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      Allegations that a provincial premier is enriching himself through tenders for friends and family have recently come to light. These allegations suggest that the premier has been using his political influence to further the business interests of those close to him.


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      #BadValuesGoViral: The Ethical Dilemma in Social Media

      Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming a popular communication trend in business. Unfortunately, the trend sometimes comes with unforeseen ethical problems for the business. One bad tweet could end up hurting your sales, your image and your ...

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      Exec search trends show no “tanking” economy

      As blanket reports of an impending recession strike fear into the hearts of South Africans, many still bruised from the global recession four years ago, a glimmer of hope is emerging from an unlikely source – the executive search sector. Trends ...

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      Human resources: The impact of social, mobile and predictive analytics

      A recent LRMG conference highlighted emerging trends in human resources: The use of social and mobile learning, the need for improved user experiences and the use of predictive analytics. As a leading local performance agency, LRMG used the conference to showcase ...

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      Economic growth needed to drive youth employment

      The youth wage subsidy is a positive initiative in the battle to reduce youth unemployment, but it’s a band-aid solution. In the longer term, we need to focus on growing the economy to generate jobs and on education to ensure ...

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      Flexible working means a greener business

      Streamlining and efficiency are always considered good business practices, but before the global economic downturn it could well be argued that efficiency was not as widely regarded as immediately essential. Now, as companies continue to face tougher business conditions, there ...

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      Creating a Compelling Mobile User Experience

      With millions of apps available today and growing at a rapid pace, consumers are spoilt with choice and have little patience for apps that don’t deliver. In a market where quality and performance always come before brand loyalty, the competitor’s ...

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      Employee wellness a key differentiator for employees

      Employee wellness isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Companies that want their employees to really invest themselves in their work should also show that they in turn are willing to invest ...

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      New online resource helps graduates land – and keep – their first jobs

      A free new online resource is set to change the landscape for post-qualification jobseekers. The World of Work, created by The Independent Institute of Education, has been designed specifically to help South Africa’s graduates bridge the gap between studies and ...

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      Can free advertising boost your business? Tips for Small Businesses on a budget

      Every small business owner knows that cash flow can be a challenge – especially when you are just starting out. In a world of increasingly sparse attention and vast amounts of advertising assailing your customers’ senses, how do you make ...

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      Monday, 25 May 2015

      The new workplace: How tablets are transforming the way government works

      Frost & Sullivan's new white paper examines the trends around the rise in tablet usage in the federal government, including several use cases that will benefit agencies according to their ...

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      Monday, 25 May 2015

      Organs of state not immune to section 197 of the Labour Relations Act

      The Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgement in the case of City Power Ltd v Grinpal Energy Management Services (Pty) Ltd , concerning section 197 (2) of the Labour Relations ...

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      Monday, 25 May 2015

      Smart metering platforms: the answer to the national power crisis?

      Our municipalities and our power utility are owed tens of billions of rand by consumers. It is a precarious financial situation that threatens the viability of our power distribution system ...

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      Friday, 22 May 2015

      Stricter regulation of A-typical forms of employment

      1 January 2015 saw the introduction of stricter regulation of a-typical forms of employment with the Labour Relations Act (LRA) amended to include a number of provisions specifically aimed at ...

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      Friday, 22 May 2015

      Suspicious dismissals: Can employers dismiss on suspicion of misconduct?

      Section 188 of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 permits an employer to dismiss an employee for reasons related to the employee's misconduct. Employers have tried to broaden ...

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      Thursday, 21 May 2015

      A new dispensation for non-standard employment

      From midnight on 31 March 2015 a new dispensation kicked in for employees on fixed term or part time contracts and for clients who employed the services of labour brokers ...

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      Thursday, 21 May 2015

      Consequences of late/non-filing of employment equity reports

      In terms of the EEA, designated employers are obliged to submit an Employment Equity Report (“EER”) to the Director-General of the Department of Labour once every year on the first ...

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      Wednesday, 20 May 2015

      Sir, Your Maternity Leave has been Granted…

      Introduction From the early 1950's women in South Africa were involved in many activist campaigns to fight for their maternity leave benefits in the workplace. This was an important guarantee as ...

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      Wednesday, 20 May 2015

      Locally versus internationally hosted data centres – making an informed decision

      Hosted data centres have become an increasingly appealing option given the rapidly expanding volumes of data organisations are expected to store and process, as well as the cost associated with ...

       

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