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More than ever we need to take time to reflect, so we can guide future footsteps.

October 21, 2022

Shining Panda Anti-Corruption Stories

October 17, 2022

Winning Opportunity For Young South Africans

Who wouldn’t want to be able to live anywhere and not have to worry about the stigma attached to having the infamous ‘green mamba’ South African passport?
September 9, 2022

The Distell Case Study

The Distell case study is an excellent example of a 2030 Agenda and SDG prioritisation framework that has a value chain orientated perspective.
September 9, 2022

The Scatec Solar Case Study

Companies are working hard with local communities to drive positive impact on the 2030 Agenda.
September 9, 2022

The Old Mutual Case Study

Every company participating in the voluntary national review is making a concerted effort to positively impact education levels.
September 9, 2022

The AngloGold Ashanti Case Study

September 9, 2022

The Investec Case Study

September 9, 2022

The Nedbank Case Study

September 9, 2022

The Anglo American SA Case Study

September 9, 2022

The MTN Case Study

September 9, 2022

The Standard Bank Case Study

September 9, 2022

The Mondi Case Study

February 18, 2021

How to optimise your B-BBEE Skills Development (SD) spend at financial year-end

Click here for our helpful infographic to give you an overview of how to maximise your return. It is that time of the year to get those []
February 18, 2021

Exploring Human Capital Management Trends During Covid

In February 2020, Time Magazine highlighted our first trend – the rapid rise of the remote worker – with their headline: ‘The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Become []
February 15, 2021

Move Your Accredited Training Courses Online Fast

Accredited training providers that have not been able to pivot their face-to-face training to an online format are losing out! If you have seen a drop []
February 11, 2021

Should You Outsource Your Learning Platform?

Empanda has been supporting an outsourced digital learning platform since 2017. This came about almost by accident, when one of our clients needed to host a []
January 19, 2021

Free Diagnostic: Are You Instilling a Coaching Mindset Whilst Leading Your Virtual Team?

We are a world in crisis! As well as serious implications for people’s health, COVID-19 is continuing to have a profound impact on businesses and economies []
December 8, 2020

Challenges South Africa Faces while pivoting toward eLearning

While students in many countries are pivoting into online learning like veritable ducks taking to the water, South Africa faces some unique challenges. Our internet costs []
September 30, 2020

How kickstarting one CEO became an energising programme to support healthy remote work everywhere.

They say in life it’s the people who cross your path that lead you to great victories. Here’s a little background on one of them…     []
August 31, 2020

My journey to finding and expanding myself

At the end of 2015 chanting and beautiful vibrations wafted into my life providing me with the path that I needed to address my anxiety, fears []
August 7, 2020

Become the Next E-Learning Wizard

The world has changed rapidly. The new normal is learning everything through online portals and platforms. So, the time has come to leave insecurities and the []
July 31, 2020

Should you consider joining the online learning revolution?

Empanda was born in the maelstrom of a massive digital transformation programme that had a series of extremely aggressive training plans. We were forged in the []
July 20, 2020

The Empanda 2030 Agenda Journey: Time to Report Back

In 2016 Empanda joined the United Nations Global Compact, becoming a member of the GCNSA. This week is our 4th anniversary and it is time for []
August 27, 2019

What Leaders Really Want: The Road to Inspiration

In a perfect world, leaders lift, accelerate, inspire and motivate teams on a daily basis, ever guiding people and the world to higher levels of brilliance… []