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Monday, 18 March 2019 10:37

Cross-cultural Competence in South Africa

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By Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Cross-cultural competence involves the knowledge, skills, and motivation to adapt to diverse interactions. It is a major way in which we can contribute to intercultural cooperation. Some aspects of our behaviour are critical in terms of the values of a culture.…
By Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer*, Director at Signium Africa www.signium.co.za Do search engines and other online innovations have the power to redefine professional relationships across industries? The question gathers urgency among corporate achievers looking to take the reins of major companies as an ongoing digital revolution threatens to overturn established business models,…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:16

Women Creating Wealth in 21st Century

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Women Creating Wealth In The 21st Century, is Africa's Largest Financial Transformation Movements for Women, which aims to help them become Financially Independent through Trading the Financial Markets, Property Investing, and Entrepreneurship. Most have use the profits they make to get out of debt, raise their children, take their family…
In 2007 South Africa was identified as one of the world’s upcoming Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destinations of choice. Now, 12 years’ on, does this still ring true?Jacques de Beer, CEO of Talksure, an international contact centre located in Umhlanga, says, “South Africa has continually been recognised as a leading BPO…
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:33

Comparing Private and SOE pay practices

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Remuneration practices have far reaching consequences, not only for individuals and companies but for the economy as a whole. The bulging public sector wage bill was mentioned on numerous occasions within the 2019 South African budget speech and has been identified as a key area of concern within the economy.…
Neil Beaumont, Regional Head - Business Development & Major Accounts – Eurasia & Africa A new Multinational Risk Research Survey released by Chubb Insurance South Africa, in collaboration with Commercial Risk Africa, identifies and assesses the top ten risks facing multinational businesses on the African continent.  The Chubb Multinational Risk…
Lengthy delays in securing mining permits and licences, onerous and inappropriate regulatory requirements, lack of funding for entrepreneurs, and a Mining Charter and implementation guidelines which are impractical for small operators - these are just some of the problems that confront start-up and existing alluvial diamond miners in the Northern…
BigFive Summit is coming to Cape Town from 13–15 May 2019, featuring headline talks and workshops that will challenge thinking, stimulate ideas and offer practical advice for those with the common goal of bringing to market digital solutions for SMEs throughout Africa & The Middle East. BigFive Summit is the…
Under the coordination of the South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO), the SADPO Annual Conference will take place on 15 March 2019 in Christiana, North West Province to debate the key issues facing the diamond mining industry.  Most notably, through SADPO the alluvial diamond mining industry has attempted to highlight the diversity of the Junior sector…
Leaders from MTN, C-Squared, Seacom and Convergence Partners discuss the critical issues ahead of their speaking roles at TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019 CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 7, 2019/ -- Digital and broadband infrastructure investment is clearly one of the top priorities for Africa’s key telecom operators…
The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the retail motor sector in observance of International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2019.   While some progress has been made in empowering women in this important economic sector,…
The Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority’s (INSETA) pilot project to deliver an ‘Occupational Certificate: Insurance Agent (Insurance Underwriter) was boosted by the inclusion of mentors who supported students through their 12-month studies. “It has been a successful pilot project, with more than 60 candidates entering the programme. We initially…

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