Special Reports

Any Given Sunday

This special 24-page feature looks back on, illuminates and analyses the art project that took place in the Mother City five years ago

The problem is bigger than we think

South Africa has a critical skills shortage which undermines the sustainability of our country's economy

Best Employer: CSIR

The CSIR is a scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation.

Best Employers: Clicks

Clicks' company values excellence and superior customer service that deliver a sustained competitive advantage, says HR Director Bertina Engelbrecht.

Best employers: AfriSam

AfriSam is a black-controlled construction materials group in Southern Africa with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Best Employers: Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is the largest hotel and gaming group in South Africa and is majority owned by the Tsogo Investment Holding Company.

Best Employers: MTN

MTN South Africa is part of the MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications group that has more than 152-million subscribers.

Best Employers: Microsoft South Africa

At Microsoft we are proudly South African and are fully committed to the country and its people, says HR Officer Mteto Nyati.

Best Employers: ENS

ENS is Africa's largest law firm and provides legal, tax, forensics and IP services throughout Africa.

Best Employers: Accenture SA

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

Top Employers in Africa named

The Top Employers in Africa index brings the best of the African talent pool and top businesses together.

People management drives success

A close correlation exists between human resources and bottom-line results, says Samantha Crous, country manager of the CRF Institute South Africa.

Networking for women in business

Entrepreneurs know it is a lonely path they are walking down, and that any support goes a long way towards smoothing that path a little.

All fired up for growth

Making headway in a market dominated by huge capital outlay and high labour costs and international competition from Chinese producers is no mean feat

R300m fund awaits applications

The Women Entrepreneurial Fund is part of the R1-billion Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme announced by the IDC in 2008.

A friend in need is a friend indeed

The IDC's Women Entrepreneurial Fund's (WEF's) every fibre is focused on helping women to find their feet in the world of commerce as busines owners.

IDC: Wrapping up the market

A recurring theme for companies recounting their experiences of the IDC Women's Entrepreneurial Fund is the fund's thorough handling of applications.

Making money work for women

Xoliswa Bebula is a modern-day David taking on the proverbial Goliath she is a microlender who focuses on development projects.

Smoothing out cosmetics

One of the objectives of the IDC's Women Entrepreneurial Fund is to encourage the participation of women in traditionally male-dominated industries.