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Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 3 days ago

Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu story
Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu storyArticle

Over the last 10 years at Dentsu, we have grown from 40 to 1,500 people regionally as well as expanding our regional footprint into 10 market startups resulting in over 33 affiliate local partners on the African continent...

Issued by Dentsu 3 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

#BehindtheBrandManager: Nokwe Ndwandwe of Nissan South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Nokwe Ndwandwe of Nissan South AfricaArticle

Ndwandwe talks about her role, recent campaigns she has worked on, her career, and the activities she engages in outside of work...

Imran Salie 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

New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the arts
New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the artsArticle

Showtime Management will present a new theatrical piece, African Pulse - Celebrating the Ndlovu Youth Choir, at Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg on Saturday, 1 May 2021.

19 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Employment stimulus helps to create 8,000 new jobs
Employment stimulus helps to create 8,000 new jobsArticle

The Presidential Employment Stimulus has assisted to create 8,000 new jobs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

12 Apr 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

Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemployment
Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemploymentArticle

Boomtown has taken aim at the city's high youth unemployment rates by more than doubling the intake for its graduate internship programme, Bayeza...

Issued by Boomtown 23 Mar 2021

CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-law
CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-lawArticle

The CoCT is reviewing the Informal Trading By-law and has invited the public to comment and provide suggestions by 30 April 2021 for the by-laws improvement...

19 Mar 2021

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to childrenArticle

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

Nokuthula Vilakati 15 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

#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneurs
#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneursArticle

The alarming loss of jobs during 2020 and the growing unemployment rate is what inspired Danielle Marais to open the doors of a non-profit organisation by the name of Walk In Freedom...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuild
Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuildArticle

Local clothing manufacturing businesses across Cape Town are launching an online development programme that is being supported with funding from the City of Cape Town...

8 Mar 2021

Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent
Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talentArticle

The Chivas Venture platform is returning to SA with a new format launching in collaboration with streetwear personality and Grade Africa founder Zaid Osman...

4 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economyArticle

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

What can small businesses learn from Covid-19 in South Africa?
What can small businesses learn from Covid-19 in South Africa?Article

A recent survey from FinFind, in partnership with Saica Enterprise Development (Saica ED) and various other partners, sampled 15,000 SMMEs across all sectors in all provinces and received a response rate of almost 10%...

Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 15 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Tackling compliance: A key focus area for small businesses
Tackling compliance: A key focus area for small businessesArticle

Which regulatory bodies are small businesses required to be compliant with...

Dhiraj Mathapersadh, Issued by SAICA 12 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobsArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

The future of Section 12J and the Sunset Clause by Grovest
The future of Section 12J and the Sunset Clause by GrovestArticle

Section 12J not only offers attractive returns to investors, but is structured to make a positive and significant impact on the economy by providing capital to both SME's and job creation...

Issued by Grovest 11 Feb 2021

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it right
An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightArticle

For the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, progress in education and enterprise development is the most direct means of improving the quality of life for South Africa's people and advancing the foundation's purpose to develop an inclusive and empowered society...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 11 Feb 2021

SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy Index
SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy IndexArticle

According to the latest PwC Net Zero Economy Index, a decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per annum is now required to keep...

10 Feb 2021

Why entrepreneurs and SMEs need professional advice
Why entrepreneurs and SMEs need professional adviceArticle

2020 saw an increase in entrepreneurship and small business startups. This is unsurprising given that Covid-19 has had a severe impact on our livelihoods...

10 Feb 2021

Over R400m to assist struggling ECDs
Over R400m to assist struggling ECDsArticle

As part of relief measures to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on early childhood development (ECD), Social Development will use R496 million to assist the sector, which is amongst the hardest hit...

8 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

11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021
11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021Article

We all discovered in 2020 that we cannot predict the future. We have learnt how we can position ourselves and our businesses better for what may lie ahead. The pandemic intensified or accelerated some of the 2020 trends we predicted.

Sasha-Lee de Bod 29 Jan 2021

Animation - a Covid-resistant industry
Animation - a Covid-resistant industryArticle

With the easing of lockdown regulations, the False Bay TVET College, 2D animation programme was able to host two, one day stop-frame animation workshops...

Cate Hunter, Issued by False Bay College 27 Jan 2021

Choose health and safety manager as a career
Choose health and safety manager as a careerArticle

The Department of Higher Education and Training recently gazetted the 2020 national list of occupations in high demand - and health and safety managers are one of them. The best news is that you don't need a university degree...

Issued by Nosa 27 Jan 2021

Basic Education commits to paying assistants' stipends
Basic Education commits to paying assistants' stipendsArticle

The Department of Basic Education says it is working with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) to ensure that all qualifying education assistants and general school assistants - who were employed in December and have submitted all the required documents - are paid this month...

25 Jan 2021

7 tips to opening doors to youth employment opportunities
7 tips to opening doors to youth employment opportunitiesArticle

As we face a fragile economy and constant state of anxiety compounded by a dire unemployment rate, Daniel Gibhard, CEO at SDC (Skills Development Corporation), believes we must look forward to what good can come from all this...

22 Jan 2021

Jacques Farmer, managing director, Prisma
Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effectiveArticle

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

Jacques Farmer 19 Jan 2021

Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economy
Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economyArticle

Section 12J funds are playing a crucial role in the re-booting of South Africa's economy by creating employment opportunities and saving businesses, while at the same time facilitating significant tax benefits to investors...

13 Jan 2021

Final call for applications: Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator
Final call for applications: Cape Skills and Employment AcceleratorArticle

The Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator project is focused on creating employment opportunities for youth and women in the clothing and textile industry in Cape Town over the next three years...

11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment
#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemploymentArticle

There are many factors affecting the global youth unemployment crisis. Tackling the situation starts with offering equal access to quality education...

Gabriel Hamuy 6 Jan 2021

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

3 ways to to get noticed by employers
3 ways to to get noticed by employersArticle

South Africa's unemployment rate is at 30.8% for the third quarter of 2020, reaching the highest rate in 17 years. As a new graduate looking to enter the job market, this type of news can be highly emotional and stressful...

Lebogang Tsotetsi 21 Dec 2020

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sectorArticle

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

Muhammad Ali Albakri 21 Dec 2020

Hollywoodbets, Lighthouse Foundation pledge R1m towards bursary project
Hollywoodbets, Lighthouse Foundation pledge R1m towards bursary projectArticle

As part of 'The Future is Bright' campaign, South African bookmaker Hollywoodbets and the Lighthouse Foundation - founded by local celebrity Nomzamo Mbatha, are expanding their support towards the tertiary education sector by investing a further R1m in 2021...

21 Dec 2020

Basic Education to implement three-year recovery plan
Basic Education to implement three-year recovery planArticle

The 2021 academic year will start on 25 January for teachers and 27 January for learners with a three-year curriculum recovery plan to make up for lost time due to Covid-19...

18 Dec 2020

YFM, Hollywoodbets R100k bursary project
YFM, Hollywoodbets R100k bursary projectArticle

YFM and South African bookmaker, Hollywoodbets, are showing their support of tertiary education by making a R100,000 investment in bursaries for 2021 through their "The Future is Bright" project...

17 Dec 2020

Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020. GettyImages
Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriouslyArticle

A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several employees and community members were treated for smoke inhalation...

Nontobeko Mtshali 11 Dec 2020

David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilot
David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilotArticle

SANParks has appointed Captain David Simelane as South Africa's first black game capture-rated pilot. Nicknamed 'Blackhawk', Simelane completed his game capture rating, which is an endorsement on his pilot license, with flying colours on 2 December 2020...

9 Dec 2020

Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisis
Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisisArticle

In 2021, Salesian Institute Youth Projects is set to launch a NEETs programme that aims to help marginalised youth off the streets and into training that will ensure their employability through skills development and internships.

4 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

SMME sector can restart economy, but needs support
SMME sector can restart economy, but needs supportArticle

South Africa's SMME sector has a significant role to play in jumpstarting the country's economic growth and minimising the recessionary effects of Covid-19, but it will need support from the financial sector, big business and government to exit the worst of the crisis...

1 Dec 2020

Chimera Creative rebrands as a social development enterprise
Chimera Creative rebrands as a social development enterpriseArticle

Chimera Creative is taking a fresh approach to gig work by rebranding as a social development enterprise to provide employment in the creative sector...

18 Nov 2020

W Cape to recruit over 20,000 school assistants
W Cape to recruit over 20,000 school assistantsArticle

As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is looking to recruit over 20,000 Education Assistants and General School Assistants for schools over the next few months...

16 Nov 2020

Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry
Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industryArticle

Retailers are now able to sell liquor for off-site consumption over the weekend and during all licensed trading hours...

12 Nov 2020

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