As emerging markets continue to look to transportation and rail infrastructure improvements to further their own growth, access to improved technology continues to grow in importance to ensure that modern and reliable transport through the continent’s corridors are fully and sustainably operational. According to Bruce Pitso, regional manager for Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) South Africa, this requires an integrated long-term perspective with technology as a critical cornerstone.
Entrepreneurial development is a priority for South Africa. However, the country still faces many challenges in creating an environment for entrepreneurs to flourish. It is becoming increasingly essential for corporates to get involved and start investing in entrepreneurs for the country to develop and grow sustainably.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners says that payroll fraud is the No. 1 source of accounting fraud and employee threat globally. It affects 27% of all businesses and lasts, on average, 36 months.
South African statistics are scarce, mostly because payroll fraud is under-reported by companies jealous of their reputations. A rare public case was the arrest in 2014 of two Eskom employees for tampering with the corporation’s payroll network system in a scheme that could have cost the company billions. Research by Alexander Forbes in 2011 showed that payroll fraud was costing South African business more than R100-million a year.
Steelcase has released an unprecedented new report on the global work experience. The Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace finds that high workplace satisfaction positively correlates with high employee engagement and employees who have greater control over their work experiences, including abundant access to private spaces, are some of the most highly engaged in the world.
The famous quote by William Shakespeare – “If music be the food of love, play on.” Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek. This quote by Simon Sinek the author and inspirational leader outlines the ideal desired workforce, whom believes in the organization’s vision and mission as well as in their fellow employees.
Africa Day was commemorated across the continent last month, marking the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. The celebrations were met with renewed calls for Africa to make its own way, to work on the low rate of inter-regional trade and to build the infrastructure that will support economic development on the continent. In his Africa Day address to the African Union last week, South African President Jacob Zuma reflected the views of other African leaders when he said, “We want an Africa with modern infrastructure, where one can fly from one country to another within the continent, without having to go via Europe.Construction Advisory 1208
Nigeria's refineries would resume refining crude oil for local consumption within the month of April to help address the current fuel scarcity, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said. Two of the refineries, Port Harcourt and Kaduna were shut simultaneously late January after the Bonny-Okrika crude supply line to Port Harcourt and the Escravos-Warri crude supply line to the Kaduna refinery suffered breaches.Construction Advisory 1305
The Uganda-Kenya pipeline, whose future now hangs in the balance, is the modern equivalent of the “Lunatic Express,” a term fittingly used to describe the Kenya-Uganda Railway, constructed in 1896-1901. Kenya may never have been the original target of the railway but, as a legacy of the project, Kenyans like imagining themselves as the “gateway” to East Africa and a pivotal state in the region.Construction Advisory 2149
To us, it is not just enough to tell you about the juicy opportunities that exist in Africa’s real estate market. Knowledge alone is not enough. Because we believe the key to entrepreneurial success lies in action, we shall share with you some very important tips about investing in African real estate. Here they are…Construction Advisory 1404
Just like food, water and clothing, shelter is one of the most basic human needs everywhere in the world. It would be nearly impossible to survive on this earth without a roof over your head. Everybody needs a home – a place that provides protection from harm and the weather; a warm room to sleep and live in.Construction Advisory 1528
Soon after Mtubo Ngoma finished studying aeronautical engineering in the UK, he decided to return to his home country Zambia to start manufacturing biodiesel in his backyard.SADC 925
Mozambique has declared itself clear of all its mine fields after the last known landmine was destroyed yesterday, near the Dondo bridges and Sofala province.SADC 1621
Malawi year-on-year headline inflation rate continue to rise as the National Statistical Office (NSO) has said it has now reached 23 per cent in the month of August from 22.2 per cent in the previous month (July) representing a 0.8 per cent increase as measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI).SADC 1007
Selebi Phikwe East legislator, Mr Dithapelo Keorapetse has urged Batswana to take care of the environment, as their investments rely on a healthy environment.SADC 999
SOUTH Africa should celebrate the fact that its outbound foreign direct investment (FDI) had shown strong growth as much of this was directed to the African continent, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.SADC 1032