Enterprise Development is the act of investing time and capital in helping people establish, expand or improve businesses. In turn, it helps people earn a living, rise out of poverty and achieve long-term economic growth. Any business operating in South Africa today is faced with the task of addressing the B-BBEE codes, of which the largest point allocation is for Enterprise and Supplier Development.
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As the Fourth Industrial Revolution rages on, there needs to be a greater shift towards adopting an interconnected way of thinking if humans are to truly engage and optimise 4IR and beyond.
Read our exclusive cover story entitled THE FUTURE OF JOBS? | ...OR UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE BASIC GLOBAL WAGE by Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the June/July 2018 edition of BusinessBrief.
The speed at which companies implement their digital strategies is often too slow and does not keep pace with the structural shifts that affect their industries. Successful disruptors move quickly from concept to scale. The global pandemic has forced many companies to rapidly accelerate their digital agenda to support the new ways of work for employees and the evolving demands of customers.
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.
South Africa’s current woes are in large part a result of a large-scale breakdown in ethics (both personal and professional) and good governance practices. One only needs to look at the goings-on at Steinhoff, KPMG, Eskom, SARS and VBS Bank to see the impact that unethical behaviour, large scale looting and unchecked business practices have had on the South African economy and on South Africans, whose confidence in the leadership of this country and those in business is at an all-time low.
This article by Graeme Codrington is about what is needed to unlock what the future holds for tertiary education, learning and professional development in the aftermath of COVID-19, and is the second part of a five-part series on the Future of Education run by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
A sceptic may observe that BBBEE is trying to be everything to everyone. That on the one hand it is trying to ensure the levelling of playing fields for Black, Indian Coloured and naturalised Chinese people amongst a workforce which has traditionally been white and male dominated. At the same time BBBEE is trying to level the playing fields for women and the disabled.