The Digital Skills Academy, in partnership with Brainstorm magazine, will once again offer a $10,000 bursary for one Brainstorm reader.
It's never really been about the people who help that process.
And therein lies the death of company loyalty."
~ Ted Bauer, "The Context of Things"
AMcomms 2 days ago
The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth - rather than being a threat to South Africa jobs.
Food delivery app, OrderIn, has not only targeted itself at time-conscious consumers, but corporates too, offering a "virtual canteen of cuisines" and an instant tax back benefit to employees.
Umvozu, a mobile application developed by a team of South African students that links job-seekers with employers, has won the 2017 Geneva Challenge (GC). The app allows job-seekers to upskill themselves through training modules delivered in a gamified process.
John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers.
Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017
In the United States, freelancers currently represent 35% of the workforce, 16% in the European Union, and while South African figures are harder to determine, the number is thought to be about 10% and rising.
Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network. Called Airbase, the app aims to give users the flexibility to work away from work and to go where their business takes them.
There are no rules in entrepreneurship. People often wax lyrical around following certain formulae for success and globally, millions of books are sold on the promise of riches. Sure, we can all learn from others, and it is true that successful entrepreneurs are open to learning, but there is no magic formula here.
Mike Vacy-Lyle 13 Nov 2017
Disruptive work environment brand, SPACES, is expanding its South African footprint with two more prime locations opening in December 2017. The new centres in Long Street, Cape Town, and Atrium on 5th in Sandton, bring SPACES' innovative and inspirational office and meeting solutions to like-minded communities. This takes to eight the number of branches opened since the global brand launched in South Africa in September 2017.
Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries - such as the petro-chemical, mining, construction and rail sectors - there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business.
Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017
Remote working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations. It can really only work if you have the systems in place to manage it.
Dan Marcus 13 Nov 2017
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don't steal jobs.
Calestous Juma 13 Nov 2017