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There are few professions as emotionally and physically demanding as that of a healthcare professional.  While a respected and in-demand profession, particularly in South Africa with its severe skills shortages, a career in healthcare is also fraught with risks and liabilities that can put not only professional reputation and business…
By Joon Chong, a Partner & Arlia Abdul Ali, a Candidate Attorney at Webber Wentzel In the case of Mr A and XYZ CC v The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service the Tax Court had to determine whether the conduct of the taxpayers were properly classified by SARS as 'grossly negligent'…
Monday, 05 November 2018 14:59

SA FLORIST BREATHES NEW LIFE AS BLOOMABLE

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Four years since four Dragons backed SA Florist on Dragons Den South Africa, SA Florist has rebranded to Bloomable. “Our journey started as SA Florist and even though we’ve changed our name, our commitment  has always, and will always, be to support local businesses. In fact, our business was borne…
Corporate narcissism…SA’s secret curse - By Annelize van Rensburg* (www.signium.co.za) It is the unspoken curse stalking corporate South Africa. Few people talk about it but many executives encounter it and may be vaguely – or acutely – aware of the danger to organisations and careers. The potentially toxic issue is corporate narcissism and…
Following a formal tender process, for the second consecutive year, Magnetic Storm has been appointed to bring the People’s Port Festival to life for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Managing the event from conceptualisation through to clean-up, Magnetic Storm is overseeing the logistics of the event being held on December…
Only 48% of the country’s Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) say ethics is an “integral part” of the workplace.  And 81%, or 4 in 5, say that the output in their organisations - in relation to resources - is minimal and inadequate. These are some of the worrying sentiments revealed in…
Canadian Executive Coaching network announces its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives prior to entering the South African market. Brentwood Bay, British Columbia – November 1, 2018:  Just a month after revealing its plan to establish a satellite office in Johannesburg - South Africa, CLI-Power Coaching has announced its first objectives…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:22

WHY THEY REJECT YOU

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“We regret to inform you.” Don’t you hate those words? I used to hear them all the time. It’s the key reason that people say they hate sales. According to the department of labor statistics one in nine people is a sales person. But actually, if you think about it,…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:39

KAELO BLACK BEAUTY JOINS SAVA AS SMME MEMBER

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Kaelo Black Beauty (Pty) Ltd, a local designer, manufacturer and distributor of African dolls, children’s clothing and Mahle school bags, has become the latest SMME to be welcomed by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA). Kaelo Black Beauty (Pty) Ltd is based in Midrand, Gauteng, and opened their doors for…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:52

Good debt vs bad debt – is there a difference?

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Living debt free is a dream many of us strive for, but the reality is that very few of us earn enough money to buy life’s important assets such as a home, car or university education with cash savings.  Secondly, even if you could live debt-free, it might not be…
AfricArena, Silicon Cape and Wesgro host expert discussion and release research indicating funding raised by African startups to increase by 100%+, exceeding $1 billion for the first time. Tuesday, 30 October, Cape Town – In the wake of the SA Investment Conference that took place last week, AfricArena, Wesgro and Silicon Cape hosted a press…
With year-end exams upon us and thousands of matriculants deciding on a future study path, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, Frank Knight, has reiterated the importance of a career choice aligned to high-demand occupations. Every two years, the Department of Higher Education and Training publishes a list of over…

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