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Born in the Champagne Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, 43-year-old Victor Shabalala is an award-winning artist, who specialises in ceramics and has been working at his craft for the past 16 years.

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South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world and the SAB Foundation is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs with the Tholoana Enterprise Programme implemented by Fetola. Bridgit Evans, Director of the SAB Foundation is passionate about growing the Tholoana Programme and the participants on the programme.

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We’re looking at mental health awareness, how it affects people, and how they have coped with it. We review Brenè Brown’s book Rising Strong, how we can lessen our impact on the environment, and what food insecurity really looks like in South Africa.

South Africa is developing at a rapid pace. While this is a sign of an economic boom, to Siyanda Qabaka, it’s a possible environmental red flag. The co-founder of Earth Free Environmental Consultancy with Lwando Ruyeni, Siyanda is passionate about environmental management.

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By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant, and Director

The inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards held earlier this year was illuminating for a number of reasons. Often a misunderstood section of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (and an increasingly important component of the BEE scorecard), supplier development (SD) involves corporate and public sector supply chains providing varying levels of support and access to emerging black-owned businesses and suppliers, with a view to transforming the economy and redressing past inequalities.

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By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant and Director

There is a quote by Thabo Mbeki I’ve always resonated with. Mostly for its simple and undeniable message, but also because so few seem to actually get it. Read more

By Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO

South Africa’s alarming statistics on absenteeism have a direct bearing on businesses, large and small, which are plagued by unplanned absenteeism. A proactive management approach, however, affords business owners a best possible outcome in dealing with this increasing challenge. Read more

By Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO

Human Resource management is both a science and an art. The ‘science’ side includes adherence to legal compliance, systems, and methods. The ‘art’ requires understanding and managing human nature. Read more

As a child at an English boarding school, cultural heritage day was a nightmare for me. My DNA includes Scotland, Holland and Ireland. My heritage includes South Africa and my country of birth is Zambia. There isn’t a flag, a dress, a language or a ‘dish’ that covers that.

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On 24 May of this year, the inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards took place and the event was an absolute success. If you don’t know what the awards are about or why they are so important then this short video will get you up to speed.

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