In payroll, practical is good but insightful is better

To those viewing payroll and HR departments from the outside, one might be forgiven for assuming them to be fairly constant. By Sandra Crous, MD of PaySpace Traditionally, they are seen as fundamental and mostly administrative functions that work to keep the wheels of...

We need a gear shift to support our youth

With South Africa’s unemployment rate reaching 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, worryingly approaching a 15-year high, it is important for corporate South Africa to assist in creating a pool of skills that will not only address today’s workforce...

The future of working is here

The workforce of the future is a much talked about notion which conjures up images of robots manning the phones and commuters in flying cars. Yet while some of these ideas remain far-fetched, today’s technological landscape is advancing at such an impressive...

Start thinking outside the cubicle

The INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard highlights that Johannesburg was South Africa’s most congested city in 2018, with commuters sitting in traffic for roughly 119 hours a year. In addition, the rolling blackouts we experienced early this year could have cost...

Don’t be distracted from your pursuit of executive success

A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts. By Auguste Coetzer, director of Signium Africa Offshore, upwardly mobile executives increasingly embrace ‘Deep Work’...

Connectivity key to leveraging digital technologies in education

Having adequate levels of education and digitals skills capacity and capability is pivotal in ensuring that South Africa maximizes the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). By Vino Govender, executive: strategy, mergers & acquisition and innovation...