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Productivity SA is critical for South Africa‘s economic restructuring and recovery plan

Productivity SA is critical for South Africa‘s economic restructuring and recovery plan

Commentary by the Business Day published on 20 November 2020 lamenting the CCMA budget cut asserts that, “Productivity SA is one of several i...
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Productivity SA Chairman, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba's, speech- 12 November 2020 - Annual General Meeting

Productivity SA Chairman, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba's, speech- 12 November 2020 - Annual General Meeting

Productivity SA declared October as Productivity Month in South Africa in 2008. It is key for Productivity Month to be recognised as a government-w...
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Northern Cape Workplace Challenge Webminar

Northern Cape Workplace Challenge Webminar

Keynote Address by Honourable Mr. Abraham Vosloo, MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, on the occasion of Northern Cape Workplace Cha...
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Limpopo Regional Producitivity Awards speech by Productivity SA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mothunye Mothiba

Limpopo Regional Producitivity Awards speech by Productivity SA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mothunye Mothiba

There is an age old adage that goes more or less like “if you give a hungry person fish today, tomorrow he/she will come back for more, but i...
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Limpopo Productivity Awards

Limpopo Productivity Awards

As is the case each year, Productivity Month once again served as the opportune time to have hosted the 2020 Limpopo Productivity Awards.

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Economic growth beyond COVID-19 with an emphasis on Productivity, Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

Economic growth beyond COVID-19 with an emphasis on Productivity, Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

Economic growth beyond COVID-19 with an emphasis on Productivity, Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth to create decent jobs and preserve existin...
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Productivity and Competitiveness Seminar Media Invite 2020

Productivity and Competitiveness Seminar Media Invite 2020

The North-West University School of Business and Governance ‘s Professor Raymond Parsons,  will headline a Productivity and Competitiven...
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Productivity Month Press Statement

Productivity Month Press Statement

South Africa needs to urgently improve its productivity which is a driver of sustained competitiveness and economic growth in order to ameliorate t...
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Productivity month staff address by Productivity SA Board Chairman, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

Productivity month staff address by Productivity SA Board Chairman, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

Productivity Month is a yearly campaign and its objective is to promote the importance of productivity and inculcate a sense of competitiveness in ...
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Address by Productivity SA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Mothunye Mothiba

Address by Productivity SA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Mothunye Mothiba

Address by Productivity SA Chief executive officer (CEO), Mr Mothunye Mothiba to staff at the occasion of the launch of the Productivity month, 1 O...
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Productivity SA CEO opening address  - Mpumalanga WPC Programme Milestone Workshop

Productivity SA CEO opening address - Mpumalanga WPC Programme Milestone Workshop

PRODUCTIVITY SA CEO, MR MOTHUNYE MOTHIBA'S, WELCOME ADDRESS AT THE OCCASION OF PRODUCTIVITY SA WORKPLACE CHALLENGE MILESTONE (VIRTUAL) EVENT FOR MP...
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Chairman opening address for the press conference for lifting suspension of the BT R programme

Chairman opening address for the press conference for lifting suspension of the BT R programme

On Saturday 20th June 2020, Productivity SA along with the global Productivity Movement fraternity celebrated the World Productivity Day 2020. Unfo...
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SEDA Productivity SA Workshop Press Statement

Productivity SA and SEDA Mpumalanga have lauded the great results achieved by Black Owned companies in the Forestry industry in Nelspruit with impl...
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CHAIRMAN'S OPENING SPEECH - World Entrepreneurs' Day Webinar 21 AUGUST 2020

CHAIRMAN'S OPENING SPEECH - World Entrepreneurs' Day Webinar 21 AUGUST 2020

Programme Director
The Honourable Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour, Honourable Boitumelo Moloi
Leadership of organised business and organi...
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Speech by the Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour, Honourable. Boitumelo Moloi

Speech by the Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour, Honourable. Boitumelo Moloi

A Spotlight on Business Turnaround and Recovery Webinar

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Request for proposals from service providers for Business Turnaround and Recovery

Productivity SA is calling for partnerships with service providers to render services to Productivity SA’s Business Turnaround and Recovery p...
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R104 million pledged to Productivity SA job-saving programme

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has pledged R104 million to Productivity SA for the job saving programme Business Turnaround and Recovery Pro...
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Department of Employment and Labour Minister to address Productivity SA World Competitiveness Report Launch

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr. Thulas Nxesi will address Productivity SA Launch of  Switzerland 's Institute of Management Develop...
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Northwest SMMEs offered a lifeline

Productivity SA, a public entity of the Department of Employment and Labour which carries the responsibility to fulfil an economic or social mandat...
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Research to promote South Africa's productivity underway

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Productivity SA have embarked on a joint research project to conduct research on productivity and dece...
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Productivity SA proposes a way forward beyond covid-19

The entity tasked with promoting employment growth in South Africa, Productivity SA, has released a document detailing a way forward for South Afri...
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What the pandemic has taught us about labour productivity

What the pandemic has taught us about labour productivity

Following World Productivity Day on 20 June, Professor Mthunzi Mdwaba, IOE Vice President to the International Labour Organisation and Chairperson ...
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South Africa hits all time low in competitiveness ranking

Faced with sluggish economic growth and in the mist of the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa has hit its lowest global competitiveness ranking...
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Productivity SA makes call for Youth to apply for Itukise Programme Internship

With youth unemployment sitting at 58% in South Africa, Productivity SA, the government entity mandated to promote employment growth and productivi...
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South Africa's economic recovery plan beyond the covid-19 pandemic

South Africa’s economic recovery plan beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: a strategy to unlock her productivity potential for improved competitiven...
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AGM Chairman Speech - 11 October 2019

AGM Chairman Speech - 11 October 2019

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ILO REGIONAL DIRECTOR KEY NOTE ADDRESS-Productivity Awards 19th Oct 2018 CSO

ILO REGIONAL DIRECTOR KEY NOTE ADDRESS-Productivity Awards 19th Oct 2018 CSO

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WELCOME ADDRESS NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS 2016

WELCOME ADDRESS NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS 2016

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PRODUCTIVITY SA CHAIRMAN Awards Speech 2019

PRODUCTIVITY SA CHAIRMAN Awards Speech 2019

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National Productivity Awards Minister Speech 2017

National Productivity Awards Minister Speech 2017

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Keynote Address Deputy Minister 2016

Keynote Address  Deputy Minister   2016

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Productivity SA Gala Awards dinner 2019

Productivity SA Gala Awards dinner 2019

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Productivity SA Annual General Meeting

 


Productivity SA Annual General Meeting Keynote Address: TW Nxesi MP, Minister of Employment and Labour

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PRODUCTIVITY SA PUTS MEASURES IN PLACE FOR COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND WISHES YOU WELL DURING THIS PERIOD

 


PRODUCTIVITY SA PUTS MEASURES IN PLACE FOR COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND WISHES YOU WELL DURING THIS PERIOD


 


The Coronavirus known as...
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Productivity SA Covid 19 Press Release

RE: Productivity SA puts measures in place for Covid-19 lockdown


Covid-19 has now spread to most parts of the world and is having a significant ...
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GEP Call for Applications to the Transnet Enterprise and Supplier Development 2020

GEP Call for Applications to the Transnet Enterprise and Supplier Development 2020

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller in partnership with Productivity South Africa invites Majority
black owned (Male, Female, Youth, Disabled) minimum 51%...
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GEP Call for Applications Manufacturing Programme Website Nov 2019

GEP Call for Applications Manufacturing Programme Website Nov 2019

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Eliminating Corruption Critical to Economic Growth

A strong economy and job creation can only be created on the back of non-tolerance to corruption, said Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.

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CCMA Scrambling to Prevent Retrenchments Amid Jobs Bloodbath

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration said in its annual report for the 2018/19 financial year that it was working with variou...
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Inspiring Productivity in South Africa

The Productivity Awards aim to inspire, promote productivity across all industries, raise awareness, promote SA’s highly-specialised programm...
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Eliminating Corruption Critical to Economic Growth - Minister

A strong economy and job creation can only be created on the back of non-tolerance to corruption, said Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.

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Some Relief from the National Minimum Wage for Employers

Employers who feel they cannot afford to pay their workers the national minimum wage should not simply sit back and pay what they can afford.

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Focus remains on unemployment

MIDRAND – Minister for Employement and Labour, Thulas Nxesi says that a strong economy and job creation can only be created on the back of no...
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SA struggling to improve competitiveness – survey

The survey says low economic growth, unemployment and a steep public debt interest payments pose serious bottlenecks for the country’s growth...
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Altron CEO

South Africa’s JSE-listed technology company Altron is invested in telecommunications and information technology, offering ICT services in th...
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Eastern Cape Industrial & Business News

THREE deserving Eastern Cape companies walked away with awards at the annual Eastern Cape Regional Productivity Awards held at Red Ribbon Papers in...
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Employment and Labour on public entities roles in economic development and job creation

Public Entities key to economic development and job creation � Employment and Labour DG, Lamati

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FS entrepreneurs compete nationally

Six Free State entrepreneurs who won Productivity SA Awards provincially competed for this year’s national titles at the final held in Johann...
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Labour Department to cut back costs in wake of Geneva Jaunt

The entire department attended the International Labour Organisation’s centenary conference, at a cost to taxpayers of R3.5m.

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Minister Thulas Nxesi Addresses Annual General Meeting, 11 Oct

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi will address the Annual General Meeting(AGM) to be held by the entity responsible for promoting...
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The CCMA's Case Load is on a Steady Climb

CCMA director Cameron Morajane told journalists in Johannesburg on Monday that the dispute resolution body's cases jumped to 193 732 during t...
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SA's Labour Productivity Declines Again, Data Shows

Productivity SA explained that the decline was due to workplace and macroeconomic issues.

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Free State's Innovative Minds Rewarded For Their Brilliant Minds

Bloemfontein: Productivity SA hosted the Free State Regional awards at Bon Hotel, Bloemfontein, on the 26 September 2019.

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Inspiring productivity in South Africa

False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship/Rapid Incubator (CFE/RI) is the proud recipient of the Productivity SA Western Cape Regional Aw...
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Mixed Results For South Africa In Productivity

Ad mists a flailing economy; South Africa has notched a credible increase in Capital economy. However, despite the increase in Capital economy, Lab...
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Johannesburg MMC for Economic Development, Leah Knott.

MMC for Economic Development, Leah Knott, encouraged small businesses and young entrepreneurs to visit the centre at the multi-purpose centre on 8t...
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National Productivity Awards Winners

National Productivity Awards Winners

As part of Productivity Month Productivity SA celebrated the National Productivity Awards at a gala dinner that was held at Emperor’s Palace ...
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Top companies in KwaZulu-Natal scoop Productivity Awards

October is Productivity Month and the government entity tasked with promoting and enhancing productivity within South African enterprises, Producti...
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Mixed results for South Africa in productivity statistics

Mixed results for South Africa in productivity statistics

Ad mists a flailing economy; South Africa has notched a credible increase in Capital economy. However, despite the increase in Capital economy, Lab...
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SA SME defies odds – moves from 5 employees to 260

A South African company, ANAX Logistics, established in 2007 as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and started off with only 5 employees has grown...
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June 16 is here but future for our youth is bleak

June 16 is here but future for our youth is bleak

June is youth month in SA and as various bodies of society commemorate this moment, it is disheartninf that youth employment is as a staggering 55%...
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SA'S Competitiveness takes a significant dip

SA'S Competitiveness takes a significant dip

South Africa’s global competitiveness ranking has undergone a significant drop with Real GDP growth per capita recording negative growth. Thi...
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Implementing KAIZEN to improve productivity in Ethiopia

Implementing KAIZEN to improve productivity in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is currently building what will be the largest hydroelectric power plant on the African continent once complete. The Grand Ethiopian Renai...
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NEPAD adopts Japanese productivity improvement concept

NEPAD adopts Japanese productivity improvement concept

Africa is traditionally seen as a continent beset with strife, turmoil and economic hardships that are largely but not solely borne out of challeng...
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Zambia hosts National Kaizen Conference

Zambia hosts National Kaizen Conference

It is not often you see employees from the services and manufacturing sector donning their best garb and outshining each other in a bid to grab the...
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Minister Mildred Oliphant’s Address at the 2018 Jobs Summit

Minister Mildred Oliphant’s Address at the 2018 Jobs Summit

The 2018 Jobs Summit was held on 4 and 5 October at the Gallagher Estate Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Government, business, labour and commun...
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President Ramaphosa’s Address at the 2018 Jobs Summit

President Ramaphosa’s Address at the 2018 Jobs Summit

At the two-day event, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an opening address. During his address, he said that unemployment is the greates...
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How the Workplace Challenge Programme is helping to Maintain and Create Jobs in SA

How the Workplace Challenge Programme is helping to Maintain and Create Jobs in SA

Productivity SA is responsible for developing three key programmes that are focused on solving common workplace challenges that hinder productivity.

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How Improved Productivity Can Help to Improve SA’s Unemployment Challenges

How Improved Productivity Can Help to Improve SA’s Unemployment Challenges

South Africa’s unemployment rate is currently sitting at 27,2%. That is one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.

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National Productivity Award Finalists

National Productivity Award Finalists

Improving the levels of productivity and innovation are the most efficient way to realise the average GDP growth rate, employment growth and busine...
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National Productivity Award Winners Announced

National Productivity Award Winners Announced

During productivity month, we strive to mobilise South Africans to join the productivity movement as ambassadors, as well as to inculcate a product...
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Productivity: a catalyst for competitiveness and sustainable growth and development

Productivity: a catalyst for competitiveness and sustainable growth and development

October marks Productivity Month in South Africa. The theme for the 2018 Productivity Month is “Productivity: a catalyst for competitiveness ...
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A drop in SA’s Competitiveness

A drop in SA’s Competitiveness

South Africa has dropped a notch in its overall competitiveness. This is according to The 2017 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Com...
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South Africa has dropped a notch in its overall competitiveness. This is according to The 2017 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Com...
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March 2016 - Competitiveness Inspires Productivity

March 2016 - Competitiveness Inspires Productivity

Competition within the workplace and in most spheres of life provides a catalyst to achieving outcomes. In essence, human beings perform at a highe...
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Operation Phakisa to fast track NDP

Operation Phakisa to fast track NDP

OPERATION Phakisa is a presidential, results-driven initiative, involving setting clear plans and targets, on-going monitoring of progress and maki...
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Training for productivity

Training for productivity

A WOMAN saunters through the mall window shopping and a handbag catches her eye. She must have it. The bag costs $86 but she has to pay in South Af...
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Social productivity must be taken seriously by authorities

Social productivity must be taken seriously by authorities

PRODUCTIVITY is generally defined according to the narrow confines of the ratio of what we produce (outputs) to the resources we use in the product...
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Manage diversity to improve productivity

Manage diversity to improve productivity

IN ABOUT a fortnight, we will be celebrating Human Rights Day. The commemoration on March 21 is primarily linked to the Sharpeville massacre but ov...
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'Local is lekker so support it'

IT IS said that charity begins at home and this is one phrase that South Africa has to embrace wholeheartedly in order to enable local economic gro...
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Moving forward through innovation and productivity

Moving forward through innovation and productivity

THERE is a saying that one cannot be an artist without creativity. Is this far-fetched? Can we work to become innovative, if we do not have what it...
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Psychological wellbeing makes for worker productivity

Psychological wellbeing makes for worker productivity

"LEAVE your worries at the doorstep." How many of us have heard that phrase reverberate through the hallways of the workplace as employee and emplo...
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Start the New Year with renewed optimism and determination

IN THE past two weeks celebrations have been aplenty as many welcomed the dawn of the New Year. Since time immemorial the start of a fresh year is ...
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Tackling workers' emotional burdens is vital in boosting productivity

Tackling workers' emotional burdens is vital in boosting productivity

"LEAVE your worries at the doorstep." How many of us have heard that phrase reverberate amongst the hallways of the workplace as employee and emplo...
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Strategic industrial relations can bolster worker productivity

Strategic industrial relations can bolster worker productivity

IF ONE were to approach the average person and pose the question - what is the role of unions or management in the workplace, the most likely answe...
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Metal exchange strategy may be necessary to realise economic growth

ACCORDING to statistics released by Productivity SA, the average annual growth rate in the mining and quarrying sector during 2009-10 stood at 5.7%...
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How South Africa continues to excel as a prime tourist destination

BRAND South Africa has provided information detailing on how South Africa continues to excel as a prime tourist destination. According to Brand SA,...
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A stake in ownership can bolster worker productivity

A stake in ownership can bolster worker productivity

THE notion that employees are tools that merely deliver the bottom line has been dispelled in the modern workplace. Subscribing to a model that say...
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Transport, storage, communication sector productivity in positive mode

THE release of the Productivity Statistics 2013 has seen a mixed bag of results, with some sectors performing dismally while others moved a notch u...
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Providing employee recognition boosts morale and productivity

Providing employee recognition boosts morale and productivity

EMPLOYEE recognition is the timely, informal or formal acknowledgement of a person's or a team's behaviour, effort or business result that supports...
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A spell in the gym getting physically fit makes for better productivity

FOR those of us who are a bit long in the tooth, the Latin phrase, "hens Sana in Corpore Sano", translated as, "a sound mind in a healthy body" may...
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Understanding your team and the organisation's strategy

Understanding your team and the organisation's strategy

TEAMWORK is no longer viewed as a glamorous value-add exclusive to high performing businesses, it is viewed as an integral component to the success...
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Prioritisation equates to greater effectiveness

"THINGS which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least," lamented late 18th-century German writer and philosopher Johann...
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The sports and corporate worlds are not so different from each other

THE soccer World Cup concluded recently following an avalanche of goals, shock losses and a win for Germany. Since the spectacle came to an end, ma...
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Value-added products only, please - better, cheaper and also faster

COMPANIES all around the globe find themselves in a different world from a few years ago. They are faced with a market with different demands, a wo...
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Infrastructure is vital to boost jobs

This view is supported by data showing that construction activities recorded the highest growth rate of 4.9% in the first quarter of 2014 VANITY or...
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Beneficiation seems to be top of the government's list to move SA forward

THE five priorities of the South African government are outlined succinctly as education, health, crime prevention, rural development and creation ...
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Time to use 5S concept in schools

Time to use 5S concept in schools

THE quality of education has recently come under renewed scrutiny. What may have driven the upsurge could be the various international comparisons ...
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Technology is key to productivity

Technology is key to productivity

THE education system needs to change with the times. Technology is a key driver for the improvement of productivity at large. The impact of technol...
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Striving for excellence in schools must be a collective responsibility

ONE of the key reasons pupils embarked on the mass march that culminated in the tragedy that became June 16, 1976 was to fight for their right to g...
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Glimmer of hope for competitiveness in South Africa as it moves up a notch

THE recent release of the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2014 by the Switzerland's Institute of Management Development has called for scrutin...
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Manufacturing sector crucial for economic growth

IN WHAT might put a smile on the faces of most captains of industry and government, South Africa has improved its overall competitiveness according...
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Be competitive and produce to succeed

COMPETITIVENESS is a field of economic theory that analyses the facts and policies shaping the ability of a nation to create and maintain an enviro...
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The tourism sector can generate more jobs

TOURISM is a fast-growing industry which is recognised by the South African government for the role it plays in economic growth and poverty reducti...
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Youth course teaches entrepreneurs values

IN 2011, South Africa's unemployment rate stood at 24.9%, up from 22.9% in 2008, on the eve of the recession. A new youth programme hopes to redres...
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Unlocking the killers of work productivity

THE productivity of individuals may be reflected in employment rates, wage rates, stability of employment and job satisfaction. The productivity of...
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Empowering women creates a productive nation

Talking Productivity MEN'S and women's roles in society have come quite a long way from the days of hunting and gathering; but they are still trans...
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Productivity, human rights and democracy

Each year South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day on the 21st March. Globally Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th December in line with the...
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Social dialogue is essential to boost productivity

BY DEFINITION, social dialogue is referred to as communication activity involving social partners. The aim of the communication or dialogue is to i...
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Water demand will outstrip supply by 2025 if something isn't done

THE subject of water productivity is at the centre of both the private and public sectors. The public sector is responsible for providing sustainab...
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Increase your success through being more productive

PRODUCTIVITY sometimes sounds or seems like a very technical term and that most likely leaves the impression on people that it cannot be achieved t...
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Two essential elements of productivity

PRODUCTIVITY is, in simple terms, an overall measure of how well the resources (inputs) are utilised to produce goods or services (outputs). Produc...
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Productivity must not only be defined but measured

PRODUCTIVITY must become a household name even though it means different things to different people. It can range from efficiency to effectiveness,...
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Productivity awareness is key in SA

THE first week of October marks the beginning of Productivity Month in South Africa. Productivity Month was first launched over a decade ago by Pro...
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Working towards productivity without the waste

GREEN productivity, according to the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), is a strategy for simultaneously enhancing productivity and environment...
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National Productivity Awards 2015

National Productivity Awards 2015

In any event graced by business, labour and government, companies adjudged to be the most productive in 2015 by Productivity SA were bestowed with ...
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Productivity SA awards North West organisations

Productivity SA awards North West organisations

Productivity SA, held an awards ceremony to recognise the winners of the North West Regional Productivity Awards on the 9th of September 2015 at th...
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Productivity SA awards Western Cape organisations

Productivity SA awards Western Cape organisations

The entity responsible for promoting productivity within South Africa, Productivity SA, held an awards ceremony to recognise the winners of the Wes...
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Productivity SA awards Limpopo organisations

Productivity SA awards Limpopo organisations

Productivity SA, held an awards ceremony to recognise the winners of the Limpopo Regional Productivity Awards.

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SA Competitiveness inches lower

SA Competitiveness inches lower

South Africa has taken a drop in its overall competitiveness. The 2015 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook (W...
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Adapting Productivity principles to schools

Adapting Productivity principles to schools

Productivity SA is launching a Social Development programme of Productivity Values, which is a beginning of a series of Continuous Productivity Imp...
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