National Budget speech 2019 – Highlights

On the 20th of February 2019, the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered the national budget speech for 2019. As Mboweni highlighted in his speech, the aim of the 2019 budget is to achieve a higher rate of economic growth; increase tax collection; establish reasonable, affordable expenditure; stabilise and reduce debt; reconfigure state-owned enterprises; and manage the public sector wage bill. Find out more here.

creating an effective business plan

This article series will help you create a business plan. It includes a business plan template to guide your business through the start-up or growth phase, a search for capital, or any other endeavour your small business undertakes. We've distilled the typical business plan template into seven key elements. For each and every element you will find a description, instructions for creation and, for many, tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

 

Why are communication skills important in management?

Not sure why you need to be a good communicator? Well, being a manager means that you have to do more than, well, manage people. You need to be able to communicate clearly and build a relationship with your colleagues and employees. If you do not improve your interpersonal and communication skills, you might find that your employees are unable to speak to you about issues they might be facing. Outlined in this article are just some of the reasons why communication is important to management.