Industry Updates: April 2013

Application Window Now Open for HR Business Professional and HR Management Professional Exams | 30 Apr 2013

The HR Certification Institute (the Institute), the internationally recognized independent certifying body for the HR profession, is now accepting applications for the Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP℠) and Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP℠) exams to be offered in September 2013. more

Barclaycard Germany Signed Multi-Year Contract for Debit and Credit Cards with Gemalto | 30 Apr 2013

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it will provide the swift and seamless migration of Barclaycard Germany’s entire portfolio representing more than 40 credit and in addition three debit products. Under this multi-year agreement, Gemalto will provide the bank with a complete end-to-end solution encompassing personalization, and fulfillment from its local service center in Germany. more

Slow progress in job creation, unemployment and inequality | 30 Apr 2013

The issues of slow job creation, unemployment and inequality have been targeted as areas of urgent focus in numerous speeches by government officials, including President Zuma. more

Improving Education…the Power is In Your Hands | 30 Apr 2013

One entrepreneur has a vision for improving the nations pass rates by harnessing the power of technology and parental involvement. more

"Who you gonna call?" | 30 Apr 2013

Poor service, bad quality products and broken promises are some of the problems that are faced by consumers. However, when you buy a product or service, you can feel safe and empowered in the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, there is an Ombudsman ready to hear your case and resolve disputes. more

Another key appointment at Conduct | 30 Apr 2013

Following its recent appointment of industry veteran Richard Came, Conduct Telecommunications has again made a key appointment. Dimitri Moussa has joined Conduct as Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. He will take the company through its next phase of maturity. more

Fontera Digital Worksdevelops World-First Mobile Soccer Application | 30 Apr 2013

Fontera Digital Works, one of South Africa’s only independent development houses with an international footprint, has developed a innovative mobile soccer application for the iPhone and Android mobile devices called ‘My Soccer Life’. more

PRASA and OOH – a Perfect Match | 30 Apr 2013

Train Stations have been given a facelift. Within the government’s 30 year plan to recapitalise the public transport industry, train stations, such as Johannesburg’s Park Station, Pretoria Main Station and Durban Station have become nodes where numerous modes of transport, and people, come together. more

Eskom Power Outages Threaten Local Business Continuity In Winter | 30 Apr 2013

Eskom’s warning that the risk of unplanned power outages remains high presents significant challenges for most local businesses which are reliant on a steady source of power in order to continue operations, particularly ahead of the winter months when energy usage typically soars. more

Listeners tune into SAfm with | 30 Apr 2013

Taking a non-traditional but effective approach to its advertising and marketing sees SAfm engaging listeners on major highways and arterial routes in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban via Unlimited’s, a highly successful transit media platform, during April and May 2013. more