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If you want to be successful in fraud and corruption, South Africa seems to be the perfect university for the eager pupil.

April Fool jokes aside, the hard-ribbed reality is that corruption, like crime, pays. It is the reason the Mafia have lasted where governments have failed. It’s what keeps the courts and jails f




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HR Professional Practice Standards to strengthen the HR Management System

Professional Practice Standards must now be developed to ensure the 13 HR Standards can be implemented. By Marius Meyer During 2013, the National HR Management System was developed by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in association with HR Future. The HR Management ...

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Auditing the National HR Standards

Use this “Three Lines of Risk Defence” model to ensure sound governance in the practice of HR. By Michael Robbins and Marius MeyerHaving developed the first National HR Standards in 2013, the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), in association ...

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Next move in South Africa's National HR Standards

Move from application to internal and external audits in 2014. By Marius Meyer and Penny Abbott In 2013, 13 HR Standards were developed for HR management in South Africa by SABPP in association with HR Future. Now that these Standards have been ...

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Review of 2013 HR Standards initiative

Get ready for a move from 13 Standards to 13 governance actions in 2014. By Kate Dikgale-Freeman The year 2013 has been the most exciting year in the history of HR in South Africa. SABPP and its alliance partner HR Future ...

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Making the SA HR Standards work

HR Application Standards take the National HR Management System Standard to the workplace (Phase 2). By Marius Meyer The year 2013 will be remembered as a crucial turning point in the history of HR in South Africa. While many top HR professionals ...

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HR service delivery made easy - SA's National HR Standards Case Study

A case study of the HR function at Bidvest TMS (TMSG). By Leon SteynThe value proposition of a service or commodity provider is something which can take the executive committee (Exco) of a particular enterprise quite some time to reduce ...

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Firm foundation laid for HR practice

HR professionals are working together to see the national HR Standard firmly established. By Dr Linda Chipunza The first version of the much heralded HR Management Standards (HRMS) was presented to the HR community at the National HR Standards Roll Out ...

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HR Standards highlights package

A summary of the importance, benefits and key features of each of the first formal HR Standards for South Africa provided by the facilitators at the HR Standards Development Summit in May 2013. Standard 1 Strategic HRM Facilitator: Elizabeth Kumalo Importance South African ...

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National HR Standards are rolled out

First HR Standards move from definitions to definitive outcomes. By Marius Meyer You may by now be aware that, on 21 May this year, 120 senior South African HR leaders became the first HR group in the world to generate draft ...


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Can the 4% RULE help you achieve early retirement?

Most people would retire early if they were given the opportunity to do so, however, the latest statistics by the National Treasury indicate that only 10% of South Africans are able to retire without financial assistance. For many who chase ...

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Greater understanding of Credit Amnesty vital for consumers

The 1st of April saw new regulations come into place that allow for a ‘Credit Information Amnesty’. Unfortunately, the complexity of the Amnesty has caused wide-spread confusion among consumers, some of whom wrongly believe that it removes their debt entirely. It ...

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Take the SAM opportunity to optimise data management

Having a sophisticated data governance strategy is evolving from being an IT function, to become a true business enabler and a source of competitive advantage for insurers. As the Financial Services Board progresses through proposal stages with the forthcoming Solvency Assessment ...

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IT as a driver of value is the foundation of the digital business

The digital business is one that embraces next generation technology, including the cloud, big data and mobility, placing information at the fingertips of executives to enable them to make accurate decisions in real time. These technologies can also be used ...

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Zimbabwean Dispensation Project “ZDP” – Quo Vadis

During the course of 2010 the Minister of Home Affairs announced the Zimbabwe Dispensation Project “ZDP” which granted an amnesty of sorts to Zimbabwean nationals who had been in South Africa prior to April 2010 and who are possessed of ...

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Women’s rights are human rights

Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights. So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a landmark speech of her career. Despite Clinton’s words echoing ...

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How not to lose top talent

One of the most urgent issues for organisations in 2014 will be how leaders can effectively target, nurture and advance top talent in their organisations. Note however the crucial shift in emphasis from a broad-based need for all top talent ...

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Rise of identity theft scams highlights importance of identity insurance

Statistics from the South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) reveal that a shocking 23% of all fraud cases filed at its offices are linked to impersonation. The rise in identity theft points to the importance for all South Africans to ...

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Job Board Do’s and don’ts

The proliferation of online boards have made it much easier to look for (and apply to) job opportunities across the country, but ensuring that your application gets noticed is a fine art Bear in mind that when you are posting your ...


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Thursday, 17 April 2014

ENSafrica announces Michael Tétreault Schilling has joined the firm as an execut

Michael left Linklaters in 2008 and went on to serve as a non-executive member of the board of directors for A&D Pharma and as an independent legal consultant in emerging ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pedersen & Partners continues Latin American expansion - opening in Santiago, Ch

Pedersen & Partners, an Executive Search firm with 51 wholly owned offices in 48 countries, is extending their coverage of the Latin American region by opening its newest office in ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Protecting your home with a house-sitter over the Easter weekend

According to statistics from the South African Police Service (SAPS) crime report, there were a total of 245,531 reported cases of burglary of residential homes in 2012/2013. The report highlighted ...

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Technology, empowerment and compliance in today’s HCM market

The Human Capital Management (HCM), payroll and HR markets, while beset with challenges, remain amongst the most significant and influential to businesses today. Advice from HR experts is the sooner ...

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Collusion and anti-competitive behaviour: Some red flags for directors to look o

The Competition Commission’s findings that leading companies in the bread and, more recently, the construction industries colluded caused a veritable media storm — and the imposition of significant penalties on ...

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Workplace wellness a priority with growing lifestyle disease burden

Sustaining healthy lifestyle behaviour change amongst employees needs to be a priority for employers facing a growing burden of lifestyle-related, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the resulting impacts. According to Statistics South ...

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Growing demand for services in municipal sector but funding remains a challenge

Considerable progress has been made in the municipal sector over the past decade in terms of the rollout of basic services, with key measures of service delivery and living standards ...

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Big bursary boost for supply chain skills development

SAPICS is introducing the Reuben Badana Bursary. “Anything is possible for those who believe.” This is the sentiment that the late SAPICS director, Reuben Badana, lived by, and which he ...

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Better workplace Tuberculosis (TB) management can result in reduction in disabil

TB is one of the leading causes of deaths in South Africa; in fact the disease is responsible for more than 10% of all deaths. The fight against TB is ...