The word retrenchment is no longer taboo – a vast majority of professionals have been directly or indirectly affected by retrenchment at some stage in their working lives. Moxima Gama looks at the sectors in SA that have been affected with retrenchments the most and how people can survive a situation like this.
Investment Solutions says it is not convinced that asset managers are truly integrating environmental, social and governance factors into their investment processes. These were the findings of the second annual Responsible Investing survey that was conducted by Investment Solutions Responsible Investing Committee. We take a closer look.
In South Africa, media freedom is under threat and it is becoming increasingly more difficult for stretched newsrooms to chase down big stories. On Friday 29 November 2013, the Mail & Guardian in South Africa demonstrated why there is such a need for bold media coverage of government issues when it published the provisional report from the Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela into wasteful expenditure at the Nkandla homestead.
Although demographically Indians and Chinese are included with coloureds and blacks, in this column I focus on both black and coloured tech entrepreneurs, and will refer to them as ‘black tech entrepreneurs’. This is not a racial issue, but mostly because it’s this particular black group that come from a historically disadvantaged background, where being able to use a computer, let alone own one, was just a dream.