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SA’s entrepreneurial activity has declined post-pandemic
According to the latest 2023 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa (GEM SA) report released today (1 February), South Africa’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA) has declined to below pre-pandemic levels.
SA chatbot as efficient as a human coach for goal attainment
The locally created cutting-edge software application Coach Vici is revolutionising the world of coaching assisting thousands of employees at the same time.
Financial inclusion: A pathway to eradicating global poverty
While we commemorate the International Day of the Eradication of Poverty, it's crucial to not only recognise this enduring challenge but also to explore innovative solutions. Financial inclusion stands out as a pivotal instrument.
Tshego Gweneth Tlhapi: Changing for success
After working as a chemical engineer for 6 years, Tshego Tlhapi hung up her hard hat and switched her boots for heels as she changed careers
Can software developers be trusted to work from home?
Technology makes it possible for knowledge workers like software developers to work from home and/or to work flexitime.
I care enough to keep you accountable
Prof Mias de Klerk writes an open letter to the South African President.
Mandatory audit firm rotation: Lessons to be learned from SA
Wednesday 31 May 2023 was an important day for the South African auditing profession and its stakeholders.
Business as usual for mental health is not good enough
Health economists estimate that unaddressed mental health conditions cost the South African economy R161 billion per year due to lost days of work, presenteeism (being at work but unwell), and premature mortality.
Death turns digital with Grief Tech
Morbid though it may seem, there is a new tech-enabled preoccupation with preserving legacies, capturing memories and giving us something to hang onto after our loved ones have passed.
We need fewer hero leaders and more virtuous leaders
Africa and the world need fewer hero leaders and more virtuous leaders.
Behavioural science can save us from mass extinction
It is time to stop waiting on governments to fight climate change, and to focus on how the behavioural changes of individuals can achieve the substantial reduction.
Repo rate - 50 basis points more than expected
The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to raise the repo rate should not have come as a major surprise.
What the French protests tell us about the future of labour
The recent protests in France show the power of the social contract between a population and its government.
SA’s not ready to recycle solar panels
The overlooked problem of recycling solar panels could result in an environmental hazard in 30 years’ time.
How to boost the performance of African tech startups?
New research at Stellenbosch Business School has identified and developed a model of the most critical capabilities that enable startups to identify and exploit opportunities.
Curbing quiet quitting in the age of work-life balance
Quiet quitting – doing the bare minimum to get by at work – is a growing global trend, but employers could reverse the tide of disinterest by renewing their focus on employee well-being and engagement.
A responsible leadership blind spot
Since the conceptualisation of the term responsible leadership and a plea for leadership to be more responsible, the discourse on responsible leadership has grown significantly.
Climate change and AI will influence work in 2050
Climate change and artificial intelligence-enabled technology development will be key drivers of how work is organised and valued in 2050.
Presenteeism costs 4.2% of GDP
Presenteeism, being physically present at work but mentally absent and unproductive due to illness, injury, stress or burnout, comes at a greater economic cost than absenteeism.
D-day for South Africa’s environment
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when the country’s population demand for ecological resources and services in a given year, exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
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