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A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021
A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021Article

Ways of working that go back decades were dismantled overnight in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world. South Africa was no exception...

Nunu Ntshingila 13 Apr 2021

Bank of Lisbon demolition
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycleArticle

Demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective...

30 Mar 2021

Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...
Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...Article

Medium-sized companies in South Africa are in a precarious position in terms of cybersecurity...

Lukas van der Merwe 18 Dec 2020

Department monitors safety in mines
Department monitors safety in minesArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) will intensify the monitoring and evaluation of mine health and safety management systems through inspections and audits during the remainder of the year...

13 Oct 2020

Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector published
Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector publishedArticle

At various stages during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, various studies were released on the negative impact that Covid-19 will have on the construction sector. Some studies predicted that the sector could experience a total of 140,000 job losses. With alert level 1 now in effect, the construction sector can breathe a sigh of relief with prospects for increased activity...

Kate Collier and Shane Johnson 9 Oct 2020

Computational design tools streamlining workflows, disrupting old ways of working
Computational design tools streamlining workflows, disrupting old ways of workingArticle

The global digital economy is estimated to be worth at least three trillion dollars today. It is clear, as with all other exponential technology, that the leading countries are the ones who had early awareness, made the strategic choices and increased participation levels...

Selvan Murugan 26 Aug 2020

Screenshot: Deputy CEO, Motheo Matsau.
Ster-Kinekor theatres reopenArticle

Ster-Kinekor has announced that they will be reopening cinemas from 28 August 2020...

20 Aug 2020

Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19
Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19Article

As confirmed cases of the coronavirus accelerates across many communities in South Africa, Primedia Outdoor places the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of its staff and their families, while protecting the continuity of its operations and essential functions...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 20 Aug 2020

How do SMEs recover post lockdown?
How do SMEs recover post lockdown?Article

How do SMEs survive - and even grow - in an environment that cannot predict when the pandemic will loosen its grip and an economy that is expected to contract by 7.2% this year?

Bridget du Toit 7 Jul 2020

UIF disbursements surpass R3bn mark
UIF disbursements surpass R3bn markArticle

Government has dispersed R3.3 billion in Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claim benefits submitted by 1.75 million workers - as relief for the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Apr 2020

How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?
How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?Article

Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades. Yet, while this is not new, the last 10 years have seen working flexibly become widely accepted, and even demanded in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise
5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchiseArticle

I am not about to make the evening news by letting you know that franchises are more likely to succeed than independent businesses...

Alan Hockey 3 Jul 2019

Business must do more to limit exposure of data in the cloud
Business must do more to limit exposure of data in the cloudArticle

Organisations should pay closer attention to security concerns associated with storing data in the cloud...

18 Feb 2019

Multi-cloud business models will shape the future
Multi-cloud business models will shape the futureArticle

Architects of the future build optimal businesses. In an automated, security conscious world, organisations must rethink their cloud strategies...

Simon McCullough 11 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: Females, here's how to future-proof your career...
#FairnessFirst: Females, here's how to future-proof your career...Article

In light of the annual WEF Gender Gap Report, Ayanda Seboni, group executive of brand, marketing and communications at PPS, shares ways for females to stay relevant and effectively future-proof their careers...

Leigh Andrews 21 Sep 2018

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employersArticle

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

Johan Botes 17 Sep 2018

The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to know
The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to knowArticle

On 26 July 2018, after three years of debate, the Constitutional Court made a judgement regarding the roles and responsibilities of temporary employment service (TES) providers and their clients with regards to employees...

Tebogo Moalusi 27 Aug 2018

App development made easy with microservices
App development made easy with microservicesArticle

Modern businesses understand the benefits of agile work practices and have begun implementing agile methods...

Nick Durrant 22 Aug 2018

Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation
Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovationArticle

Research shows that luxury hotels have yet to unleash the full potential of innovation needed to attract and retain millennials. The simple fact that traditional luxury hotels and millennials appear at odds raises a straightforward question...

Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios 11 Apr 2018

End-of-year events - do we have a right to party?
End-of-year events - do we have a right to party?Article

Employers have no legal obligation to host a Christmas party or provide an end-of-year function for employees...

Bradley Workman-Davies 27 Nov 2017

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IoT allowing for more agile supply chain managementArticle

DHL Supply Chain is implementing internet of things (IoT) technology into warehousing, with the goal to optimise operational efficiency and lay the foundations for safer work practices... [infographic]

14 Jun 2017

Flexible or virtual working hours pose productivity questions
Flexible or virtual working hours pose productivity questionsArticle

Following the City of Cape Town's suggestion of flexible working hours to alleviate traffic congestion, Professor Anita Bosch, associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), says this could have a serious impact on employees and company productivity...

29 May 2017

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New software toolkit for modern journalism launches this weekArticle

Horizon 2020, the EU's framework for research and innovation, has selected Wan-Ifra to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism...

3 May 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen
The opportunity that is the small screenArticle

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost. ...

Mike Laws 20 Apr 2017

Skilled workforce on tap – the rise of the on-demand economy
Skilled workforce on tap – the rise of the on-demand economyArticle

The on-demand economy is growing and bringing with it a fair share of social change that is about to shape the future of work in 2017...

Phillipa Geard 19 Mar 2017

Safety reigns at Maydon Wharf Berth reconstruction
Safety reigns at Maydon Wharf Berth reconstructionArticle

Transnet Capital Projects has achieved a safety milestone of 1,000,000 man hours without a Lost Time Injury on reconstructing and deepening the Maydon Wharf Berth...

2 Feb 2016

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: The Talent WaveArticle

One of the biggest strategic imperatives facing the business world is how to find innovative and pragmatic approaches to attracting, developing, engaging and retaining talent...

John Gatherer 8 Jul 2015

Breaching of timekeeping rule led to unfair dismissal
Breaching of timekeeping rule led to unfair dismissalArticle

The recent judgment of Jordex Agencies v Gugubele N.O[2015] ZALC JHB 87 involved the dismissal of an employee, Joan Msimango (employee), who left the workplace early in order to catch the last bus home. The employer, Jordex Agencies (employer), dismissed the employee because the employee's early departure contravened its timekeeping rule...

Lauren Salt and Motheo Mfikoe 16 Apr 2015

Qatar Airways denies staff need permission to marry
Qatar Airways denies staff need permission to marryArticle

The chief of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, has furiously denied claims that its flight attendants are sacked if they get married...

20 Feb 2015

Dulux sponsors GBCSA's new head office
Dulux sponsors GBCSA's new head officeArticle

Dulux South Africa was one of the main sponsors of the 'greening' of the new head office of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) at the Blackriver Park complex in Cape Town.

7 Oct 2013

Who still cares how much money VoIP can save?Article

Voice over IP. What's left to say? You can save money. Lots of it. It's great for moves and changes, super easy, even the receptionist can do them. Sure. Tell me something I don't know.

Riaan Pieterson 10 Dec 2012

Creating branded spacesArticle

Creating space to support brand and culture is one of the hottest issues for everyone who plans, designs, or manages workspaces. This is according to Linda Trim, director of workspace specialists Giant Leap.

10 Aug 2011

Cross-culture thinking
Cross-culture thinkingArticle

Cultural Intelligence: About 10 years ago we gave advice to a small outsider in the mobile handset market about how to launch their product in Europe. Its devices were supremely useful and did one thing exceptionally well: Secure e-mail access anywhere. The device looked like a pager and was designed to clip on to your belt.

Brian Elliott 5 Apr 2011

Boost ROI on CRM by effective change managementArticle

CRM software tools have improved almost beyond recognition over the past few years. So why do so many CRM implementations still struggle? Several years' work implementing CRM in a wide range of organisations points to a single, overarching factor: inadequate change management.

Diane Bartlett 17 Mar 2009

Why a healthy organisational culture mattersArticle

Culture can reveal a lot about a company. Here's how to tell if your culture is weak or strong. In the 1980s, when I was editing a supermarket magazine, insiders in the retail industry told a favourite story about the three main supermarket chains in South Africa at the time - an anecdote that spoke true about the culture of those companies.

John Bradfield 5 Apr 2006

Living the brand - dailyArticle

Most brand strategies fail because employees do not 'live' the brand in all their daily work activities. The stumbling block, according to Shukri Cornelius, MD of BTS Africa, is that brand strategies generally fail in the communications effort.

7 Sep 2004

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