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State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Citing seven priorities, President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to restore the National Development Plan to its place at the centre of our national effort, to make it alive and to make it part of the lived experience of the South African people.

The risks of youth unemployment and substandard education

In celebrating the Youth Month, we are reminded that the uprising that began in Soweto more than 40 years ago was all about education, and how it profoundly changed the socio-political landscape of the country.

Workplace bullying – remedies and recourse

South African labour law has developed a rich body of case law since the Labour Relations Act was first introduced in 1995, and most employees are well aware of their rights not be unfairly dismissed, and to not be subject to unfair labour practices. 

BOOK REVIEW | Reimagining Myself

In a country where democracy is suffering from extended teething challenges and the powers that be struggle to adequately meet societal demands, it becomes crucial to engage a bottom up solution that starts with empowering the individual with the capacity to self-transform and actualise.

Carbon tax changes to customs and excise laws

On 22 May 2019, the President assented to the Carbon Tax Act, 15 of 2019 (Carbon Tax Act), effective from 1 June 2019. The Carbon Tax Act has been implemented as part of South Africa's commitments under the Paris Agreement as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the challenges of climate change.

Migrating your payroll to the cloud

While the arrival of multinational data centres in South Africa has prompted more organisations to consider moving to the cloud, some are still hesitant to migrate their payroll to this environment even though the advantages far outweigh any concerns.

Municipality and government employees proportionately liable for finance management laws breach

Where a former managing director of a municipal entity was sued by that entity for alleged breach of the Municipal Finance Management Act 2003 (MFMA) it was held that she was entitled to join 19 other municipal officials on the ground that they were allegedly joint wrongdoers and equally liable to the municipality if she herself was liable for breach of various responsibilities whilst she was in office.

REVIEW | Hisense Infinity H30

Hisense has been making mobile phones for several years, and they have always represented excellent value and quality. Their latest flagship the H30 and its little brother the H30 Lite are aiming higher while still retaining good value and quality. Midrange phones are plentiful in the market, and the new Hisense H30 is targeted at fashion-conscious tech-savvy consumers.

Our youth need a free future to flourish

When young Americans grow up, rarely do you hear them being excited about going to study in Europe when they leave school. Why would they be? They have world-class universities and immense opportunities at home. It is not uncommon, however, to speak to young South Africans who are keen to leave this country either for extended periods or indefinitely.

Rand-backed cryptocurrency in the form of a stablecoin?

Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have become well known for their volatile value. In contrast to this, 'stablecoins' are cryptocurrencies that have been specifically designed to have a stable value.
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