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Newcastle opens skills centre to help curb challenges facing youth
Newcastle opens skills centre to help curb challenges facing youth Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has made a passionate appeal to all sectors of society to join hands in helping stem the tide against challenges faced by young people.
Shortage of truck and bus drivers in South Africa
Shortage of truck and bus drivers in South Africa Early retirements and lockdown restrictions have caused a shortage of skilled and qualified truck and bus drivers in South Africa.
Thousands of jobs vacant in SA's IT sector
Thousands of jobs vacant in SA's IT sector Thousands of jobs must be filled in South Africa's IT sector, according to a new skills survey.
Don't worry about resignations, says Treasury's Mogajane amid concerns over succession planning
Don't worry about resignations, says Treasury's Mogajane amid concerns o... While investors have no doubt about the skills and qualifications of the Treasury’s staff, they are concerned there aren’t enough experienced individuals to replace departing vetera...
Letters | Easy money
Letters | Easy money “Buying corpses to defraud insurance companies” — macabre. If only the people with all these innovative and creative ideas would put their skills to good use and become entrepreneur...
Can a wardrobe change help you assert your value in the office as an ‘older’ employee?
Can a wardrobe change help you assert your value in the office as an ‘ol... In a work culture that venerates digital skills, those who started their careers without email are fighting to get (or hold on to) jobs.
Criticism is hurtful, but it may benefit you – here's how to deal with it
Criticism is hurtful, but it may benefit you – here's how to deal with i... If you view negative feedback differently, it can be an opportunity to grow.
Cape Town artist Turn T on how she became a professional DJ during lockdown
Cape Town artist Turn T on how she became a professional DJ during lockd... Turn T has achieved success as a DJ during lockdown and she is sharing how she did it.
Kwanalu starts network to support rural women in KZN
Kwanalu starts network to support rural women in KZN Women are the backbone of the agricultural sector, especially in the rural areas, but they need support to grow their businesses. A new platform, Women in Rural Entrepreneurship (WI...
How to start your own business
How to start your own business Entrepreneurship has been touted as one of the solutions to unemployment. Here’s a practical guide to setting up your own venture, from the business plan to hiring staff.
Here’s what you need to know to become an electrician
Here’s what you need to know to become an electrician If you like working with your hands, becoming an electrician offers a varied range of opportunities. The Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa gives us the lowdown on this sc...
Municipalities spent R1 billion on consultants
Municipalities spent R1 billion on consultants Several municipalities spent more than R1 billion for consultants to put together their financial statements, but they still received poor audit outcomes.
Ask the experts – Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Ask the experts – Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Setting up and running your own business is not for everyone – you need a certain temperament to succeed
How to make your cover letter stand out
How to make your cover letter stand out It’s a vital part of your job-seeking plan.
'Should I bring up my salary in an interview?' – we asked recruitment experts
'Should I bring up my salary in an interview?' – we asked recruitment ex...
Turning fashion into her fortune – an entrepreneur shares her story
Turning fashion into her fortune – an entrepreneur shares her story A lot of hard work, determination and savvy have gone into the business creations of Free State fashion supremo Candy Smith.
INTERVIEW | More than a balancing act - what is the future like for CFOs?
INTERVIEW | More than a balancing act - what is the future like for CFOs? CFO Africa CEO Nicolaas van Wyk said the best way for accountants and CFOs in South Africa to futureproof themselves was to broaden their skills and organise.
Top of the line: Should the critical skills list give CEOs easier path to SA?
Top of the line: Should the critical skills list give CEOs easier path t... Business groups believe C-suite executives should be included in the recently gazetted critical skills list so companies can access skills to lead South Africa’s economic recovery.
Many South Africans want to work from home, but say bosses won't let them - survey
Many South Africans want to work from home, but say bosses won't let the... About 40% of respondents to recruiting firm Robert Walters' 2021 Salary Survey said they would like to move to full-time remote working.
This is how much you can expect to earn as a web development facilitator and manager
This is how much you can expect to earn as a web development facilitator... Nonkululeko Mazibuko talks to Thandiwe Nyandeni-Sikhosana about her chosen profession.
How to be a more valuable employee: You don’t have to be a master – be a skill stacker instead
How to be a more valuable employee: You don’t have to be a master – be a... If you want to be a valuable employee, don’t disown what you already know. Build on your existing skills to make yourself stand out in the job market.
Companies must comment on SA's proposed new critical skills list - immigration expert
Companies must comment on SA's proposed new critical skills list - immig... The Department of Higher Education and Training has submitted its preliminary critical skills list to the Department of Home Affairs for review.
These skills are in high demand right now in SA – and they don’t require a degree
These skills are in high demand right now in SA – and they don’t require...
Talk the talk – tips to up your communication game
Talk the talk – tips to up your communication game Here’s how to boost your chances of being understood – something that’s particularly important if you’re the one who’s in charge or delegating tasks to others.
Do you take negative feedback badly? Seven ways to handle criticism
Do you take negative feedback badly? Seven ways to handle criticism If you view negative feedback differently, it can be an opportunity to grow.
What to do when you're frustrated about the direction of your career
What to do when you're frustrated about the direction of your career Here, we'll help you find the clarity you need to get the best out of your career journey
A day in the life of a Biokineticist
A day in the life of a Biokineticist Nonkululeko Mazibuko talks to Saeedah Moolla about her chosen profession
What you need to know to become a police officer in South Africa
What you need to know to become a police officer in South Africa All you need to know to become a police officer in South Africa
How to find in a job in tough economic times
How to find in a job in tough economic times The coronavirus has made the search for work harder, but not impossible.
Need a work promotion? Upskilling could be how you finally get it
Need a work promotion? Upskilling could be how you finally get it How to remain relevant in the workplace.
Networking: Why who you know can be more important than what you know
Networking: Why who you know can be more important than what you know Networking is a key component of looking for a job.
A day in the life of an environmental officer
A day in the life of an environmental officer Nonkululeko Mazibuko talks to Zamalanga Langa about her chosen profession as an environmental officer.
How to have effective career conversations with your kids
How to have effective career conversations with your kids As a parent, you should not be choosing a profession for your child, but you do have a purposeful role to play in your child’s future career. The emphasis here is on the word “purpo...
Communication is key – so why do we get it wrong?
Communication is key – so why do we get it wrong? Regardless of your occupation or position, though, there are some skills – soft skills – that will always be invaluable.
A day in the life of a IT support and service desk analyst
A day in the life of a IT support and service desk analyst Nonkululeko Mazibuko talks to Katlego Maputla about his chosen profession.
These are the artisans SA so desperately needs to grow the economy
These are the artisans SA so desperately needs to grow the economy South Africa does not only have a shortage of artisans, but the average age of artisans in the country is about 55 years old.
Need to find the perfect career? This is where you need to start
Need to find the perfect career? This is where you need to start Finding the right job takes preparation – and the starting point is getting to know yourself
Local candidate attorney tells us what a typical day looks like in his profession
Local candidate attorney tells us what a typical day looks like in his p... Nonkululeko Mazibuko gets the lowdown from Zothani Maseko about his chosen profession.
How to future-proof your career
How to future-proof your career How to cope with changing world of work.
Want to become a nurse? This is what you need to know
Want to become a nurse? This is what you need to know What you need to know to become a nurse.
Inspirational fashion entrepreneur Emmanuel Mohlala on how he made his dreams come true
Inspirational fashion entrepreneur Emmanuel Mohlala on how he made his d... Bandile Ntshingila catches up with bespoke fashion entrepreneur Emmanuel Mohlala.
4 ways to figure out the perfect job for you
4 ways to figure out the perfect job for you Your career choice should match your aims as well as your aspirations.
Local food and beverage instructor on the joys of his unique career
Local food and beverage instructor on the joys of his unique career Nonkululeko Mazibuko gets the lowdown from BaEric Nkos’khona Khumalo about his chosen profession
Accounting giant EY is letting all its employees get an online MBA for free
Accounting giant EY is letting all its employees get an online MBA for f... EY said the degree would help employees "navigate new ways of working," and offer specialised courses in AI, robotic process automation, and more.
Here’s how you can master the art of small talk to reap big rewards in your career
Here’s how you can master the art of small talk to reap big rewards in y... Mastering the art of polite, unimportant chatter can boost your social and work lives.
All you need to know about micro-scheduling –  and why you should try it
All you need to know about micro-scheduling – and why you should try it Micro-scheduling is a hot trend – but is it really effective to break down your day into small chunks of time?
The 10 most important skills you'll need to nail a high-paying job in 2020
The 10 most important skills you'll need to nail a high-paying job in 20... New skills like learning blockchain, the technology that enables cryptocurrency, and affiliate marketing, made the list for the first time.
5 resolutions that will boost your career
5 resolutions that will boost your career A new decade has arrived amid economic turmoil and political challenges, industry changes and uncertainties – globally as well as in South Africa. Ensure you set yourself up for suc...
Anglo launches development initiative in Limpopo
Anglo launches development initiative in Limpopo The mining giant believes game farming, agriculture, agro-processing, biofuels and waste recycling could offer good prospects.
The 32 smartest questions to ask at the end of every job interview
The 32 smartest questions to ask at the end of every job interview