HR Professionals Forum: Innovation in Talent Management

November 24, 2016
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South Africa has a critical skills shortage and high unemployment at the same time. Latest figures show that unemployment has risen to 27.1%, but more critically youth unemployment (18 – 36 years) is 56% and black graduate unemployment is 68%. Availability of skilled talent is also an issue and the Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey.. read more →

Young Leaders Dinner with Rachel Jafta, Chairperson of Media24 Limited

November 22, 2016
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We recently hosted our final Young Leaders Dinner for 2016 with Chairperson of Media24 Limited, Rachel Jafta. Our Young Leaders Dinner is aimed at supporting talent attraction and retention in Cape Town, particularly within our Sponsor organisations. Speaking to diversity, integrity and resilience Rachel shared her journey with us. Growing up: One of six children,.. read more →

Dinner with the Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille and the Mayoral Committee

November 18, 2016
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At our recent CEO Engagement, we hosted Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille and the Mayoral Committee (Mayco). Sponsored by British American Tobacco, the evening provided a platform for business to raise awareness of the requirements for, and issues impacting on, economic growth, while the City of Cape Town shared details about their strategy including highlighting projects.. read more →

AGM 2016: S&P’s Konrad Reuss on what SA needs to do to avoid junk status

November 3, 2016
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At our 2016 AGM, Konrad Reuss, S&P (Standard and Poor’s) MD and Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, spoke to us about the factors rating agencies consider when rating a country. Having Konrad as our guest speaker this year was well-timed as the next rating announcement is due on 2 December. Highlighting S&P’s global sovereign ratings.. read more →

Progress of the Special Economic Zones at Saldanha and Atlantis

October 25, 2016
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Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a critical mechanism to advance South Africa’s strategic objectives of industrialisation, regional development, export promotion and job creation. Industrialisation and growing this secondary sector is also key to South Africa’s economic growth and more particularly, employment. Key SEZ investments include Saldanha, as an oil and gas servicing hub, and Atlantis,.. read more →

eNCA – our Programme Director comments on the value of our SEZ Programme & developments in Atlantis & Saldanha

October 23, 2016
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eNCA – our CEO comments on the economic impact of fraud charges against Pravin Gordhan

October 12, 2016
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Cape Talk – Our Programme Director comments on West Coast Development & Economic Opportunities

October 6, 2016
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Saldanha Bay was identified as a Strategic Integrated Project in 2012 and, since then, both Saldanha and Atlantis have received investment for infrastructure development from public and private investors. Both developments fall under the West Coast Industrial Plan: Saldanha as an oil and gas servicing hub and Atlantis as a renewable energy hub with the pending.. read more →

KFM – The importance of mobility & innovative & alternative transport solutions

October 4, 2016
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Improved public and non-motorised transport is critical for providing access to opportunities, as well as supporting economic growth and attracting investment in the Cape region. The aim of our Transport programme is to: Address traffic congestion and find solutions to the problem in an effort to enhance business productivity Encourage behavioural change amongst commuters Foster.. read more →

Cape Talk – Addressing the issue of traffic congestion in Cape Town

September 29, 2016
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Traffic congestion in Cape Town is the highest in South Africa according to TomTom, and with Metrorail’s challenges from cable theft and vandalism, commuters can spend almost double their travel time during peak hours. Adding to this is the complexity that Cape Town’s population is growing at 2 – 3% every year, and public transport.. read more →