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Power to the youth!

Posted 118 days ago
“A nation that does not take care of its youth has no future and does not deserve one” – OR Tambo The government’s theme for this year’s Youth Day is “25 Years of Democracy: A celebration of Youth activism”. President Cyril Ramaphosa commemorated youth month by addressing the unemployment rate and the economy. Clearly …

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Permanent Contracts: This type of contract is issued after an offer has been made in writing to the prospective employee and the offer has been accepted. Fixed-term Contracts: Also referred to as temporary contracts, these are similar to permanent contracts except that the start and end dates are specified. Where benefits such as pension or medical…

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If you’re preparing for a contract beyond the borders of South Africa, you’re probably thinking about any immunisations you may need, what clothes to pack, what your accommodation will be like, etc. The last thing on your mind may be your financial arrangements. Your credit and debit cards work abroad; you’re sorted. Or are you? T…

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There is a widely held belief that when times get tough, contracting is always an option. However, this is not entirely true. If times are tough for those in permanent employment, they are tougher still for contractors, who have borne the brunt of current lay-offs. Contracting is not a temporary solution. It is a conscious decision to change one’…

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Chad is the fifth largest country in Africa but the second largest in central Africa. Chad is a land locked country that is bordered by Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger. It got its name from its famous Lake Chad in the northern parts of the country and has been said to be a far idea from the beaten path. In J…

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January gives us a new opportunity to do things differently and start good habits in good spirits. Confused as to where to start? As any professional will know, time is a valuable commodity and it must be managed wisely. Being able to manage your diary not only improves your time management skills but also gives you control over your day. Here’s …

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Tips for working from home

Posted 309 days ago
It is no secret that the old way of doing things is slowly being phased out. People and companies are adapting a new healthy life style of standing desks and flexible working hours. Judging from Minimocks, even a pool office can be arranged. Not only has research shown that sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause health problems, more and m…

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Mozambique open for business

Posted 316 days ago
South Africa and Mozambique have now bridged the 6-hour gap to 90min drive. The longest suspension bridge in Africa has been officially opened allowing free flow business between the two countries. This follows four years of construction undertaken by the China Road and Bridge Corporation. Maputo-Catembe Bridge impact: KwaZulu-Natal’s Department …

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Africa Expat
  You might have heard of people exporting their skills for companies for a specific period. This could be for six months or six years. An expat is someone that is sent abroad for high-potential career development and co-ordinate global lines of business. You are wondering how this affects you as an individual, well expatriate assignments rep…

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The starting point when bringing in a foreign specialist into your business is the Critical Skills List, which notes the professions where Home Affairs issues Work Permits due to areas where there are shortages of skills. Foreign nationals who therefore have the skills listed on the Critical Skills list may apply for a Critical Skills Work Visa to…

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Employment Foreign National South Africa Visa
If you have been posted to Mozambique with a reputable employer, it is likely that you have medical cover included in your employment package. But you should be aware of certain risks specific to your location and take all necessary precautions to ensure you stay happy and healthy while working away from home. Hospital facilities are generally poor…

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Expat life Health Mozambique
If you’re preparing for a contract beyond the borders of South Africa, you’re probably thinking about any immunisations you may need, what clothes to pack, what your accommodation will be like, etc. The last thing on your mind may be your financial arrangements. Your credit and debit cards work abroad; you’re sorted. Or are you? T…

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Your hobbies are what?!

Posted 434 days ago
We all know how important a CV is. It’s the first impression a prospective employer has of us; it is the shop window of our proposition, the advertisement for our skills. Why then are so many CVs positively cringe-worthy? If you employ people, it’s likely that you have seen a fair number of CVs in addition to your own. We’d love to know – w…

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Contract Employment CV Employment Interview Tips
Congratulations! You’ve secured a contract in Mozambique. Even if you’ve visited before as a tourist or holiday-maker, here are some things you should know about life in Mozambique.   Weather or not Whether you’re used to Cape Town’s rain or Joburg’s cold in winter, you should find Mozambique’s weather pleasant all year round. Its …

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Expat life Know before you go Mozambique Travel

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