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SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 looms
SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 loomsArticle

When it comes to the SMMEs in the fishing industry, the barrier to entry remains high...

4 May 2021

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CT
Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CTArticle

The City of Cape Town yesterday launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme - a work placement initiative that aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents...

29 Apr 2021

Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bn
Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bnArticle

The Department of Tourism, working together with the industry, developed the plan, outlining a set of interventions to ignite the recovery of the sector, and to place it on a path to long-term sustainability...

23 Apr 2021

Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable future
Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable futureArticle

With climate change on the rise and our planet's finite resources in the spotlight, sustainability is an issue that should be on everyone's mind. Finding ways to look after the Earth and solutions to ensure a brighter future for generations to come is becoming more of a concern for ordinary people and businesses.

Issued by LG 22 Apr 2021

Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountants
Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountantsArticle

Saica Enterprise Development (Saica ED) implemented an accounting graduate training programme for 48 unemployed accounting graduates, this programme formed an integral part of the Khulisa iBiznis Programme...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industryArticle

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

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4IR in mining might not mean job lossesArticle

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

Harbour Arch development
Absa adds another R1.43bn to Harbour Arch developmentArticle

In one of its largest deals in recent years, the Absa Commercial Property Finance division has provided a loan of R1,43bn, in addition to an existing facility of R210m, to develop the first tower of the Harbour Arch project ...

31 Mar 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture
Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agricultureArticle

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

Edu-Supply is leveraging the e-commerce sector with new income opportunities
Edu-Supply is leveraging the e-commerce sector with new income opportunitiesArticle

The e-commerce sector has seen a lot of growth this past year due to high demands from customers to shop from anywhere in the world, making their lives more convenient...

Refilwe Rakgomo, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 25 Mar 2021

Desperate job seekers turn to hacking forums for work opportunities
Desperate job seekers turn to hacking forums for work opportunitiesArticle

With unemployment rates rising worldwide due to the pandemic, more and more people are turning to the darknet for work...

23 Mar 2021

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy
8 bidders for emergency power projects announcedArticle

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced eight new preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Programme (RMIPPP)...

19 Mar 2021

Proudly South African partners with SA Music Awards for Sama27
Proudly South African partners with SA Music Awards for Sama27Article

Proudly South African has entered a partnership with the South African Music Awards (Sama) for Sama27; the 27th instalment of the awards.

18 Mar 2021

National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artists
National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artistsArticle

Some 1 215 practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector are receiving much needed relief as the National Arts Council (NAC) starts the distribution of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) grants to successful beneficiaries.

16 Mar 2021

Digital transformation redefines the workplace
Digital transformation redefines the workplaceArticle

Digital transformation is using technology to radically improve the performance and reach of an organisation. When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when it's not, all you have is a really fast caterpillar...

Issued by GO Content Lab 16 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodation
#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodationArticle

Lucas Tsholofelo Mohaswa saw a gap in the student accommodation market and promptly set to work on Reslocate, the latest local proptech platform to hit the market...

Sindy Peters 11 Mar 2021

Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economy
Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economyArticle

Since its launch in 2018, the activities of the Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant have added R8.1bn into the economy of Ekurhuleni and the Gauteng City Region's Gross Domestic Product...

4 Mar 2021

We're mastering circularity - beyond the beverage industry!
We're mastering circularity - beyond the beverage industry!Article

Mpact Versapak receives the prestigious Petco award for launching a 100% post-consumer recycled PET food punnet...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 Mar 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recoveryArticle

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

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Safeguarding LNG operations in MozambiqueArticle

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

Charnè Hundermark 20 Feb 2021

Film industry shows sign of recovery as permit numbers grow
Film industry shows sign of recovery as permit numbers growArticle

The City of Cape Town's Film Permit Office has revealed they are currently facilitating and monitoring 10 productions, including four feature films and six television series...

18 Feb 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out
AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now outArticle

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?
Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?Article

Despite President Ramaphosa's optimistic analogies of fynbos re-emerging after fire, 2021's State of the Nation Address made it clear that South Africa...

Tony Clarke 16 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

Sacap launches Bachelor of Social Work degree
Sacap launches Bachelor of Social Work degreeArticle

As a frontrunner in educating innovative change agents, Sacap (The South African College of Applied Psychology) has launched a Bachelor of Social Work degree...

Issued by SACAP 5 Feb 2021

D&AD collaborates with Chivas Regal on latest New Blood Quickfire brief
D&AD collaborates with Chivas Regal on latest New Blood Quickfire briefArticle

D&AD has announced the second of its New Blood Quickfire briefs, short-form versions of traditional New Blood briefs set over six-week periods that offer more flexible opportunities for emerging talent to impress industry leaders during the pandemic...

3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spacesArticle

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holdsArticle

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind - for example, IoT, AI, and robots. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 14 Jan 2021

#StartupStory: JDP Corp, a tech startup tailored for the fitness world
#StartupStory: JDP Corp, a tech startup tailored for the fitness worldArticle

Technology has seamlessly integrated into the world of fitness over the past few years. Adding to this harmony is a new workout bench called Digi Smart Bench that can be controlled electronically and through an app...

Imran Salie 14 Jan 2021

Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector
Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sectorArticle

For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste managementArticle

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatments
Section 12J investments more beneficial than only their tax treatmentsArticle

The government's tax-incentive to boost economic growth - Section 12J of the Income Tax Act - gives investors more than a mere tax benefit...

Renier de Wit 28 Dec 2020

Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government interventionArticle

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: How UbuntuCare is helping women in impoverished areas earn an income
Covid-19 pandemic: How UbuntuCare is helping women in impoverished areas earn an incomeArticle

Thanks to non-profit initiative UbuntuCare, more than 300,000 cloth masks have been distributed to vulnerable communities throughout the Western Cape...

18 Dec 2020

NWU Career Centre: Save these dates
NWU Career Centre: Save these datesArticle

With more than 2000 students attending the North-West University's (NWU's) Virtual Career Fairs in 2020, the Career Centre promises to pull out all the stops in 2021...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 10 Dec 2020

ERRP to revitalise post-Covid building industry
ERRP to revitalise post-Covid building industryArticle

The government's plans for construction industry revitalisation through the South African Economic Reconstruction and Economic Plan (ERRP) are in line with the global trend...

David Gelb & Stephen Arrow 9 Dec 2020

Covid-19 in South Africa: what are the key learnings for SMEs?
Covid-19 in South Africa: what are the key learnings for SMEs?Article

Crises force change, and in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world as we knew it was thrust into systemic and abrupt change. In many cases, this change triggered existential threats to organisations, both large and small...

Karl Westvig 9 Dec 2020

Reasons to stay positive in the face of unemployment
Reasons to stay positive in the face of unemploymentArticle

Despite Stats SA's recently released Quarterly Labour Force Survey recording an unemployment high of 30.8%, all is not lost. The de-escalation to level one of the government's Covid-19 risk-adjusted strategy since the beginning of October, and further easing of lockdown regulations has started to breathe life back into the economy with employment in many sectors increasing...

3 Dec 2020

NEDAs winner ZHAC Construction offers advice on business growth, embracing opportunities
NEDAs winner ZHAC Construction offers advice on business growth, embracing opportunitiesArticle

Maintenance and construction company ZHAC Construction was a recent winner in this year's National Enterprise Development Awards...

27 Nov 2020

Why building your personal brand can help you stand out in the job market
Why building your personal brand can help you stand out in the job marketArticle

Undoubtedly, in today's competitive job market, there is no room for being just another face in the crowd. You have to separate yourself from the competition and be more appealing to potential employers. It's much easier to achieve this if you create a personal brand for yourself...

Lerato Songelwa 26 Nov 2020

Johnson Controls addresses HVAC skills shortage with learnership programme
Johnson Controls addresses HVAC skills shortage with learnership programmeArticle

With the goal of developing technical skills within the heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) industry, Johnson Controls has rolled out a human capacity development and empowerment programme...

23 Nov 2020

EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathon
EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathonArticle

The EPF Tech Hub is a local NPO committed to harnessing emerging technologies like AI, big data, fintech and IoT to build solutions that address the key challenges in South Africa, such as unemployment, urbanisation, rural development, and water and energy challenges...

20 Nov 2020

#GEW2020: Entrepreneurship is a way of life for many
#GEW2020: Entrepreneurship is a way of life for manyArticle

"Know what you want and be prepared to have your own beliefs challenged. Understand that failure is not finality, but dwelling on it is the quickest way to derail your future success," says intrepid entrepreneur and businessman Michael Pretorius...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Nov 2020

Tycho Moncks, managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.
8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SAArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas engine power plant to support more renewables into the South Australian power system
Breathing new life into Eskom's old power stationsArticle

Eskom has called for proposals to repurpose its decommissioned coal-fired power stations, providing opportunities to devise creative solutions to what would otherwise become a major financial burden for the utility...

10 Nov 2020

New research: Huge ICT entry-level job demand for 2021
New research: Huge ICT entry-level job demand for 2021Article

A recently released survey by Harambee Youth Employment forecasts that 66,000 jobs will be in demand in digital and ICT in the next year, two-thirds of which are entry-level roles. Here are the specific jobs that will be sought-after...

4 Nov 2020

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