Ramaphosa unveils much-anticipated economic recovery plan

By Bekezela Phakathi with Andries Mahlangu for Business Day The government will reprioritise about R50bn within its existing budget to reignite economic growth and create jobs, President Cyril Ramaphosa said last Friday. Presenting the government’s much-anticipated...

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Employers: beware of unfair labour practices

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting Section 186(2) of the LRA defines “Unfair labour Practice” as “any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee involving- (a) unfair conduct by the employer relating to...

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Office supplies? Ostrich supplies!

By Troy Turner for Yanko Design Introducing Ostrich. Never before has a paperclip holder been so awesome. The magnetic silhouette takes on the familiar form of the world’s biggest bird. Beautiful on its own, the shiny metallic finish and funky red “sneakers” make it...

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SAPS cybercrime unit crippled by expired software licences

By Andile Sicetsha for The South African The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) cybercrime unit has been forced to drop investigations into hundreds of cases because software licenses have not been paid. A report in the Sunday Times revealed that investigations...

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The future of work in a digital world

By Cathy Smith, MD at SAP Africa The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What...

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Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination

Source: BBC  Van driving, roofing, police work – all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Dagga is decriminalised – but can you be fired for it?

By Phillip de Wet for Business Insider SA The Constitutional Court has ordered the decriminalisation of dagga for personal use – but that doesn’t mean you can’t be fired for using cannabis. Policies on inebriation are still in force, and in some jobs a...

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Did the banks collude with the Guptas?

Source: The Citizen  The EFF has criticised South Africa’s major banks, calling them opportunistic and hypocritical “in their testimony given to the state capture inquiry”. Standard Bank’s retired head of legal testified at the inquiry on Monday giving reasons that...

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Naspers to unbundle and list MultiChoice

By Nick Hedley for Business Day The transformation of Naspers, which was founded more than a century ago to produce Dutch-language newspaper De Burger, into an online-only behemoth is almost complete. Africa’s most valuable company, which owns a 31% interest in...

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Can ‘dynamic sitting’ save office workers?

It’s been called the new cancer and it’s killing us. Sitting hunched forward looking at a screen all day causes a laundry list of health issues, from heart and brain damage to back, hip and neck problems. Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says that such is the...

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Choosing the ideal stationery for your business

Source: August Free Press There are many goods and services that are vital to businesses and one of the key ones is stationery. It is important for businesses of all sizes to be able to access the stationery products and printing services they need, as without access...

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