June 2009 Blog Posts (29)

The value of 4-year degrees

Jack Hough has written a fascinating article on the real value of a four-year university education, in terms of value spent and value gained.

Reducing a degree to a financial decision, Hough takes the example of two matriculants – one who earns a degree using a financial loan, and by the age of thirty-four, starts adding to an index fund. The second young candidate starts out working at eighteen, invests the money he would have used for university, peaks at a lower wage than his… Continue

Added by Caitlin Smythe on June 30, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

Neethling Brain Instruments

I've attached a free e-book to explain the system. NBI is one of the world's leading batteries. Trainers, consultants, HR professionals, executive coaches, psychologists, business people from all walks of life, students and parents use the NBI products and services to help their clients and themselves take the guesswork out of personal and professional growth.

Available NBI™ Profiles: Adult Instrument; Teacher/Trainer; Eating Habits; Student; Parenting style; Leadership style;… Continue

Added by Anthony Kreiner on June 26, 2009 at 22:32 — No Comments

About Sincerity

Sincerity can be defined as the act of expressing the truth about our thoughts and feelings, free of lies and double mindedness. It comes in many forms, one of which is honesty. If the sincerity of your words is questionable, then nothing you say will be trusted.

By saying what we do not mean we only become unsure, not realizing that it is that exact reason we are indecisive.

Our own thought process needs us to be sincere most of all, because our minds need firm sure knowledge… Continue

Added by Miro Bagrov on June 25, 2009 at 23:00 — No Comments

SA labour laws up for review

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana is now in his eleventh year heading his department and shows no sign of slowing down. Speaking ahead of his budget speech to parliament Mdladlana explained that nearly all of the country's labour laws will be amended in the coming months.

The Labour Relations Act will be address more clearly the issue of labour broking and define exactly who is the employer in such working arrangements. The Unemployment Insurance Fund will also be amended so…


Added by Alan Hammond on June 25, 2009 at 15:01 — 3 Comments

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Added by Melinda Spies on June 23, 2009 at 16:23 — No Comments

Justification Against Debt

I have studied the financial disciplines and have also seen the chaos of '95 in South Africa and what that caused. I have seen who profited and who lost from it. Also trained in banking and understand clearly how the system works, who it profits and who it costs. I know the philosophy behind the making and the use of debt. Also I have studied the economics involved, and in the present situation there is nothing in South Africa's way of thinking that can prevent interest rate… Continue

Added by Miro Bagrov on June 23, 2009 at 0:30 — No Comments

Business Pulse Survey

This was the subject of this week's Business Pulse survey. We wanted to know which platform would be the choice for businesses at this point next year. The results broke down as follows:

LinkedIn -- 39 percent
Facebook -- 26 percent
Twitter -- 19 percent
Other -- 12 percent
MySpace -- 2 percent

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Added by Ute Gass on June 19, 2009 at 14:24 — No Comments

The manager's cheat sheet: some essentials

Many managers in South African SMEs might find themselves dealing with more than just a company’s human resources. And despite the diverse workload, it’s still absolutely crucial to stay connected with the members of your team, whether it’s in the way you sit in your office chair, how you delegate tasks, or simply in giving credit where credit’s due.

If you can command the best body language and manage yourself first before getting along with employees - then meeting deadlines,… Continue

Added by Caitlin Smythe on June 18, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

International Training Project using Mobile Laptop Labs

We have just successfully completed a two-month training project in Serengeti, Tanzania involving a major wildlife tourism group. We flew in a lab of sixteen laptops to the clients premises and rotated two trainers. Trained / upgraded a total of sixty employees at various levels of computer literacy as well as an intro to MS Project. From the clients point of view, there was simply no comparison with their previous alternative of having to fly and accommodate this number of people in Arusha,… Continue

Added by Brian Moores-Pitt on June 17, 2009 at 16:44 — No Comments

ROI in training and development - is it a Myth?

I have done an ETDP course on ROI for T&D in the work place. Theoretically it seems sound however I find it difficult to isolate training as the main factor of improved revenue since there are too many variables that can influence the revenue.

Do you have a real world case study that you can share with me, where a major company is evaluating its training department on ROI as appose to cost?

One of our challenges is to convert our training department from a cost centre to a… Continue

Added by Rowan Jacobs on June 17, 2009 at 12:19 — 23 Comments

Computer Facilitator

Hi Guys

I'm looking for half day position to facilitate Computer, I'm working as a Lecturer in one of the Universities here in Gauteng but i've got flexible hours

Added by Calvin Mabaso on June 17, 2009 at 10:53 — 1 Comment

FCC 2009 Images

Is there anybody out there looking to get for their publication images from the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009. I am one of the accredited photographers by FIFA. I have currently the Bafana Bafana vs Iraq pictures. My schedule for the FCC 2009 is as follows

* 17 June 2009 - Bafana Bafana vs New Zealand - Royal Bafokeng

* 18 June 2009 - USA vs Brazil - Loftus

* 20 June 2009 - Iraq vs New Zealand - Ellis Park

* 21 June 2009 - Italy vs Brazil - Loftus

The… Continue

Added by Abbey Ntswana on June 16, 2009 at 13:35 — No Comments

Looking for 6 benchmark specialists in the steel and manufacturing industry

I have a request from a client to find 6 benchmark specialists that can we involved in a long term national project.

The experience needed is as follows:

High level experience in the manufacturing field.

Able to work with top executives on the project.

Manage the online tool to do the benchmarking.

Have own vehicle.

You may be retired and looking for short term/ flexible contract.

You will be trained and briefed on the… Continue

Added by Lynda Smith on June 15, 2009 at 12:24 — No Comments

Urgent need a Free lance Soft Skills Facilitator and Computer Facilitator PTA Only Please


I have a short contract for PTA Free lance Facilitator, to start a.s.a.p sal R700 per day PTA 30 days CPT 28 days this will include a 15 day Computer Skills course. Please forward your C.V to my email address.

Prev for PTA only

Added by Nadenza Jones on June 15, 2009 at 8:53 — 1 Comment



This book presents the pillars of banking approach to managing banks.

The aims of this book are to:

• define what banking is all about;

• origin and evolution of money

• an overview of the monetary system in the USA

• bankng basics

• the role of the FED

• history of inflation in the 1970s

• forms of money

• money laundering

• functions and nature of banking business

• historical developments in the South African… Continue

Added by Dr John Mbuya on June 14, 2009 at 18:07 — No Comments


ABOUT THIS BOOK .................

This book presents the fundamentals of managing risk.

The aims of this book are to:

• define a risk manager;

• define what risk management is all about;

• define various categories of risk;

It is hoped that the book will appeal to students at undergraduate, graduate or post experience level in business or management, or on related professional courses. It is also hoped that the book will appeal not only to those aspiring to… Continue

Added by Dr John Mbuya on June 14, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Women and Child Abuse By Dr John Mbuya

About this book----------------

This book is not an academic treatise, but rather anecdotes and observations personally experienced by an African who is interested in transforming the plight of women and children in our society. The style has been deliberately borrowed from African and European traditional story telling and you may find it high-flown, fast-moving and too simplistic. The aim of this book is to awaken the reader about the plight of women and children in a civilized… Continue

Added by Dr John Mbuya on June 14, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Grooming & Ettiquette By Dr John Mbuya and Bulelwa Maphela

About this book--------

The aim of this book is purely to equip men and women in the corporate world about the importance of personal dressing. We have all seen and witnessed embarrassing situations were one feels naked because he or she was not dressed for the occasion. In addition the book will teach you the following:

● wardrobe planning for women

● how to sort out your wardrobe for women

● handy tips on clothing

● how you wear your clothes

● fashion and its… Continue

Added by Dr John Mbuya on June 14, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

One year until the Fifa 2010 World Cup

It is now less than one year until the start of the Fifa 2010 World Cup. This time next year the world's focus will be on South Africa where they will be watching the soccer action, and watching how well we run the event.

The stadiums will be ready but will the rest of our national infrastructure be able to cope? The head of communications authority Icasa has already warned the cellphone networks that they have to increase their capacity to ensure that they will be able to handle the… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on June 12, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Email confidentiality: the Multinational Banana War

“Some poor underpaid secretary back in the UK had, on finishing her lunch, found that she had some fruit spare. Rather than see it go to waste, she helpfully put it in the kitchen of the floor she was in, and sent an email to everyone on her floor: "Free bananas in the kitchen!!!"

Sadly, however, she sent it to the wrong list.

It didn't just go to her floor.

It didn't just go to her office.

It didn't just go to the UK offices.

It went… Continue

Added by Caitlin Smythe on June 8, 2009 at 10:24 — No Comments

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