BUSINESS: Is the traditional CV enough?

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As technology evolves with social media and online professional networking on the rise, Angelique Robbertse from Job Mail talks about the relevance of CVs when looking at job opportunities. Is the use of online job portals suppressing the traditional CV?

OPINION: Legislation not enough to end strike violence

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The DA’s proposal that trade unions should be held accountable for violence during industrial action won’t be enough to curb violent strikes in South Africa, opines SEIFSA executive Gordon Angus in this thought-provoking opinion piece.

OPINION: Legislative reforms compromising SA judiciary

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Until roughly 2004, South Africa saw an initial unified, independent judiciary. Unfortunately, recent legislative activity and the attitude and statements of the ANC have caused concern for the sacrosanctity of such independence. Kathleen Louw from Werksmans Attorneys elaborates.

OPINION: Macro digest – the mood sours

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In this timely analysis, Steen Jakobsen from Saxo Bank shares his sentiment towards the current macro-economic climate in South Africa. Read more here.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Awakening your entrepreneurial spirit

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Dr John Demartini from the Demartini Institute took some time to explain what entrepreneurship really consists of and how to activate one’s entrepreneurial spirit in today’s busy market.

OPINION: Pension reformists should heed warning signs from African Bank 

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If proposals by National Treasury are implemented, all pensioners will find themselves compelled to purchase an annuity upon retirement. Shalin Bhagwan from Ashburton Investments talks about the financial institutions from which the pensioners will have to purchase an annuity.

INVESTMENT: Dividends capture investor imagination

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The need to generate income in an uncertain investment landscape with record low interest rates has lured investors into riskier parts of the bond market. Rynel Moodley talks about alternative features of generating income through investments.

OPINION: Oil, USD and Ukraine vs the ruble

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The USDRUB exchange rate crossed above 40.00 for the first time since the ruble revaluation of 1998 on 6 October. Saxo Bank’s John J. Hardy talks about other noteworthy factors affecting currencies in Russia over the past few months.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Digital vs traditional media

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Just like the relationship between television and cinema, digital and traditional media have learned to co-exist. Tess Sulaman from Rocketseed South Africa talks about the immense effects of social media on businesses worldwide and how the change in media platforms are affecting how they interact with clients.

OPINION: How to handle conflict in the workplace

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People often underestimate how their daily behaviour can affect their reputation around the office. Donna Rachelson from Branding and Marketing You discusses a few strategies to consider when dealing with conflict in the workplace.