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TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business world
TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business worldArticle

The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation...

Issued by TSIBA 14 hours ago

UIF disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from Monday
UIF disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from MondayArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has, as of Friday, 14 August, disbursed R40bn as part of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme...

16 hours ago

Programme helps grow female-owned tech businesses
Programme helps grow female-owned tech businessesArticle

Wits University's Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct kicks off its inaugural Ya Basadi in 4IR programme...

22 hours ago

Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crash
Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crashArticle

In August, Covid-19 infections in South Africa surpassed the half-a-million mark, leaving the economy devastated. The economic impact of the lockdown will linger even once the health threat associated with the virus has passed...

Dr Amelia Richards & Sithokozile Dubazane, Issued by Ask Afrika 1 day ago

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

Bonani Madikizela 1 day ago

Private sector records slight improvement in safety compliance
Private sector records slight improvement in safety complianceArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour's Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) has recorded a slight improvement in safety compliance in the private sector, while the government sector has seen a slight decline...

1 day ago

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Key post-Covid-19 marketing hacksArticle

Freelance consultant, Sam Swaine shares key learnings your marketing strategies can integrate during and post the corona pandemic - the most important of which is to meet your customers where they are...

Sam Swaine 2 days ago

Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivity
Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivityArticle

It's not just about self-driving cars. It's people, access and change that define the true value of 5G...

Issued by Publishared 3 days ago

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report showsArticle

South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus...

Issued by BMi Research 3 days ago

Debt levels in SA could finally see the growth of the rental goods economy
Debt levels in SA could finally see the growth of the rental goods economyArticle

Too many consumers are more than happy with the buy-now-and-deal-with-the-consequences-later approach. But that's exactly why so many South Africans are living beyond their means...

Issued by Irvine Partners 7 Aug 2020

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FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisisArticle

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2020

Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economy
Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economyArticle

Bonitas Medical Fund reported its financial results for 2019, announcing bolstered reserves of R4.3bn during extremely difficult trading conditions...

Issued by Bonitas 7 Aug 2020

Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 7 Aug 2020

Why your business should sponsor a learnership
Why your business should sponsor a learnershipArticle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has seriously impacted business, leaving companies to scrutinize their spend which includes the costs incurred by B-BBEE and skills development...

5 Aug 2020

UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May payments
UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May paymentsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is to continue processing Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced...

4 Aug 2020

#BeautifulNews: Can food fight a learning crisis? Her meals leave kids hungry for education
#BeautifulNews: Can food fight a learning crisis? Her meals leave kids hungry for educationVideo

Growing children need to eat. But as unemployment continues to soar in South Africa, more families are pushed below the breadline and into extreme poverty. The groans of young learners amplify, eating away at their concentration, productivity, and health. Without nourishment, they are starved of a bright future. Coming from a poverty-stricken household, Yasmine Abrahams was far too familiar with this indelible ache. “I know what it's like to be hungry and I don’t want any kid to feel that,” she says. Read Yasmine Abrahams's full story here.

4 Aug 2020

New campus for Mitchell's Plain - A long-held dream realised
New campus for Mitchell's Plain - A long-held dream realisedArticle

The college is delighted with the City of Cape Town's announcement on 11 June 2020 of the approval of the transfer of Erf 49076 in Mitchells Plain (Bay View) to the college for the building of this campus...

Issued by False Bay College 31 Jul 2020

Alvaro Pereira, OECD Economics Department Country Studies director
Covid-19 pandemic raises the urgency of structural reformsArticle

South Africa responded swiftly to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms, according to a new report...

31 Jul 2020

Small businesses have a BIG impact on our economy
Small businesses have a BIG impact on our economyArticle

South Africa has hundreds of thousands of small businesses and there's nothing small about the impact these small businesses have on our country's economy.

31 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks
#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checksArticle

Vollar, an online platform that allows organisations to incentivise and reward members of a community for doing volunteer work to help others in their area. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the team then had to go back to the drawing board...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Jul 2020

Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilege
Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilegeArticle

On a trip to Denmark to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Business Initiative's (NBI) counterparts there, the one issue on which we struggled to connect was inequality...

Steve Nicholls 30 Jul 2020

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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformationArticle

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 2020

CoCT celebrates 33 urban farming graduates
CoCT celebrates 33 urban farming graduatesArticle

The City of Cape Town's Agri-Planner training programme has made it possible for 33 youths from disadvantaged backgrounds in Philippi to receive agricultural training certificates.

29 Jul 2020

Redefining modern philanthropy in a post-Covid-19 world
Redefining modern philanthropy in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

In the light of the unprecedented need created by Covid-19, NGOs and corporate social investment (CSI) programmes will be looking for ways to best utilise their resources, finances and people...

28 Jul 2020

African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challenges
African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of Africa's reliance on imports...

28 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter future
#StartupStory: Burying social ills to create a brighter futureArticle

Melun Jeptha noticed two empty plots of land that were being used as dumping grounds and decided to do something about it...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jul 2020

Tim Acker, portfolio manager, Allan Gray
Do South African banks offer value in a Covid-19 battered world?Article

Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of most people around the world with tragic consequences for some. There is still debate around the lockdown strategies adopted, with no shortage of vocal armchair experts on social media...

Tim Acker 27 Jul 2020

Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as a pivotal sector for growth
Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as a pivotal sector for growthArticle

Agri SA is of the opinion that the department's salary bill should be cut instead of its programmes for food security, land reform, production aid, infrastructure development in the form of Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme and rural development...

27 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

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Why the customer should be at the centre of your digital transformation effortsArticle

Digital transformation, at its core, has always been about future-proofing businesses for survival in increasingly digital economies. Unlike most of life, which has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 crisis, digital transformation remains the same, only with the future businesses were preparing for, much closer...

Heidi Custers 24 Jul 2020

Need for collaboration, cooperation, co-creation during Covid-19 pandemic
Need for collaboration, cooperation, co-creation during Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Speaking at a recent Trialogue webinar, 'Supporting local government in the midst of a global pandemic', Paul Smith, Kagiso Trust's local government support head, recounted its ongoing work with the Makana municipality...

24 Jul 2020

SMEs and youth have a role in the growth of South Africa's economy
SMEs and youth have a role in the growth of South Africa's economyArticle

The South African unemployment rate is currently sitting at 30.1% according to the latest report from Statistics SA. This is the highest since the 2008 economic crisis. The majority of those who are unemployed are the youth and form the majority of the South African population.

24 Jul 2020

Now is the time to start that 'side hustle'
Now is the time to start that 'side hustle'Article

The explosion of unemployment, loss of income and jobs, the collapse of organisations and the shaking foundations of the economy have placed South Africans and their savings under immense and unexpected pressure.

23 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key marketsArticle

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

23 Jul 2020

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa
Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South AfricaArticle

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 Jul 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on employability in higher education
The impact of Covid-19 on employability in higher educationArticle

As South Africa celebrated Youth Month, we all know that youth unemployment is one of the country's greatest challenges. This has all been unfortunately amplified in our current Covid-19 context. However, hope remains as some higher education institutions that focus on employability as a key part of the learning process, which is something more traditional institutions can learn from...

Siegie Brownlee 22 Jul 2020

Taking advantage of a green reset
Taking advantage of a green resetArticle

When the world shut down to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet started to recover. A state of being that should have corporates asking how they can be doing business in a better, kinder way...

Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2020

South Africans are the world's hardest but unhappiest workers
South Africans are the world's hardest but unhappiest workersArticle

Many of us have stayed late at work to meet a tight deadline or finish a large project - but would we work frequent unpaid hours? Here, we'll take a look at data regarding which countries work the most overtime comparing with world happiness statistics...

Lucy Desai 22 Jul 2020

Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to August
Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to AugustArticle

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Booi says the Covid-19 Temporary Employers/ Employee Relief Fund, set up to help those who found themselves out of work due to lockdown, will be extended to August...

21 Jul 2020

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku
Webinar: Gauteng is ready for the storm, says health MECArticle

With a cumulative total of more than 136,000 cases, Gauteng is currently experiencing the surge of Covid-19 infections, and replacing the Western Cape as the epicentre of the country's pandemic.

Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2020

UIF promises to pay all valid claims
UIF promises to pay all valid claimsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has undertaken to pay all valid claims which were not paid, as it begins to wind down the massive campaign of supporting workers through the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

20 Jul 2020

FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SA
FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SAArticle

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food redistribution charity FoodForward SA has successfully distributed more than 4,000 tonnes of food to vulnerable communities...

20 Jul 2020

Now is the time to beef up development of youth say leading practitioners
Now is the time to beef up development of youth say leading practitionersArticle

Leading youth development practitioners at a webinar hosted last week by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entity Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) called for the support of South Africa's youth now to realise society's needs in the future...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 17 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland
#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in SwartlandArticle

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

The Advertising Benevolent Fund needs your help
The Advertising Benevolent Fund needs your helpArticle

Please get in contact with any of the Advertising Benevolent Fund committee members if you have anything you'd like to pledge or donate. From a company or personal capacity...

Issued by Advertising Benevolent Fund 17 Jul 2020

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output. Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images
South Africa would gain from co-operation among Brics countries on beneficiationArticle

South Africa needs a sounder mineral beneficiation policy to tackle the challenges the country faces, particularly rising unemployment. Its beneficiation policy is not very demanding and isn't pursued with any vigour...

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke 17 Jul 2020

Bernard Sacks, tax partner, Mazars
Alcohol and tobacco ban already devastating Treasury's coffersArticle

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, South Africans have been forced to make do without some basic products at the various levels including alcohol, tobacco and fast food.

Bernard Sacks 16 Jul 2020

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