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Amendments to EE reporting aim to equalise remuneration practices
Amendments to EE reporting aim to equalise remuneration practices

The law requires that designated employers must submit a report of how representative their companies are (across all jobs in the organisation) regarding race, gender and disability...

19 Aug 2019

SA still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality in the workplace - survey reveals
SA still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality in the workplace - survey reveals

Over a third of South African women feel that that their gender and parental responsibilities are holding them back from advancing in their careers...

Issued by CareerJunction 7 Aug 2019

Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those without
Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those without

Businesses not only have a legal and moral obligation to hire people living with disabilities, but they also stand to benefit financially from tax breaks and government incentives...

6 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing business
#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing business

The realisation of true diversity and inclusion is a marathon exercise without any manifest overnight fix - and rightly so because its achievement must be meaningful rather than just quantitative...

By Lerisha Naidu 5 Aug 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain
How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

MTN's Zakhele Futhi inconsistent with BEE Act
MTN's Zakhele Futhi inconsistent with BEE Act

Telecommunications network provider MTN's Zakhele-Futhi's scheme has been found to be inconsistent with South Africa's Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act....

12 Jul 2019

Sage welcomes 50 interns to 12-month programme
Sage welcomes 50 interns to 12-month programme

The programme will focus on developing life skills, work readiness, workplace mentorship and coaching, and develop workplace knowledge and experience...

9 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

Empowering women entrepreneurship through digital skills
Empowering women entrepreneurship through digital skills

The latent entrepreneurial capabilities of women have been gradually coming to the fore with the developments in socio-political environment in society, and in this respect, South Africa is no exception...

By Fathima Ussuph, Issued by Regent Business School 28 Jun 2019

Duhva power station
Eskom tender irregularity referred to Public Enterprises

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has referred its findings into the irregular awarding of a tender at an Eskom power station to the minister of public enterprises and director general of National Treasury.

12 Jun 2019

Amendments to Generic Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE
Amendments to Generic Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE

On 9 April 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry signed four amendments to the Amended Generic B-BBEE Codes of 2013 (Codes). These amendments were gazetted last Friday and will come into effect on 31 November 2019...

By Adam Ismail, Candice Meyer and Safiyya Patel 5 Jun 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code...

Issued by SAICA 15 May 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Tips to enhance belongingness in your workplace

There's been renewed emphasis on issues of inclusion and diversity in the corporate and advertising world lately, but that often leads to a sense of being the 'first, only or different' - at least in the early stages. That's a lonely place to be. Here's how to enhance a sense of belonging in your workplace...

By Leigh Andrews 6 May 2019

The 2019 edition of Top Empowerment celebrates the future of empowerment in SA
The 2019 edition of Top Empowerment celebrates the future of empowerment in SA

Following the outstanding success of the 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards, Topco Media will launch the Top Empowerment publication in June 2019...

Issued by Topco Media 3 May 2019

10 steps to becoming a BEE compliant business
10 steps to becoming a BEE compliant business

The BEE scorecard encourages businesses to push for economic growth, specifically focusing on people of colour in South Africa. It is based on the concept of offering incentives through additional business...

3 May 2019

Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom
Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom

Internationally, major contributors to the governance discussion use the same tone about gender and ethnics diversity in boardrooms. They highlight the lack of diversity - even though progress has been made in recent years - and find a correlation between board performance and diversity in terms of growth, performance and value creation...

2 May 2019

Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap
Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap

On 1 May, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker's Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe...

1 May 2019

Hiring the best person for the job
Hiring the best person for the job

One of the discussions that often surfaces in the diversity debate is that we should simply hire "the best person for the job". I've been reflecting on how we might consider this phrase. It's not a new argument and is often one that is raised against the concept of quotas, or as reason for a lack of diversity...

By Anna Curzon 24 Apr 2019

Annual Top Empowerment winners lead SA's transformation
Annual Top Empowerment winners lead SA's transformation

Shining a spotlight on South Africa's significant milestone of 25 years of transformation and economic empowerment, winners in the 18th Annual Top Empowerment Awards were announced on Thursday, 11 April, in Johannesburg...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Apr 2019

BEE Council encourages best practice
BEE Council encourages best practice

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Advisory Council has called for the declaration of a Transformation Week in the country to showcase best B-BBEE practice...

15 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor
#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor

The industry's lack of diversity and inclusion was made notably clear by last year's #TimesUp movement, largely focused on equality in race and gender. Now, with a rise of 'diversity and inclusion' focused roles popping in advertising, here's why it's important to focus on a range of ages and experience levels for true business transformation...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

Seven BEE superpowers of the SME
Seven BEE superpowers of the SME

It is important to fully understand and explore the various elements of BEE and the SME. The good news is that if you are an SME owner, BEE is far simpler and less onerous to implement than you may think...

10 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office
#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office

With talk of 'diversity fatigue' and tokenism on the rise, it's time to take a new stand - this time for inclusivity. Those behind-the-scenes at the box office are adding their voices to the call as the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians prove the power of being more representative on film...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Apr 2019

It's time for women to consider a career in tech
It's time for women to consider a career in tech

Before the introduction of the South African Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, women had no formal recognition as equal citizens...

By Leonie Stanley 5 Apr 2019

Report shows growth in employment within ICT sector
Report shows growth in employment within ICT sector

ICASA has published the State of Information and Communications Technology report...

1 Apr 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism
#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism

Day 1 of the first Women in Tech Africa Conference started with a resounding message: diversity is key, but women must not wait to be recognised...

19 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top
#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top

$12 trillion - that is the value in additional global GDP that remains locked behind the gender gap...

By Haidi Nossair 15 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Bringing men into the diversity conversation
#WinTechAfrica: Bringing men into the diversity conversation

Eighty-five percent of enterprises see diversity as a catalyst for innovative ideas...

14 Mar 2019

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