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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away at 8:50pm on Thursday night, at home in his bed with many family members at his side.
Madiba was born on the 18th July 1918 and died tonight, aged 95. He spent years in 27 years in prison for his role in the battle against apartheid. He went on to serve 5 years as president of South Africa.
President Zuma: "Our nation has lost our greatest son. Our people have lost a father. This is the moment of our deepest sorrow."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "Nelson Mandela is mourned by South Africans, Africans and the international community today as the leader of our generation who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries — a colossus of unimpeachable moral character and integrity, the world's most admired
and revered public figure."
President Obama: "We have lost one of the most influential, courageous, profoundly 'good' human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth." "I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life. My very first political action... was a protest against apartheid. I would study his words and his writings."
President Bill Clinton: "Today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings. History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation."
Our first democratically elected President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away on the evening of 5 December 2013. Although all South Africans will feel an enormous sense of loss at his passing, after his lengthy illness he now has peace."Honesty,…Continue
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There comes a time in your career where you think you’re ready to step up and become a manager. But are you really ready? On the flipside, perhaps you don’t think of yourself as being quite ready to take on the added responsibility, when actually it is the right time to move into the new role.
To help you know whether you’re ready or not, here are some questions to ask yourself.
Are you an organiser?…Continue
by Dale Kennedy
I’m often asked if we need ergonomics in our business environments. Employers often feel that the services we provide, as ergonomists, are ahead of our industry needs. To a certain degree, they’re right within the South African context as we’re thought of as a developing country. However, our country is unique because we have a developing nation equipped with first-world technology. What is the result of this?
I am currently registered with HWSETA to assess and moderate various health, safety and environmental unit standards, certificates and diplomas and would like to know if there are training providers requiring assistance with this field. If so, please do not hesitate to contact me.
By Mohsina Chenia and Nicholas Preston
When we think of labour legislation, the Companies Act is not the first law that comes to mind. However, it’s dangerous for employers to disregard this statute because it grants significant additional rights to trade unions. For instance, section 20(4) allows any trade union to approach the High Court for an order restraining the employer from doing anything inconsistent with the Companies Act. Be warned, though,…Continue
by Jenny Reid
While being in debt isn’t a crime, reckless lending and irresponsible credit laws are sending people into a brutal credit storm, one that can have repercussions on business owners throughout South Africa - especially with the Credit Amendment Bill being pushed through by government. What does this mean for HR?
The blanket credit amnesty, proposed by this bill, will remove about two million names from credit blacklist databases, and…