by Jenny Reid
While being in debt isn’t a crime, reckless lending and irresponsible credit laws are sending people into a brutal credit storm, one that can have repercussions on business owners throughout South Africa - especially with the Credit Amendment Bill being pushed through by government. What does this mean for HR?
The blanket credit amnesty, proposed by this bill, will remove about two million names from credit blacklist databases, and…
Added by Lia Marus on December 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
The holidays can be hectic, but a busy social schedule is also fertile ground for business networking. “Between lunches, office parties and other social gatherings, you may come into contact with dozens of people during the month of December alone, “says Karl Smith, author with more than 6 years of social capital coaching and training experience. He adds that whether you have a job or not, networking is important and you should take advantage of every opportunity. So if you're wondering how…Continue
Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Hiya! Karl here…
The month of September signals the beginning of a new season in nature … life has its own seasons … perhaps it is your season to rediscover ,reimagine, reinvent and rebrand yourself…it is ultimately our only insurance policy to protect ourselves against stagnation and irrelevance.
YOU’VE WORKED long and hard, sacrificing to build a solid reputation. When you’re out of the room, you know what they’re saying: She’s an innovative marketer. He knows…
Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on September 13, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
Companies spend billions every year on change management initiatives that are predominantly process driven. However, the most important factor you need to take into consideration in a change management process is often ignored: Every process is driven by aperson.
During the past year, the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Africa has hosted a series of networking events that specifically placed people dynamics in change processes…
Added by Lia Marus on August 12, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments
Celebrating Humanity International's Strategic Team Building team of Arthie Moore, Buzz Gori and I, have recently returned from a highly successful series of sessions in Zambia. (Many African countries source their facilitators from the USA, UK and Europe.)
The feedback and comments have been incredible, which shows that South African consultants and trainers can make a huge difference in Africa. And the venues are awesome - see the picture from the Protea Safari Lodge - Chisamba -…Continue
Mr. Wadongo himself went without eating to fund the start-up costs associated with his business. “All along, I had been skipping two meals a day, so that I [could] construct the lamps,” he says, and construct…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 1, 2013 at 9:55 — No Comments
As we head into 2013, and we are approached for team conflict resolution interventions in corporate, government and other business arenas, I am astounded at the levels of prejudice, cross cultural incompetence and general inability to build relationships in diverse teams.
Much of the prejudice is so archaic it is almost ancestral in origin, in fact some of it is from colonial days. Some of it comes from the…Continue
Added by Brian V Moore on January 10, 2013 at 13:25 — No Comments
Join Collect-a-Can for Clean-Up SA Week and Recycling Day
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Added by Bronwyn Newman on September 5, 2012 at 14:59 — No Comments
15 August 2012
South Africa belongs to all its peoples.
We, the people, belong to one another.
We live the rainbow.
Our homes, neighbourhoods, villages, towns, and cities are safe and filled with laughter.
Through our institutions, we order our lives.
The faces of our children tell of the future we have crafted.
Ladies and Gentlemen, that is our vision for South Africa in 2030, anchored in our Constitution. Today, we want to remind…
I have been reading and listening to the racial anger that is being shouted out from all manner of leaders in our country.
Although South Africa was praised for the Truth and Reconciliation process - many people felt that we did not go far enough. It was felt that there should have been apologies for many of the historical events that led up to our freedom in 1994.…Continue
Season's Greetings to all South Africans and all our guests from many parts of Africa and the world.
We have come to the end of yet another eventful and in some ways challenging year; a year that represents another critical milestone along our development as a young democratic nation.
No matter how we evaluate 2011, we can come to one conclusion.
We are ending the year better off than we were back in January, and certainly far better off than…Continue
Added by sylvia hammond on December 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
Writer: Colleen Lewis
Last week, Raizcorp featured on the itinerary of a high-level delegation from the United States Department of State. Led by the Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Judith A McHale, a delegation from Washington DC visited the Raizcorp’s flagship business incubator in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday. They were there to investigate how Raizcorp’s world renowned incubation model works and what impact it has had on job…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 23, 2011 at 10:15 — No Comments
There are a number of seasonal strategies that you can employ to enhance your business relationships, boost your personal brand and strengthen your bottom line. As people tend to be more relaxed during this time of the year, take advantage of these circumstances by reaching out and interacting…Continue
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Six years ago those of us who put our heads on a block and said that South Africa was more than capable of…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on July 1, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments
At last a positive view on South Africa for a change!
by Peter Davies…Continue
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