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August 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Phil Open Source Leadership Course Session 4

Herewith a slide-show dealing with the leadership task, core characteristics and competence - remember all these slide-shows can be downloaded once you subscribe to the free Slideshare website.



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Added by Phil de Kock on August 31, 2009 at 20:20 — No Comments

Steps to Financial Freedom

I am happy to say that my book is starting to take off in a big way- I've spoken at the Jozi Book Fair and had articles in Drum, Entrepreneur and Leef magazines and The Ripple Effect newspaper. Next week I'm doing a workshop at the Swazi Sun. I feel so blessed!

Added by Helene Strauss on August 28, 2009 at 8:53 — 1 Comment

Open Source Leadership Course Session 3

Herewith a slide-show dealing with more recent theories about leadership ending with a situational perspective - remember all these slide-shows can be downloaded once you subscribe to the free Slideshare website.



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Added by Phil de Kock on August 28, 2009 at 8:37 — No Comments

Smile & Move

It's all about a "Smovement" of service-minded people. I hope you like… Continue

Added by Sam Parker on August 27, 2009 at 20:31 — No Comments

ANC Youth League representation on labour brokering

In the interests of balance, we are trying to publish all points of view related to the contentious issue of Labour Broking. This is the submission of the ANC Youth League.



Floyd Shivambu, ANC YL National Spokesperson, 26 August 2009



The ANC YL presentation and persuasion of the Portfolio Committee on Labour on the question of Labour Brokering is premised on the practical experiences of many young people across the country. The ANC YL’s 23rd National Congress gave… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 27, 2009 at 14:29 — 3 Comments

COSATU, FAWU, NEHAWU, NUM, NUMSA, SACCAWU and SATAWU submission on labour broking

Prakashnee Govender, COSATU Parliamentary Officer, 26 August 2009

Presented to the Portfolio Committee on Labour on 26 August 2009



TABLE OF CONTENTS



1. Introduction

1.1 The Need for Further Hearings at a Local Level

1.2 Other Forms of Atypical Employment

2. Decent Work and labour broking

3. Exposing the Myths, Lies and Deception

4. The Rights Affected

5. Conclusion



Introduction



COSATU, and the affiliates present here… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 26, 2009 at 10:31 — No Comments

Not a crisis of capitalism – just a crisis of neo-liberalism

Dr Stephen Gelb - not a crisis of capitalism.doc



Economists are in the dog-box! They completely failed to predict the global economic slump.



What were the underlying causes of this crisis? Dr Stephen Gelb shared the platform with Professor Adam Habib at the Annual Labour Law Conference, and provided… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 25, 2009 at 23:04 — No Comments

Free the market, reduce wages and solve unemployment – crazy idea says Professor Adam Habib.

Free the market - Crazy says Prof Habib.doc

Professor Adam Habib addressed the topic: “Job Creation and Skills Upgrading – Challenges in an Economic Slump” at the 22nd Annual Labour Law Conference. If you missed the opportunity to be updated by leading academics and practitioners, you will find this summary goes to the… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 25, 2009 at 21:36 — No Comments

Gautrain and 2010 could not happen without labour brokers

Members of parliament and a range of stakeholders are taking part in public hearings on the proposed amendments to labour laws to regulate the practice of labour broking.



The first presentation was from the consulting engineers and project management sector, delivered by Doug Armstrong.



According to Armstrong, projects such as the Gautrain and the stadiums built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup would not be possible without the flexibility that the use of labour broking… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on August 25, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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Financial Intelligence is key to unlocking South Africa’s potential and will go a long way in alleviating some of SA’s biggest problems…



Network Marketing is an accessible vehicle that I believe can transform the ordinary man in the street! Combined with the growing… Continue

Added by Marilyn Jones on August 25, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Do you know the social cost of occupational injury and disease?

In Das Kapital Karl Marx noted that in England the challenge of Health and Safety was not that there were no laws, but rather that there was a lack both of the will and the capacity to implement the laws.



Richard Spoor opened his presentation to the 22 Annual Labour Law Conference by making the comparison between this description of industrial England in the late 1800’s and South Africa today.



In workplaces there is a responsibility on employers to provide a safe… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 20, 2009 at 11:20 — No Comments

Introducing a Training Layoff Scheme, regularising Labour Brokers, and enhancing Occupational Safety – the Minister of Labour’s agenda.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana is justifiably proud that the Unemployment Insurance Fund is in a position of surplus and able to contribute to securing jobs; in 1998 the fund was in the red. In September, details of the Training Layoff scheme will be announced - utilising the UIF surplus, with contributions from the National Skills Fund, which accrues from 20% of the skills development levies paid by companies with payrolls over R500, 000.00 per annum.

Addressing the 22nd Annual… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 20, 2009 at 0:01 — No Comments

Lack of work opportunities for women and black lawyers hampers transformation of the Labour Courts.

Judge President Zondo in his conference welcoming speech to the 22nd Annual Labour Law Conference stressed the importance of giving women and black lawyers the opportunity to prove themselves. He speaks from experience – his own career received a boost when labour clients placed their faith in him, allowing him to start up a law firm, giving him essential experience in preparation for his successful career as Judge and Judge President. Currently there are 9 judges, and although progress has… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 19, 2009 at 23:52 — No Comments

A giant Leap for education

John Gilmour has done impressive work for basic education in the Western Cape. Through his not-for-profit Leap Science and Maths Schools – with initial funding from the Shuttleworth Foundation - the school has achieved a matric pass rate of 94%, with 70% continuing on to tertiary-level education.



According to an article in the M&G (written by Barrie Terblanch), the results in Langa prior to the Leap School… Continue

Added by Caitlin Smythe on August 19, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Services SETA Constituent Assessor / Moderator Queries, Assessor/Moderator Training 2009

Good Afternoon



My name is Anne Whittle, and I am responsible for the Constituent Assessor / Moderator process within the Services SETA. I would appreciate it if you could forward queries, complaints etc. to me with regard to Assessor / Moderator issues and I will do my best to assist. I will also be updating my page on a daily basis with current information, so please visit to vent/enquire/complain and hopefully once you have been properly assisted, compliment.



You can… Continue

Added by Anne Whittle on August 19, 2009 at 14:09 — 4 Comments

Toilets in Companies

Hi everyone
It sure has been a while since I wrote to you all. I was wondering if anyone know the answer to the following question & if so if you could email it to me. I have looked in the OHSA & Building regulation books & it does not tell me the answer I am looking for.
I need to know how many toilets a company should have on their premises. I am not sure if it is 1 toilet for every 50 staff members? Can you help?

Thanks & have a good day.

Added by Chantal Potgieter on August 18, 2009 at 13:16 — 1 Comment

The Dinokeng Scenarios

I would recommend everyone reading the exercise recently carried out (by a large discussion group) known as the Dinokeng Scenarios. It will make you think and probably scare you to bits........but best one knows what the potential future possibilities are. A particularly serious issue is the impact that global competition will have on countries that do not build a strong knowledge economy, which in the case of SA, looks very doubtful with our poor educational status and depletion of skills in… Continue

Added by Chris Reay on August 17, 2009 at 17:21 — 2 Comments

A Great Opportunity for You.

I would like to invite you to explore a unique concept which was established with a relatively new company based in Cape Town, South Africa.



The company is called Be Motivated Today and offers anyone an online motivational and empowerment program which will help you become successful through:

· daily motivation

· videos

· books and

· success courses.



With BMT you can also earn a passive income just by inviting others to the website.

Its a unique… Continue

Added by Marilyn Jones on August 17, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Pricing of assessment.

Herewith my thinking on the assessment pricing topic. I hope that posting a seperate blog rather than a reply is not poor web etiquette, something in which I am unschooled!



In the context of professional services I believe that pricing has to be based on cost as opposed to concepts such as “what the market will bear”, which is essentially where the discussion seems to be right now. Prices per credit/unit standard etc, although genuine attempts to find a rational basis for pricing,… Continue

Added by Christopher Sharpe on August 14, 2009 at 18:13 — No Comments


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