Category Archives: GIBS Knowledge and Information Services

All things relating to the workings and service offerings of the Information Centre

Omicron study in South Africa points to end of acute pandemic phase(Business day)

A South African study from the epicenter of the world’s omicron surge offers a tantalizing hint that the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic may be ending. The infection wave moved with “unprecedented speed” and caused much milder illness than earlier strains, a study of patients infected with Covid-19 at a large hospital in the […]
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Gender, leadership and organization by Mollie Painter-Morland

The topic of gender discrimination within the realm of organizational leadership is approached in a very specific way. We will not be exploring the various normative frameworks that could support equality in the workplace, such as appeals to basic human rights, social contracts, deontological duties or utilitarian concerns. Instead, we will seek to understand the […]
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Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2022 (Gartner)

Gartner expects these 12 technology trends to act as force multipliers of digital business and innovation over the next three to five years. Every year, Gartner identifies technology trends that are critical to business. This year, the list comprises 12 strategic trends that will enable CEOs to deliver growth, digitalization and efficiency — and position […]
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LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace[by Diana Ellworth, Bryan Hancock and Bill Schaninger]

McKinsey Talks Talent podcast How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round. During Pride Month, many large companies take the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in myriad vital and visible ways. But creating a genuinely inclusive culture means taking year-round action—and the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded the challenge. Diana […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – Platforms of prosperity: the African edition.

We were on the most sustained and widespread outbreak of prosperity the world has ever seen (Pinker, 2018). The seven decades since the end of the Second World War brought greater improvements in living standards to more people than could previously have been imagined. In the two decades to 2020 alone, global poverty rates were […]
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Fact-checking 101: You can stay relevant without misinforming other social media users

A very insightful article about misinformation with some tips and tricks on things like reverse image searching from our Junior Information Specialist, Lerato Selepe. Click here to read it.

Infrastructure for South Africa report (BLSA)

Business Leadership SA has launched a report on how to boost infrastructure investment to drive the economic recovery. BLSA commissioned the research to support government’s efforts to drive infrastructure investment. While business, government and social partners have agreed that greater investment is important, the reality is that over the past five years investment volumes have […]
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Focus areas of the GIBS Knowledge & Information Services (Info Central)

Amplying personal and leadership development through group coaching [Whitepaper] (Natalie van der Veen & Alison Reid)

With the ever-expanding role of technology, an increasing focus on human-centricity and ubiquitous global influence, workplaces have become increasingly complex. Working effectively in groups will be essential to future organisational and individual success. Human beings have always survived and thrived in groups. In today’s fully globalised environment, we have seen the benefits of multiple perspectives […]
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Agriculture in Africa 2021 (Oxford Business Group)

Home to 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has the potential to meet not only its own food needs, but also those of the rest of the world. Agriculture remains one of the most important economic sectors for the continent, employing the majority of the population and accounting for 14% of GDP in sub-Saharan […]
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