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Complainants get R386m back in insurance payouts
The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) and the Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance (OSTI) have published their last joint annual report for 2023, as they have now been incorporated into the National Financial Ombud Scheme South Africa (NFO). 1 Jul 2024 Read more

Education 30 years after 1994 requires a significant shakeup
On May 29, South Africa held one of the most pivotal elections in the country's democratic history. As politicians diligently work to find common ground and make the Government of National Unity function, there is a palpable concern about the future of some of the country's most crucial sectors. 26 Jun 2024 Read more

A bevy of South African artists will ascend on Clarens for the annual Clarens Arts Festival
What should we call a group of top visual artists? A "bevy", a block, a bond, or an ensemble? We believe the most fitting term is simply "the Clarens Arts Festival". Join us from 1 May to 5 May in Clarens, Free State, for this spectacular gathering. 2 May 2024 Read more

South Africa needs to accelerate its focus when it comes to addressing mental health issues
International World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April. This year’s celebration comes at a time when many health systems worldwide are looking for ways to address capacity issues and funding for essential services. Mental health is becoming a growing focal point, with many asking if enough is being done to address the issue appropriately. 3 Apr 2024 Read more

Defining future value will require higher education institutions to step out of their comfort zones
Higher education institutions worldwide are currently facing a critical period in their existence. They have to redefine their value proposition to a cohort of students who are not only digital natives but have grown up in an environment where the pace of technological change is quicker than ever before while trying to maintain the core values, principles, and practices that have served them well for centuries. 19 Mar 2024 Read more

Hope is on the horizon despite South Africa’s economic challenges
The nation's eyes and ears will be focused on Cape Town today as Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana presents the 2024 National Budget. 22 Feb 2024 Read more

We need to mirror the pace of technological change by sharpening our tech skills
With only a few weeks left in 2023, South Africans have endured another challenging year. It is anticipated that 2024 will be equally challenging; however, technological advances provide some hope for new opportunities. 8 Dec 2023 Read more

Animation School selects Honoris as its partner for expansion
The television entertainment sector in South Africa is undergoing a digital revolution, with streaming services such as Showmax, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ disrupting the traditional business model South Africans have used for many years. 24 Nov 2023 Read more

Stay ahead of the game using PPI to maximise savings this Black Friday
Even though there is a continuous narrative that South African consumers are facing a tough economic environment, and that discretionary spending is under pressure, annual Black Friday sales are steadily increasing. 22 Nov 2023 Read more

Cyber risks could derail the adoption of the Production Possibility Frontier
Plenty of literature has been written about the challenges facing the South African economy and the fact that there are no immediate solutions to fast-track economic growth. 9 Nov 2023 Read more

The superpower of teachers could change the South African education narrative
World Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 October and pays homage to the teachers who have made a difference and continue to make a difference in the lives of many learners and communities. 3 Oct 2023 Read more

MANCOSA looks to address the AI skills shortage as it offers a South African first
In line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the movement from localised job markets to a global job market, technology is having a significant influence on the future world of work, with artificial intelligence taking centre stage when it comes to automating business processes. 14 Sep 2023 Read more

Local knowledge is a value differentiator in the PR world
The recently held Brics Summit caused waves in the West when Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged summit participants to increase trade in their own currencies and to move away from the US dollar. 13 Sep 2023 Read more

Mancosa shows its value as the South African tertiary education landscape navigates a value debate
The South African tertiary education system is currently the subject of significant scrutiny, with the future value proposition offered by its tertiary education providers taking centre stage in many household debates and family discussions. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

Threads will add significant value to PR
Four university students, one of whom was Mark Zuckerberg, changed the world of communication in 2004 when they launched Facebook. The platform quickly grew into the largest social media network in the world with close to three billion users as of 2021 - half of which access their account on a daily basis. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

The NHI could make South Africa a leader in digitised healthcare
Government passed the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act on 13 June 2023 and has since received plenty of opinions from various sources on how the ambitious public healthcare system should be run once it is fully implemented. 10 Aug 2023 Read more

PR still remains relevant in a digital world
Since the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution in 2015, digitalisation has grown to be one of the most powerful platforms for companies to do business. You are effectively losing business if you do not have an attractive and informative website. 25 Jul 2023 Read more

Whistleblowing in South Africa: Protecting a vulnerable watchdog
Every society is built around the rule of law and adherence to that law. However, the custodians of the law (police and lawmakers) can't be present in every instance where there is a breach of legal and ethical behaviour. Citizens must be equally invested in being law-abiding citizens and exposing instances where questionable behaviour occurs. 17 Jul 2023 Read more

From the sage on the stage to the guide on the side
Generative AI, and technology's increased role in our daily lives, have been important narratives influencing societal development for the past ten years. However, it has been the events of the past three years, which have been shaped by a global health pandemic, that has increased the importance of this narrative. The education sector was hit hard by Covid and is now feeling the impact of accelerated digitalisation. 14 Jun 2023 Read more

Mancosa believes that a skills-first approach can significantly increase relevance and profitability
Many companies around the world are facing an operating environment where profits are under pressure, and the need to focus on an increased return on investment become vital to the company's future survival. To address this effectively, many companies are looking to improve their focus on skills development which will address these challenges rapidly and appropriately. 8 Jun 2023 Read more


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