New threats as online education evolves 

Cyberattacks are nothing new. The infamous Morris Worm, which inadvertently started this form of digital ‘warfare’ was created in 1988. Since then, these attacks have become more sophisticated. These days cyberattacks have become so prevalent that they threaten...

Fronting puts pressure on the B-BBEE Act

Fronting, where a black person or entity is given a stake but does not get the powers associated with it, remains the biggest challenge to the power of the B-BBEE Act to deliver on economic transformation, the B-BBEE Commission has warned. Speaking at the launch of...

Procrastination? There’s an app for that.

Procrastination affects 45% of adults at some point in their lives and a quarter of adults describe themselves as procrastinators. One study estimated that procrastinating employees wasted a quarter of their working days, at a loss of $10,000 (R165,000) per year per...

The importance of remote working policies

More than 70% of companies do not have adequate remote working policies – even though it’s a multi-billion dollar issue. Just a few months ago, the debate was whether you could work from home on some days. Now the  debate is whether you should work from the office on...

HR and IT should work together to improve employee experience

Historically, a lack of mutual understanding has been the biggest barrier to collaboration between the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) functions. By Brendan Mc Avery However, amid a mushrooming employee engagement crisis that the recent Covid-19...

Criminals infiltrating Africa’s booming mobile money industry

An Interpol report has found the billion dollar mobile money industry in Africa is being exploited by organised crime groups – a trend only set to increase as the service is rolled out across the continent. The “Mobile money and organised crime in Africa” report...

Risks and opportunities in a digital future

The current pandemic has helped organisations confirm the criticality of further digitising their business value chains, fuelled by the need to operate remotely and to provide greater access to the workforce to better enable the performance of their tasks. By Mark...

Lockdown points to a new way to grow local economies

While a great deal of focus has been placed on the negative economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, there can be unexpected positive long-term benefits – if corporate South Africa is prepared to change its mindset. This is the word from Richard Firth, CEO of MIP...

Economic recovery plan has little for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need more than the measures outlines in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. While the plan offers little new information to save our economy from complete destruction, according to Osidon CEO and small business...

Covid and the impact on African entrepreneurs

Djembe Consultants has launched its latest Insights Report in partnership with AfriLabs. The report assesses the impact of Covid-19 on the continent’s young innovators and entrepreneurs and provides perspectives from industry experts as to how African decisionmakers...

Youth training, economic shifts position SA as major BPO destination

Government and private sector efforts to build digital skills capacity among South Africa’s youth over the past five years are bearing fruit. According to Andy Searle, CEO of Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPESA), a non-profit organisation responsible for...

Redefining leadership in 2020

The best thing that can be said about 2020 is that it has been quite a year. A year that has brought volcanic eruptions, floods, fiery blazes across Australia and the United States, race riots, increased violence against women and children and, of course, a global...