This study was conducted by Mark Cronjé as his MBA research project at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), under the supervision of Prof André Roux. The research report, Creating a savings culture for the black middle class in South Africa - policy guidelines and lessons from China and India, was presented in December 2009.
Companies seeking to expand into Africa can gain a vital competitive advantage by legally and quickly deploying resources on the local ground to maximise market opportunities. To accomplish this, they need to understand how immigration practices work in the target countries.
More than a quarter of people surveyed from around the world are going online in their hunt for work, but many are growing nervous about the potential career fallout from personal content on social networking sites, according to the latest survey results from global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services®.
Instead, South Africans spend an hour each day commuting. A new survey by workspace solutions provider Regus shows that the average one-way commute in SA is 29 minutes. A quarter of workers commute for over 45 minutes each way.
This is according to John Botha, a leading authority on education, training and development, who says that public and private employers should, crucially, re-visit the true definition of diversity and move beyond race and gender to embrace disability as well.