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Oil & gas industry slow to address cyber threats
Oil & gas industry slow to address cyber threatsArticle

International oil and gas companies face increased political risk because of cyber attacks and they will need to change the way they approach risk management to minimise the impact of cyber threats...

Alec Basson 3 days ago

How to harness the power of workforce analytics
How to harness the power of workforce analyticsArticle

Current trends right now, due to both technology and the Covid crisis, have brought terms like the "fourth industrial revolution", "artificial intelligence", "digitalisation" and "the Internet of Things" strongly to the fore...

Shaun Barnes 7 Sep 2020

How to secure your remote workforce
How to secure your remote workforceArticle

For many organisations, the need to suddenly enable a remote workforce at scale has overtaken long-term plans they may have had to gradually extend remote work capacity...

Doros Hadjizenonos 20 Mar 2020

What the #SONA2020 means for SA's SMEs
What the #SONA2020 means for SA's SMEsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a sober assessment of the challenges that South Africa faces in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) recently...

Colin Timmis 21 Feb 2020

6 essential considerations when choosing office space
6 essential considerations when choosing office spaceArticle

In the age of flexible work environments and remote employees, choosing the right office space may not feel like a make-or-break move anymore...

Craig Mott 27 Jan 2020

Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?
Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?Article

Smallholder farming might not be able to generate enough value on its own, but farmers still need support...

12 Dec 2019

Why online trading is benefitting SA agriculture
Why online trading is benefitting SA agricultureArticle

In the pig farming industry, specifically, technology is transforming how pigs are raised, fed, housed and traded. Automatic livestock processes such as online monitoring of herds and automated feeding are aimed at delivering better animal care, improving efficiencies and boosting productivity and profitability for farmers...

10 Nov 2019

Majority of SA employees believe promotions are given unfairly - survey
Majority of SA employees believe promotions are given unfairly - surveyArticle

Simon-pure Consulting have released the first findings of its South African Company Culture Health Index survey, which was launched in August 2019...

28 Oct 2019

How can companies better manage their GRC needs now and into the future?
How can companies better manage their GRC needs now and into the future?Article

Resilience, flexibility and adaptability are all buzzwords bandied about when referring to how businesses can hope to survive, if not thrive, in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and beyond...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Sep 2019

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CTA, GIZ launch agritech competition in EthiopiaArticle

The Green Innovation and AgriTech Slam 2019 competition will identify innovations and ideas that address the critical challenges affecting the wheat, legumes and honey value chains and the digital needs of the entire agricultural value chain...

11 Aug 2019

Employee empowerment initiatives that work
Employee empowerment initiatives that workArticle

Some leaders are great managers, and some managers are great leaders. But there are clear differences between management and leadership...

Issued by Monetary Library 24 Jul 2019

Fusing IT and business to dish up a digital transformation treat
Fusing IT and business to dish up a digital transformation treatArticle

What are the key starting points for any enterprise looking to improve its IT-business alignment?

Tamer Farouk 20 Jun 2019

Truck sales off to a good start in 2019
Truck sales off to a good start in 2019Article

The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a flying start in 2019...

18 Feb 2019

Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theft
Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theftArticle

Productivity is often only measured in blue-collar environments, where staff clock in and out at specific times, and where very specific quotas are to be met within those times...

Khuthalani Khumalo 11 Feb 2019

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sectorArticle

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?
How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?Article

Only 23.8% of working South Africans believe their current skills will keep them employed in 10 years' time, according to a research report released by MasterStart this week...

12 Sep 2018

How much do distracted employees cost your company?
How much do distracted employees cost your company?Article

New research by Momentum Corporate has revealed that presenteeism - the phenomenon when employees are at work but not productive due to distractions - is costing South African businesses an estimated R89bn per year...

10 Sep 2018

Efficient, sustainable and effective facilities management
Efficient, sustainable and effective facilities managementArticle

Facilities that are not properly cared for can potentially result in the 'sick building syndrome', whereby office workers are commonly affected with symptoms such as headaches and respiratory problems...

Issued by Perfect Word 31 May 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology
Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technologyArticle

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Human experience is changing the future of workArticle

Helping people to feel good at work goes far beyond achieving work-life balance...

Ewout Holst 4 Jan 2018

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line
Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging lineArticle

Digital technology and data has a valuable role to play in modern production and packaging lines, where speed, efficiency and uptime are the cornerstones of success...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Nov 2017

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DowDuPont a done dealArticle

The successful merger of Dow and DuPont has been announced - operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions: agriculture, materials science, and specialty products...

4 Sep 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Mobile technology can promote productivity and profitabilityArticle

Savvy businesses harness the power of mobile technology for the betterment of their organisation for marketing, communication, and most importantly, productivity...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Sep 2017

How to enhance teamwork in the workplace
How to enhance teamwork in the workplaceArticle

Whether in sports or in the workplace, it is a fact that team efforts are usually more effective than individual efforts. Poor teamwork results in low morale, loss of productivity, absence of trust, higher expenses and lost revenue.

Charles Mburugu 26 Jun 2017

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Agriculture remains resilient as SA economy slips into technical recessionArticle

South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) shrunk by 0,7% in the first quarter of 2017, following a decrease of 0,3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported recently.

Hamlet Hlomendlini 13 Jun 2017

Hack your way to productivity in 2017
Hack your way to productivity in 2017Article

Technology surrounds us. It pervades nearly every tangible object used in our day-to-day lives. We have smartphones, smart TVs, smart offices and smart homes...

Damian Michael 20 Jan 2017

Digital transformation creates true value in the mining industry
Digital transformation creates true value in the mining industryArticle

While mining companies already extract data from various silos in the business, extracting and collating the data into useful information is often slow...

2 Nov 2016

Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt
Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuiltArticle

Africa must stop believing that it cannot think for itself in the construction industry and grab the opportunities on the continent. The future is unbuilt without the right transformation...

Frans Pienaar 14 Jul 2016

Struan Robertson
Time managementArticle

At Meredith Harington, as a firm of professional accountants and auditors, we are well acquainted with the complexities of time management and understand the importance thereof in business...

Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 Jun 2016

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Technological innovation - a catalyst for Africa's growthArticle

Technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa's agribusiness sector, in particular - PwC Agribusiness report...

21 Jun 2016

PwC Agribusiness report on technological innovation
PwC Agribusiness report on technological innovationArticle

Agriculture is on the edge of a second green revolution...

1 Jun 2016

Research shines light on worrying state of SA fleet management
Research shines light on worrying state of SA fleet managementArticle

With the release of benchmarking research into how well local fleets are managed, the map of the largely uncharted world of fleet management in SA becomes clearer...

21 Apr 2016

Skills development worth the investment
Skills development worth the investmentArticle

In the realm of skills development, innovation leads to greater ROI, while the effective management of people impacts on the holistic performance of the organisation - offering elevated ROI in terms of productivity and profitability...

18 Jan 2016

Spending on employee engagement pays dividends
Spending on employee engagement pays dividendsArticle

Generally, happier employees are more focused and productive, leading to better performance and improving the bottom line. The question remains, how can this be achieved...?

Liane McGowan 13 Sep 2015

New partnership to accelerate innovation in African farming
New partnership to accelerate innovation in African farmingArticle

The GFIA Africa has announced a new partnership agreement with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation...

11 Aug 2015

Technology maturity driven by the Relentless Efficiency Lifecycle
Technology maturity driven by the Relentless Efficiency LifecycleArticle

For mining organisations to remain competitive in the digital era, a transformation needs to happen within the IT function...

Shailendra Singh 17 Apr 2015

ICAS SA launches a new generation people management tool, Helix
ICAS SA launches a new generation people management tool, HelixArticle

ICAS SA has launched a new generation people management tool with a range of options, which are proven to directly impact the bottom line of a business, no matter the industry...

16 Mar 2015

Closing the 'mobile' gap in your DR strategy
Closing the 'mobile' gap in your DR strategyArticle

In a data-driven business environment, Disaster Recovery (DR) is critical to ongoing productivity and profitability: the ability to get back up and running quickly after any data loss event, large or small, is absolutely essential to all businesses.

Fred Mitchell 16 Oct 2014

Integrated fibre, wireless network launched in Guinea
Integrated fibre, wireless network launched in GuineaArticle

SkyVision has strengthened its commitment to deliver great telecommunications solutions in Guinea by establishing an integrated fibre and wireless network across Conakry.

13 May 2014

SkyVision to unveil cloud services at AfricaCom 2013
SkyVision to unveil cloud services at AfricaCom 2013Article

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd, a global communication provider, announced its launch of a full suite of Cloud services and solutions. The official launch will take place at AfricaCom 2013, between 12-14 November in Cape Town. AfricaCom is an integral part of the company's ongoing commitment to expanding its activity within the telco market and throughout Africa.

12 Nov 2013

Women continue to add value to the technology workplace
Women continue to add value to the technology workplaceArticle

South Africa has grown in leaps and bounds with regard to the further inclusion of women in the workplace. In an international study conducted by Pepperdine University, it was reported that women in top positions in industry average higher levels of productivity and profitability.

Mike van Lier 23 Oct 2013

Study finds South Africa hostile to SMEs
Study finds South Africa hostile to SMEsArticle

According to the second round of the SME Growth Index™, 'Easier/Harder for Small Business in South Africa', produced by business environment specialists SBP, the survival of South Africa's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) community, is under both immediate and long-term threat.

22 Feb 2013

Minister congratulates emerging beef farmerArticle

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson has congratulated the winner of the Absa Agricultural Research Council National Emerging Beef Farmer of the Year for 2012, Matshediso Molale-Moeketsi.

24 Oct 2012

16 regional NOSA awards for Air Products SA
16 regional NOSA awards for Air Products SAArticle

Gasworld.com reports that Air Products South Africa, a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial gases, emerged as a winner in the 2012 Regional Awards - garnering 16 awards altogether. Last year, too, the company won a number of NOSA (National Occupational Safety Association) regional and international awards.

18 Oct 2012

African Green Revolution Forum commences in Arusha
African Green Revolution Forum commences in ArushaArticle

African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers recently gathered at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, Tanzania to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa's agricultural sector.

28 Sep 2012

SA's HR function to up its game in the economic slowdownArticle

Powering up growth whilst operating in the throes of an economic slowdown, albeit one which seems to now be ticking upwards towards recovery, is a tough balancing act for any business. Timid growth seems to be the new watchword in boardrooms across the country, taking its rightful place from extreme cost-control measures, which have dominated business agendas since 2008.

Natalie Zimmelman 20 Apr 2012

Can collecting develops small businesses
Can collecting develops small businessesArticle

Thys Oosthuizen, branch manager of Collect-a-Can's Aeroton depot, provided support and mentorship to budding entrepreneurs who are striving to develop businesses in the can recovery industry by working with the company.

14 Aug 2011

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