Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs
Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs

Technology-related gains could triple South Africa's productivity growth - according to a new report on The Future of Work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation from McKinsey & Company...

5 Sep 2019

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset
Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

What we can do about the global skills mismatch
What we can do about the global skills mismatch

For too long, HR experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue...

By Tatyana Terentyeva 22 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice
#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice

Despite corporate social investment activities becoming more common among South African businesses in recent years, they're still seldom treated as little more than a box-ticking exercise...

By Dion Reddy 17 Jul 2019

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Why businesses are shifting their training to digital

Think of the world's most successful businesses, not only do they pursue growth through innovation, they constantly evolve through adopting modern techniques to upskill their employees.

By Michael Gullan 9 Jul 2019

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Just-in-time training can get youth working

Martin Pienaar, COO at Mindworx Consulting, shares how technology and just-in-time training including micro-courses can help young people enter the workplace...

By Martin Pienaar 5 Jul 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

YPO member James Barty - also ACA chairperson and CEO of King James Group.
#YPOEdge: James Barty on brand humanity and doing good business, beyond ticking the 'CSI box'

Leigh Andrews speaks to King James founder and YPO member James Barty about what he gains from his involvement in YPO and how all businesses can make a better impact...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2019

Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa
Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa

80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030, according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA...

28 Feb 2019

6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them
6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them

Digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have changed the way we work. Industry has evolved from being powered by steam and weaving looms in the 1700s to today's cyber physical systems and internet of things (IoT)...

By Ryan Knipe 15 Feb 2019

'Africa Talks Jobs' conference
'Africa Talks Jobs' conference

Youth entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of 'Africa Talks Jobs' conference...

6 Nov 2018

Women under-represented in the African power sector
Women under-represented in the African power sector

Integrating gender in the power sector would create opportunities for women and strengthen the sector to support improved healthcare, education and entrepreneurial opportunities...

31 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'
New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator are tackling youth unemployment through a new collaborative partnership...

18 Oct 2018

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What Kenya can do to ensure local people benefit from its oil industry

Six years ago, Kenya discovered commercially viable oil deposits in the Turkana region...

By Melba K Wasunna 10 Oct 2018

Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered
Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country...

8 Oct 2018

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Digital culture makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives

What too many organisations overlook when embarking on a digital transformation is the cultural and leadership readiness for the change. Both are essential to the success of any initiative...

By Jonathan Houston 26 Sep 2018

Slide 161 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: The SA jobseeker's catch-22, micro-privileges and the rise of 'adulting'

The third session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release was presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, and was all about the 18- to 24-year-old market, the changing definition of teenagers and the game-changers in this regard...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

The Mann brothers - Mic, Shayne and Kevin.
How to leapfrog your industry's disruption and future-proof Africa

Mann Made recently disrupted themselves before anyone else could with a rebrand. Here's how what started out as a wedding video company by three brothers in 2000 has transformed into a storytelling, forward-thinking, 65-employee strong experiential brand agency that hosts the SingularityU SA Summit...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Sep 2018

CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees
CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees

Coca-Cola Beverages SA has created a virtual 'village-like' network for its female employees to connect with each other and have a shared resource of tools...

7 Aug 2018

The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts
The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts

Your business having a social presence is all good and well, but if there's no strategy in place, you're wasting your time and potentially damaging your reputation...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018

What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?
What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?

From automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to flexible work hours, mood-matched workspaces and fast-paced learning to bridge skill gaps, the workplace of 2030 will emphasise ingenuity and idea generation - plus empathy and doing good...

14 Jun 2018

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