Season’s Greetings and Happy 2020

From the Management and all Staff at Edge Group of Companies: “Celebrate the tradition of giving, the beauty of the season and a New Year of peace and happiness.” We wish you Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and a Happy New year! Note: Our offices will close from the 20th of December 2019 and reopen on…

Employment Equity – Minister threatening with the big stick

Latest statistics on Employment Equity that was released on 27 August 2019 only showed marginal movement to diversity over the last 20 years.   The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report for 2018 still reflects a picture where top, senior and professionals are still dominated by white men in the workplace. White men represented just…

Lying on your CV – Now you can go to jail

The day has finally arrived.The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, 2019, was recently signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Under the Amendments Act, job seekers lying on their CV could get a hefty fine or up to five years in jail or both. As  professionals in the recruitment industry, we are often faced…

Unemployment. Have we reached the point of no return?

The current unemployment rate has reached a staggering 29% putting South Africa at the forefront of a national crises. These recently published results are at a 16 year high with 6.7 million unemployed people in this country and more than 70% of unemployed people being in the job market for a year or longer. Approximately 150 thousand graduates…

How to stay relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is well and truly underway and technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning, are advancing at speed. Their presence is being felt across industries and the threat of job losses remains ever-present. The decision of Standard Bank to close more than one hundred branches nationally is a…

PODCAST: Confused about the term Financial Emigration? Ask these questions!

Leaving South Africa either permanently or on contract? Confused about the term Financial Emigration? These are the questions you should be asking yourself and your financial advisor! Listen to our latest Podcast: Debbie Colhoun Director of Filotimo Resourcing, part of the Edge Group of Companies, chats to Johannes Landman a Director and Shareholder at Omega…