Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space.
While many South Africans see a New Year as the perfect time to look for a job, temptation to throw a few exaggerations - and lies into your resume in order to stand out from all other applicants may be at an all-time high.
In business, we all have a love/hate relationship with our competition. Sure, we recognise that competition is good for the development of new products and services and that competition makes us stronger as we seek to better ourselves to outdo our competition.
It’s becoming increasingly evident that we live in an unaccountable society. When political and business leaders including State Presidents avoid holding themselves accountable for their words and actions, there is little hope of getting accountability from anyone else.