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Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthoughtArticle

Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparel
South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparelArticle

SMMEs have a vital role to play in the creation of jobs, especially in targeting the rampant youth unemployment rate. Kicks Sportswear, is heeding this call by introducing a South African sports brand from Africa to the world...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 12 Mar 2021

Legal tech CEO shares 10 leadership tips for women
Legal tech CEO shares 10 leadership tips for womenArticle

During the first Women in Tech (WIT) Conversations event, LexisNexis CEO Videsha Proothveerajh shared insights under the theme, Love Lessons in Leadership...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 Mar 2021

Comments sought on Critical Skills List
Comments sought on Critical Skills ListArticle

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has published the 2021 Critical Skills List for public comment...

18 Feb 2021

Safeguarding the well-being of SA's agricultural workers
Safeguarding the well-being of SA's agricultural workersArticle

"It has been proven that the sector is essential to post-Covid-19 economic recovery, but the health of workers will need to be safeguarded, as their contribution will be key to the role the sector has to play."

16 Feb 2021

Women in Tech virtual forum to launch
Women in Tech virtual forum to launchArticle

The Women in Tech virtual sessions are a collaboration between LexisNexis South Africa and Dell Technologies...

Issued by LexisNexis 15 Feb 2021

Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp
Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot campArticle

In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp, organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and...

Dr Mwarumba Mwavita 4 Feb 2021

5 project management trends taking control in 2021
5 project management trends taking control in 2021Article

The Covid-19 pandemic forced organisations to make a rapid shift to remote work and online project management. Project managers and teams suddenly have an even greater responsibility to communicate and collaborate effectively. According to a recent survey by PwC, this trend is set to continue. But what else can project managers expect in the new year...?

Alison Fergus 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment
#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemploymentArticle

There are many factors affecting the global youth unemployment crisis. Tackling the situation starts with offering equal access to quality education...

Gabriel Hamuy 6 Jan 2021

Why AI is making it harder to get a job and what to do about it
Why AI is making it harder to get a job and what to do about itArticle

As the candidate pool fills up through rampant job cuts, more companies are relying on artificial intelligence to screen potential hires...

Mark Germishuys 17 Dec 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on African jobs market - report
Impact of Covid-19 on African jobs market - reportArticle

Digital classifieds group in sub-Saharan Africa, Roam Africa has released three new labour market reports, which reveal the effects Covid-19 has had on the jobs market in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya...

7 Dec 2020

Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisis
Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisisArticle

In 2021, Salesian Institute Youth Projects is set to launch a NEETs programme that aims to help marginalised youth off the streets and into training that will ensure their employability through skills development and internships.

4 Dec 2020

Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter
Top 200 most influential African women on TwitterArticle

Following the announcement of Smart Data Power and The Women in Africa Initiative's list of the Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter, there's no doubt that women in Africa are a force to be reckoned with...

12 Nov 2020

Parts of South Africa’s economy, such as the transport sector, are dominated by a few companies, which raises barriers to entry. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointersArticle

Over the past two decades various African National Congress (ANC) administrations in South Africa have sought to redistribute income to the poor and the vulnerable. They have also sought to stimulate rapid economic growth...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 30 Oct 2020

South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. The origins of the country’s fiscal crisis are deeper than Covid-19. Getty Images
South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?Article

The social and economic crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated South Africa's fiscal crisis. But the origins of the fiscal crisis are deeper. It is a structural crisis that will define public policy over the years ahead...

Michael Sachs 29 Oct 2020

Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growth
Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growthArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, but it has also revealed how society at large and business in particular can act in solidarity and collaborate to rebuild South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 27 Oct 2020

New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recovery
New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recoveryArticle

In cities, where the majority of South Africans live and which have been severely impacted upon by Covid, there are many nature-based solutions...

21 Oct 2020

Labour market relevance and quality assurance of apprenticeships - an employer's perspective
Labour market relevance and quality assurance of apprenticeships - an employer's perspectiveArticle

The integration of apprenticeships in TVET systems is vital in producing quality and relevant skills which are well aligned with the labour market to improve the job ecosystem, particularly for the youth...

7 Oct 2020

Unemployment drops to 23.3%
Unemployment drops to 23.3%Article

Despite the South African economy shedding 2.2 million jobs due to the Covid-19 lockdown, unemployment in the country dropped to 23.3% in the second quarter of 2020, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed...

29 Sep 2020

Why companies need to create an employee value proposition
Why companies need to create an employee value propositionArticle

The paradigm in the 'war for talent' has changed. Employers are no longer in the driver's seat when it comes to seeking talent. Today's employees want jobs that are meaningful, have a purpose, and are rewarding...

14 Sep 2020

Hunger contributes strongly to health inequalities. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
Covid19: how the lockdown has affected the health of the poor in South AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked substantial damage on human lives and the economy in South Africa. But the impact of the measures used to combat the pandemic, such as lockdowns, have not been even...

Chijioke Nwosu & Adeola Oyenubi 26 Aug 2020

Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace
Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplaceArticle

Women are unable to escape disparate treatment in the workplace, with even the current global pandemic causing greater upheaval for them compared to their male counterparts...

Johan Botes 25 Aug 2020

Develop products and market them with women in mind
Develop products and market them with women in mindArticle

Although women are more likely to be unemployed and earn less than their male counterparts, research has found that women hold the buying power in most SA households...

Kerry Thomas 25 Aug 2020

Career guidance and psychosocial learner support at Diepsloot Combined School
Career guidance and psychosocial learner support at Diepsloot Combined SchoolArticle

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety restrictions in place, the Thari Programme rolled out a career guidance programme on a smaller scale at Diepsloot Combined School targeted at 130 grade 12 learners...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 21 Aug 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1Article

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have decreased across Africa in the first half of 2020 in terms of both volume and value, with some exceptions. Going forward, dark clouds remain over the M&A market in Africa in the short-term, but recent developments brighten the continent's prospects for medium-term recovery...

17 Jul 2020

How educational brands can remain relevant to the new world of work
How educational brands can remain relevant to the new world of workArticle

Distance education was perhaps considered to be a bland and uninspiring learning journey back in the 1980s - virtually incomparable to today's distance education model, which has been transformed into a very rich and rewarding learning experience...

Professor Zaheer Hamid 13 Jul 2020

SA unemployment reaches 30.1%
SA unemployment reaches 30.1%Article

Unemployment in South Africa rose to 30.1% in the first three months of 2020, Statistics South Africa has revealed...

23 Jun 2020

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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South AfricaArticle

A key question that consistently arises amid the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there may be some resilience in the agricultural sector compared to other sectors of the economy...

Wandile Sihlobo 23 Jun 2020

Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity
Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunityArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on New Zealand's international education sector can hardly be overstated. Almost overnight, the global travel ban thwarted the plans of thousands of international students. Lecture theatres, halls of residence and private accommodations stood empty...

Rahul Sen and Swati Nagar 22 Jun 2020

Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethink
Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethinkArticle

Long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the South African environment, its youth population was already disproportionately affected by economic decline...

Thembela Ntlemeza and Sifiso Mazibuko 18 Jun 2020

Zondi Nduli and Greg Rowan
Could Covid-19 be a catalyst for SA's structural reform and long-term economic recovery?Article

While the impact of Covid-19 is first and foremost a healthcare and humanitarian crisis, the disastrous effect it has had, and will continue to have, on economies, markets, businesses and personal finances is now patently clear...

Zondi Nduli and Greg Rowan 9 Jun 2020

South Africa: regulating no-poach agreements during the Covid-19 pandemic
South Africa: regulating no-poach agreements during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Employers invest considerable amounts of time and resources into sourcing and upskilling talented human capital; however, they are still exposed to the risk of losing their human capital to competitors. To manage this, certain employers have implemented no-poach agreements or clauses...

Lerisha Naidu and Thato Mkhize 5 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemploymentArticle

Arguably one of the biggest lessons we've learnt from the global Covid-19 pandemic is the power of technology and the positive impact it can have on the education sector...

Onyinye Nwaneri 1 Jun 2020

Could transparent pay reporting help close the gender pay gap?
Could transparent pay reporting help close the gender pay gap?Article

South African women are still earning up to 35% less than men for doing the same work...

27 May 2020

SA's retail sales up 2% in February
SA's retail sales up 2% in FebruaryArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2% year-on-year in February 2020, according to Statistics South Africa...

21 May 2020

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Implats closes Marula mine after 14 workers test positiveArticle

Implats has temporarily closed its Marula operations in Limpopo after 14 employees tested positive for Covid-19. None of them had started work at the mine yet...

18 May 2020

A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Steps to inoculate African economies against the impact of coronavirus
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The curve of the coronavirus pandemic started to bend upwards in Africa only recently - just as the curve in the 10 most-affected countries around the world was flattening...

Chuku Chuku 15 May 2020

John Manyike, head, financial education, Old Mutual
Cooperation is the key to reclaiming our futureArticle

It's near impossible to forecast with any certainty what awaits South Africans beyond the national lockdown. The only certainty at this stage is that things will not be as they were before...

John Manyike 11 May 2020

The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunities
The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunitiesArticle

Despite the increasing rate of unemployment in South Africa, businesses can play a meaningful role in creating sustainable job opportunities for the youth, those that are most affected. The opportunity lies where Temporary Employment Services (TES) can facilitate the sharing of skills...

Theresa Ackerman 6 May 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements
Covid-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangementsArticle

In the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected...

Loice Erambo 29 Apr 2020

Fasset hands repeat candidates an invaluable opportunity
Fasset hands repeat candidates an invaluable opportunityArticle

Saica has secured funding from the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset) to run its Thuthuka ITC Repeat Programme...

Issued by SAICA 16 Apr 2020

National Treasury and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni support budget cuts, labour market deregulation, and tax cuts. Getty Images
South Africa is bent on austerity: there's a strong case that it should change tackArticle

As government, economists, activists, business leaders and the public debate the size and scope of government support to the Covid-19 hit economy, it is worth asking a simple question: what is the impact of government spending?

Gilad Isaacs 15 Apr 2020

How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality
How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequalityArticle

The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared...

Moses Ngware 7 Apr 2020

Pandemic underscores gross inequalities in South Africa, and the need to fix them
Pandemic underscores gross inequalities in South Africa, and the need to fix themArticle

Now more than ever, South Africans are painfully aware of the inequalities that continue to play out in the country...

Lauren Graham 6 Apr 2020

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