Disability Definition in SA BBBEE

What is the Disability Definition in terms of BBBEE

  There are several definitions of a disability when you look in different contexts. For example, Oxford has two definitions; “A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities”. But it is the second definition which hints at its true meaning from an employment standpoint; “A disadvantage or handicap, especially one […]

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Technology helping recruiters

Technology Helping Recruiters Hire Candidates

We all know that technology is changing the world forever, and in recent times it is beginning to find it’s way into the world of recruitment. What are these technological trends that are shaping the way in which recruiters find, process, and hire talented individuals?    1) Artificial Intelligence  The use of artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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disability technology in workplace

Workplace Enhancement Technology for Person’s with Disabilities

Technology is moving at a rapid rate in all industries and it is no different for enhancement technology for persons with a disability, particularly to enhance their experience and comfortability inside the workplace. 1) Visual Enhancement Technology   For those who are blind there are screen readers, like JAWS, Window-Eyes & free software  Non-Visual Desktop […]

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SMEs

An Overview of the SME Landscape in South Africa

            Introduction to SMEs The buzzword ‘growth’ is like a golden key for nations looking to advance into the upper frontiers of development. It is also a word that has been no stranger to South African politicians in recent times. It is widely believed by experts that to unlock the […]

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Top 5 Apps for Transferring Money Easily

Whether you owe, or you’re owed, there are always difficulties associated with making that quick and easy transaction. You may need to send money to family, pay your friend back for dinner or simply transfer some quick cash. The world is becoming more and more cashless by the year, making the market for transferring money […]

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Tax

Tax benefits for employing people with disabilities

Introduction There are tax benefits for enrolling a person with a disability into a learnership commissioned by your organisation. This involves a deduction at commencement and another deduction upon completion. These are claimable from the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and is not related to the cash incentive offered by Fasset called the Learnership Cash […]

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Ramaphosa Jobs Summit

Summary of the Jobs Summit (October 2018)

The Jobs Summit took place over two days in Midrand last week, where President Ramaphosa outlined the country’s plans for tackling the trifecta of core issues plaguing South Africans; unemployment, poverty and inequality. The unemployment rate in South Africa currently sits at 27.2% and is the seventh highest in the world. Ramaphosa says that we […]

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workplace

How to treat a person with a disability in the workplace

It is important that employers follow the correct etiquette when they are working with a person who has a disability. This article will look at the do’s and don’ts of treating your colleague who is living with a disability, with respect to specific workplace environments.  Introduction The information used in this article was taken from […]

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Benefits

What are the financial benefits of employment someone with a disability?

As an employer, you may be unfamiliar with some of the benefits of employing someone with a disability. However, through doing so, you can uncover many previously unseen advantages. For example, people with disabilities may have unique skills or be more motivated (link to relevant article). Furthermore, 7.5% of the population are currently living with […]

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