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Percentage of women in senior roles in South Africa creeps up

But no women at all in senior roles in 20% of SA businesses, is concerning. Although almost one third (29%) of senior roles in South Africa are now filled by women, one in five local businesses (20%) still have no women at all in senior positions. These are among the findings of the 2018 Grant Thornton International Business Report focused specifically on research regarding Women in Business.

Leadership – the importance of being present

We see leaders all around us: we see them in businesses, parliament, communities, and even in social settings. We see them amongst the rich and the poor, men and women, young and old. Consider a group of small children playing for example: one always tends to take the lead while the others follow. But if we see so many leaders, why do we find so little leadership?

ABCs of ABAC compliance

Corruption is a reality throughout the world. For any organisation, the financial and reputational risks that follow incidents of corrupt activity can be quite severe.

Regular board evaluation is more than simply a recommendation

Management guru, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying, 'If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage [or improve] it'. Constructive feedback is integral to a process of development, growth and improvement, not least in an organisational setting, and especially in the case of boards of directors.

Labour law training puts management on track

Labour law training is an operational necessity. However, it often happens that managers at whom this training is targeted often have the attitude of, 'let HR handle daily disciplinary problems, I’ll just mess it up'. But the implementation of discipline is an integral part of line management’s function and no manager can turn down the opportunity to add to his/her skills.

Fast track your business in 2018

The rate at which new trends appear and influence the way we live has become astounding. The last decade, with its countless technological advances, has signalled a move into the internet shop, a faster pace in most spheres of day-to-day life and the importance placed on providing more convenient, time-efficient solutions.

Directors’ duties in respect to climate change

The recent IODSA’ panel discussion on directors’ duties in respect to climate change highlighted the increasing realisation that directors need to factor climate change into their governance deliberations about strategy, risk management, products and services.

Do you need a scale-up or start-up mentor?

Leading organisations can be lonely and a coach and mentorship make a real difference. This is especially true when you are an inexperienced CEO in a small start-up or a fledgling scale-up.

Navigating the tricky path towards BEE compliance

Navigating complex BEE requirements to ensure compliancy can be a tricky process for many businesses. Since the implementation of BEE in 2003, there have been many high-profile cases of companies found to have faked their BEE credentials and many who have failed their verification audits for other reasons.

SME’s survive another tough year

South African small and medium enterprise owners were exposed to one of the toughest years in decades, not only for economic reasons but also for factors influencing business activity levels.
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