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Saturday, June 23, 2018

South African history of disrespect for property rights!

Tragedies, such as legislated racism and disrespect for individual and property rights are generally manufactured by individuals with malign political intentions. The adoption of The Natives’ Land Act, 1913, is a historical example of this kind of political manipulation and these tragic consequences are with us today. Unfortunately, South Africans appear to be about to once again become the victims of the same kind of political manipulation.

REPORT | South African travel and performance index

Under tough economic conditions, the travel sector performed well in 2017, with 6.2% growth in turnover from 2016, according to a Travel Market Index study commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), which represents over 95% of South Africa’s travel sector.

BOOK REVIEW | Creativity Explained – from Music and Art to...

Creativity and imagination are key catalysts to unlocking potential in the 21st century. While those in business and civil society are generally aware of its challenges, few seem able to understand or apply the creativity necessary to meet them. Creativity Explained argues that the most direct route to imaginative insight lies in understanding how genuinely creative people develop their big ideas.

Transgender employment equity discrimination!

South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (EEA) contains a number of anti-discrimination provisions, as well as mechanisms for employers to collect, analyse, plan and report on employment equity information. The mechanisms however, do not cater for those employees who do not identify with being either male or female.

Facebook data breach impacts personal information and business in SA!

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date. The data was collected through an application accessed by Facebook users in terms of which these users agreed to have their data collected for academic use. What was also collected by the application was information from the Facebook users’ friends.

FEATURE | AI in the Workplace

Technological advancement is a main driver of economic growth, productivity, and operational efficiencies. Today, these technological advancements are largely in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (a subset of AI) – the ability of machines, through the use of algorithms, to interpret data, predict outcomes and learn from successes and failures. This technological development, known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, is going to bring enormous change to how we live and work.

The IAS and the CA(SA) of the future | Agile learning,...

The future Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)] will look a lot different from the CA(SA) of the past, according to Professor Gary Swartz, founder of the Institute of Accounting Science (IAS), but if numbers remain numbers, and formulas remain formulas, what must change for the evolution of the CA(SA)?

The Gender Gap Debate

Do Men get paid more than Women?On the 9th August 1956, thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria (Tshwane), protesting against the Urban Areas Act of 1950, or as more commonly known, the pass laws. This historic moment brought to the fore the fight for a non-racist and non-sexist South Africa, and today we celebrate National Women’s Day on this date annually.

Busting business travel myths

With the rise in digital nomads and travelpreneurs, it’s business as usual, whether you’re sitting at your desk, or 30 000 feet up in the air. Business no longer keeps office hours and if you’re a business owner or director, chances are you’re conducting business in a noisy coffee shop or in the waiting lounge of an airport.

REVIEW | LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone

Modern living revolves around connectivity. We may leave our wallets when leaving home but never our mobile devices. LG has released their latest smartphone the LG G7 ThinQ. The mobile device space has matured significantly in the past two years with form factors and specifications becoming very similar across all top devices.
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