Author: Dale Hes

Stand Up for the Rights of Children

On 20 November, we celebrate Universal Children’s Day. This important day recognises that children are our future, and that we should all work towards the goal of helping them to reach their full potential. Let’s explore this landmark day and how you can celebrate it.   What is Universal Children’s Day? Universal Children’s Day was established more than 60 years ago by the United Nations. The 20th of November marks an important date in history, as the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on this day in 1959. Exactly 30 years later, the...

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The Power of Community Development

In October, wildfires ripped through the Garden Route, killing seven people and destroying more than 90 000 hectares of land. But the fires also showed us how community development can uplift and strengthen societies.   How the community came together After the devastating fires, government, NGOs and community members banded together to support the thousands of people who had been affected. The George Municipality set up a disaster management centre in the town, where various fire departments and Working on Fire employees coordinated their efforts. More than 600 firefighters were involved in battling the blazes.   Emergency services were...

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A Day in the Life of an HR Officer

If working with people is your passion, then a job in human resources (HR) can be one of the most satisfying careers you’ll find. We spoke to Ruth Jephthah, Oxbridge Academy’s superstar HR Officer, about the ins and outs of her rewarding work.   What are your main responsibilities as an HR Officer? The job is very broad and includes a variety of responsibilities. I keep track of employee attendance and deal with any disciplinary processes that take place. I am involved in recruitment, specifically accepting CVs and arranging interviews. I also carry out the inductions for new employees,...

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8 Reasons to Work in South Africa’s Tourism Industry

The tourism industry provides excitement, happiness, and memorable experiences to millions of people around the world.   Here are 8 reasons why the tourism industry is one of the hottest industries to work in right now: 1. Strong growth Did you know that the South African tourism industry is one of the few industries that is experiencing steady growth, even during these difficult economic times? What is interesting is that 2018 will be the best year yet for the South African tourism industry. This year, the tourism industry will contribute more to our economy than ever before. Research from...

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9 of the Best Companies to Work For in 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, and you may be searching for a new job to kick off the new year. With many companies advertising vacancies, it’s time to get your applications in! Look for a position at one of these 9 companies, which are amongst South Africa’s Top Certified Employers for 2019.   What Are Top Certified Employers? The Top Employers Institute is the global certification company recognising excellence in employers around the world. Every year, the institute releases a list of the companies it has certified as Top Employers. The list is based on extensive research...

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