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Monday | 18 July | 2022 Tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur

By Nico Strydom With record high unemployment figures, especially among the country’s youth, entrepreneurship has never been so important. “And yet, a 2020 study by the University of Stellenbosch Business School has shown that a disturbing 49,8% of South Africans fear failure, which deters them from taking the leap and  … Read more

Monday | 11 July | 2022 What people can do that artificial intelligence can’t

By Melodie Veldhuizen After World War 11 scientists came upon the idea of developing technology that can work like people. They realised that machines (robots and/or computers) could perform certain human tasks. This ideology cleared the way for modern robotics. And yet even in the 21st century artificial intelligence (AI)  … Read more

Monday | 11 July | 2022 What does a theatre manager do?

By Melodie Veldhuizen Are you a regular theatre-goer? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to put a successful show on the stage? One of the most important role players in the theatre world is the theatre manager. What is a theatre manager? A theatre manager is  … Read more

Monday | 11 July | 2022 Five key skills you need for a career in electronics

By Essie Bester If electricity and electronic devices fascinate you, you are probably interested in becoming an electronic engineer. Electronic engineers are needed in all sectors of society and they must have the necessary skills to work on everyday devices such as cell phones, mobile music devices and computers before  … Read more

Monday | 11 July | 2022 Manage performance anxiety before it derails your career

By Essie Bester Public speaking is regarded as the number-one skill necessary for success in today’s world of business. And yet, the mere thought of having to stand before a group of people to say something makes us break into a cold sweat. The fear of performing in public, also  … Read more

Monday | 04 July | 2022 The (untrue) things we tell ourselves when we are scared to spread our professional wings

By Anja van den Berg Staying in the same position year after year isn’t good for you or your company, but many of us are scared to spread our wings, fearing the unknown. Job transitions come with unfamiliarity and, with it, insecurity. We ask ourselves questions about our competency and  … Read more

Monday | 20 June | 2022 There’s a new way to explain a career break on your CV

By Anja van den Berg For the longest time, recruiters have urged applicants to find ways to explain pauses in their CVs. Now, the significant impact of digital and social media is challenging that narrative in the brick-and-mortar world. LinkedIn recently introduced ‘Career Breaks’ as a category on their profile  … Read more

Monday | 13 June | 2022 Mentorship for companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs

By Wilma Bedford Mentorship can hold various benefits for companies and prospective small businesses. A mentor is a person who conveys knowledge to others and to a company or medium-sized business they are of immeasurable value because they serve as developmental instruments that ensure the professional development of personnel and  … Read more

Monday | 16 May | 2022 Become a music therapist

By Wilma Bedford Music therapy is the clinical use of music to promote emotional and cognitive wellbeing, physical health and social functioning. From a medical point of view, music therapy is being looked at increasingly for treating various mental issues, and although it is still a fairly rare profession in  … Read more

Monday | 16 May | 2022 Become an estate agent

By Marli Naidoo Not too long ago a firm handshake was enough to tie up the sale of a piece of land or a house. With time this process became more and more complicated and estate agents are now necessary to handle all the documents and processes. They make sure  … Read more

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