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FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF RACISM DANGEROUS

Despite South Africa’s employment equity legislation, the biases and discrimination that characterised the ‘old South Africa’ still exists in the hearts and minds of many people. Such unfair discrimination could include, but is not limited to, discrimination on arbitrary or subjective grounds such as race, gender, family responsibility, religion, age, disability, opinion, and trade union affiliation.

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Five reasons why purpose must come before profit

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not a purpose, it is a result. Money is the fuel for the engine, not the reason for the journey. But what does it mean to operate with purpose, and how does a business identify whether it really knows what its purpose is – and how to identify it?

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The future is closer than you think. Have you got your ticket?

Should you be worried about being replaced by a robot at work? No… at least not yet. It’s too soon for most of us to worry about our jobs being obliterated by robots but already there is hardly an industry that is not impacted by exponential technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, smart algorithms, the internet of things, and even blockchain. As they increasingly become part of the mainstream, they will disrupt every aspect of our lives – not just work.

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Medical aid annual review: six questions to ask

Annual medical aid premium increases for 2018 are measuring in excess of inflation, once again, and this often comes with a decrease in benefit levels. This means consumers will have to make increasingly tough choices should they not wish to be caught on the wrong side of a medical bill.

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Do employees need to be rewarded?

Everyone wants to be recognised and rewarded when they work hard, and employees are no different. “Through rewards, a company is acknowledging that the effort, behaviour and hard work of the employee has contributed to the company’s success,” says Heino Gehle, general manager of PLP SA. “It also encourages staff members to continue working with the same level of enthusiasm and passion.”

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