Business & Economy

Featured Press Release

Get your press release featured!
{pp}Job losses and staff fears are boiling over with record numbers of complaints to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). In April, the CCMA received 11 560 new cases with 83% citing unfair dismissal.The top three regions for complaints were Johannesburg (3 129 cases); Western Cape (1 706)…
{pp}We’ve recently experienced an increase in enquiries for commercial bond finance. Many clients think the process is similar to that for residential property finance, but unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s take a closer look at what has stimulated this interest in commercial property and how investing…
{pp}Because we refer to property related loans as “mortgage bonds”, borrowers often confuse the two parts that constitute the whole transaction. One is the security given to the bank under the mortgage bond agreement and the other is the actual loan obtained. To complicate matters, they don’t have to be…
Monday, 01 June 2009 13:01

Halt in-house saboteurs

{pp}Ways to retain highly motivated and driven talent.
{pp}‘I told him to be fruitful and multiply, but not in those words’Harnessing wit, wisdom and intelligence in business writingBad writing is bad for business. Up to 30% of letters and memos in industry and government either seek clarification or respond to a request for clarification, according to Maryann Piotrowski,…
{pp}The world has been reeling under economic bad news, but slowly positive change is starting to happen in South Africa.“Banks, which at one stage where repossessing 10 to 20 houses are now rethinking that strategy because they have realised that unoccupied houses don’t sell quickly because of the property slump…
{pp}South Africa’s recession has still not hit the student market with it remaining the top incubator for new cell phone technology.There seems to be no limits to student’s appetite for airtime, MXit Moola or a desire to experiment with any new cell phone technology whether it is the latest games,…
{pp}South Africa’s new cabinet has a powerful section of top trade unionists who are likely to reverse government’s controversial GEAR strategy and focus on greater worker rights and development for the poor.Key former unionists include Deputy President - Kgalema Motlanthe (National Union of Mineworkers) ; Minister of Economic Development -…
{pp}Reserve bank governor Tito Mboweni is among those starting to accuse banks of starting to throttle the economy as they hold on to credit and aggressively pursue the indebted. The property market is starting to collapse as one example of banks not issuing loans: estate agents say sales are down…
{pp}But SA graduates are less fussy than their global peersBy Liza van WykWhile 61% of employers worldwide say they have challenges recruiting and keeping young employees, new research shows that the young, far from being the self-centred job-hoppers employers depict them as, are idealists who want ethical employers.In a key…
{pp}Insurers are warning consumers of the pitfalls of cashing in insurance policies early or defaulting on payments as the debt-crisis sees more consumers default on insurance. Andre Snyman, CEO of Consumer Assist, South Africa’s largest debt counselling organisation who has worked as an insurance broker says, “We are seeing more…
{pp}Study after study shows that failures in social skills such as assertiveness and confidence lose graduates jobs. At present skills poor South Africa has 200 000 unemployed graduates, according to StatsSA and state utility Shosholoza Meyl reports that they are hiring women graduates as cleaners. The University of Cape Town’s…

About Pressportal

MyPressportal is geared towards the South African Market only. A press release can have a huge impact on the marketing of your company, as many journalist use press releases to communicate new happenings from all types of companies and NGO's. MyPressportal is FREE. We do not plan not to make this a paid service. If you would like to know more about the system, please read the FAQ.