84% female employees in Africa learned new skills since the COVID crisis, according to Michael Page Africa’s survey
For International Women’s Day 2021, the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. Why is this year’s theme so important? Because, from great challenges come great changes. And this idea of change is very noticeable for all people today, thanks to the huge challenges the pandemic caused regarding how and where we work, and to the very idea of... Read more
Mercer Identifies Four Talent Trends that South African Companies should Adopt for Business Growth and Change Post Covid
South African companies are acknowledging that the post Covid-19 period requires new thinking on talent and skills retention, embracing technology, incorporating sustainability in business models, and investing more in employee well-being, benefits and engagement. This is according to four trends emerging from the South African edition of Mercer’s Global... Read more
Competition for creatives to spark joy and positivity
The Global Happiness Index (GHI) results released recently shows that South Africans have experienced a noticeable decline in levels of joy over the past twelve months*. In the wake of the survey results, lip balm brand Labello has embarked on a lateral below the line campaign that intends to... Read more
WeThinkCode to open campus in Durban
Software programming training academy WeThinkCode has announced plans to open a campus in Durban this July.  The new facility will complement the school’s existing campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and is part of an ambitious plan to double their student intake to 600 this year. This will give... Read more
Award winning Careerbox helps women gain employment in SA
Leading African Impact Sourcing agency Careerbox receives the 2021 Global Impact Sourcing Award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for work done to advance and promote Impact Sourcing.  South Africa, February 2021 – Careerbox, a non-profit company, has been recognised for its influence in promoting the benefits of... Read more
Golden age of tech coming, but scores of jobs at risk, says futurist
Smart connected machines are set to put both blue-collar and white-collar workers out of jobs in large numbers, and this wave of change will force paradigm shifts in education, work and society as a whole. So says Sean Culey Business transformation expert, futurist and author of ‘Transition Point: From... Read more
SA welcomes new hospitality and service management school
In response to the growing market demand, paired with a rapid global shift to a service-focused and experience economy, The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), Africa’s leading provider of private higher education, has launched The IIE School of Hospitality and Service Management. The school, with campuses in Rosebank (Johannesburg)... Read more
1/4th job applicants in SA apply for a role 10-20 days after advert
There is no denying it: the pandemic changed the employment market in 2020, and the effects of the global health crisis will continue to be felt for many years across many sectors. With any increase in unemployment, there is a corresponding increase in applications to open roles. One question about this increase is where... Read more
Explore Data Science Academy’s offers exciting new public courses in 2021
The EXPLORE Data Science Academy has announced that its successful six- and 12-month data science courses will again be offered in 2021, with exciting new additions.  This initiative will add further impetus to EXPLORE’s continuing  transformation of data science education in South Africa. Following the success of its 2020 courses, the Academy has... Read more
Landmark study continues to advance knowledge
The landmark Vascular Metabolic Health study, which started in 2014, continues to bear fruit with the data and specimens collected being used in various studies currently underway. The study has already had numerous successes including several publications in high-impact journals including: Nature and The Lancet and resulted in global collaborations with regards... Read more

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