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Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September 2017, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits and stand the chance to win up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes.

1 day ago

Alpha Pharm and Immploy's new collaboration: Opening pharmacy doors near you
Alpha Pharm and Immploy's new collaboration: Opening pharmacy doors near you

Alpha Pharm and Immploy Recruitment Agency are teaming up to improve community pharmacy access, and service across South Africa.

Issued by Immploy Medical Recruitment 1 day ago

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC, Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." High-level business leaders and international diplomats were invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Aliko Dangote, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame, openly converse on Africa's opportunities and challenges.

2 days ago

Three factors that decrease staff turnover, boost retention
Three factors that decrease staff turnover, boost retention

If you're in a leadership position at your current job when was the last time you congratulated your team? If it's been a while, you should probably check your employee turnover rates. According to a recent study from GetVoIP, kudos from the boss is the third most-valued form of employee recognition — preceded only by money and extra vacation days.

By Amica Graber 2 days ago

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The benefits of a strong workplace culture

Every organisation, no matter how large or small, has a unique culture that defines it. The values, principles, ideologies, and beliefs of the company make up its culture. Consequently, the culture will influence how people relate to each other in the workplace. It will also have a significant effect on the performance and productivity of employees. Company culture can, therefore, make or break your business.

By Charles Mburugu 3 days ago

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Confusion regarding UIF contributions continues

Confusion persists regarding UIF contributions since a new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) scale of benefits came into effect on 1 April 2017. The limit for those claiming benefits was increased from R178,464 per annum to R212,539 per annum (or from R14,872 per month to R17,712 per month).

3 days ago

Pieter Bensch, executive vice president for Africa and Middle East, Sage.
Pieter Bensch appointed Sage executive VP Africa, Middle East

Sage has appointed Pieter Bensch as executive vice president for the Africa and Middle East region. He joins the company from HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise), where he was managing director for South Africa.

3 days ago

Sixth Franchise Leadership Summit takes place in November
Sixth Franchise Leadership Summit takes place in November

The sixth annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit takes place at Indaba Hotel Fourways on Thursday 16 November 2017, under the theme, “Exponential growth through entrepreneurship.” The event is attended by premium franchisors and companies that are interested in and those providing extended services in franchising as an expansion mechanism.

3 days ago

How business rescue affects employer and employee
How business rescue affects employer and employee

Business rescue has gained momentum as an alternative to liquidation since its introduction in 2011 through section 6 of The Companies Act. A principal difference between the two is that, while under the supervision of the business rescue practitioner, the company continues to trade, so that employees don't automatically loss their jobs as they would under liquidation.

19 Sep 2017

Do immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell us
Do immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell us

South Africa is a popular destination for immigrants, especially from other African countries. Does their presence affect the employment chances of South Africans?

By Raphael Chaskalson 19 Sep 2017

Greg Pritchett
Devops and its clear missing connection

For IT professionals, the idea of having a more collaborative approach between development and operations is highly appealing. Getting rid of the isolated “siloes”, opening up to feedback and building consorts across the product lifecycle, from design to end of life - who would say no to that?

By Greg Pritchett 18 Sep 2017

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men
Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

SAN FRANCISCO, US: A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work.

18 Sep 2017

Nico Muller, CEO: Implats. Picture: Robert Tshabalala /Financial Mail
Implats warns of job cuts as it tackles unprofitable shafts

Impala Platinum (Implats), the world's second-largest producer of the metal, is heading for turbulent times as it cuts jobs and tackles its unprofitable Rustenburg mines, the biggest contributor to group production and a major factor to its full-year loss.

18 Sep 2017