Corporate narcissism – SA’s secret curse

It is the unspoken curse stalking corporate South Africa. Few people talk about it but many executives encounter it and may be vaguely – or acutely – aware of the danger to organisations and careers. By Annelize van Rensburg The potentially toxic issue is corporate...

Can CEO remuneration be sustainable?

Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE) increased the value of the company by over 4 000% during his time at the helm of GE between 1981 and 2001. By Chris Blair, CEO, and Bryden Morton, executive director of 21st Century At the time, one of...

Brace for workplace disruption

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will transform the workplace over the next few years, and major benefits for employees will include working remotely and the rise of an intergenerational workforce. Just as the offices and...

The future of work in a digital world

The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What if my job gets automated? How...

SA mining sector moves to adopt automation

IDC’s research shows that automation will be a core part of South African mining operations ability to deliver efficiency, control of variability, improved safety over the next two years. By Emilie Ditton Automation is accelerating across the mining sector driven by...

Audi develops digital learning ecosystem

Audi is testing the learning of the future. On floor space of approximately 500 square meters, the car manufacturer is trying out the infrastructure for new training formats in the company’s own Audi Academy. Nowadays, this includes software labs as well as...

Business go-slow: is it your employees or your tech?

When it comes to IT within a large business environment, it’s important to look at it in a multi-dimensional way, taking all the various facets into account. By Colin Baumgart, Microsoft South Africa’s consumer and device sales director It’s not just about an...

Consumer buy-in vital for a peaceful digital transition

It’s no secret that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has officially begun. The era of intersection between people and machines is among us, with more industries embracing the new technologies that are available. By William Mzimba, chief officer for Vodacom Business...

The link between substance abuse, stress and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree. By Rhys Evans, MD of ALCO-Safe Web MD lists stress and environmental stress as one of the potential causes, or triggers, for mental...

SA poised to adopt intelligent process automation 

Business process management (BPM), robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent process automation (IPA) – each represents a giant step forward for enterprise operations in terms of automation. By Sumit Kumar Sharma, enterprise architect at In2IT Technologies South...

ATI warns against misspending in post-2020 SETA landscape

The centralising of functions within the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) will help to address the challenges within the diluted entities. However, Sean Jones, MD of the Artisan Training Institute (ATI), says the management and allocation of funds...

The role of leadership in fighting corruption and bribery

Tackling business corruption requires more than just a tick-box approach. It requires a strong culture, one that drives company towards maintaining a visible and active compliance programme at all times. Starting at the top, company leadership that demonstrates...

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