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    DHL named Top Employer 2018 in 18 African countries

    DHL Express has been certified as a Top Employer Africa 2018 for the fourth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute, reports from Johannesburg, South Africa, said last week. This year, DHL was the only company to be certified as a top employer in 18 markets in Africa, including Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, […]

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Destigmatise mental illness in the workplace: expert

Employers need to take proactive steps destigmatise mental illness in the workplace and help everyone in their employ to identify early signs of mental illness, a South Africa-based expert said, as the country commemorates Mental Illness Awareness Month. Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance, said: “A simple email campaign can […]

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The place of decentralised digital currencies in a burdened society

More people are looking for alternatives as governments seem to make decisions that have a burdening impact on its citizens in the end. The world has witnessed first-hand the Greece banking institution collapse in 2013, followed by the Brexit and the depreciation of the Nigerian currency (Naira). Then came the South Africa’s downgrade to junk […]

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South Africa’s franchising industry growing, now employing 344 000 people

Recent figures from the Franchise Association of South Africa’s (FASA) have shown that in a year of the country’s low overall economic growth, the franchising sector’s share of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 is reported at R587 million (about US$40 million) and accounts for 13.3% – an increase from 11.6% recorded in […]

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How to become your own big ‘investor’

‘Investing’ is a concept that is often misunderstood as requiring extensive financial and industry knowledge coupled with years of experience. This for many is seen as a major stumbling block as opposed to an opportunity to learn the ‘art of investing’. This statement emanates from South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), one of the country’s […]

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