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Customer Servants

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Robots don’t have to steal jobs. Nick Cowen looks at how one bank is using AIs to produce new roles for workers.

Teach The Teachers

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Adam Oxford visits the township school that is achieving astonishing results, and showing others how to follow in its path.

Operation Phakisa: An Update

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Since 2014, a massive programme has been under way to exploit economic opportunities in the oceans economy. Brendyn Lotz catches up with progress on Operation Phakisa.

How Prepared Is Your Business?

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Brendyn Lotz explores risk management and what unique challenges South African businesses face.

The Opportunity In Digital Marketing

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Slow internet take-up has left South Africa lagging when it comes to the nuances of online selling, says Nick Cowen. So, now’s the time to get it right.

Teaching Chaos

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Design thinking has become the go-to philosophy for creativity and innovation, says Adam Oxford, but it remains mired in misconception, and the skills required are hard to teach.

How To Train Millennials

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In a few years, millennials will make up the vast majority of the workforce. Megan Ellis finds out what employers need to know about training this new generation of workers.

Controlling The Carnage

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It’s another year of shocking statistics on our roads. Tamsin Oxford takes a look at what can be done to improve driver behaviour.

The New Digital Interns

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The digital skills shortage is massive, and it affects all areas of employment. Lungelo Shezi talks to the organisations looking to teach the masses.

Nouveau Teach

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Workplace requirements are changing faster than ever, and new jobs are replacing old. Are academic institutions keeping up, asks Adam oxford.

What Does the Ocean Economy Need?

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The aims of operation Phakisa are noble, says Kerry Haggard, but what skills does the sector need to achieve its goals?

Tough Conversations

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How to deal with problem employees and stay on the right side of strict labour law? Zia Taylor investigates.

University of Limpopo to Produce Chartered Accountants

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The University of Limpopo (UL) has gained accreditation for its postgraduate degree in accounting, effective from January 2017.

Free State’s Top Accounting Learner Achieves 100%

Nwabisa Mdladlamba receiving her award at the Thuthuka Development Camp in the Free State.

SPONSORED: At the Free State Thuthuka Development Camp awards, Mdladlamba and eight other learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths, accounting and science learners by representatives of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Free State Department of Education, the University of the Free State (UFS) and the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).

Western Cape’s Top Maths and Accounting Learners Honoured

Western Cape Thuthuka Camp top maths learner, Jianni Williams, with Dr Terence Nombembe (SAICA CEO), Sandile Philip (SAICA Southern Region President) and Dr Glynis Schreuder (Western Cape Education Department).

SPONSORED: Recently, 180 top performing Grade 12 learners from the Western Cape packed their bags and gave up a week of their school holiday to take part in the province’s Thuthuka development camp, an initiative run by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education. At the camp’s award ceremony, four learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths and accounting learners.

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