Month: October 2015

Richard Branson: Companies Should Put Employees First

The Virgin founder shares how making employees the top priority can bring benefits for both customers and investors. By Oscar Raymundo IMAGE: Getty Images Richard Branson was able to build Virgin into a global powerhouse by focusing on two key words: customer service. From Virgin Atlantic to Virgin Mobile, Branson says, each new Virgin venture …

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Inflation Accelerates to 5%, In Line with Forecasts

The current interest-rate tightening cycle will be ‘moderate,’ Kganyago said. South Africa’s inflation accelerated to 5%, keeping pressure on the central bank to maintain its gradual path of monetary policy tightening. The inflation rate rose from 4.7% in June, the Pretoria-based statistics office said on its website on Wednesday. The median estimate of 25 economists …

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Code of Good Practice (Code) on Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value – Government Gazette Vol 600 Pretoria 1 June 2015 No 38837

On the 1st of June 2015. in terms of Section 54(1) of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), 1998 (Act No 55 of 1998 as amended) the Minister of Labour issued the Code of Good Practice (Code) on Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value. The Code promotes the elimination of unfair discrimination in respect of …

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In the Shoes of a Tax-compliant Expatriate

VISITORS to the Philippines come for the beautiful islands, tropical weather, and exotic cuisine. It therefore comes as no surprise to find foreigners all over the Philippines. But they’re not all lounging by hotel pools — many of them are prowling the central business districts wearing suits, supervising projects in the red-hot business process outsourcing …

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