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Workplace mobbing mounting!

Mobbing is ‘bullying on steroids’, a horrifying new trend where a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target. (This is different to flash mobbing in a workplace which can be a form of a strike where employees do something collectively to draw attention to an issue).

Jail time for cartel conduct?

The amendments to the Competition Act, 1998, which introduce criminal liability for cartel conduct, came into effect on 1 May 2016.

To what Degree?

On a daily basis we deal with graduates who are not able to find work despite impressive sounding qualifications. Some qualifications sound very glamorous, but only return value after a person has reached a Master or Doctorate Level.

GRIT & PURPOSE | Foundations for exponential success

853,000,000 results pop up when you google SUCCESS - tips to achieving anything, traits of successful leaders, steps to launching your million-dollar startup, even how to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Most people tend to think the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs we read about just got lucky. That the key to their success was the sum of the perfect equation of entrepreneurial traits, skills, money and background. Some magic formula the rest don’t have access to.

Internet of Things (IoT) security concerns may hamper growth

Businesses are, for a large part, uninformed and risk averse towards securing IoT. Enterprise, industrial and commercial IoT is a sticking point for business, particularly in South Africa, where boards of directors and senior executives are not yet knowledgeable about the benefits. This causes them to be exceptionally averse to risk, but this is changing as younger and more informed ‘tech-savvy’ executives are being appointed to boards.

Counter terrorist financing measures

In the past 20 years, threats and incidents of terrorism have grabbed global headlines and urged nations to step up laws against not only the act but also the financing of terrorist activities. In South Africa more recently, the spotlight fell on the threat of terrorism after a spate of incidents in which alleged bombs were placed in shopping centres around Durban.

FEATURE | PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND CAREERS

This feature takes a look at how professionalism helps to build and maintain an ethical society, one that upholds the values of honesty, integrity and dependability. It explores the role professional bodies play in setting and upholding industry standards, and how professional development assists in the maintenance of those standards. It also looks at the role business schools are playing in professional development, and what skills will be needed in the future world of work.

BusinessBrief December/January 2018/19 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled GRIT AND PURPOSE | FOUNDATIONS FOR EXPONENTIAL SUCCESS? by Mushambi Mutuma, Speaker and Leader in Entrepreneurship and Business, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the December/January 2018/19 edition of BusinessBrief.

Township revival offers opportunities

During the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 2,2% according to Stats SA. This low growth trap followed a period of cautious optimism and highlights the need for creative thinking from all role players in the economy.

Black Beneficiary dissonance

BBBEE Employees are not entitled. Often, they are just COMPROMISED. A major problem is developing in companies which have embraced BBBEE, where Employee Ownership or Beneficiary Trusts have been created. Employees who happen to also be BBBEE Beneficiaries, sometimes misunderstand that they are ordinary employee’s and do not have a favoured, preferred or somehow entitled status, in-comparison with other employee’s in the company.
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