Walk the Journey of Hope with OneSpark this Heritage Month

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela Johannesburg, 15 September 2021: It’s a sad statistic, but over a quarter of a million children in South Africa state that they cannot attend school because they don’t have access to necessities*. With over two thirds of school children […]

Entangling Payroll, HR and the POPIA

1 July 2021 is a significant day for organisations in South Africa. This is the day when the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), will take full effect. Companies were granted more than a year to ensure compliance with the new legislation. Cutting out the legal lingo, what does this have to do with any payroll […]

Targeting youth unemployment through free courses

Johannesburg, 10 May 2021: The Covid pandemic has exacerbated the critical unemployment crisis in South Africa, but even more so amongst the youth. Prior to the pandemic, the unemployment rate (including people who had given up looking for work) was just under 70% for people aged 15 to 24. A year later, the rate had increased […]

The importance of well trained and educated ECD teachers

According to a report called The Plight of the ECD Workforce, collated by various Early Childhood Development (ECD) organisations in April 2020, only 1 -1.5 million learners (out of a population of over 5 million children between the age of 0-4) will be able to attend an Early Childhood Development centre in South Africa. This is due […]

How Tech can help overcome the learning challenges post- Covid

Today, more and more private schools in affluent communities can afford to do away with traditional teaching tools such as printed textbooks, chalkboards and even stationary by investing in technology to enhance and broaden learners’ education. But how have independent schools in underprivileged communities adopted technology into their education strategy; and how has Covid-19 impacted […]

PaySpace debuts training course to unpack how payroll works in Africa

Leader in payroll and human capital management software, PaySpace, in association with the Global Payroll Association (GPA), is presenting a training course to help the association’s members understand how payroll works in South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya and Nigeria. The course will be run by Chantal Butner, Head of Learning and Education, Adri Botha, Annalie Kok […]

What the latest coffee sourcing trends mean for Africa

The coffee industry, by all accounts, is booming. According to a report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), “the global market (retail) value of the coffee sector will experience a 5.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2023.” This from an industry, which Hivos.org states, was already valued at USD 200 […]

How PackSolve Drums makes SA’s fruit juice industry more competitive

South Africa is a major fruit juice exporter, vastly outshipping other African markets. Transporting juice concentrate requires drums that are resilient, reusable and cost-effective. Traditional drums are poorly designed for this purpose. But PackSolve Drums’ solution is a breakthrough for the industry. PackSolve’s galvanised drums reduce transport and storage demands to a fifth and offer […]

It is time to expand your investment to foreign markets

5 December 2018 – As South Africa faces another uncertain year, with elections, market confidence is at a low ebb and Rand investments show little security in the face of possible land appropriation. “Now is the time to invest offshore,” says Eric Streso, a top-flight financial planner with more than 20 years’ experience in financial […]