All Blog Posts Tagged 'africa' (22)

Implications of Credit Amendment Bill for Human Resources Management

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

Holiday festivities are great networking opportunities for job seekers says Karl Smith, Africa’s foremost expert in social capital.

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…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Reinventing your personal brand

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

The person behind the change management process

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

Let's spread our wings - as providers of quality training interventions.

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 -…


Added by Brian V Moore on March 25, 2013 at 9:56 — 2 Comments

Lighting The Way

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…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 1, 2013 at 9:55 — No Comments

10 Steps to creating a free and non-racial democracy.

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…


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


Join Collect-a-Can for Clean-Up SA Week and Recycling Day

Immediate Release                                                                            5 September 2012

Collect-a-Can will…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on September 5, 2012 at 14:59 — No Comments

Minister Manuel's address at launch of the first National Development Plan for South Africa

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…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 15, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Apologies can heal the soul of Africa.

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.…


Added by Brian V Moore on June 23, 2012 at 10:44 — 3 Comments

SA President's 2012 New Year Message

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…


Added by sylvia hammond on December 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments


What would the business world look like without the trait of human empathy? Let’s face it, as objective, rational and data-driven as we seek to make our organisational systems, the underlying truth is that all organisations are simply structured collections of those pesky subjective, unpredictable non-linear ‘systems’ that we call human beings. Empathy is undoubtedly the most important leadership skill of our times, because it gets us out of our linear machine-minds and right into the thick of… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on June 18, 2011 at 15:22 — 5 Comments

Raizcorp enterprise development model attracts the attention of United States Department of State

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…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 23, 2011 at 10:15 — No Comments

10 Tips for Networking During the Holidays

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…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on December 2, 2010 at 13:15 — No Comments

Google believes in online growth in Africa

Google poses to push development in the african continent, as it has over the past few years. The webinar group, teamed with engineers and entrepreneurs give a great overview and understanding as to implementing google concepts into africa. Evidently, mobile is here, and was repeated throughout the different presentations. Google maps API’s now enable a more “user enhanced” as well as editable features, allowing us to customise the maps to suit our specific needs. Developers were especially… Continue

Added by Adeeb Franciscus on November 23, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

News24 Article from Chris Moerdyk

Six years ago those of us who put our heads on a block and said that South Africa was more than capable of…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on July 15, 2010 at 15:17 — 1 Comment

World Cup tourists paint SA red

World Cup tourists paint SA red



Added by Bronwyn Newman on July 1, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

A humourous view of South Africa and the World Cup

At last a positive view on South Africa for a change!

by Peter Davies…


Added by sylvia hammond on June 14, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Positivity and racial harmony. Madiba's legacy, our challenge.

South African’s who lived through the dying days of apartheid and the early rise of our new democracy recall the amazing shift that occurred in this country after the release of Nelson Mandela. We recognize the powerful impact of Madiba’s magnanimity towards his former oppressors, his warmth and graciousness towards people of all races. He is a wonderful example for us all to follow. Can you recall the pride that flowed through our hearts when our rugby team won the 1995 World Cup? How… Continue

Added by Shaun Lindbergh on May 9, 2010 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Business feeds on building relationships.

The relationship is the currency in today’s rapidly changing and competitive business climate says Karl Smith, South Africa’s Business Networking and Referral Coach. By building a series of meaningful transactions, you can create long-term business relationships that turn your clients into your marketing and sales force. So the ability to develop and maintain a broad network of “business friendships” is a critical skill for every entrepreneur. The purpose of business networking is to increase… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 29, 2010 at 17:06 — No Comments

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