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For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa. These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.
Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…
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Remarks by President Obama at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Please, please, everybody have a seat. Hello Cape Town!
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thobela. Molweni. Sanibona. Dumelang. Ndaa. Reperile.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: See, I've been practicing. How-zit? (Applause.) Did I leave anybody out? All right, well, I didn't want to leave…Continue
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I had the privilege to address dealmakers at one of Africa’s largest Indabas held in Cape Town. The message underpinning my highly interactive and pragmatic sessions was simple, yet profound: As we move through the rest of 2013 and beyond, there is a lot to think about and understand as it relates to the world of networking and business relationship development. In my humble opinion, based on my own experience and life-long learning, networking as we know it today has been dying a slow death…Continue
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Networking and personal branding expert Karl Smith probably wasn’t sure what was in store for his future when he left his last full-time job to start a partnership. It’s when he left his corporate job … that he thought clients were just going to fall into his lap. He didn’t bask long in his newly found glory and he soon discovered that it takes much more than handing out business cards to get clients.
Rather than dwelling on the cold reality of economic struggle, he poured himself…Continue
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The workplace environment is constantly evolving, and in order for businesses to remain competitive and thrive in this changing environment, effective leadership is vital. This is according to Hennie Heymans, Managing Director of DHL South Africa, who addressed the attendees of the 2013 DHL Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention, a gathering of South Africa’s leadership alumni, which took place on Friday.
He says that leadership is described as a process of social influence in which one…Continue
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Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s recent announcement of her return to politics and the launch of her political party platform, Agang, has brought to light how the role of women in society has changed immensely over the past few years.
However, given the growing number of equal opportunities available to females in the workplace, women continue to lag in comparison to their male counterparts in both senior management and leadership positions. This is according to Kunyalala Maphisa, President of…Continue
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City of Tshwane: World AIDS Awareness Day 01 DECEMBER 2012
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Nestle' has benefited from Section 12I of the Income Tax Act to create 130 permanent positions in Babelegi, Hammanskraal. The Tax Allowance Programme provides relief for companies setting up manufacturing operations and will provide training for the new employees.
Speaking at the dti launch Minister Rob Davies explained that food security is a priority for South Africa. This investment is part of the national strategy to enhance agro-processing and that a number of multinationals are…Continue
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August will be a memorable month for Jamaica !!!!
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by Prof Jonathan Jansen
My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.
It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker's children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…
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The National Planning Commission (NPC) has extended the deadline for comments and inputs to be made on its National Development Plan until May.
"Due to the robustness of the current debate on the plan, the NPC has decided to further open for written submissions until 30th May 2012, with the intention of giving South Africans more time to make their voice heard in South Africa's first ever long term development plan," the Commission said on Monday.
So far the NPC has…
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Latest news from City and Guilds
City & Guilds is pleased to announce the acquisition of Assessment College as part of their continued international expansion.
There are times when credit needs to be given - I've just used the SMS message as indicated below and immediately received a response that my ID is not duplicated and that no further action is required from my side.
Bravo Home Affairs Department - brilliant service. :) I've posted the BuaNews report below so that members can also check their IDs and assist employees (especially those who are not literate and don't have cell phones) to check theirs.
The Department of…Continue
The qualifications levels of South African sheriffs needs to be enhanced so that they are on par with international standards, says Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel.
Speaking at the 21st Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice (UIHJ)/International Union of Judicial Officers in Cape Town on Wednesday, Nel also called for better training levels.
“The qualification and training levels of sheriffs should be improved to ensure effective performance. The South African Board…Continue
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COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM
"CONTRIBUTING TO AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO STIMULATE DOMESTIC TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA"
By Don Leffler, Tourism Centre of Excellence, THSBS and a Founding Member of CCTNSA (Countrystyle Community…Continue
Added by Don Leffler on March 25, 2012 at 12:40 — No Comments
Deputy President of the Republic, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe;
NCOP Chairperson, Mr Mninawa Mahlangu;
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present,
Gauteng Premier, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane;
Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg,
Councillor Parks Tau;
Representatives of Chapter 9 Institutions;
The Dean of the…Continue
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SOUTH AFRICA’s IIPT INITIATES GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2012 OLMPIC TRUCE CAMPAIGN (‘Ekechereia’)
The 2012 Olympic Truce (‘Ekechereia’) campaign builds on the historic UN resolution this past October calling for a global truce during the period of the Olympic Games.
The tradition of the Olympic Truce dates back to 776 BC, on the occasion of the
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South African team returns from Jamaican Study Tour on Community Tourism!
A dynamic team of South Africans, volunteers with community development at heart, has just returned from Jamaica. The team is made up of academics, businessmen and women -extremely successful in their own fields – from the tourism, financial, hospitality, public relations and…Continue
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