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What to look for in a PA

Personal Assistants aren’t given the necessary credit that they deserve. Many may think that all they do all day long is sit on the…


Added by Chantel Harris on December 17, 2015 at 15:05 — No Comments

Achieve full marks for "Skills Development" on the B-BBEE scorecard

A simple and affordable illustration

Suppose Company A has 100 employees and a leviable amount of R18 Million. To achieve the maximum score on the Skills Development Scorecard, the following is required.

• R1.08M must be spend on the training of black people to achieve 8 points

• R54 000 must be spend on the training of black disabled employees to achieve 4 points

• Three black employees must be put on…


Added by Jacques de Villiers on December 15, 2015 at 14:10 — No Comments

Na Condition Make Crayfish Bend

A few years ago I accepted a position that I ended up regretting a few months into the position.  I had just resigned from one position and was scared of being unemployed again and so I rushed into this position with every belief that I was the right person for the position.  The honeymoon ended after three months and I spent the next thirteen months bending myself into all shapes and sizes to prove to my superiors that I was indeed the…


Added by MillieRasekoala on December 15, 2015 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

Yes, we can. (Elect a competent, values-based government.)

If you have the air in your lungs to protest, and the strength in your fingers to bemoan our current political situation on social media – then you have the resources to help to bring the change that we need.

At the barbecues, at parties, at work and on FaceBook & Twitter - indignant…


Added by Brian V Moore on December 14, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Mediator As A Career Choice And Career Move

Mediation jobs are one of the fields of jobs that have grown rapidly in the most recent years. It has allowed for people who are looking to help people to help out or offers a line of help for people when they need it the most. There are a number of different theories surrounding mediation or arbitration that have caused more people to be open to using mediation for business purposes or any other field where people enter into a conflict.

Because this area is so new and expanding, the…


Added by Kevin Lee on December 10, 2015 at 15:44 — No Comments

Tips to help you succeed as a first time manager

It’s your first time managing people and you barely know what to expect, let alone what exactly to do. Don’t fear, you were chosen to be a manager because someone believes you are able to…


Added by Chantel Harris on December 8, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Bureaucracy at its best!

In October 2015 we received our bi-annual visit from a verifier attached to the ETDP Seta.

As usual, no negatives came from this meeting. We have had a clean record for at least the last three years.

The verifier, in his report, indicated that there were going to be certain changes made to the Moderation Policy, and by implication the Moderation process of the ETDP Seta. We were advised that the proposed changes would be effective 21st October 2015.

Among the proposed…


Added by Dave Muir on December 7, 2015 at 9:37 — 1 Comment

Economic Savvy - Beyond Leadership

The most critical challenge for business, government and labour is to deal with any potential and significant investment that may be injected through BRICS, Britain, France, Germany and the United States. Our labour force deserves the best and with all of these challenges come opportunities, accountabilities and most importantly our responsibilities.

I am not sure whether we as a nation is able to match the human capital that may be required in order for the machinery of the economic…


Added by Moegsien Harris on December 3, 2015 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

About privilege - what can we do about it?

Privilege is often a fact of unconscious bias. How do we deal with it?

“Privilege is a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific social group.”

To be privileged is not a failing, it is a fact of your birth and circumstances. I personally have not been very aware of privilege, as an issue. Yet it critically affects so many lives.

I always believed that to be privileged was to be rich. Yet privilege is about those…


Added by Brian V Moore on November 30, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

Why Choose to Become an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor

Training to become a doctor is a decision that is usually taken at a young age.  This is partly due to the amount of training required and also to do with the background of sciences which is necessary to qualify for the training.  Of course, it is possible to train as a doctor later in life, but the time period can complicate this further as you are more likely to have a lifestyle which needs supporting.

The basic training follows these steps:

  • Study for an undergraduate…

Added by Kevin Lee on November 27, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments

When we first see ourselves as human beings

One World – One Humanity!

One Human Race.

As a 12 year old white boy, I stood on the side of a Bancroft road in Zambia, and waved my Zambian flag at the first President of our newly independent Zambia. He smilingly waved his white handkerchief at the crowds as he sailed past. As kids we were not perturbed with the change from colonial rule to African rule. It was just another day off school.

As the leader of a country with incredible…


Added by Brian V Moore on November 17, 2015 at 9:02 — 12 Comments

Copies of certificates

Hi everyone

I run the risk of having asked this before, or this having being posted before, but I need help.

I need copies of certificates for someone:

  • Matric, in Durban in 1978
  • Advanced Diploma RAU (UJ) in 1984

I will try contact UJ to see if they could help me with the Advanced Diploma, but any other suggestions for me would really be appreciated.

Thanks, and enjoy your weekends!

Added by Jackie Franck on November 13, 2015 at 14:15 — 5 Comments

How to keep your employees happy

As a business owner or the person responsible for running a business, one of the worst things you can do is make your employees unhappy. A major part of your focus should be keeping the people who work for you happy.


A happy employee will do their best work for you and will always be willing to go the extra mile. Those are the people you want to be working for you. And the good news is that it doesn’t take much…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 13, 2015 at 14:10 — No Comments

The Importance of Diversity Management & Conflict Reslotion

South Africa has come a long way since 1994. We are known across the globe as “The Rainbow Nation”, a name we wear with pride. Because of our cultural diversity regarding race, ethnicity, colour, sexual orientation, religion, background, and somewhat tragic past, we still have a long way to go as a Country, to accept one and other. Understanding your fellow man and colleague can go a long way to manage conflict in organisations and managing diversity within the work environment. To achieve…


Added by Chanel du Plessis on November 13, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Caught in the Busy Trap? Suffering from Info Besity?

Are you caught in a busy trap, are suffering from info besity?  I am a public speaker and one of the topics that I like to speak on is the Busy Trap. 

I have been a practitioner of meditation and self awareness methods for the fabled 10000 hours and still am realising that I do not know much! But all the same feel that I can speak on this. I attended a meeting a while ago where there appeared to be a frenzy, this made me deeply uncomfortable. Tweeting while speaking, two screens up...…


Added by Tass Schwab on November 12, 2015 at 13:49 — 7 Comments

ECD Accreditation

everyone.. I would like to thanks Mrs Duduzile Zwane from yellow media publishing for assisting me with the ECD level 4 Accreditation now I'm accredited with ETDP SETA, They provided me with quality learning material.I'm so thankfull

Added by Masilo Piet Mangena on November 11, 2015 at 14:52 — 2 Comments

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to know, identify, manage and control your own emotions as well as the emotions of others.

There are four branches of Emotional Intelligence namely:

Perceiving Emotions: Perceiving emotions might involve understanding nonverbal signals such as body language and facial expressions.

Reasoning with Emotions: Use emotions to improve thinking. Emotions prioritize what we pay attention to and how we react to…


Added by Chanel du Plessis on November 11, 2015 at 10:35 — 4 Comments

Frivolous lawsuits and how to avoid them

No one wants to find themselves at the receiving end of a lawsuit, but we also should be concerned about whether we want to begin them in the first place. While we all want justice, regardless of the extent of any damage done, we also should be prepared in the best possible ways in seeking it. In the end, obtaining proper legal advice from a professional will always be the best way to go forward.

Frivolous lawsuits are very famous news stories from all over the world. Most of us know…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 10, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

7 Reasons Why Media Monitoring Is Essential To The Success Of Any Business

The last few years have seen the rise of many social networking sites; there are now hundreds of them ranging from the most popular, general sites like Facebook, to the less known or well used sites, such as 43things.  This site is dedicated to listing your goal or goals and connecting with others who have the same goal; the purpose is to aid each other to achieve your goals.

It is fair to say there is now a social media site for everyone.  This means that your customers and potential…


Added by Kevin Lee on November 6, 2015 at 23:23 — 2 Comments

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Are you in need of Bankable projects?

So putting on my Afribiz hat, I would like to invite you all to register and participate in our upcoming Venture Development and Project Development workshops as highlighted below. 

All of us involved in projects and business development know just how hard it is to access funding.  In discussions with major role players we are told that they are desperate to receive proposals for funding that are viable. Come and join us and find out for yourselves.  If there are financing houses or…


Added by MillieRasekoala on November 6, 2015 at 16:26 — No Comments

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