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A modern-day mom - radio and TV personality Lee Duru
A modern-day mom - radio and TV personality Lee DuruArticle

"Mother's Day is not really a day during which I focus on my role as a mum, but rather on that of my role as a daughter," says Algoa FM Breakfast Show presenter Lee Duru...

Issued by Algoa FM 2 days ago

Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatum
Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatumArticle

Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum...?

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 3 days ago

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached
Spar workers end strike after agreement reachedArticle

A six-week strike by more than 130 workers of Spar distribution centre in Gqeberha has ended after they reached an agreement with management last week...

Joseph Chirume 3 days ago

The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

Cape Town City Ballet presents Mthuthuzeli November's Ingoma at Artscape in May
Cape Town City Ballet presents Mthuthuzeli November's Ingoma at Artscape in MayArticle

Mthuthuzeli November's Olivier award-winning Ingoma will make its South African premiere at the Artscape Theatre Centre from 19 May 2021. The ballet forms part of Cape Town City Ballet's autumn season.

22 Apr 2021

5 traits of successful remote workers
5 traits of successful remote workersArticle

Recruiting the right talent is arguably the most important element of a successful work-from-home (WFH) strategy for any business - even more so than providing the right tools...

14 Apr 2021

Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissed
Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissedArticle

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that employees can be dismissed for carrying weapons during a strike and it is reasonable to expect them to know that this is a dismissible offence...

Lizle Louw, Shane Johnson and Justin de Wet 14 Apr 2021

Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at last
Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at lastArticle

South Africa's troubled airline industry is slowly getting off the ground as Covid-19 eases off again in the country and the vaccination programme continues. Kulula is the latest of South Africa's airlines to resume a semblance of normal operations...

Issued by SA Airlines 12 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

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding
Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of fundingArticle

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

Photo: Barrick Gold Corporation
4IR in mining might not mean job lossesArticle

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Come Away, Nobody and Extinct
#OnTheBigScreen: Come Away, Nobody and ExtinctArticle

Films entering the South African box office, this weekend, include Come Away, Nobody and Extinct.

Daniel Dercksen 30 Mar 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

'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)
'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo' (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)Article

Despite being subjected to the same involuntary stress test during Covid as men, women have shown a significant degree of resilience...

Issued by Ask Afrika 8 Mar 2021

Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco alliance
Illegal traders to profit from excise tax increase - tobacco allianceArticle

"Ridiculous" is how the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance has described the 8% increase in the excise charged on tobacco products...

25 Feb 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

Show your business some love this year
Show your business some love this yearArticle

Let's remember that a successful relationship is built on commitment and that challenges are inevitable - and the same is true for entrepreneurs when they enter a relationship with their businesses...

Jason Mellow 19 Feb 2021

Medical staff check each others protective suits. Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images
Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the pastArticle

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour office
Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour officeArticle

An executive management team from the Department of Employment and Labour has been dispatched to meet with unions, following disturbances...

18 Feb 2021

Information Regulator supports electoral law amendments
Information Regulator supports electoral law amendmentsArticle

The Information Regulator is in support of key amendments to South Africa's Electoral Laws Amendment Bill, which will allow the voters' roll to continue to be accessed by the public...

11 Feb 2021

Determining distance in restraint of trade agreements
Determining distance in restraint of trade agreementsArticle

In the case of Trendy Greenies (Pty) Ltd t/a Sorbet George v De Bruyn and others [2020], the Labour Court had to determine the definition of "radius" when used as a method of measuring distance in a restraint of trade agreement...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 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

Lockout vs suspended strike: Can replacement labour be used?
Lockout vs suspended strike: Can replacement labour be used?Article

Whether replacement labour may be used where an employer has instituted a lockout in response to a strike which has subsequently been suspended by the trade union and employees concerned...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 3 Feb 2021

Mosadi Kwele speaks at a community meeting held on 19 January 2020, while Itumeleng Nyaka holds the megaphone. Like many others at the meeting, Kwele says Ikwezi Vanadium must respond to the community’s queries before continuing with mining activities at Haakdoornfontein farm. Photo: Masego Mafata
Community and mining company clash over vanadium-rich landArticle

Tensions are high between the villagers in Mononono in North West Province and mining company Ikwezi Vanadium after at least seven people were injured, some seriously, in protests since December 2020...

Masego Mafata 28 Jan 2021

Luxor Paints workers awarded R38 million by CCMA
Luxor Paints workers awarded R38 million by CCMAArticle

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has awarded about R38 million in back-pay to 181 workers who were dismissed from a paint manufacturing company in 2018, and ordered their reinstatement...

Liezl Human 28 Jan 2021

Planet Fitness makes the smart move in partnering with Bitventure for the latest payment and onboarding technologies
Planet Fitness makes the smart move in partnering with Bitventure for the latest payment and onboarding technologiesArticle

Planet Fitness announced that it has adopted the latest in smart payment collection technologies for enhanced management of membership payments...

Issued by Bitventure 26 Jan 2021

Massive CCMA budget cut will hurt workers, say unions
Massive CCMA budget cut will hurt workers, say unionsArticle

Far fewer commissioners to listen to cases will mean reduced turnaround time...

Liezl Human 22 Jan 2021

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industryArticle

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row
Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a rowArticle

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

How the pandemic will shape the workplace trends of 2021
How the pandemic will shape the workplace trends of 2021Article

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that the amount we work would gradually shrink to as little as 15 hours a week as technology made us more productive...

Dave Cook 7 Jan 2021

Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemic
Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemicArticle

Thanks to a sustained diversification strategy, South Africa's oldest protective workwear manufacturer, Sweet-Orr & Lybro, has remained profitable...

4 Jan 2021

How to navigate this unusually social-distanced New Year's Eve
How to navigate this unusually social-distanced New Year's EveArticle

This year has been rough and it's only natural to want to say sayonara 2020 with a party. However, we must continue to uphold Covid-19 safety protocols: festivities won't be on the beach and packed parties won't be the place to be to see the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve...

31 Dec 2020

The advertising trend that's changing the way Africa does business
The advertising trend that's changing the way Africa does businessArticle

If you've scrolled through your favorite social media platform lately and noticed that something's different in the way ads are presented - you're not imagining...

Issued by Monetary Library 18 Dec 2020

It's the year 2030
It's the year 2030Article

A successful vaccination programme has helped restore the planet to relative normality. But the pandemic's mark on the worlds of sport and entertainment has left an unmistakable legacy. It wasn't that Covid-19 was a game changer, though. More that it was an accelerant, a terrible fuel to a rocket whose destination was already set...

Issued by Levergy 18 Dec 2020

Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads
Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roadsArticle

Not only is increased demand post hard lockdown putting pressure on operators, but border delays are impacting timelines. Growing crime and violence are also putting drivers, vehicles and cargo at risk...

Jason Mellow 17 Dec 2020

New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate change
New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate changeArticle

A new paper, "Post-2020 biodiversity targets need to embrace climate change" published in PNAS, ecologists and climate change specialists argue that current nature conservation practices are not sufficiently flexible and dynamic to weather the impacts of climate change...

14 Dec 2020

The pandemic that stole Christmas
The pandemic that stole ChristmasArticle

Ovatoyou ran two surveys during lockdown to gain a clear read on how we've fared during the pandemic and where to from here. Founding director Amanda Reekie unpacks the key findings...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 14 Dec 2020

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South Africa's electricity supply: what's tripping the switchArticle

Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility, has a litany of financial and operational problems. In 2017 the Goldman Sachs Group declared it the biggest risk to the South African economy...

Rod Crompton 14 Dec 2020

The Nigerian government struggles to contain Covid-19 while other diseases suffer some measure of neglect Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Where Covid-19 has left Nigeria's health systemArticle

Over nine months into Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the pandemic....

Adejuwon Soyinka 14 Dec 2020

The Parlotones - 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
The Parlotones - 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'Video

The Parlotones release the official music video for 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', from their Christmas album 'Strike The Harp'.

14 Dec 2020

Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020. GettyImages
Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriouslyArticle

A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several employees and community members were treated for smoke inhalation...

Nontobeko Mtshali 11 Dec 2020

The Parlotones - 'I've Been a Good Boy Santa'
The Parlotones - 'I've Been a Good Boy Santa'Video

The Parlotones release the official music video for 'I've Been a Good Boy Santa', from their Christmas album 'Strike The Harp'.

11 Dec 2020

Supreme Court tears into KZN judge
Supreme Court tears into KZN judgeArticle

Four-year delay in delivering judgment was "an unconscionable dereliction of duty..."

Tania Broughton 9 Dec 2020

Rogue: It's Megan Fox vs lion and al-Shabab in new Showmax film
Rogue: It's Megan Fox vs lion and al-Shabab in new Showmax filmArticle

Showmax has just released Rogue, starring Teen Choice winner and People's Choice nominee Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer's Body) as Sam O'Hara, who leads a team of mercenaries on a mission to rescue an ambassador's daughter kidnapped by al-Shabaab...

Issued by Showmax 4 Dec 2020

PMG unleashes a new 'force' in retail sales and marketing solutions
PMG unleashes a new 'force' in retail sales and marketing solutionsArticle

Provantage Media Group has taken up a strong position in the field sales and marketing arena, thanks to the launch of a new division - Field Force...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 1 Dec 2020

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