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TrendSetter - SA's most in-demand skills
TrendSetter - SA's most in-demand skills

The current job market may seem as volatile as Bell Pottinger's anxiety levels, so we did some research and crunched the numbers to give you an outlook on skills that are on South African recruiters' hot (and not) list right now when hiring talent online.

Issued by CareerJunction 1 day ago

Tarryn Atkinson, Saica chairperson: employees tax and expatriate sub-committees.
Twin tax bills and their impact on other Acts

The two new tax bills are already causing a stir over the proposed amendment that South Africans working abroad will no longer be exempt from double taxation. However, there are several other amendments that will affect employers and employees, and have an impact on other labour-related legislation.

By Tarryn Atkinson 1 day ago

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

Ten teams comprising 21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge - a collaboration between the Mastercard Foundation and The Resolution Project - at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg. The winning teams earned a fellowship including seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of young global change makers to pursue impactful projects in their communities.

2 days ago

Suspended SABC executive hit with additional charges at disciplinary hearing
Suspended SABC executive hit with additional charges at disciplinary hearing

Suspended SABC chief financial officer James Aguma's legal representative has argued that additional charges brought against his client at his disciplinary hearing are pure victimisation.

By Neo Goba 3 days ago

Retrenchment and taxes - creating best packages
Retrenchment and taxes - creating best packages

As retrenchments deepen in South Africa, employers need to understand the tax implications applicable to retrenchment packages to ensure that they leave the retrenched employees in the best possible financial position.

By Mariana Stander 3 days ago

Why experience and potential can trump a degree
Why experience and potential can trump a degree

With the fourth industrial revolution, entirely new jobs and careers now exist, and it may be time for business leaders and decision makers to review their dated notions that any candidate with a degree is ‘better' or ‘more employable' than one without.

3 days ago

Reviewing automatic termination clauses in employment contracts
Reviewing automatic termination clauses in employment contracts

A recent Labour Appeal Court case reviewed whether the employee was unfairly dismissed after his appointment letter was automatically terminated because of a provision stating that his offer of employment was conditional on a positive outcome of a vetting process.

By Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 18 Jul 2017

Why you need customer experience management
Why you need customer experience management

Customer experience management (CEM) utilises user experience, customer satisfaction and value-add and will be the next ‘big thing' for businesses looking to exploit multiple channels of communication that link the customer.

18 Jul 2017

Uber drivers protected by labour laws
Uber drivers protected by labour laws

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws.

18 Jul 2017

Front row from left – right: Tukiso Lekganyane, Musawenkosi Nhlapo, Shallon Mphasane ( Printing SA), Bonginkosi Mlambo, Koketso Khodobo, Carrington Muliwa, 
2nd Row from left – right: Nkosana Khumalo, Sibusiso Zuke, Webster Mahlangu, Gladwin Denga, Neo Kekana, Thabiso Machika, Wesley Arendse, Thabiso Mathula
Printing SA and Konica Minolta's skills development initiative

South Africa's printing industry is working hard to help develop entrepreneurs who can “pay it forward” by employing others, according to Steve Thobela, CEO of industry body, Printing SA.

18 Jul 2017

Five tips to building a high trust, high performance team
Five tips to building a high trust, high performance team

Whether you're a small business owner or CEO to a large enterprise, building a team of experienced and skilled individuals is essential to your success. But we often forget one crucial element to establishing a productive work environment - trust. Without it, your team cannot work cohesively and effectively.

By Dr John Demartini 17 Jul 2017

Education, employment partnership shortlisted for global award
Education, employment partnership shortlisted for global award

Columba Leadership and Money for Jam (M4JAM) have created a scalable business model that aims to drive employment, education, and sustainable community development, earning them a place on the Unilever Global Development Award shortlist.

17 Jul 2017

Hours of sitting causes work-related back disorders
Hours of sitting causes work-related back disorders

Although very common across all types of industries and jobs, several studies have demonstrated that low back disorder rates are particularly prevalent in certain types of industries and within certain occupations. Work-related back disorders are a significant and increasing problem in office workplaces and a major contributor to rising absenteeism.

17 Jul 2017