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Let’s hear it for the 70 female apprentice mechanics specialising in heavy earth moving equipment “It’s not easy being a woman in a male dominated world but we are definitely going to make it!” This

By Carol Butcher The focus on Women’s Day is often on celebrating the achievements of high profile women in business and in government. Their achievements are worthy of celebration, but we also need to acknowledge millions

By Thandi Thankge  Last week, the CEO of SABPP, Marius Meyer presented a compelling article focusing on youth talent as one of the key imperatives for building human capital in South Africa.  Today, I want to

By Lynda Smith -  To my mind the most profound book that has been published this year is “The 100 year life – living and working in the age of longevity” by Lynda Gratton and Andrew

By Shirley Zinn and Sherideen Meyer -  It’s wonderful being a woman! As I pointed out in my book “Swimming Upstream”, I love the concept of stilettos in the Board Room. What truly amazes me is

By Lynda Smith -  People are living much longer - we need to plan for this trend. Making staff aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and helping them to plan, ask the right

By Thembela Njenga -  As a young graduate, I had an opportunity to work for one of the well-known banks in South Africa. At the time, most of the front-line staff were white women. There were

By Thembela Njenga - In spite of advances towards integrating women in corporate leadership, the workplace continues to be a very hostile place for many women. More often, women are expected to forget who they are and their

By Marius Meyer -  South Africa was faced with a spate of racism cases throughout the year.  It started in January with the racist facebook post of an estate agent in Durban. In other cases employees were

By Carol Butcher - The 2016 Olympics in Rio were a huge success. The opening ceremony – colourful, vibrant, innovative, spell-binding, spectacular, has raised the bar. One thing is very clear - Japan has a very