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JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said...

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Women in Africa Forum creates platform for economic empowerment
Women in Africa Forum creates platform for economic empowerment

The first edition of the Women in Africa Forum featured a global network of leaders, women and men, working together for economic empowerment and carving out a greater role for women in the industry...

2 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

Pictured from left to right: Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop and Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK. (Image Source: AGCO Corporation)
New training programme to help fill vital management roles in African agriculture

AGCO Agribusiness Programme is being established to develop talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain...

2 Oct 2017

Multinationals seek local presence in Africa
Multinationals seek local presence in Africa

End of road for low-commitment investments in Africa: South Africa no longer automatic country of choice...

27 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

22 Sep 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Pieter Bensch, executive vice president for Africa and Middle East, Sage.
Pieter Bensch appointed Sage executive VP Africa, Middle East

Sage has appointed Pieter Bensch as executive vice president for the Africa and Middle East region...

20 Sep 2017

International employer branding expert bringing world's best practice to South Africa
International employer branding expert bringing world's best practice to South Africa

Brett Minchington, chairman/CEO of Employer Brand International, will be giving a hands-on, practical International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass in Johannesburg on 12 October...

Issued by Employer Brand International 14 Sep 2017

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

Dana Air recruits, trains more Nigerian pilots in South Africa, Spain
Dana Air recruits, trains more Nigerian pilots in South Africa, Spain

Dana Air has announced that it has recruited and trained more Nigerian pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa and Madrid, Spain, as part of efforts towards growing and developing the Nigerian aviation industry...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 6 Sep 2017

Team Halo.
#EmployerBranding: The importance of company culture

How an organisation can define, refine and design a company culture that attracts the best talent and creates the best work...

By Louise Marsland 4 Sep 2017

Design thinking has business potential
Design thinking has business potential

Some South African businesses have made design thinking a cornerstone of their success, such as banks and corporates, which by using these techniques, are able to develop prototypes of their best-known products in just a few days...

By Jon Foster-Pedley 4 Sep 2017

#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017
#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017

In this new world of tech disruptors and the rise of robotics, employer branding becomes even more important in talent acquisition and the crafting of internal brand strategies to transform organisations to meet the challenges of the decade to come...

By Louise Marsland 1 Sep 2017

#EmployerBranding: Implementing a successful strategy
#EmployerBranding: Implementing a successful strategy

What's the secret behind Getsmarter's mission to become the best place to work in Cape Town?

30 Aug 2017

Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition
Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition

Econet Group chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, has unveiled a $100,000 competition for entrepreneurs across the world...

29 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: Five secrets from SA's Top Employers
#EmployerBranding: Five secrets from SA's Top Employers

Employer branding is about your total employer identity. The goal is for your employer brand to be viewed as an organisation that offers a great employee experience. Employer Branding Focus sponsor, Top Employers Institute, asked some of South Africa's current certified Top Employers 2017 to share some of their best tips for developing a positive employer brand...

29 Aug 2017

redPanda Software offices.
#EmployerBranding: Setting trends and attracting the right talent

redPanda Software is an expert in the end-to-end development and support of customised applications aimed at streamlining business processes and operations. CEO Gareth Hawkey presents a case study on its staff retention strategies and how to attract the right talent, as part of its employer branding strategy...

By Gareth Hawkey 29 Aug 2017

Seven Southern Africans in Innovating Justice Challenge in semi-finals
Seven Southern Africans in Innovating Justice Challenge in semi-finals

Seven entrepreneurs and innovators from South Africa and Zimbabwe have been selected to take part in the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) regional semi-finals of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture
#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture

When a company has a strong employee brand, it infiltrates through every aspect of the business and will be noticed by the consumer...

By Dave Nemeth 28 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: How to craft an employer branding strategy
#EmployerBranding: How to craft an employer branding strategy

Employer branding specialist, Celeste Sirin, speaks to Bizcommunity.com on how to craft a successful employer branding strategy and why strong ties to the marketing and communications department is important...

28 Aug 2017

Joe Fuster
#CEMAfrica2017: ‘Remember that I'm human' - your customer

There is an organisational shift taking place in the customer experience industry, where traditional siloed structures are breaking down to enable a culture of customer-centricity...

By Louise Marsland 21 Aug 2017

Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneurs
Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneurs

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, in partnership with the De Beers group, will invest $3m in an entrepreneurship educational programme in 2018 to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa...

21 Aug 2017

You hired them, now trust them to get the job done. JR Bale © –
#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to trust your employees to run with their own ideas of the best possible customer experience they can offer at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Aug 2017

Malawi's Myjobo.com begins commercial push
Malawi's Myjobo.com begins commercial push

Malawian online recruitment startup Myjobo.com has moved into a commercial push phase...

By Gabriella Mulligan 17 Aug 2017

Simply put? Cut the red tape and empower your staff. Scott Griessel © –
#CEMAfrica2017: CX predictions for the future, action to take TODAY

If all you do is talk about customer experience or CX in your silos, chances are your brand will be left in the dust. Here's why you need to cut the red tape and take the plunge, straight from the opening panel of CEM Africa 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2017

Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB
Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB

WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, making Seed Engine a 51% black women-owned company...

15 Aug 2017

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