April 2020

IIG President’s new role and collaboration plans with GWII

The Insurance Institute of Gauteng recently celebrated the inauguration of their new President, Darryl Grater. Darryl Grater has been an IIG councillor since 2017, was appointed as the IIG’s Deputy President for 2019, and is now stepping in as IIG’s President for 2020. Stepping in as the new President, Grater tells us about himself, what Read More

GWII hosts first Leaderwalk of 2020

In collaboration with Business Engage and the 30% Club, GWII hosted its first Leaderwalk of 2020. The Leaderwalk concept nurtures the advancement of senior management and aspiring leaders by providing a platform to share expertise, master skillsets and cement networks. Themed “The Future is Human” – guest speaker Brad Shorkend, a futurist and business agitator Read More

Gender transformation: Past, present and future

South Africa is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, but yet we still can’t shake gender inequalities that have been existing for years. Even though progress is evident locally, there is still a lot of work to be done. A survey conducted by Old Mutual Unit Trusts (in 2019) among almost 500 South Read More

Networking do’s and don’ts

In an article by Louise Garver, an award-winning, certified resume writer and executive career coach, she points out the 7 networking mistakes that people should avoid. She mentions that there is little room for error when it comes to networking. Competition is higher at the executive level than most as there are fewer jobs at Read More

Fatal cases of cervical cancer could be avoided

According to obstetrician Dr Howard Manyonga, almost all fatal cases of cervical cancer could be avoided if women are screened regularly… The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) reports that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of female cancer in South Africa, with one in every 42 women being diagnosed annually. Cervical Cancer Awareness Read More

Chemical in soaps and toothpastes linked to osteoporosis in women

Research has linked triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical in soaps, hand sanitisers, toothpaste, and mouthwash, to osteoporosis in women… This is according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It may be a good idea to check the label of your soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash and hand sanitisers Read More

Can I breastfeed my child at work?

Yes. Find out more about breastfeeding and the law in this article. Many women work during pregnancy and many return to work while they are still breastfeeding. However, some women think that they need to give up their work in order to breastfeed their children. Others find it difficult to find a space to breastfeed Read More