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Are trade unions still relevant?
Faced with declining membership, inter-union rivalry and radical changes in the nature of work, trade unions need to question their own relevance and revitalise themselves or face becoming irrelevant.
Higher education’s impact on SA’s economy is dwindling
As thousands of tertiary students across the country have embarked on the new academic year, research at USB has found that the certificates and degrees they aim to earn may have little impact on South Africa’s economic performance.
What is the true meaning of success?
It is important to not only lead and succeed in your own career – but to be an ethical, responsible leader.
How to protect yourself from the Tinder Swindler
The exploitative tactics used by Leviev, real name Shimon Hayut, to identify vulnerable targets and his predatory drive for domination, financial extortion and deceit, indicates psychopathic behaviour.
SA’s economy only has 3 years to bounce back and rebuild
South Africa has a limited window of opportunity to reset the economy and build a stronger base for sustained long-term growth.
SA firms fail to meet targets for people with disabilities
South Africa’s progressive employment equity legislation has not gone far enough to enable people with disabilities to fully integrate into workplaces and perform their jobs optimally.
A more strategic approach to breast cancer risk testing
One-size-fits-all approach no longer acceptable when genomic testing is available.
Violence against women and children – prevention IS the cure
South Africa spends less than 10% of the R157bn allocated to the criminal justice system on violence prevention, but greater investment in breaking the cycle of violence would reduce the economic impact of gender-based violence.
Food is the planet’s biggest environmental problem
In South Africa in 2021, 10 million adults and 2.8 million children experienced hunger in the past week, while the country wastes 10.3 million tons of food per year – highlighting the disconnect between food security and food supply in SA.
USB and Capitec offer greater access to postgraduate studies
The ability to secure funding for post-graduate studies is a barrier for many prospective students.
Is hard cash on its way out in SA?
As the world shifts towards cashless payment methods, South Africa is gradually moving away from cash against a social and economic backdrop of inequality and slow economic growth.
Ground-breaking AI research - new tech rival human coaches
New research showing the effectiveness of an Artificial Intelligence coach called Vici is set to change and democratise the business of coaching.
Investing in ECD could increase women’s employment
Universal access to early childhood care and education would not only better equip the nation’s children to reach their full potential but would also enable significantly more women to occupy meaningful, paid jobs.
Leadership is a verb
After the riots and looting that happened a few weeks prior, the call for leadership from our State President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, reached a new crescendo.
Africa’s first innovative re-structure of PGDips
In a first for Africa, the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is offering a dynamic range of Post Graduate Diplomas (PGDips) with far greater flexibility, a strong focus on leadership and future-readiness.
Long Covid poses a challenge for employers
"Long Covid", with symptoms of brain fog, fatigue and shortness of breath lasting for six months or more, is set to become the biggest health challenge facing business and the health care system beyond the immediate Covid-19 crisis.
4 capabilities businesses require for future success
Achieving sustained value creation in a world of deep, volatile and disruptive change means organisations and leaders will need dynamic new capabilities to maintain success and stay relevant into the future.
Dealing with a crisis? Don’t forget your employees
In the drive to manage the fall-out of a crisis, and protect their reputation, companies often neglect to talk to their most important stakeholders – employees.
Africa rising – fallacy or fact?
"Africa Rising", a narrative that portrays Africa as a continent of opportunity, has received much attention over recent years. Yet, are we on a path to realise or relinquish this potential?
The future of women at work
Prof Anita Bosch, Research Chair: Women at Work at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), was recently invited to participate at a round table on the future of women at work.
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