Tag Archives: Employment

To do business with government, Huawei must have South African staff (Mail & Guardian)

On 11 February, the department of employment and labour announced it had filed court papers against Huawei, which is headquartered in China. The company, the department said, had breached South Africa’s labour and employment laws by filling 90% of its workforce with foreign nationals. A month later, it emerged that the department and Huawei Technologies […]
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There is nothing small about the impact small businesses have on our economy.(bizcommunity)

Small businesses and start-ups provide more than just jobs for community members. They also can improve innovation and productivity on a local level and use other businesses in the community such as accounting and IT, while larger businesses develop their own infrastructure. With more support, small businesses have the potential to breathe new life into […]
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SA’s top 5 most employable skills (Moneyweb)

Information technology South Africa is renowned for its sporadic adoption of innovative technology. Even now, in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we lag behind the rest of the world in this area. Employable skills (or the lack thereof) in this industry are no exception – of all the skills in demand in 2022, […]
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Major price hikes hitting South Africa from March (BT)

South African consumers and businesses face a flurry of price increases in the coming weeks as a combination of global factors and local changes take effect. Analysts have warned that South Africans have increasingly relied on credit over the pandemic period to make ends meet, with the coming hikes likely to place increasing strain on […]
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Industry Experts: What we’d like to hear from SONA (iAfrica)

David Senker, Founder & CEO, The Business Exchange Support for entrepreneurs needs to feature high on the agenda of this year’s SONA. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and, with unemployment at a staggering 35%, we simply have to pull out all the stops to encourage entrepreneurship, and offer the relevant support, information, infrastructure and […]
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What businesses in South Africa are most worried about in 2022 (BT)

Cyber incidents, business interruption and critical infrastructure blackouts are the top three business risks in South Africa in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2022. However, the country is not alone in this worry, as cyber perils are also the biggest concern for companies globally. The threats of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major […]
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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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Future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The Future of Jobs WEF report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. The Future of Jobs […]
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World employment and social outlook: Trends 2020 (ILO)

The World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2010  report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity. This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity, as well as dimensions of job quality such as employment status, informal […]
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This is what work will look like by 2030

By: Adam Jezard January 10, 2018 Source: https://www.weforum.org