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Why 30% of SA’s Future Workforce Will Be Independent Contractors

A recent survey by Outsized found that many business leaders are open to this idea of a ‘blended workforce’ to help them become more agile and efficient. They expect that 15-30% of their future staff will be short-term or...

Kenyans Can Now Get Paid for Doing Simple Tasks on This Google App

Google has announced the launch of TaskMate in Kenya - a crowdsourcing app that allows people to use smartphones to do tasks and get paid. The app taps the growing gig economy and is finally ready to be launched...

Why More Retailers Are Turning to E-Learning for Staff Development

While the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been nothing short of catastrophic for some industries, the retail sector has managed to hold firm amid the crisis. As much as industries like tourism and hospitality have been decimated by...

7 Quick Tips to Get Hybrid Working Right for Your Business

In a recent report conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which included almost 209,000 participants in 190 countries, South Africa emerged as one of the countries that would embrace 'fully remote' work. Compared to a global average of 24%, 44%...

Cell C and M4Jam Partner to Boost Gig Economy during Lockdown

Around the world, governments and corporates are attempting to put measures in place to prevent widespread unemployment and poverty from being the inevitable result of planned and regulated lockdown. And a two-week lockdown extension in South Africa means an...

8 tech developments to look for in 2020

2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models that have changed the face of global economies. 2020 promises even better technology. We’re on the edge of the...

Gig economy disrupts status quo, presenting an opportunity for Africa

Freelancing has found a new name in the digital era. A ‘Gig’ is simply a task performed as a once-off freelancing job, but because the trend towards freelancing has grown so significantly, a new economy has been born: the...

The gig economy is set to change the face of employment law

The gig economy has taken over the world, with most people not fully realising its impact. Put simply, the gig economy is a labour market characterised by freelance, flexible, on-demand work rather than the more traditional nine-to-five working model....
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Bahamas to host Afreximbank, AfriCaribbean Meetings

President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank, Professor Benedict Oramah says “Afreximbank’s historic decision to hold the 31st...
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