By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail, goes the famous cautionary quote by Benjamin Franklin. Worryingly, it appears that most local business leaders have not taken this bit of wisdom to heart, writes Jessica Hubbard [Read more]
The bulk of funds needed to finance renewable energy in South Africa will need to come from the private sector, drawn in through various mechanisms and incentives put in place by government. Private equity, in particular, could help fill the vast funding gap in the renewable energy industry in South Africa – and in Africa. [...]
Despite her history of not getting the job done, former Consumer Commissioner, Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, has succeeded in being appointed in another post where she is supposed to protect consumers. Mohlala-Mulaudzi was appointed chairperson of the Gauteng Housing Rental Tribunal recently, despite the fact that she could not get the National Consumer Commission off the ground and various complaints about her way of dealing with matters at Icasa as pension funds adjudicator and at the Department of Communications.
If you are serious about building a more productive workforce and getting “bang for your buck” then you should follow the lead of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and begin eliminating employees who work from home.
Much has been made of the First National Bank (FNB) innovation programme which has seen employees take home millions of rands in incentives for “big ideas”, however their initiative has been very much an exception rather than the rule in South Africa.
This excellent talk is very relevant considering some of the issues currently facing the South African labour market where automation and mechanisation are playing an increasingly important role.
The proposed amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice could make it difficult for smaller businesses to achieve an acceptable scorecard and compete for contracts with government and state-owned enterprises