Skills Development: Great tips on why youth employment is important

Skills Development: Great tips on why youth employment is important Youth Employment through Skills Development Succession Planning.    Why is youth employment important? Our youth still find it difficult to secure jobs in South Africa, and it seems the unemployment rate under the youth is increasing every year. Why is it difficult for the youth ...
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[3] POWERFUL SONA TAKEAWAYS REGARDING EDUCATION IN SA

The 2021 SONA was highly anticipated by many. Considering the unexpected year South Africa had in 2020 due to the pandemic, all citizens waited in anticipation to hear what President Ramaphosa and his cabinet have planned to pull the country out of its dire situation. Many were left dissatisfied by the lack of attention given ...
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[2] IMPORTANT WAYS TO GET B-BBEE POINTS FOR YOUR SCORECARD

WAYS TO GET B-BBEE POINTS FOR YOUR SCORECARD The amended B-BBEE codes of Good Practice that are now fully implemented provide a serious challenge to companies who are finding it difficult to achieve a decent Level of Compliance. What has also become apparent is that some businesses are not aware that the amended codes ...
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AMENDMENTS TO THE B-BBEE CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE

The outgoing Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry has snuck in a farewell gift to business. He signed Gazette 42496 on 9 April 2019, and they were gazetted on 31 May 2019. This gazette deals with: Amendments to Schedule 1 to the B-BBEE codes which make several changes to definitions used Replacement of ...
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Rethink the use of a Trust as a B-BBEE Ownership Vehicle

The following must be kept in mind when considering a trust: The beneficiaries must exercise voting rights, receive the same economic benefits as other shareholders and ultimately become unencumbered owners of the shares in which they are invested – (Shareholding and Dividends must go to Trust Beneficiaries). Beneficiaries must have vested rights to receive distribution ...
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WORKPLACE SKILL PLANS DUE END OF APRIL 2020

South Africa’s employment lexicon is an everchanging one. With new developments occurring more often than in other sectors, pre-requisites such as the Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) need to be updated to regulate the workplace and eliminate room of irregularities. WHAT IS THE WSP? The WSP is a document that records the skills needs of your ...
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BUDGET SPEECH 2020: WHAT’S THE BUZZ?

Entering its 7th year of recession, South Africa’s inability to achieve economic growth of over 1,4% has led to socio-economic issues such as poverty and unemployment to continue to plunge into lower levels. The country’s GDP speaks volumes – entering a technical recession creates a bleak picture for many business owners in the country – ...
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HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the rainbow nation, the country is gearing up to celebrate one of the most treasured public holidays of our time, Human Rights Day – which commemorates the Sharpville Massacre which took place 60 years ago. With this in mind, we look at what Human Rights Day means in ...
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WORK FROM HOME: NOW WHAT?

After the president announced a 3-week shutdown, many South Africans were filled with uncertainty – how does one work from home and be effective in doing so? For many who have never worked from home, this may present itself as a challenge. Creating a new working habit while still factoring family and rest time is ...
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT DURING COVID-19 – SINK OR SWIM

The uncertainty of the business environment post-COVID19 leaves many fearful. Business owners who were forced to shut down during the lockdown are facing the reality that new challenges will arise in their industry, challenges they have never dealt with before. These Macro challenges mean that organisations need to adapt or die – and in the ...
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B-BBEE and what you need to know

  On the BEE front, we have been inundated by clients that have been promised scores by questionable consultants that never materialise.  How does this come about? The verification company and consultant need to be on the same page to ensure that the verification company’s stances and opinions on verification are accurately translated to the ...
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ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING COVID-19 – THE SUPERHEROES OF 2020

  It’s safe to say that the economical panic of COVID-19 is beginning to set in in South African businesses. Many industries that are not considered a necessity are coming out in bulk, begging the government to approve their trading permits so that they too can continue trading in order to avoid the implications of ...
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B-BBEE Compliance – How we can Thusa you in the process

The current business lexicon of South Africa can be described as competitive and difficult, yet also inclusive. The introduction of B-BBEE scorecards is to try to remedy the past disadvantages the black people were privy to. By promoting the economic growth of black people in the business, the organisation places itself as a well-garnered and ...
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Using Soft Skills during the Hard Times

The paradox of using soft skills during a difficult pandemic such as this one begs the question that employers should be asking their employees: are they coping and is their Emotional Intelligence up to par? So often we focus on the IQ of employees as a standard of measurement whether an individual will be able ...
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Lockdown Level 3 – The Pandemic rises

On the 24th of May 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the entire country will be going into level 3 restrictions. Starting from 1st June 2020, all economic activities may resume with some exceptions. Restaurants will still be required to only do deliveries and not sit-downs, gyms are still closed but citizens can exercise outside ...
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Back to Work Chronicles – How to make it work

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that level 3 restrictions would start on the 1st of June 2020, meaning that more economic activities would be eased, allowing more people to back to their offices and resume operations. While many expressed glee at being able to leave their houses and earn a living, others experienced a sense of ...
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Reasons to choose Tusanang for accredited e-Learning

  The South African lockdown series which was assumed to last only a few weeks has been active for the past four months. There have been different levels of lockdown implemented every three weeks to ease economic burdens placed to reduce the number of infections, working, and studying from home continues to be a norm ...
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E-Learning: Advantages & Benefits

E-Learning: Advantages & Benefits The South African lockdown series which was assumed to last only a few weeks has been active for the past four months. Over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. There have been different levels of lockdown implemented every three weeks to ease economic burdens placed to reduce the number ...
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Why Skills Development Is Important

According to Statistics South Africa, South Africa has a constitutional commitment to equality of educational opportunities for all citizens. This is further emphasised by the National Development Plan (NDP), which states the institutions of higher education should be made available by the government. This is done to expand the production of highly skilled citizens and ...
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Mental Health In 2020 – What Now?

It is no brainer that the pandemic that crippled the world did more than just close borders and economic activities – it affected many in terms of their mental health. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group reported that they received a high number of calls from individuals who had reportedly no history of anxiety ...
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South Africa’s Epidemic –Unemployment

An increase in the unemployment rate was expected due to the novel pandemic. Experts have predicted that it could take anything from 5 to 10 years before the country’s economy could fully recover. One must ask themselves, what does it mean, for South Africa, to have a fully recovered economy when the youth unemployment rates ...
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World AIDS Day 2020 – The State Of The Pandemic In South Africa

As the country enters its final month in 2020, Mzansi can marvel at how far it has come in terms of keeping the novel Corona Virus at bay. While provinces such as the Eastern Cape and Western Cape show surging numbers in positive cases, the country also observes its first pandemic, HIV/AIDS. South Africa has ...
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