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JOB-SEEKERS WARNED TO KEEP THEIR RESUMES ACCURATE AND TRANSPARENT

With a steady year-on-year increase in organisations choosing to screen existing and potential employees, job-seekers who are planning to lie about – or omit – information regarding their qualifications or criminal history in an upcoming job interview will most likely find themselves exposed, unemployed and stuck with a bad reputation.

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The global gig economy and its implications for African digital workers

Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings' said research into the Future World of Work followed by action was crucial, “We have to face the reality - the research that has been undertaken by Oxford University, the World Economic Forum, the OECD and others all points to a bleak future of employment which cuts across many sectors.

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INNOVATION: AFRICA IS INVENTING ITS OWN MODEL

In the occasion of the 2017 edition of the Africa CEO Forum, Mazars, the integrated and independent international organisation specialising in audit and advisory services, reveals the findings of its latest study “Unleashing Africa’s Corporate Innovation Potential: Navigating intrapreneurship and open innovation paths across the continent”. Propelled forward thanks to intrapreneurship and innovation, Africa is at a turning point in its transformation. Throughout this study, Mazars set off to meet both entrepreneurs and companies that have developed local, innovative and pragmatic initiatives.

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Automatic termination clauses – fair or unfair?

Automatic termination clauses have been a contentious issue in employment law for some time. Central to the issue is whether such clauses offend the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended (‘the LRA’) and in particular section 5 which prohibits any person from, inter alia, preventing an employee from exercising any right conferred by the LRA, such as the right not to be unfairly dismissed.

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HOW TO MAKE A CAREER COMEBACK AT ANY AGE

Have you been out of the workforce for a long time and now you’re keen to make a comeback? Do you maybe feel like you’re too old to start a new career or that the odds are stacked against you because you’re a woman?  Whether you had to take an extended break from employment due to giving birth, divorce, and unsuccessful business or whether you’re starting from scratch, many women in South Africa decide to go back to work after facing various circumstances.

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