ITU drives skills debate

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has released the 2020 edition of “Digital Skills Insights”, a collection of articles by international experts on the impact of digital transformation on capacity and skills development. In eight articles, the...

Local ICT skills in high demand despite economic downturn

Cape Town is home to almost 60% of South African tech start-ups. This is according to data released by Invest Cape Town, which cites high internet penetration, access to start-up capital, and top business accelerators, as reasons for the city’s growing success...

M4Jam rated for worker protection in the gig economy

M4Jam was recently included in a worldwide study by The Fairworks Project, on how the gig economy had responded to the Covid-19 pandemic – and was placed among the top 10% of platforms for shielding its members from the economic fallout. Out of 191 gig economy...

Simplifying cross border skills deployment

Organisations are facing a talent crisis. The 2019/20 Hays Global Skills Index found that the skills crisis is deepening due to a widening gap between the skills that talent have and the skills that organisations actually need. The situation is further complicated by...

Citrix rethinks employee experience

Where and how work gets done has forever changed. But one thing remains consistent: the need to provide a superior and consistent work experience that empowers employees to perform at their best across any work channel or location. By Tim Minahan, chief marketing...

Expect a backlog in work visa application processing for foreigners

Xpatweb recently conducted an extensive Africa Permit Risk Survey on 70 multinational employers across Africa to understand the impact of travel restrictions due to Covid-19 on their projects and employees. Survey results show that 44% of respondents urgently require...