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South Africa South Africa: Employment Services Act (ESA)’s Impact on Job Vacancies
In a bid to raise productivity, reduce unemployment and ensure training for unskilled or marginally-skilled workers, the South African government recently introduced the Employment Services Act (ESA) 4 of 2004, says Gareth Cremen, partner at Ramsay Webber Attorneys. The Employment Services Act 4 of 2004 will regulate the registration of private employment agencies with the inclusion of labour brokers. The enforcement of the Act will be through a Public Employment Service which will be establish ...
South Africa South Africa: More Jobs as BPO Takes Off
The South African BPO industry is poised for further growth in 2015, with Business Process enabling South Africa (BPeSA) estimating that a further 7 627 jobs will be created within offshoring by March next year. BPeSA’s most recent barometer shows that the industry already employs more than 23 500 people in offshore contact centres, with the Western Cape maintaining its presence as the largest offshore market in the country. According to Lisa Roos, business development executive at Merchants, ...
Uzbekistan Uzbek People's Democratic Party Supports Strengthening of Social Protection of Population
People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan considers its most important task to protect the interests of all segments of the population, which needs the targeted social support from the state and society, and improve the efficiency of the ongoing social reforms in the country, the chairman of the Central Council of People's Democratic Party Hotamzhon Ketmonov, who presented the election program of the party, said in an interview with “the People’s Word” newspaper.
India Indian Govt to Start Jal Gram Scheme in Every District
A village with utmost water scarcity in every district will be indentified as Jal Gram, said India’s Minister for Water Resources.
South Africa South Africa: Reutech Launches Book on Radar in South Africa
Reutech Radar Systems yesterday launched a new book detailing the history of radar in South Africa and 25 years of Reutech Radar Systems. Radar is celebrating 75 years in South Africa, with the first system tested in Johannesburg on 16 December 1939. Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) said that the history of radar in the country is closely intertwined with RRS and this is detailed in the book entitled RRS: 25 Years of Innovation.
South Africa South Africa: Satellite-Powered Tablet Delivers Education
Satellite solution provider Yazmi today announced a new e-learning scheme using a satellite-enabled tablet, the Odyssey, and Newtec’s multicast technology to deliver content via satellite to rural, remote and low income regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The end-to-end content delivery system aims to improve performance outcomes for students and teachers in areas where there is weak computing and Internet infrastructure. The first pilots of the technology are taking place in India (wi ...
Singapore Singapore Announces National Infocomm Awards 2014
Twelve private and public organisations have received the National Infocomm Awards (NIA). The winners were selected from 164 submissions.
Korea (Republic of) S. Korea: Gov't Pushing to Elevate Cyber Warfare into Military Operations
The government has been pushing to categorize cyberspace operations as de facto military ones under the control of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) commander as part of efforts to boost capabilities to counter growing security threats online, defense ministry officials said Monday.
Korea (Republic of) S. Korea: Financial Tech Market Hindered by Regulations
As shown by Apple Pay, Ali Pay and Bank Wallet Kakao, the mobile payment market is one of the very few sectors that is continuing to achieve a fast and steady growth ― a phenomenon that has led to the coining of the term “fintech,” a combination of “finance” and “technology.”
Japan Japanese Politicians Lock Horns over Economic Policy
Senior officials at Japan's ruling and opposition parties locked horns Sunday over whether the country should promote Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Abenomics economic policy.
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