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Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:15

New essential services announced

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By Kenneth Coster, Partner and Shane Johnson, Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel Essential services refer to those services that, if interrupted, would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or any part of the population. Once a service is declared as an essential service, employees working in such services…
Nelson Mandela Bay entrepreneurs once again demonstrated their appetite for business knowledge and learning at the recent ENGEN Pitch & Polish event sponsored by Engen, Nedbank and Raizcorp. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the programme has worked with almost 15 000 entrepreneurs since its inception. Workshop delegates and pre-selected contestants…
ICAEW - the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - has today announced the appointment of Allison Legge to its Africa Members Advisory Board. Legge, who is an assurance partner at Deloitte, specialises in retail and consumer industries. Speaking during the announcement of Legge’s appointment to the Advisory…
“The Pitch to Win method played a critical role in our winning this competition.” - Julian Kyula, Winner, IBM Global Entrepreneur of the year “I’m not sure our auditors have ever got applause after a pitch, but that’s what happened after we applied Justin’s method, winning one of our most important…
Many of today’s entrepreneurs are as concerned with making a positive impact on the world as they are with making money. A whopping 94% want to use their skills to benefit a cause. However, only half the world’s population have confidence in the free market system, down from 80% just…
No longer an if, but when a business will experience a cyber attack Participants in Aon's 2019 Global Risk Management Survey ranked cyberattacks and data breaches as #6 in the top 10 risks facing organisations today. The risk entered the Top 10 list for the first time (at #9) in 2015 and…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:19

Solving the retirement savings challenge

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Lessons from around the world Around the world, workers are being compelled to take more responsibility for their retirement savings as many employers move from traditional Defined Benefit (DB) plans to Defined Contribution (DC) plans. According to London-based Kevin Wesbroom, senior partner, Retirement Solutions at Aon, there’s a massive global trend…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:08

Shop the rite way on Gumtree

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South Africa's largest classifieds site Gumtree.co.za and largest retailer Shoprite are encouraging consumers to trade safely in store. "Both of our brands are passionate about savings and safe transacting, which is why Shoprite stores are a natural meeting ground for Gumtree traders," says Claire Cobbledick, Director-GM of Gumtree South Africa. "The ability…
by Daryl Dingley & Desmond Rudman, Partners at Webber Wentzel ​Competition law compliance is more important than ever before​ Certain sections of the Competition Amendment Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) came into effect today, 12 July 2019 by the publication of Proclamation No. 46 of 2019 in Government Gazette No. 42578. These amendments will have a…
By Estelle Nagel, Marketing Manager: Gumtree SA When social media first hit the radar of marketers, the possibilities seemed endless. Finally, marketing would be a true two-way conversation. Instead of speaking at consumers, we would speak with them. Advertisers praised the ability to narrowly target groups based on their interests and customer service embraced…
My goal for today was to sit down and write an article about the next big thing in the reward and recognition arena.  I had planned to spend the morning researching global best practice to bolster my local knowledge of trends and the afternoon consolidating my findings and writing a…
Announcing a budget of R7.44 billion for energy, the Minister noted that the sector had contributed negatively to overall economic growth in the first quarter of 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 12, 2019/ -- A stable, predictable policy and regulatory framework must be created that will lead to investment and…

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