How we do business is what really counts

Thermaspray isn’t just about coatings, it’s about substance It may well be that the key to creating social change and correcting imbalances in the distribution of health, wealth and prosperity for all, is less a matter of changing what we do, but changing how we do it.  Instead of thinking we need to change the way we do business all at once – which can tend to overwhelm us – it is often a matter of changing one small thing at a time, and so doing what we can; incrementally.  The Read more...

March Monthly Job Assignments

Things have been busy which is always good, and there has been a fair amount of activity in Enshrine, bolstered by our expanding network of partners in SA and abroad. Evidence of this activity can be found in our latest Available Opportunities Portfolio which is available here and includes opportunities from our 3 active partners in Cape Town and one in Dubai (an exciting recent addition to our network!).  We do hope that you will derive benefit from this increased scope of potential. By Read more...

Lurgi South Africa contributes to Open Africa

Lurgi South Africa contributes to Open Africa as beneficiary for funds resulting from Enshrine Placements’ Socio-Economic Development Strategy. Open Africa knows that one of the greatest needs amongst emerging businesses in South Africa at the moment is job creation, capacity building and connecting to a market to ensure their success and long term sustainability. One of the greatest needs in South Africa is emerging enterprises as high unemployment figures and job creation take centre stage. Read more...

Making Wavicles: Mandela’s Gift to Humanity

The 18th of July is Nelson Mandela’s birthday, which inevitably reminds of us his gift of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ – and at this time many of us may find ourselves subject to thinking negatively about it, because nearly 20 years down the line South Africa is still struggling to make sense of itself.  Have faith, Mandela’s ‘rainbow nation’ is an extremely complex social construct and it is one that really points to the evolution of consciousness on a global scale.  Let us keep the faith Read more...

CV tips to make you shine

Your CV is a bit like a herald you send on ahead to spread the word, a signal you transmit to inform others about what value you have to offer.  It has to make a comprehensive case for you in your absence, it has to be cogent and cut to the quick because you are not there in person to validate or justify anything it contains.  Your CV must speak for you, on your behalf, by speaking for itself; in other words it must be a legitimate ambassador and avid promoter of your merit and worth. In all Read more...

ENEX – Recruitment Without Borders

Early this year I met with Ian Irvin, Honorary Life President of ENEX Executive Search, while he was in South Africa from the UK to visit his daughter in Hout Bay.  We spent a number of inspiring hours together in the coffee lounge of The Protea Hotel President in Bantry bay, during which time Ian sold me on the idea of ENEX and their vision into the future.  Warm and approachable, with a giving nature, Ian shared his journey in executive search in the UK with me, and painted a dynamic picture Read more...

Open Africa

Enterprise Investment partners One of the Enterprise Investment partners we currently support is Open Africa, an inspirational and award-winning social enterprise founded under the patronage of late state president, Nelson Mandela. Open Africa envisions a different world where authentic and unexpected experiences for travellers translate into opportunity for rural people. Open Africa meets the need for job creation, small business development and rural development in rural areas across Southern Read more...

Thandanani

Thandanani is another initiative we are privileged to support; it is an orphanage which is run as a non-profit organisation by a small but highly dedicated team of supporters.  Thandanani means “love each other”; a name that eloquently captures the humanitarian intent behind this life-changing enterprise which provides assistance to orphans and other disadvantaged children from selected homes; many of whom are infected and affected by AIDS or abuse. The children at the centre are given food Read more...

Powering Up Emerging Enterprises

Powering Up Emerging Enterprises Posted by Caryn on July 29, 2011 in News One of the greatest needs amongst emerging businesses in South Africa is capacity building and connecting to a market, to ensure their success and long term sustainability. And emerging enterprises are one of the greatest needs South Africa has right now, as high unemployment figures and job creation take centre stage. Open Africa is responding to this need amongst the 2 600 enterprises in its network of 62 travel Read more...

Adding to the Treasure Trove

Adding to the Treasure Trove Posted by John on May 14, 2011 in News Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere (Chinese Proverb) When we create the right conditions for learning to take place it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: we learn how to learn and then … we can learn anything.  The future of South Africa and its colourful people will, to a large extent, be determined by the quality of learning we pass on to our children.  If we can improve the education even Read more...