No experience for entry-level jobs is a game changer
From 1 April, job experience will no longer be a pre-requisite for those applying for entry-level jobs in the public service. Deputy President David Mabuza said this when answering oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa made a call during his... Read more
Phoenix-1B sounding rocket test launch “a learning experience”
Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering. The Phoenix Hybrid Sounding Rocket Programme seeks to develop a series of indigenous sounding rockets to serve the needs of the South African and African scientific research communities. There are... Read more
Employers leveraging new technology to find ideal candidates
Increasingly Millennials are moving away from having physical CVs, and instead, are opting to store their data in a digital profile. In the next three years, top HR executives and employers have asserted that the biggest impact on recruitment will be Technology Augmenting the Hiring Process. In other words,... Read more
Advice for International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done.... Read more
Sexual harassment at work: #MindYourBusiness No matter the colour of your collar
A recent study by Columinate reveals that nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace – 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration. The worst part is that nearly one... Read more
From student to employee
Owen Langdown is a Retail Management Diploma graduate who is currently employed by GWK.  He shares his experience from being a student to becoming an employee I would like to start by saying that the student environment is a safe environment. The working environment is a more complex but... Read more
5 tips to landing (and thriving in) your first job after graduation
With South Africa in the grips of graduation fever, and the soon-to-be capped proudly displaying their achievement on social media, the reality of the challenges associated with one’s first job search will soon set in for many. “Transitioning from studenting to adulting can be hard and often demotivating once... Read more
Jobs and skills in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
As the digital age transforms the way in which people live, it will also have an impact on the economy and on jobs. New trades with new skills will be created and some jobs that are currently being done by humans will be replaced by automated systems. All except... Read more
Science Forum SA: Science storytelling in the spotlight
The art of storytelling – telling a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) story in a manner that ordinary citizens will understand – came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution. And it was the innovative storytelling of... Read more
Use the holidays to kickstart your 2019 career change plans
The coming weeks of relative workplace quiet provide the perfect opportunity for those considering a career change to put their plan into action, before the frenzy of back-to-work in January derails their big picture plans, an expert says. “If you’ve been thinking about making a change, but never seem... Read more