August 2021

Career women – success stories… Makhosazana Bambisa

Celebrating successful women for all their hard work and effort creates a pathway and steppingstone for aspiring women who seek guidance, motivation, and inspiration. Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) recently chatted to Makhosazana Bambisa – CFO at Stangen (King Price Insurance) about her journey and career in the financial services industry, what Stangen offers and Read More

A message from the GWII president this Women’s Day’

In celebration of Women’s Month, FAnews on behalf of Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) spoke to Catherine Pienaar, President of GWII, about her message of inspiration for the GWII women this Women’s Day. 2021… taking a toll on our roles “The year 2021 is shaping up to not be dissimilar to 2020, in that the Read More

GWII Mix & Mingle – GameShow Live

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted an online live game show, on Thursday 15 July, with sponsors Chubb and Discovery. Down for a little friendly competition, or just in it to win it, game show manics (teams of family and friends) experienced the thrill of a live game show in the comfort of their own Read More

The power to break down barriers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the inequalities that women continue to experience locally and globally. FAnews spoke to a few women in the industry about what these inequalities are and what women need to be focusing specifically on now, and in the future. Deepening inequalities “It was interesting for me to observe how Read More

A woman’s voice… a defining moment in history

COVID-19 has shone a brighter spotlight on the realities that women are faced with on a daily basis. A major one for some, according to Ncumisa Mtshali, Head of Human Resources at Bryte Insurance, being gender-based violence, which seemingly increased since the lockdown. Secondly, the majority of females in South Africa work in mainly informal Read More

I am Generation Equality

The theme for Women’s Day this year is “Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Helene Vermaak, Business Director and Co-Founder at corporate cultural experts The Human Edge says as long as Read More

Forget face masks – here is what self-care truly is

Self-care isn’t all face masks, bubble baths, incense, and glitter… The truth is, self-care is a spectrum and can range from the unenjoyable to the pleasurable. We want the benefits of this care without doing the groundwork, and unfortunately, there is no real care without the groundwork, which forces you to dig deep into yourself Read More

Rights of fixed term, part-time and other employees

An explanation of the rights of fixed-term, part-time and other employees. Who is an employee? An employment relationship exists when one person (“employee”) places his/her services at the use and control of another person (“employer”) in exchange for money (“compensation”). The employment relationship begins when the employer and employee agree on the terms and conditions Read More