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On 11 September, Marius Meyer, one of the country’s top HR thought leaders and a co-founding member of Talent Talks received an honorary doctoral degree from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT).  The award was

By Carol Butcher “There is no way you can travel around Africa and not be touched by what you see. You fall in love with the continent. When I returned from Ethiopia, I wrote the following on

by Carol Butcher Born in the Eastern Cape, Fernando Pienaar matriculated from Greenpoint Secondary School in East London. After matriculating, he completed a National Diploma in Biotechnology through the Durban University of Technology.  Biotechnology is any

Making a difference by Carol Butcher Every company has different risks. Managing these risks effectively enables business to develop and grow.  “In our industry safety, health and environmental risks are important. Poor quality is also a big

Creating chemistry between HR and business By Carol Butcher “People and their development has always been my passion - I love the diversity of what people bring to an organization, from their thinking and their approach to

by Camilla Pennington Lushane Abrahams is the Head of Operations for Audit Graduate Recruitment Southern Africa at Deloitte, based in their Cape Town office.  She is a true example of someone who has built a solid

[caption id="attachment_17561" align="alignright" width="273"] Nazrana Parker[/caption] Despite her diminutive stature, Nazrana Parker  is doing great things in her role as the Careers Service Coordinator at the Office for Student Development, University of the Western Cape (UWC). 

By Lita Currie Daniel Padiachy walks into the interview room at the McDonalds head office and grasps my hand in a firm handshake.  As we sit down at the table, I accidentally spill my coffee.  He

By Lita Currie At the McDonalds head office in Grayston road, Silindile smiles when I ask where the surname comes from.  “It’s part of the Zulu Chieftancy line,” she explains.  “Where I grew up in Mahlabathini

by Lita Currie The second thing that strikes me about Brigitte Da Gama, the HR Director for McDonald’s South Africa, is the calm energy that she brings into the room. The first is her engaging smile.

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