What Can We Do About Racism in Schools

For many of us, it was shocking and deeply disturbing when, just weeks after the start of the 2015 school year here in South Africa, there were allegations of racial segregation at Curro Roodeplaat Private School in Pretoria. Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that this was not an isolated occurrence. In 2013, there were at least seven allegations of racism in schools across the country (Wilgehof Primary School, Paarl Gym rugby team, Bersig High School, Hendrina Combined School, Dr Viljoen Primary School, Rivonia Primary School, and Vergenoegd Primary School). Last year, there were the incidences of ‘blackface’ by University of Stellenbosch students and the racist attack by University of Cape Town students at a local shopping mall. […]

By | March 19th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments

Skills Development and the Digital Divide

Every organisation has faced the tough task of finding suitable skills. In South Africa, this skills gap is juxtaposed by a high unemployment rate, especially amongst the youth. This is an imbalance which shows the lack of skills development amongst the young available workforce in the past. Unlike other countries, we have the available people but still lack the necessary skills. […]

By | February 17th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Mandate Molefi Expands its Offering to Include Talent Solutions, Recruitement and Placement

After spending 15 years in the field of HR consulting with several Centres of Excellence viz. Culture Change, Values Alignment & Transformation EE, Diversity & Inclusion Organisational & Individual Assessments Leadership Development & Coaching HR Strategy, Skills Development & Labour Relations We have noticed that many of our clients are still faced with the challenge of finding right skills and resources at all levels in their organisation, therefore a logical progression into Talent Solutions is timeous and makes business sense. Many of our existing clients have approached us for advice and assistance in this area. […]

By | January 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Why is inclusion so hard?

Maybe it is because exclusion happens without us really thinking about it. We make choices, say things that come naturally to us. Inclusion, on the other hand, is a conscious action – we have to make an effort to behave inclusively. […]

By | November 3rd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Employment Equity Amendment Act

On Friday, 01 August 2014, the new Employment Equity amendment will be implemented. This will directly impact on your EE reporting and associated penalties for non-compliance. For more than 10 years Mandate Molefi Human Resource Consultants has been offering expert advice and support with regards to Employment Equity reporting, innovative strategies and training of employees and leaders. […]

By | July 29th, 2014|Blog, Events|0 Comments

Diversity and Inclusion in South Africa: Why is “Inclusion” missing?

  Following on from our first blog, which explored the difference between diversity and inclusion, we are interested in looking a bit more closely at some of the challenges preventing inclusive behaviour and attitudes in the workplace. In a recent article in the African Journal for Business Management, April defines inclusion as “creating empowering environments of difference, where people can be themselves, comfortably contributing their full selves and all the ways in which they differ from others, and respecting others without making it difficult for others to be their full selves.” (April et al., 2012) […]

By | May 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

How do the new BBBEE Codes affect my organisation?

New BBBEE Codes come into effect on 11 October 2014 with a transitional period extending until 11 April 2015.   What are the new provisions though and how do they affect organisations? The DTI has noted some progress on direct equity in the past 6 years but realized that existing legislation was misaligned with the Codes of [...]

By | April 2nd, 2014|Blog|11 Comments