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Mentorship versus Coaching: Understanding the Two

Mentorship versus Coaching: Understanding the Two

Article by John Botha
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Mentorship is a relationship-based process where an experienced individual (the mentor) imparts wisdom, knowledge, and guidance to a less experienced person (the mentee). It goes beyond mere instruction; it involves sharing life lessons, career insights, and personal experiences. The mentor acts as a trusted advisor, offering support, encouragement, and a broader perspective.

The Blueprint of Discipline and Planning: A Vision for 2024

The Blueprint of Discipline and Planning: A Vision for 2024

Article by Jonathan Goldberg
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As we stand on the precipice of a new era, the year 2024 is well under way with the promise of progress and innovation. However, to navigate this uncharted territory, we must arm ourselves with two indispensable tools: discipline, values-based leadership and detailed planning.

B-BBEE and Silent Partners

B-BBEE and Silent Partners

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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rules around silent partners are not explicitly defined. However, the B-BBEE Act and the Codes of Good Practice provide a framework for B-BBEE ownership through 'discretionary collective enterprises'. These include broad-based black ownership schemes (BBOSs), employee share ownership schemes (ESOPs), trade unions, not-for-profit companies, co-operatives, and trusts.

Employers must comply with the Code on Equal Pay/Remuneration

Employers must comply with the Code on Equal Pay/Remuneration

Article by John Botha
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The Department of Labour’s Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value provides practical guidance to employers and employees on how to apply the principle of equal pay/remuneration for work of equal value in their workplaces. The Code seeks to promote the implementation of pay/remuneration equity by eliminating unfair discrimination in any employment policy or practice on the basis of any one or combination of the listed or on any other arbitrary grounds.

B-BBEE and Human Capital Strategy

B-BBEE and Human Capital Strategy

Article by Cindie van Blerk
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B-BBEE stands for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, which is a policy framework in South Africa that aims to promote economic inclusion and transformation for historically disadvantaged groups. Human Capital Strategy is the process of planning, developing, and managing the human resources of an organization to achieve its strategic goals.

Does your Company have Protection of IP Developed by Employees?

Does your Company have Protection of IP Developed by Employees?

Article by John Botha
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In the rapidly evolving world of business, intellectual property (IP) has become a significant asset. It’s the lifeblood of innovation, giving companies a competitive edge in the market. But what happens when this IP is developed by an employee? Who owns it? And more importantly, does your company have clear policies in place to ensure that any IP developed by employees is owned by the company?

The Tax Benefits of BBBEE

The Tax Benefits of BBBEE

Article by Cindie van Blerk
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B-BBEE stands for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, which is a policy framework in South Africa that aims to promote economic inclusion and transformation for historically disadvantaged groups1. B-BBEE has various tax benefits for businesses that comply with its requirements and achieve high scores on the B-BBEE scorecard.

The National Minimum Wage, 8.5% increase!

The National Minimum Wage, 8.5% increase!

Article by John Botha
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) in South Africa is set to increase by 8.5% from 1 March 2024, following the announcement by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi. The NMW, which came into effect in 2019, is a legal requirement which aims to prevent exploitation by setting a floor below which no employee should be paid.

Enforcing Discipline Includes Enforcing Sound Values and detailed planning in 2024

Enforcing Discipline Includes Enforcing Sound Values and detailed planning in 2024

Article by John Botha
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In 2024, South Africa will experience the full impact of the Constitutional right to equality and fair discrimination. As organisations navigate this evolving landscape, the enforcement of sound values will be paramount in ensuring compliance and driving sustainable practices. Several legislative developments and regulatory changes will require organisations to proactively address issues related to equality, fair discrimination, harassment, and transparency.

Expected Wage Increases for 2024, in SA

Expected Wage Increases for 2024, in SA

Article by John Botha
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South African employers are expected to increase pay by an average of 6.1% in 2024, according to a recent survey (as per BusinessTech). This is a slight decrease from the actual average rise in pay budgets made in 2023, which was 6.6%. The study found that companies surveyed are considering raising their compensation budgets in 2024 for two primary reasons: about 70% of the organizations attribute inflationary pressure as the reason, while nearly 44% responded that the increases are due to a competitive labour market, with companies aiming to attract and retain quality employees.

2024, a Watershed Year: Navigating Key Organisational Challenges

2024, a Watershed Year: Navigating Key Organisational Challenges

Article by GBS Presenters
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As we step into 2024, organisations are facing a pivotal moment, where the ability to navigate a rapidly changing landscape will determine their success in the months ahead. Numerous factors, many of which are within the organisation’s control, will play a critical role in shaping the business environment.

Finally, Some Case Law On Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccinations

Finally, Some Case Law On Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccinations

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The issue of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace has been contentious issue ever since it was first introduced in the Covid Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Direction in terms of the Disaster Management Act. The debate continued with corporates such as Discovery implementing compulsory vaccinations policies. Something very much at the top of employers’ minds was if compelling their employers to have Covid vaccinations strayed into the territory of unfair discrimination.