South Africa has experienced significant water shortages since 2014, with heavy restrictions still in place in many parts of the country. IOL, 22 March 2020.
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The National Business Initiative (NBI) hosted a dialogue on Vision 2050, diving into roles and opportunities for business to help unlock the transformations that are needed to allow over 9 billion people to live well, within planetary boundaries by mid-century. WBCSD, 12 March 2020.
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) is becoming increasingly important as stakeholders place greater pressure on companies to ensure their business model is resilient and sustainable. Steve Nicholls, NBI’s Head of Environment participated in a panel discussion on Tuesday at FTI Consulting’s ESG engagement held in Johannesburg, along with other panel experts, Martin Porter, Dr Adrian Saville and Franita Neuville. View highlights here and click here to access the report.
ANALYSIS | Young and unemployed in SA: What’s being done, what’s working, and what’s still a barrier
Zyaan Davids Anter looks at pockets of progress being made in creating jobs for young people.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) supported by the Confederation of Danish Industry and Nedbank’s Eyethu Community Trust, in partnership with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA), GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Ekurhuleni East TVET College’s Artisan Skills Development Centre (ASDC), has started implementation of the Installation, Repair, and Maintenance (IRM) Initiative. Having completed a 12-week integrated work-readiness and basic plumbing training programme, provided jointly by Harambee and Ekurhuleni East College, 33 of the 37 candidates began their 6-month structured workplace-based learning on the 20th January 2020 with 13 plumbing companies, across Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. The remaining 4 candidates are awaiting confirmation of commencement dates. The next cohort of candidates will be starting in April 2020. Companies are invited to participate in this Initiative by contacting Cecil Macheke: Cecilm@nbi.org.za.
|The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, has commenced with the Gender Pay Gap Pilot, to develop a standardized methodology to calculate the gender pay-gap in South African companies. Understanding income disparities in South Africa requires applying economic models which reflect the gendered and racial aspects of the pay-gap. In addition to the NBI’s published report on Gender Equity in the Workplace, this pilot project will serve as a basis for the development of an online platform which will assist companies in assessing the extent of their income disparities. A report on key findings and insights of the pilot is set to be launched in July 2020. Companies interested in participating in this project are encouraged to contact: Khanyisa Nomoyi.|
Technical Assistance, Mentorship And Development (TAMDEV) is a Jobs Summit Business intervention whereby experienced retired and/or semi-retired individuals from the private sector support Government in the improvement of service delivery through the offering of technical assistance and mentorship. The importance of the TAMDEV programme was recently highlighted by the President at the BUSA Business Economic Indaba held last week, where he prioritised the need to strengthen the “capacity and capability of the State”. NBI’s previous call for Business to support this much needed programme resulted in a number of our members volunteering their time and resources to assist municipalities becoming functional. Companies who rely strongly on a functional municipality have incorporated the TAMDEV programme in their upliftment projects to ensure sustainability and a return on their efforts. TAMDEV is committed to partner with you in turning around our municipalities. To get involved, please contact: Ruth Troskie.
Minister Barbara Creecy leads South Africa’s delegation during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP25 in Spain. All Africa, 8 December 2019.
The Inaugural Old Mutual Partnership Awards took place last night on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. These awards have been created as a platform for recognising the partnerships that Old Mutual has developed with different stakeholders, with the collective aim of improving the lives of South Africans. The adjudication panel comprised of representatives from various OML business segments, including from their Marketing and Corporate Affairs Unit as well as Provincial Management Board executive sponsors. The National Business Initiative (NBI) is delighted to have received an award in the category of: Professional Association Industry/Body.