Archive for: August, 2017

SAP: growth depends on digital skills investment

SAP digital skills investment

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESS leaders who have completed digital transformation projects across their entire organization report significant increases in employee engagement compared to those with more limited initiatives. This is according a new study by market leader in enterprise application software, SAP, indicating 64 percent of executives with broad-ranging digital initiatives say their employees are more […]

War results in Sudanese mental illness crisis

Sudanese mental illness crisis

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – A RAGING civil war in South Sudan has left a majority of about 2 million civilians displaced suffering mental health problems. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 80 percent of the displaced victims had endured psychosocial suffering since the crisis that […]

Kenya schools shut after teachers flee terror

Kenya schools

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 20 schools have been forced to close in Kenya as teachers flee heightened insecurity following conflict in northeast of the country. Thousands of children are now out of school. This is the aftermath of disputed elections whose outcome has been deadly. Non-governmental organisations reported that non-local […]

SMEs big winners at Eskom business investment competition

Company representatives of category winners at the Eskom Business Foundation 2017 Business Investment Competition IMAGE PROVIDED

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – REBA Chemicals, the Johannesburg-based company, has emerged the overall national winner of the 2017 Business Investment Competition (BIC). Selected by a panel of adjudicators Reba Chemicals’ innovation and business acumen ensured they stood out from 1 202 applications received for this year’s competition. The business, which was created […]

Microsoft partnership fights child labour in DRC

child labourer in DRC

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AN expanded partnership between Microsoft and Pact, the nongovernmental organisation, is poised to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On Wednesday, Microsoft made a new, three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address the problem. This builds on […]

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