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Destigmatise mental illness in the workplace: expert

Employers need to take proactive steps destigmatise mental illness in the workplace and help everyone in their employ to identify early signs of mental illness, a South Africa-based expert said, as the country commemorates Mental Illness Awareness Month. Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance, said: “A simple email campaign can […]

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The place of decentralised digital currencies in a burdened society

More people are looking for alternatives as governments seem to make decisions that have a burdening impact on its citizens in the end. The world has witnessed first-hand the Greece banking institution collapse in 2013, followed by the Brexit and the depreciation of the Nigerian currency (Naira). Then came the South Africa’s downgrade to junk […]

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South Africa’s franchising industry growing, now employing 344 000 people

Recent figures from the Franchise Association of South Africa’s (FASA) have shown that in a year of the country’s low overall economic growth, the franchising sector’s share of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 is reported at R587 million (about US$40 million) and accounts for 13.3% – an increase from 11.6% recorded in […]

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