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PODCAST | In imports, timing is everything

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An interview with Dr Greg Cline, Head Corporate Accounts, Investec Import Solutions, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing timing in relation to importing. Common sense indicates that when the currency is stronger, it becomes cheaper to import. But, if we consider that the trade market changes constantly and that there are a number of factors that affect the sector – beyond currency fluctuations, is there really a right time to import?

Are human beings becoming algorithms?

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As humankind advances, new technologies are supposed to enhance and improve our lives by broadening access to education, financial instruments and other tools, while also improving communication within our globalised society. These were the ideals that the founders of the internet shared, says American futurist, author, professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.

PODCAST | America’s BUILD Act – a silver lining for Africa

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An interview with Ewadele Butler, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the Better Utilisation of Investments Leading to Development Act, or the BUILD Act, which President Trump signed into law in October 2018. This legislation is set to increase investment into the continent, in a bid to counter the narrative that China’s influence in Africa is rising, while the US falls off with its ‘America first’ approach.

PODCAST | Pareto’s principle and burnout

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An interview with Judy Klipin, Master Life Coach, Judy Klipin Coaching and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how burnout affects both individuals and organisations and is a service delivery and efficiency and effectiveness crisis waiting to happen.

PODCAST | Black Industrialists – a key aspect in government’s commitment...

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An interview with Soria Hay, Head of Corporate Finance, Bravura, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the issue of black ownership which continues to be a dominant aspect within the country’s transformation landscape. 

PODCAST | Fraudulent qualifications on the national agenda

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An interview with Jennifer Barkhuizen, Head of Communications & Supplier Relations, Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing an article written by Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO, Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) on the 'name and shame' register launched by SAQA which lists the known fraudulent qualifications and the consequences that may result by people who claim qualifications that are fraudulent.

PODCAST | The risk of millennials in the workplace

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PODCAST An interview with Alex Roberts, Regional Director, Sales and Operations, and Jessica Knight, Strategic Manager Product & Channel, CURA Software Solutions, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal,...

Global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness launched

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The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute, has today launched the DQ Global Standards Report 2019 which is the world’s first attempt to define a global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness across the education and technology sectors.

Legality of job screening on social media?

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On 13 February 2019, the Minister of the Department of Public Services and Administration in South Africa (the Department) released a media statement, causing some unease amongst the general public.

The elements of defamation

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The Johannesburg High Court discussed the balance between the constitutional right to freedom of expression and the required respect for inherent dignity ‘to all human beings’.

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