a single income may prove unfeasible, but before getting that side hustle off the ground, employees must know what their employment contract states...

20 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers
Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowersArticle

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

How telematics can improve e-commerce in SA during Covid-19
How telematics can improve e-commerce in SA during Covid-19Article

With more people choosing online as their preferred shopping channel, now would be the right time for the e-commerce sector to adopt telematics technology...

Justin Manson 8 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

Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court case
Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court caseArticle

There finally appears to be justice in a case that was repeatedly delayed by Prasa and the Umjanji Consortium...

James Stent 1 Apr 2021

Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholdersArticle

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transition
Energy storage: A key piece of the puzzle in South Africa's energy transitionArticle

Supported by continued cost reductions and technological improvements, utility-scale energy storage is set to play an important role in South Africa's energy transition...

Michael Ball and Gabriele Buccini 11 Mar 2021

#MusicExchange: The Voice SA top 12 finalist Ramelo releases debut single "Heyi Wena"
#MusicExchange: The Voice SA top 12 finalist Ramelo releases debut single "Heyi Wena"Article

South African soulful singer Ramelo released her debut single "Heyi Wena", last week.

Martin Myers 10 Mar 2021

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Embedded generation: Key to supporting SA's energy intensive industriesArticle

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 2021 State of the Nation address, he spoke of government's bold plans for the country's economic recovery...

Michael Ball 4 Mar 2021

Listen up! The next step in the gender equality conversation
Listen up! The next step in the gender equality conversationArticle

Cancelling 'cancel culture' can open further conversations that lead to gender parity, says Procter & Gamble's Cassie Jaganyi...

Cassie Jaganyi 3 Mar 2021

Tygue Theron, head, business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
Eskom's proposed tariff restructure is not all doom and gloomArticle

While Eskom's recently tabled tariff restructure programme is drawing a fair amount of criticism, it may ultimately improve the landscape for renewable energy in South Africa...

Tygue Theron 20 Feb 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

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SA needs to play catch up to benefit from green minerals trendArticle

There is a great future for commodities like the platinum group metals, copper, cobalt and lithium, as the global drive to decarbonisation intensifies...

17 Feb 2021

KPMG drops non-audit services from its menu for listed clients
KPMG drops non-audit services from its menu for listed clientsArticle

Audit firm, KPMG, will no longer offer non-audit services to its JSE-listed clients, in an attempt to repair its tattered reputation, and that of the profession in general...

16 Feb 2021

R45m victory for Prasa
R45m victory for PrasaArticle

In a decision that vindicates Martha Ngoye, an arbitrator has ordered SA Fence and Gate to pay back the money...

James Stent 12 Feb 2021

#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 years
#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 yearsArticle

One day after the country suffered another bout of load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again reiterated the importance of a reliable power supply in growing South Africa's economy in his Sona...

12 Feb 2021

How property owners can navigate financial distress
How property owners can navigate financial distressArticle

Many property owners have felt the pinch since the start of the pandemic, whether in commercial or residential property, and thus might find themselves stranded and lacking the necessary insight into how to navigate the financial distress of their properties...

Matseleng Mogodi 12 Feb 2021

Andrew van Zyl, partner and principal consultant at SRK Consulting
Decarbonisation will need more, better miningArticle

Mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact that was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba's virtual conference this week....

5 Feb 2021

Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards
Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewardsArticle

About 30 members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) protested outside Volkswagen South Africa's main plant in Uitenhage on Wednesday morning...

Thamsanqa Mbovane 4 Feb 2021

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni
Finance minister fires IRBA boardArticle

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has dissolved the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) board of directors following a meeting about the resignation of several board members and the appointment of the current CEO...

29 Jan 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be firedArticle

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

Old Mutual terminates sponsorship with MacG after transphobic comments
Old Mutual terminates sponsorship with MacG after transphobic commentsArticle

Macgyver "MacG" Mukwevho, podcaster and former radio host, has landed in hot water following comments made surrounding transgender women...

26 Jan 2021

Medicines are only approved for use by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority when there is sufficient evidence that their benefits outweigh their risks.
Ivermectin and Covid-19: Why it's promising but why we need to be cautiousArticle

There is a clamour by some people for ivermectin to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) to treat Covid-19...

Rufaro Samanga 15 Jan 2021

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairperson, South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society
#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mixArticle

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

We can shape the climate future we want
We can shape the climate future we wantArticle

South Africa's laws and history of public participation give us the tools we need to fight for an equitable and green country...

Amy Giliam 10 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: B2B CMO's need to be a little bit braver, bolder in 2021
#BizTrends2021: B2B CMO's need to be a little bit braver, bolder in 2021Article

In light of what went on in 2020, it's no surprise that so many B2B marketers have been making safe choices. There's been plenty of consolidation, a fair amount of contraction and a lot of maintaining the status quo....

Warren Moss 9 Dec 2020

The true value of a face-to-face Tefl course
The true value of a face-to-face Tefl courseArticle

A cheap R3,000 online Tefl will get you the same thing that a R16,000 contact course does. Or does it...

Issued by Wits Plus 7 Dec 2020

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Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy sceneArticle

Up to now, gas-fired generation projects has been under the radar in filling the country's electricity shortfall...

2 Dec 2020

Horse grooms can claim UIF, rules CCMA
Horse grooms can claim UIF, rules CCMAArticle

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that a group of former Dippin Blu Racing horse groomers from Port Elizabeth are entitled to claim unemployment benefits...

Mkhuseli Sizani 1 Dec 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group director retires: Patrick Tate looks back on a life in hospitality
City Lodge Hotel Group director retires: Patrick Tate looks back on a life in hospitalityArticle

There is a solution to every problem, says Patrick Tate, retiring divisional director of operations at City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG). This approach, coupled with a lifetime of experience, steady and grounded disposition, and an abundance of patience has made Tate excel as a hotelier...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 30 Nov 2020

#PulpNonFiction: When designing your future, start with dystopia
#PulpNonFiction: When designing your future, start with dystopiaArticle

This week Bronwyn Williams (finally) finished reading Hilary Mantel's "epic" Wolf Hall Trilogy...

Bronwyn Williams 27 Nov 2020

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, head: power utilities and infrastructure, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplierArticle

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

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5 key insights into the future of energy for IPPsArticle

It is forecast that the world's installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity...

Aytek Yuksel, 16 Nov 2020

Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme
Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programmeArticle

Project Blue Oval is a renewable energy programme for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria...

13 Nov 2020

AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas engine power plant to support more renewables into the South Australian power system
Breathing new life into Eskom's old power stationsArticle

Eskom has called for proposals to repurpose its decommissioned coal-fired power stations, providing opportunities to devise creative solutions to what would otherwise become a major financial burden for the utility...

10 Nov 2020

Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?
Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?Article

Shopping is bound to look different this year, but will stores be pushing for online sales to avoid endless queues, or will retailers tailor the in-store experience to reflect the times? We asked experts from the dentsu SSA network to weigh in...

Issued by Dentsu 4 Nov 2020

Kusile Power Station
Kusile's unit 2 attains its commercial operation statusArticle

Unit 2 at Kusile Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has been brought into full commercial operation status to further stabilise the power system...

30 Oct 2020

D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefs
D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefsArticle

D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefs, a series of quick-fire New Blood briefs designed to give emerging creatives a faster way to develop their portfolio, impress employers and land a paid commission or role while job opportunities are difficult to access...

30 Oct 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Gwede Mantashe and Australian mining boss Mark Caruso during the minister’s visit to the Tormin mineral sands mine on the West Coast in February 2019. Photo: John Yeld
SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at homeArticle

Controversial Australian mining boss Mark Caruso, who is suing South African lawyers and environmental activists for millions of rands, is facing criminal charges at home of assault, aggravated home burglary and trespassing...

John Yeld 6 Oct 2020

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology
Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technologyArticle

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn't quite turned out like that...

Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe 2 Oct 2020

The positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sector
The positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sectorArticle

South Africa is more and more committed to transitioning to a clean energy system to address climate change and ensure a secure and reliable access to electricity to its citizens...

23 Sep 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
Social media platforms are in the crosshairs ahead of the November electionsArticle

Ahead of the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, social media platforms have been attempting to define their participation and have been coming under fire...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Sep 2020

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
LNG projects could transform Mozambique - if Western environmentalists don't interfereArticle

When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news...

NJ Ayuk 21 Sep 2020

Game reveals innovative new retail concept in Gauteng
Game reveals innovative new retail concept in GautengArticle

The reimagined retail space now offers free Wi-Fi and a kids' play area, and incorporates innovations such as self-checkout counters and QR codes on products that link to Game's online store...

17 Sep 2020

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