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Perfect Word Consulting

WHY EMPLOYEE SCREENING ISN’T AN HR FUNCTION

LabourManagement

In many organisations, the recruitment function is often left up to the Human Resources department. While there is certainly merit in partnering with HR throughout the talent acquisition process, seeking the advice and guidance of professional employee screening services is essential.  

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Perfect Word Consulting

SOFTWORX REBRANDS, INTEGRATES INTO EOH

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

Modern enterprise applications must deliver business that drive extended best of breed solutions. From the core enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions through supply chain planning to extended warehouse management, asset maintenance, product life cycle management, information management, and enterprise performance management – every element of operations can be managed to perfection.

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Perfect Word Consulting

THE GREEN LODGE MOVEMENT

TrainingCommunity Affairs

In recent years, the terms ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘going green’ have become increasingly popular. With the millennial generation calling for establishments to become “woke” about green living and green hospitality (among other things) there is a higher demand than ever before on the hospitality and tourism industry to go green, and to maintain a green status. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

DRIVING COGNITIVE ANALYTICS AND BIG DATA

Information Technology (IT)Community Affairs

The relationship between artificial intelligence and business intelligence is deepening daily, as augmented analytics takes centre stage. In a world where global market shifts can occur in a matter of minutes, access to real-time data – and the capability to analyse that data effectively – has become more important than ever before.

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Travelstart’s Lee Watts Wins at The Future of HR Awards 2018

Business Community Affairs

Lee Watts, Recruitment & People Analytics Manager at Travelstart, has been named a winner at the fourth Future of HR Awards hosted by Topco Media and Careers24. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

LABOUR UNREST AND STRIKE PROTECTION

Community AffairsCurrent Affairs

During June, parts of Johannesburg were plunged into darkness – not from load shedding, but due to striking Eskom workers damaging company property during a one-day wage strike. The South African Communications Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, has slammed striking workers, confirming that “damage to Eskom property during strike is economic sabotage,” reports EWN. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

THE ADVENT OF GREEN HOSPITALITY

Community LifestyleCommunity Affairs

According to the Green Hotels Association, “Green Hotels are environmentally-friendly properties (where) managers are eager to institute programmes that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste - while saving money.”

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

DATA: THE FOUNDATION OF ACCELERATED GROWTH IN A TRANSFORMED WORLD

Education Information Technology (IT)

In an ever more connected world, it is essential that businesses find their footing on the transformation journey. Data is the foundation of this journey, providing the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. 

Press Release
Newsclip

Rapidly expanding media directory offers new opportunities for PR

MarketingPublic Relations

Target Media Directory is celebrating the addition of 500 new media sources to its online directory - it provides all the latest information on the media, such as profiles, audience demographics, circulation and ad rates so that PRs can tailor their press releases and reach new media.

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Perfect Word Consulting

THE ANALYTICS ECONOMY AND THE RISE OF DATA LITERACY

Education Business

Modern businesses are beginning to uncover how visual analytics can be used to discover hidden relationships in simple and complex data. Why does this have such a resounding impact? It provides the key to unlock powerful insights, meaning businesses can make better-informed decisions, faster, while experiencing incredible business benefits.

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Perfect Word Consulting

MANAGING PERFORMANCE FOR DYNAMIC DECISIONS

Information Technology (IT)Property

To be effective, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) must be progressive and multi-methodology driven. When implemented correctly, it allows for superior business planning and strategy execution, using business intelligence (BI) as a methodology in a portfolio of EPM tools. 

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SqwidNet empowers local entrepreneurs to develop IoT solutions

Business Information Technology (IT)

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E– IoT to the power of E. The objective of the programme is to enable entrepreneurs to enter the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and become part of the broader ecosystem. 

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The Increased Need for Physical Education in Today’s Schools

Education Wellness

The days of developing gross motor skills in children by letting then climb trees and fine motor skills by helping them make kites are long gone. So says Michael Mthethwa, Physical Education Specialist Lecturer at the Embury Institute for Higher Education [Musgrave Campus]. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

THE TRUTH BEHIND CASH IN TRANSIT HEISTS

TrainingCommunity Affairs

Many South Africans are still reeling from recent bout of Cash In Transit heists in and around Johannesburg. The violence is unspeakable, the targets are often left for dead, and although some arrests have been made, no real action has been taken to stop these attacks before they happen.

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Perfect Word Consulting

BUILDING DIGITAL CONCEPTS THROUGH TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING, PROPERTY & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Information Technology (IT)Property

In manufacturing, constantly increasing demands apply immense pressure to supply. According to a Deloitte report, ever shorter product life cycles must be delivered. To achieve this, agile manufacturing practices are a necessity. On the other hand, the facilities management (FM) and the property sector carry the heavy burden to reduce costs, while adding more value to clients’ core businesses.

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Perfect Word Consulting

EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND EFFECTIVE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Business Current Affairs

A well-maintained facility is imperative for any business. Poor working conditions lead to a decline in the health and motivation of staff members, which, in turn, leads to a decline in productivity and profitability.

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Perfect Word Consulting

EXPLORING THE JOURNEY FROM DATA TO INSIGHTS

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

In an information driven world, not making use of the data at hand is operational suicide. With a wealth of business insights readily available, it simply doesn’t make sense not to capitalise on this data to make better decisions, faster. 

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SA Designers Unite In Unprecedented Designathon

TrainingBusiness

In a lightbulb moment, Lesley Waterkeyn - Founder and CEO of Colourworks - knew just how her company, along with partner Designers Ink, could contribute towards Entrepreneurial growth and sustained development in a creative and meaningful way.  

Press Release

Calling for entries: Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa 2019

MediaBeauty

Entries are open for the 2019 Miss Teen Commonwealth SA pageant. Open to girls 16- 19 years old across South Africa. The pageant creates a platform to inspire, mentor and support girls in South Africa. 

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The story behind GINGERNIA Beverage.

AdvertisingHealth

Most of you are questioning/wondering what is this.

The organization entered the market this year. In the tasting and research of ingredients and consumer response, there has been great understanding on what the objectives of the beverage should be. Below is the message from Nondzaba Communications elaborating on the objectives of the NIA Organization.

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Perfect Word Consulting

LEADING FROM THE FRONT FOR BUSINESS INSIGHTS THAT TRANSFORM THE ORGANISATION

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

The world is constantly evolving. The modern-day business environment has vastly changed and continues to develop at a faster rate every day. With these advancements comes the need for progressive leadership, strong management and innovative thinking from the top. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF PRIVATE SECURITY AND CRIME PREVENTION

Community AffairsSecurity

As criminals and crimes continue to evolve, it is essential that security providers challenge the status quo. 

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Treat employee incapacity with caution

LabourLegal

South Africa’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) sets out clear guidelines that employers must follow when it comes to dealing fairly with cases of employee dismissal for incapacity. Employers cannot simply dismiss an employee for being incapacitated and each case requires careful consideration of all requirements.

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Blind puppy regains sight and gets adopted. Now a patron for Khayelitsha animal clinic

Animal carePets & Petcare

At just 8 weeks of age, Zorg, then named James Bond, was adopted by Lindi Theron from Brackenfell. At just 8 weeks of age, Zorg, then named James Bond, was adopted by Lindi Theron from Brackenfell. At just 8 weeks of age, Zorg, then named James Bond, was adopted by Lindi Theron from Brackenfell. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND THE DIGITAL METHOD

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Condition assessment allows public sector agencies to guarantee the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient service to their constituents.

Press Release

African fintech and agribusiness companies attract interest from investors

Business Media

African private equity and venture capital deal-making in April were dominated by investments in technology companies, particularly fintech and business-to-business platforms, together with encouraging activity in the agribusiness & food sector. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

FOOD INDUSTRY ALERT: MAINTAINING LISTERIA FREE FACTORIES AND KITCHENS

Education Wellness

In the wake of the listeria outbreak that continues to plague South Africa, it is imperative that manufacturers and wholesalers in the food and beverages industry ensure their factories and kitchens are effectively cleaned and sanitised.

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Change dialogues at upcoming Festival of Learning

Education Exhibitions & Events

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that the 7th annual Festival of Learning will be held in Johannesburg on 17th and 18th of May, and in Cape Town on 24th and 25th of May 2018.

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Perfect Word Consulting

THE CORNERSTONE OF LOSS CONTROL? THE UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATOR

Information Technology (IT)Community Affairs

Many businesses focus their loss control strategies on preventing unwanted elements from getting in from the outside. While this is certainly an important step in securing assets and minimising risk, what if the truly dangerous element has already made itself comfortable within the operations of the organisation?

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Perfect Word Consulting

DIGITISING INTEGRATED POULTRY

Information Technology (IT)Agriculture

In the fast moving, volatile and critical poultry industry, control over processes within various divisions and sites is essential. Linking different divisions with each other and the business to provide an integrated view of the entire organisation provides accurate insights to ensure better performance. Management via manual processes and Excel spreadsheets simply doesn’t achieve the results needed to remain competitive. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

HOW TO DRIVE EFFICIENCY, PRODUCTIVITY & PROFIT WITH INFORMATION ALREADY AT HAND

Information Technology (IT)Banking

By their very nature, many businesses operating in the digital era are constantly inundated with massive data sources. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS & LOSS CONTROL

Business Current Affairs

South African businesses need a different mindset to address ongoing stock losses and fraud.

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Henley Africa to award a record R2m worth of scholarships in 2018

Education Business

Henley Business School - Africa (Henley Africa) is delighted to announce the awarding of R2-million worth of scholarships for the 2018 academic year. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

TECH SUCCESS FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Tech Terms defines an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) as “a company that produces hardware to be marketed under another company's brand name”. Earlier this quarter, Tracker Connect (Pty) Ltd was named the SA Qlik Master Reseller OEM Partner of the Year for 2017.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

TRANSFORMING AFRICA, DIGITALLY

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

Picture the 1980s businessman dictating an important message for his assistant to type and fax to his client. Time is money – but it certainly seemed to move a little slower a few decades ago. 

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A picnic for entrepreneurs

Business Exhibitions & Events

Saturday, 7 April 2018 sees the return of Startup Picnic. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

LOWERING THE “NORMAL” COST OF MAINTENANCE

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Considering how maintenance and parts inventories have evolved in recent years, and the increasingly strategic approach to Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), it is apparent that visibility is one of the most important drivers at every step in the manufacturing and plant engineering process.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

THE VALUE OF ON-SITE SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Community AffairsCurrent Affairs

In the security industry, discipline and integrity are critical factors. A United States security expert* recently confirmed that; “the supervision of security guards is the most important and most difficult challenge of a security company.” Guarding is a career that requires a large set of skills – and while guards may be proficient in one area, this does not mean that they are able to deliver on the full skillset required. 

 

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Turkish Airlines to buy at least 50 Airbus, Boeing jets

Business Aviation

Turkish Airlines has confirmed plans to buy at least 50 wide-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing as the flag carrier ramps up its ambitions ahead of a move to a new Istanbul airport.

Press Release

Completion of the combination between Schneider Electric and AVEVA

Business Information Technology (IT)

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of Energy Management and Automation, announced the completion of the combination between AVEVA and the Schneider Electric industrial software business. 

Press Release
Newsclip

South African solution lets brands get more out of their social media

Business Media

Newsclip Media Monitoring is making it possible for brands to get all their media coverage, from traditional press coverage to mentions of their brand on social media, in a single, online destination.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN THE WAKE OF THE LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK

WellnessCommunity Affairs

Across South Africa, the outbreak of the food-borne disease Listeria has been reported as possibly being the largest outbreak of its kind the world has ever seen. This disease has already claimed more than 170 lives. According to The National Health Laboratory Service, 915 cases of Listeria have been reported since January 2017. Those most vulnerable are young people, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. 

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Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

Education Training

In an effort to support skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme.

Press Release

GIBS' Acumen magazine celebrates five years

Business Media

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in association with publisher Contact Media and Communications, is celebrating Acumen magazine’s fifth anniversary.

Press Release
Newsclip

New website and media intelligence solutions from Newsclip

Business Media

2018 brings exciting developments from Newsclip. We’ve transformed our solutions by implementing artificially intelligent technology. Our website has been relaunched to showcase these ever-evolving products.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

OVERCOMING AFRICAN MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Manufacturers based in South Africa often face unique and intricate operational challenges. From labour unrest to an unstable electrical grid, water shortages, harsh conditions and asset risks, there are various factors to consider, and strategic management is essential. With the right technology, however, these challenges can be overcome for a profitable, seamlessly run manufacturing plant.

Press Release

Develop for the bad guys: DevConf expert

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

As Africa’s youth embrace the development opportunities presented by new technologies and infrastructure, young developers must remain cognizant of the need to build applications with the ‘bad guys’ in mind.

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The Next Big Thing

SalesAdvertising

Samsung will reveal its highly anticipated flagship device for 2018, at 19:00 on the 25th February. The big reveal will take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is one of the biggest events on the mobile calendar. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

IS YOUR DATA MANAGEMENT AN ILLUSION?

Business Information Technology (IT)

With the exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ever-expanding digital era, businesses face a flurry of data. This constant stream of information demands attention. Why? Because businesses already have all the information at hand to make impactful, positive, strategic decisions; if only they knew how to access it.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

IT’S TIME TO TRANSFORM THE WAY PEOPLE WORK

Business Information Technology (IT)

In a world that is currently driven by all things transformation, the revolution of working practices must be given its due consideration. From disruptive business software to digital transformation, the optimisation of investments and services, and the need for (transformative) speed – businesses that do not focus on empowering the organisation to perform better will soon be left behind.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

DELAYING DAY ZERO

Community LifestyleCommunity Affairs

Water is a valuable commodity. It has been said that the third world war will be fought over water. It is a resource that is quickly running out, as Cape Town is set to become the first city to run out of water. The world has its eyes on the water crisis in the Cape with “day zero” looming. 

Press Release

Simon Bailey joins Royal Palm Hotel

Business Tourism

Royal Palm Hotel is proud to welcome on board their new General Manager, Simon Bailey.

Press Release

How to safely reuse and recycle your pet plastic water bottles during the drought

Community AffairsWaste Management

With the increasing severity of the drought in the Western Cape, the storage and consumption of bottled water is expected to increase, and PET plastic bottles are a safe and convenient way to do this. 

Press Release

Toshiba announces new e-generation laptop range offering maximum performance and processing power

SalesAdvertising

Toshiba Europe GmbH today announces seven new E-Generation devices offering professional performance and durability, designed to support users on the move. Toshiba’s latest professional range has undergone a technical refresh to maximise performance and make devices more efficient by offering a high performance of up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor.  

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

EYES ON BUILDINGS: DRONES OFFER INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE BENEFITS

Business Construction

In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous, and dirty job. Ensuring that assets are performing reliably to design standards means balancing tight budgets and aging infrastructure or finding new ways to maximise the value of existing assets. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

THE AFRICAN LEADERSHIP AWARDS ACKNOWLEDGE GREEN BUSINESSES

ConservationTourism

Mauritius has long been known as an idyllic holiday destination. Unfortunately, environmental news from this paradise had started to become somewhat underwhelming and serious action needed to be taken to help bring Mauritius back to its former glory. Mauritius’ Vice-Prime Minister Mr Showkutally Soodhun announced that the government of Mauritius “is committed to upholding the country’s cleanliness and safety for the benefit of the population.” 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

HOW TO AVOID THE SCAM: COMBATTING CYBERCRIME

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

From phishing to identity theft, the invasion of privacy, Internet/ATM/wire fraud, file sharing and piracy, counterfeiting and forgery, child pornography, and hacking – cybercrime is a chilling and imminent threat across the globe. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

SA’S FM, MANUFACTURING & FLEET PAIN POINTS REVEALED IN USSD POLL

Information Technology (IT)Logistics

A recent poll has revealed that the South African facilities management, manufacturing and fleet management industries face four distinct pain points; work orders, asset registers, downtime and contractors. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT ROLE MODELS

Education Property

In our modern-day world of technology, it is of utmost importance to remain on the forefront of innovation and technology. Companies that strive to better the world we live in help to pioneer a future that encourages growth and development, to the benefit of those around us. These role models are the true stalwarts of our business world. 

Press Release

Local doctor wins international award

Business Health

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) is proud to announce that Dr Caroline Corbett, a Cape Town-based private practitioner and active participant of the SASA private practice business unit (PPBU) committee, has won the prestigious 2017 WFSA-Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Award. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

THE EAM SHOPPER’S CHECKLIST

Community LifestyleInformation Technology (IT)

TechTarget defines enterprise asset management (EAM) as; “a broad term vendors use to describe software that provides managers with a way to view company-owned assets holistically"

Press Release

Tech company Innovo Networks wins at Business of the Year Awards

Business Information Technology (IT)

Cape Town based tech company, Innovo Networks, has bagged a win at the prestigious ROCCI and FNB Business of the Year Awards 2017, held on 18 November. A first for the young voice, data and cloud provider, Innovo Networks won a bronze award in the technology category for innovation and disruptive ICT solutions.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

BREATHALYSING IN THE WORKPLACE

LabourCommunity Affairs

In any industry, being under the influence at work can become a deadly habit. Whether the staff member is responsible for security, transport, warehousing or factory work, dulled senses put themselves, their colleagues and their customers at risk. There are no legal stipulations in South African law about whether a company can request an employee to undergo a breathalyser. As such, companies are well within their rights to request same.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN GREEN REALLY MEANS GREEN?

Health Office Equipment

It is no secret that ‘going Green’ is a growing trend with many positive effects. However, how do you know when green really means green? There are many products and energy saving ‘tips’ that don’t actually benefit a green environment all that much. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

MASTER PROFITABILITY IN HOSPITALITY WITH EFFECTIVE EAM

ConstructionInformation Technology (IT)

When asked what it takes to be successful in the hospitality industry, most would say; the personal touch. It’s about attention to detail and delivering service excellence - from the greeting at the entrance to the turn-down service. The hotel’s facilities must be immaculate and offer guests the utmost in luxury and convenience. Collectively, industries across the globe are turning to technological innovations to achieve these goals. No less the hospitality sector. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

NANDO’S ADOPTS TECHNOLOGY; FOCUSES ON FOOD & FUNNY

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Without a secure failover, erratic fixed line connectivity can cause havoc, especially in the high-demand, fast-paced fast food sector. As the name suggests, the expectation is that both the food and service are delivered quickly, and at a standardised (high) level of quality.

Press Release

Startupbootcamp hits records with Cape Town Demo Day

Education Business

On 30 November 2017 the Startupbootcamp cohort hosted their first-ever Africa-based Demo Day in Cape Town to showcase the Top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors and partners.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

NOT JUST FAST TRACKING QUALIFICATIONS: RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Education Training

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) boasts many benefits, the most obvious being the ability to fast track obtaining a qualification. Many people today have extensive experience in their field but not the qualifications behind their name to back that experience. RPL offers a solution for those eligible candidates. 

Press Release

NIVEA and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD Classrooms

Education Community Affairs

Ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five, yet more than two thirds of South African children under the age of five are still not receiving the crucial Early Childhood Development (ECD) education that could make or breaktheir future potential

 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

AFTER THE SHOOTING STOPS... WHAT NOW?

Community DevelopmentCurrent Affairs

Public shooting incidents do not end when the gun fire stops. They have far-reaching effects and consequences that shopping malls, their tenants, contractors, employees must deal with effectively.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

THE FUTURE OF THE ORGANISATION – TECHNOLOGICALLY SAVVY, GLOBALISED

Manufacturing

In every industry, asset management is critical to ensuring productivity, reducing downtime and promoting profits. Across South Africa, asset management, facilities management and manufacturing industries have been challenged with an economic mountain which appeared to bring many to rock bottom. Yet digital transformation has offered the stepping stones needed to overcome, as digitisation brings with it great competitive advantage. 

Press Release

Bob Skinstad’s 80/20 Mindset Teaches You How to Super Perform in Business

Education Information Technology (IT)

The 80/20 Mindset E-course launches today, and promises to teach Millennials how to work less and achieve more in business, while sidestepping pressing workplace and career woes.

Press Release

Entrepreneurs key to addressing South Africa’s desperate jobs crisis

Business Community Affairs

South Africans must embrace the entrepreneurial culture because the old days of jobs waiting for them after graduation are long gone.

Press Release
Ithala Development Finance Corporation

TOWNSHIP AND RURAL ECONOMIES TO CHANGE THE DEVELOPMENT NARRATIVE

Community AffairsCommunity Development

A three-year partnership between Sumitomo Rubber SA’s iconic brand, Dunlop, and Ithala Development Finance Corporation’s Small Business Growth Enterprise division will see a minimum of 25 containerised tyre fitment centres being established across KwaZulu-Natal and 100 jobs created.

Press Release
Newsclip

amaSocial delivers real-time social media insights through AI

Business Information Technology (IT)

amaSocial is harnessing the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology to offer brands and businesses faster, smarter social media insights. With the help of AI, the social media tracking and reporting service can now notify clients of social media issues as they happen and reveal instant intelligence about their PR and marketing efforts. 

Press Release
Newsclip

Newsclip showcases the power of AI

Business Information Technology (IT)

Newsclip recently demonstrated the power of its artificially intelligent data processing engine when it analysed the sentiment of more than 4 000 social media posts in minutes. The data intelligence company conducted the sentiment analysis for one of South Africa’s largest beverage companies.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

COMMERCIAL PROTECTION; DON’T BE FESTIVE PREY

Business Community Development

Throughout operational periods, most commercial/industrial sectors and business premises are a hive of activity. With staff constantly occupying the premises, the threat of external crime is usually kept to a minimum. In general, during operational periods, standard armed response and alarm systems are sufficient to protect the business against break-ins or damage to property. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

FUELING FINANCE DECISIONS WITH DATA INTELLIGENCE

Business Information Technology (IT)

As the world delves ever deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern enterprises are forced to evolve their operational practices. With this digital transformation comes an onslaught of information, resulting in massive datasets and the responsibility to analyse this data effectively. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

GREEN BUILDING... GREEN CLEANING... GREEN WASHING?

Community LifestyleConstruction

In today’s facilities management (FM) market, achieving Green Building Status has become vital. According to Matt Sena’s Green Industry Analysis 2017; “Green industry practices not only enjoy favorable public sentiment and the psychic income of a lower carbon footprint, but increased cost savings, supportive government policies, and ever-increasing profitability as well.” 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

FIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE PLANT FLOOR PRODUCTIVITY

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

In manufacturing, accurate and comprehensive real-time information about plant floor operations is essential to making informed decisions that drive productivity. What could be more crucial than the equipment itself? Downtime, which is detrimental to any business, is especially damaging and costly for manufacturers. According to Mining Global, each hydraulic power and belt drive failure can result in up to $180,000 in lost production.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

COLLABORATION; THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ICT SUCCESS

Information Technology (IT)Electronics/Computers

Collaboration is the act of working together. It is the coming together of ideas and strategies to create a better final product, and ensure the advancement of a group, a business or an industry. In the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, collaboration is seen as the driving force behind success, ensuring the multiplication of innovation, delivery and efficiency. 

Press Release

28 South African authors shortlisted for 2017 South African Literary Awards

MediaPrint

2017 marks the highest milestone of South African Literary Awards (SALA), as the shortlist includes, for the first time, the !Xam and !Kun languages. 

Press Release

Empowering entrepreneurs, one business growth session at a time

Business Community Affairs

Providing a revolutionary solution to the unemployment crisis, the Awethu Project is offering thousands of people in 15 informal areas all around Gauteng the opportunity to learn how to start and grow a business through business growth sessions.

Press Release

Early detection is a breast's best weapon

Health Medical

Early detection is the best way to tackle breast cancer, significantly improving the chances of successful treatment and recovery. Sadly, misinformed beliefs, fear and stigma rob many women of the advantages associated with early detection.

Press Release
Ithala Development Finance Corporation

KZN BUSINESSWOMEN MAKING STRIDES IN KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS

Business Community Affairs

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation.  It is against this conviction that Ithala hosted the annual Imbokodo Iyazenzela Women in Business Awards, a public platform which acknowledges exceptional businesswomen.

Press Release

Sugarbird Gin: The true spirit of entrepreneurship

Business Gender Issues

The Sugarbird Gin dream team is burning with passion to sponsor aspiring entrepreneurs with their innovative business ideas.  They joined forces with the KOI Group to enhance entrepreneurs skills to assist them to developed and launch their masterpieces. 

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: A REAL-WORLD UPDATE

Education Training

The purpose of skills development is to facilitate access to and progression within career paths through high quality education and training. As the skills development arena continues to evolve, the reality of the skills crisis is becoming evident. Skills development is becoming a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard conversation, yet 7,2 million South African people are still illiterate, with new forms of illiteracy developing with every new workplace innovation.

Press Release
Perfect Word Consulting

BIOENZYMES CONTINUE TO REVOLUTIONISE INDUSTRIAL CLEANING

Community LifestyleProperty

In the field of industrial cleaning, the antiquated mantra dictates that the stronger the product smells, the better it works. Using this approach, many companies utilised acrid, chemically driven products that were ineffectual against many strains of bacteria and dangerous to the health of those using the products. However, as Africa (and the world) became ever more conscious of the need for environmentally friendly approaches, the rise of biological cleaners began. 

Press Release

Standard Bank has partnered with Thriving.Network to Launch Kasi Biz Sessions Event in Rustenburg

Community LifestyleBusiness

Standard Bank has partnered with Thriving.Network, an entrepreneurial network company, to bring enterprise development to Rustenburg at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Rustenburg will be the first to host and experience what the organisers call “Kasi Biz Sessions”.

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Ithala Development Finance Corporation

FACELIFT UNDERWAY AT ITHALA’S NORTHERN REGION CENTRES

Community LifestyleConstruction

In response to the urgent need for job creation and to improve the wellbeing of ordinary people, Ithala has commenced a refurbishment programme to revitalise township and rural economies at its retail centres in Nongoma, Ulundi and Eshowe in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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Perfect Word Consulting

THEFT IN THE WORKPLACE: ARE YOU BEING SOLD THE ILLUSION OF SECURITY?

Community LifestyleCommunity Affairs

Earlier this year, a report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed shocking facts about employee theft. The report confirmed that approximately 27 percent of large companies have seen an increase in theft cases and up to seven percent of annual revenues are being lost due to fraud, 37.1 percent of which was committed by managerial staff. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

EVOLVING THE CONVERSATION FROM THE BASEMENT TO THE BOARDROOM; MODERN FACILITIES AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Information Technology (IT)Property

In the facilities management (FM) industry, listening to the client plays a critical role in ensuring the delivery of a flexible solution. Understanding the client’s requirements is the first step to tailoring an FM solution that meets their needs, while delivering measurable results and reliable monitoring and reporting. To achieve this, the right technology and software must be utilised, ensuring modern and agile service delivery. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

CAN EFFECTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT DRIVE EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT?

Information Technology (IT)Current Affairs

SA’s public sector faces constant turbulence, with widespread corruption, local inefficiencies and infighting across government. This culminated in the Democratic Alliance petitioning for an emergency election, with the belief that the majority of South Africans have lost confidence in president Jacob Zuma. The public sector has a long way to go, effective data management has proven it packs a powerful punch in thwarting corruption & driving municipal efficiencies. 

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Innovative New Products Demonstrate Ingenuity

Community LifestyleBusiness

Making bed bases from old car bumpers turned out to be anything but a rubbish idea for Graham Coleman and Gianni Nosenzo of Cycliq in Wadeville.

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World Tourism Day provides opportunities to youth

Education Business

TKZN, Amajuba District with Department of Education, Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) together with Project Enza certainly pulled out all the stops, this World Tourism Day.

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Ithala Development Finance Corporation

NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP TO STEER ITHALA ON A POSITIVE GROWTH TRAJECTORY

Business Banking

Ithala Development Finance Corporation’s new leadership team and fortified strategy was unveiled at a networking lunch today.  In explaining the rationale behind the theme “Next Generation Leadership”, it was highlighted that the new Board’s leadership style was driven by fresh thinking; diversity; a strategy that supported socio-economic transformation; change as dictated by an evolving market and the need to promote financial inclusivity.  

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The shift in feminine energy in the entrepreneurial space

Business Gender Issues

We celebrate the strides made by female entrepreneurs in both the local and international context as they pave the way for generations of aspiring young women who hope to one-day build empires of their own. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

DELEGATION: THE CLOUT NEEDED FOR PRODUCTIVITY

Education Training

A large managerial role entails making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies. Part of making people work is making work for people. Too often management holds onto the reigns, gathering all the more balls until they simply cannot be juggled any longer. 

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Perfect Word Consulting

AGILITY ACCELERATING ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Business Information Technology (IT)

In the world of enterprise applications, the most effective solution is usually bestowed upon the largest organisation with the biggest budget. Yet, these applications are the engine room of all organisations, regardless of their size. Without effective solutions, businesses suffer from a lack of agility, responsiveness and flexibility, hindering management’s ability to make fast, sound decisions. 

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Ithala Development Finance Corporation

RURAL KZN SCHOOL GETS A LESSON ON MONEY MANAGEMENT

Education Community Affairs

Prospect Farm School in Kwadukuza, north of Durban, has become the latest recipient of a programme on money management skills to foster a culture of savings among youth.