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Marketing Officer

Started Jul 26, 2010 0 Replies

Although Pietermaritzburg is the provincial capital we do struggle sometimes for qualified staff.We are looking for a qualified and experienced Marketing Officer to work in a Newspaper company. Any…Continue

 

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Tell us about what you do
I'm passionate about developing people
I am a consultant offering training and coaching in people management and business communication, help with writing and editing (policies, contracts, conference papers, etc.) and general HR/IR consulting.
(see www.simplycommunicate.co.za)
What companies or organisations are you with?
Simply Communicate Consulting; Shuter and Shooter Publishing (HR Consultant); PROTEC Pietermaritzburg Academy

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Brian V Moore commented on Ian Webster's blog post Removing Racism: A conscious effort
"Well said, Ian. We all need to take ownership for the transformation of the way in which we see and treat each other. It is not up to government, it is up to us."
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Wessel PIETERS commented on Ian Webster's blog post Removing Racism: A conscious effort
"In SA with its mainly two main stream value systems there is bound to be conflict.  Question is how we, meaning all persons living in SA, manage this type of conflict and in that process, there may be unintended consequences. A personal…"
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Tshepho Sebata commented on Ian Webster's blog post Removing Racism: A conscious effort
"Over the years I learned that we can't  force/be forced  to love each other  but we can at least adapt,accept and coexist with each other.  At least we should treat each other as equals ."
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Jaison Sibanda commented on Ian Webster's blog post Removing Racism: A conscious effort
"Hie Ian, interesting discussion on a lazy Friday. Normally I always look at the coin on both sides, firstly yes Penny was wrong on her statement coz for years blacks have been taken as "monkies or baboons" and that word monkies turned…"
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"Hi Ian - I agree with your assessment and i'm reminded of this verse in Philippians 'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own…"
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"You arguments are valid, Ian. I am afraid we have a really long way still to go and we all have to just try. It is not easy as I experienced when two German friends visited me recently. They probably think racism is just black against white and the…"
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sylvia hammond commented on Ian Webster's blog post Removing Racism: A conscious effort
"Thanks Ian.   I find that many South Africans cannot hold a conversation without using those 4 race words to describe people.  Those 4 race words have no basis in scientific fact.  There is a song by India Arie - I am not my hair. I…"
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Removing Racism: A conscious effort

In her poor excuse for an apology, Penny Sparrow said her racist comment wasn’t meant to be taken personally. She missed the point entirely. It is precisely because her comment about people being ‘monkeys’ was not directed at a particular person acting in a particular way but at a whole section of the community,…See More
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Ian Webster replied to Delphine Ferreira's discussion Skills Development Levy changes in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks for the question, Delphine, and for the clarity, Sylvia. Although, of course, the minister is now mooting a complete overhaul that would put everything in his own hands. Scary."
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"Inbox me and I will give you my direct E Mail. I am looking for Facilitators in DBN and PE."
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Ian Webster replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"Absolutely. Have drip, will travel.... :)"
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Ian Webster replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"The theory is good, Tom, and may help in some cases. But as Rudi said earlier, he was contacted on the Thursday before training was to happen on the Monday, and he was not available. If you are contacted on the day, what is the real chance of…"
Nov 11, 2015

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Removing Racism: A conscious effort

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:25 7 Comments

In her poor excuse for an apology, Penny Sparrow said her racist comment wasn’t meant to be taken personally. She missed the point entirely. It is precisely because her comment about people being ‘monkeys’ was not directed at a particular person acting in a particular…

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Flags and Statues: The Power of Symbols

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 13:39 0 Comments

In the wake of the tragic and shocking massacre of nine worshippers in Charleston, USA, the Governor of South Carolina proposed removing the old Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the legislature. Other Southern states appear to be following suit.

I don’t know the historic or legal issues involved; mine is…

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The Pope and Climate Change

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 12:43 0 Comments

Originally published on Simply Communicate

So the Pope has spoken passionately on climate change and drawn the traditional flak from the far right and others who don’t like interference…

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Adding Value

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 15:19 11 Comments

I enjoyed ‘breakfast with Blade’ recently. The Minister of Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the FP&M SETA teamed up to engage with stakeholders in the sector.

Dr Nzimande expressed concern, among other things, about how South Africa’s raw materials leave the country to…

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At 9:45 on November 11, 2015,
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Inbox me and I will give you my direct E Mail. I am looking for Facilitators in DBN and PE.

At 11:05am on August 19, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Happy birthday Ian - wishing you a great day and a successful year. Really appreciate your contribution to our skills-universe - we live in exciting times :) regards sylvia
At 2:52pm on August 19, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Wishing you a happy birthday and a year that is successful in the way that you would wish - thanks for your contribution to our skills-universe community - we do appreciate it - sylvia and team
At 13:05 on May 21, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Sorry for the delayed reply, it has been very busy. Yes, my colleague, Abi and I will meet you at Mugg & Bean, Pinecrest Centre tomorrow at 14h30. Please won't you also send me your cell number, just incase there is any problem. Tx

At 8:43 on May 15, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Maritzburg is sometghing of a foreign country to me. I was there last month and managed to get totally lost. I am based in New Germany/ Pinetown, so the Pinecrest Centre in Pinetown would be most convenient.

At 8:18 on May 15, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Hi Ian, yes, I remember those TMS discussions well. I never did hear from Jeanette. It is very exciting that you are now freelancing & consulting and it makes me realise I really need to catch up on this forum more frequently! It would be great to meet up and have a cuppa coffee sometime. All the best!

At 12:38pm on August 19, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Happy birthday Ian - thank you for your valued contribution to our skills-universe and best wishes for a wonderful year - from the skills-universe team
At 9:42pm on September 14, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Hi Ian, I do so enjoy your sense of humour - please don't go away - at the end of a frustrating day you really made me chuckle :) sylvia
At 11:39am on August 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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happy birthday Ian from the skills-universe team
At 2:12pm on August 13, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Good luck and best wishes for your new venture and new life
 
 
 

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