The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) recently celebrated its 20th-anniversary. Mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management, Alderman James Vos, spoke at the event saying "The ICT sector is not only one of the fastest-growing industries but it also creates millions of jobs". To find out more about the anniversary, click here.
A second Box Shop was opened at Shanty Town in Midrand, Johannesburg.
The Box Shop is an 'access to market' initiative aimed at helping emerging black creative businesses create jobs, while supporting the goals of the Gauteng Township Economy Revitalisation Strategy.
The founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, Amanda Dambuza, was named the overall winner of this year's Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award. In second place was 5FM station manager Justine Cullinan, who won the Corportate Award.
The Ithala Development Finance Corporation held its annual Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business Awards at the Elangeni Hotel on 24 November 2016. Ithala launched the project in 2014 as a way to address the unemployment rate by encouraging the young people to consider self-employment as a job option.