Zakes Bantwini joins burgeoning MBSA family
Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa is proud to announce Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Zakes Bantwini, has joined the Friend of the Brand (FOTB) program. Zakes’ vehicle for the next 12 months? The technological powerhouse is the AMG EQS 53, Mercedes-EQ’s flagship electric car offered locally.   “Zakes and I started... Read more
VWSA welcomes new YES candidates
Youth development and job creation are essential elements in fostering economic growth, social stability, and the overall well-being of society. Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been at the forefront of hosting candidates who have no work experience since the inception of the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, which... Read more
Understanding work in Africa
“Africa has been labelled as “the last remaining frontier for business”, offering a myriad of opportunities for global and regional corporations. With its wealth of natural resources and a large, young, and ambitious population, it is made up of rapidly transforming and growing economies. “Along with the opportunities comes... Read more
Bill signals major boost for workplace equity
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Employment Equity Amendment Bill of 2020 into law. This was announced by Presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya during a media briefing on Wednesday. According to Magwenya, the bill seeks to progress the transformation of South Africa’s workforce by “setting equity targets for economic sectors... Read more
Karoo Food Festival looking for potjie at the end of the rainbow
Already loved as a national treasure on the culinary scene, the 10th annual SPAR Karoo Food Festival is set to become an even bigger melting potjie of flavour in 2023. To celebrate this landmark occasion in Cradock, the popular foodie gathering from April 27 to 30 will now include... Read more
Background screening checks are a critical risk management tool
With South Africa’s struggling economy and high unemployment rates, background screening checks for employees are more important than ever – in this climate, companies are unwilling to take risks on new hires given the mismatch between skills needed and available talent. The finding is part of the 2022 Background... Read more
Workflow, not people, is key
Simply put, flow is the movement and delivery of customer value through a process. Not having a good grip on flow means that an organisation cannot sustainably deliver value to its customers. In short, bad workflow means a constant struggle to accomplish more and faster which results in added... Read more
Groundbreaking partnership to address hydrogen economy skills development
The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), together with The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, March 27, 2023, in Midrand, Johannesburg. The partnership is earmarked to galvanize meaningful ways to explore the lucrative international hydrogen market is estimated to... Read more
Nelson Mandela Bay Business: Impact of national shut-down
In general, most manufacturers who had planned normal operations were able to do so at the required production levels, while those in the services and retail sectors were able to operate without major disruptions, says Denise van Huyssteen, chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. “There were... Read more
Nelson Mandela Bay rejects calls for a shutdown
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it strongly condemns the call for a shutdown in the city and will not tolerate any incitement to commit violence or intimidation of those who do not wish to participate. “The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will not shut down during these tough economic times... Read more
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