Reevaluating Total Rewards Strategies for the Growing Remote Workforce

Prior to the current pandemic, a 2018 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com highlighted that just 3.6% of the United States labor force worked remotely 50% or more of the time. The same report tells us that 56% of employees have jobs that…

How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Rethink its Approach to Agriculture

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile…

Highest Annual Price Increases in Stats SA’s Latest Consumer Price Index

Statistics South Africa has published its latest consumer price index, showing that annual consumer price inflation was 3.2% in November 2020, down from 3.3% in October 2020. The main contributors to the 3,2% annual inflation rate were food…

University of Cape Town’s Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng Among Times Higher Education’s 10 People of the Year

University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been named among the Times Higher Education’s (THE) 10 People of the Year. Professor Phakeng is among the 10 people “who mattered in higher education in 2020”,…

Covax Participation Secured After South Africa Makes R283m Down Payment for Vaccine Scheme

The National Department of Health and the Solidarity Fund announced that the country’s Covax participation has been secured after the down payment needed was been made. On Tuesday, the Health department said that the down payment of $19.2…