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14.01.2020 | 11:40 AM

Reduce, reuse, recycle: A remedy for waste

14.01.2020 | 11:13 AM

Why doing the easy part of your to-do list first can be a bad idea

14.01.2020 | 11:13 AM

Air pollution could affect more than just your physical health – your mental health could be at stake too

13.01.2020 | 01:56 PM

A new way to grow vegetables on space missions

13.01.2020 | 12:40 PM

6 habits of wealthy people

13.01.2020 | 11:26 AM

Need to a apologise? Do this to make it a successful one.

10.01.2020 | 04:36 PM

ACCENTURE: For accelerating app development

10.01.2020 | 04:32 PM

RELATE TRUST: For building a crowdfunding enterprise that tackles social issues

10.01.2020 | 04:26 PM

AFRICA BUSINESS INTEGRATION: For maximising AI’s power in Africa

10.01.2020 | 03:12 PM

Nominations now open for Fast Company SA’s Most Innovative Companies Awards

10.01.2020 | 12:04 PM

FC Most Innovative Companies Awards: How Nike nabbed Design Company of the Year 2019

09.01.2020 | 04:46 PM

Does your social circle need an upgrade in 2020? Here’s how to make the change

09.01.2020 | 01:01 PM

Top online retail trends to look out for in 2020

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The most innovative and sustainable sneakers to look forward to in 2020

19.12.2019 | 03:39 PM

Is this the jacket of the future?

19.12.2019 | 11:37 AM

The slow death of open offices

18.12.2019 | 04:01 PM

Career Q&A with fashion designer Misha Nonoo

18.12.2019 | 12:28 PM

The most downloaded apps and games of the 2010’s

17.12.2019 | 11:24 AM

When is the appropriate time for a child to get an smartphone?

13.12.2019 | 11:56 AM

Top African tech trends to look out for in 2020

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Rise of the gig economy: How South Africa’s work-life dynamic is changing

These days, the pace of life online is now met by an equal expectation for work-life balance becoming both a health and success imperative. South African estates, and not just inner cities, are waking up to the demand. To keep up with this shift in the work-life dynamic, it is imperative for people to have […]

Stop letting fear control your decisions: Here’s how

When I turned down a role at McKinsey & Company to start Flyhomes with my cofounder Steve Lane, I confronted a looming fear of failure. I asked myself, what if I fail as an entrepreneur and derail my career trajectory? I knew there were no guarantees. At the time, my wife and I had a young daughter and wanted […]

7 critical factors for remote work success

Call it what you want – distributed organisation, remote work, outsourcing – these overlapping terms have been go-to buzzwords in business parlance for a while, almost as de rigueur as diversity and transparency. Globally, ​one in every three people are now working remotely​ to some extent. No wonder, when you consider the much-vaunted benefits of […]

The professional cost of not wearing makeup at the office

I have a love-hate relationship with all things beauty-related. Sometimes, I look forward to my evening skincare routine, seeing it as a meditative way to get ready for bed after a long day. Other times, I see it as a burden. When I have to attend an early-morning event, the last thing I want to […]

4 apps to kick your productivity into high gear

Headspace: Guided MeditationIt’s impossible to be productive without adequate rest and relaxation. Headspace provides a range of professionally produced guided meditations and calming techniques for every situation. After a free basic course, you gain access to the full Headspace meditation library, including on-the-go exercises, meditations for sleep, anxiety, relationship woes, SOS scenarios and much more. […]

The emotionally intelligent way to deal with 5 types of co-workers

For most people, work takes up a huge chunk of their time. Americans, in particular, tend to work longer hours than their peers in other developed countries, according to OECD data. For the nonremote and nonsolo workers, spending a lot of time at work equates to spending a lot of time with your colleagues. So when […]

7 incredibly useful things you didn’t know gmail could do

All right, I’ll admit it: I have a bit of a problem. Most people pick an email service, set it up, and then use it—end of story. Me? I’m constantly fiddling with my inbox and working to find new tricks to make it more efficient. It’s an obsession. And I can’t stop. Can you really […]

Tools to keep your employees happy

Anyone who has ever been unhappy at work will tell you how debilitating it is. It stops you from being productive and affects your life outside of work. It’s not uncommon to have trouble sleeping and engaging in home life, and it can make you feel anxious all the time. The last week of September […]

How to make your online presence work for you

Not so long ago, most people didn’t have to worry about their online presence or personal brand. Unless you were a celebrity, politician, or prominent CEO or entrepreneur in a public-facing company, doing well in your career involved doing good work and making in-person connections. Applying for a job meant mailing (or physically dropping) off […]

5 free websites to help boost your business

Fortunately, it’s never been easier to start a business. Unfortunately, it’s never been harder to get people to pay attention to it. Here are some low-impact and—even better—free sites and services you can leverage in order get your company looking its best and get the word out that you’re ready to work. 1. SHAPE UP […]

Four business travel productivity killers

Most business travellers will tell you that productivity takes a backseat when travelling for work. Fatigue, jet lag and long wait times all take their toll, making it more difficult for road warriors to remain focussed and plugged-in while on-the-go.  We chatted to Pearl Mucabel, Key Account Manager for Flight Centre Business Travel about her […]

How to ace the year-end function

Year-end functions, while fun, can bring about a lot of stress. There is so much pressure to get it right, to please everyone and to make sure that everyone invited feels celebrated. No one wants a boring run-of-the-mill year-end lunch that doesn’t have any unique element of fun to it. So, the stress in making […]

Here’s why your obsession with productivity might be making you less productive

In this day and age, productivity is a standard requirement for value. There’s this idea that those who accomplish more in less time are most valuable to themselves, their colleagues, their companies, and even their families. It’s an ethos we don’t even question, as many of us continue on a never-ending quest to optimize every […]

Who needs a 40 hour work week? Not the under 40s

Every generation is shaped by its circumstances and none more so than the under 40s, aka the Millennials and Generation Zs. Their radically different technological and cultural landscape has given them a particular perspective that is changing the way we think of work. In the process it is also changing traditional employment practices. Employers who […]

Improving your mental health in the workplace with Work Mind Matters

Metal health advocate organisation, Work Mind Matters, have announced the launch of their inaugural Work Mind Matters Conference taking place in September this year, ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month in October. Mental wellness in the workplace is fundamental to the success of any business, and the Work Mind Matters Conference aims to start conversations […]

SA expats: Don’t get caught out with unpaid tax

Working overseas can often lead one to being caught out with unpaid tax. Whether you’re a young graduate teaching English in Asia, a 50-something homemaker doing caring work in Britain, or a highly skilled professional, it’s important to know what the South African Revenue Services (SARS) expects if you’re working abroad. As a South African […]

Just got a raise? Here’s how to handle the extra funds

You’ve finally been promoted and received a fabulous raise. Your immediate reaction may well be to rush out and upgrade your car, move into a bigger house or take your kids on holiday. To make a long-term financial impact on your life, seize the opportunity by deciding on the best way to make the most […]

Insects Might Be The Key to Making Lab-Grown Meat Take Off

Startups selling chips or protein bars made with crickets tout the environmental advantages of insects compared to raising cows or chickens. But the market for insects as food, while growing, is still tiny. A new study suggests that insects could enter mainstream diets another way: through lab-grown cells that could eventually be made into foods like faux shrimp or […]

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