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The national Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) strategy was born out of the constitutional requirement for previously disadvantaged individuals and entities in South Africa to have equal access to the economy. It consists of three measurable components, namely Direct Investment; Human Development and Employment Equity; and Indirect Empowerment. The B-BBEE scorecard for each South African company indicates the measure of success they are having in contributing to this national strategy. At BCX, the B-BBEE strategy…

It has been said that true leaders look for what they can give back, not take what they can in selfish pursuit. They seek to impart their knowledge to the generations coming up behind them and to leave behind skills that will serve the profession for decades to come. Never has this adage rang truer than in the example of Marilyn Govender, HR Compliance Manager at Atlas Copco. Not only is she passionate about imparting…

Johannesburg. Business for South Africa (B4SA), working with partners, is providing business in the informal sector with a set of easy to use Return to Work resources to help guide them on how to operate within the new requirements for health and safety, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Africa. A set of six guidelines were published covering fast food outlets, home services, small retail, mobile sellers, internet cafés and auto services…

In a recent report titled, Workforce of the future 2030, PWC contends that by 2030: “Africa will be home to more than a quarter of the world’s population of under 25’s. Under 25’s in total will make up 60% of the continent’s total population. By then, 15% of the world’s working population will reside in Africa. …Although Africa will experience unprecedented technological disruption, this also presents an opportunity for the continent to drive inclusion and…

South Africans returned to work on 1 June as the government relaxed the national lockdown from Level 4 to Level 3. But things may never – and probably shouldn’t – go back to the way they were before the crisis, according to online fundraising platform GivenGain. Marius Maré, President of the charity supporting platform that originated in South Africa, says there’s much to learn from “online fundraising 2.0” methods that emerged during COVID-19. As public…

As the world, our country and economy face unprecedented times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Osidon CEO Hennie Ferreira reflects on online business opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Africa. What online business opportunities can we capitalise on at the moment? For small businesses in South Africa, the opportunities have always outweighed the doom and gloom. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners to rethink how they do business. In the…

Introduce yourself and the title of your album? Nome is a name derived from my middle name Ehinome which means angels with me. I have a strong christian background and that is where I developed my entertainment skills. My latest release is titled Cheque out, produced by Dsb and featuring He. Single was released on the 30th April 2020 and in the last two weeks has acquired over 70,000 streams across all platforms and this…

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