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iSchoolAfrica's digital learning initiative changes the lives of 100,000 learners
iSchoolAfrica's digital learning initiative changes the lives of 100,000 learnersArticle

With its focus on opening the potential of the online world and enabling a digital future for under-resourced communities...

1 day ago

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in Gauteng
Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in GautengArticle

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited has announced the progress made on Routine Road Maintenance projects across Gauteng's three metropolitan areas of Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane.

30 Mar 2021

Omni HR Consulting partners with The Woman and Youth Empowerment Trust
Omni HR Consulting partners with The Woman and Youth Empowerment TrustArticle

June 2020 saw Omni HR formalise its partnership with the WYE Trust, after working in partnership with the organisation since its inception in 2018...

Issued by Omni HR Consulting 2 Mar 2021

Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labour
Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labourArticle

The Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to redress high numbers of foreign nationals employed in unskilled occupations by putting more locals to work...

Donné Nieman 1 Mar 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

False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sector
False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sectorArticle

As part of the its strategic goals, False Bay TVET College recognises that more must be done to address climate change and global warming...

Issued by False Bay College 29 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

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

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REDZ and their role in a just energy transitionArticle

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) have a key role to play in the South Africa's just energy transition, creating priority areas for investment in the electricity grid and increasing South Africa's green energy map...

18 Jan 2021

4 reasons a business should consider franchising
4 reasons a business should consider franchisingArticle

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

Seani Ramabulana 14 Jan 2021

Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operation
Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operationArticle

Enel Green Power RSA's (EGP RSA) 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape has reached commercial operation and is expected to generate 460GWh of energy annually...

29 Dec 2020

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Now is the time to relook approaches to addressing the land issueArticle

As the year draws to a close, it is worthwhile to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2020 in land reform.

18 Dec 2020

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth
Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growthArticle

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

17 Dec 2020

Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transfer
Tlhabane Square maximising community impact with local procurement, skills transferArticle

Tlhabane Square in Rustenburg is a new mixed-use precinct being developed by the Public Investment Corporation, project managed by Betts & Townsend and constructed by Trencon / WBHO in a 70/30 joint venture.

7 Dec 2020

Building a post-pandemic construction sector
Building a post-pandemic construction sectorArticle

It is widely accepted that the best way for the government to stimulate the economy, thus ensuring its quick recovery, is by developing and executing an infrastructure-led economic recovery plan...

Cyril Gamede 26 Nov 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

Business must band together to support infrastructure development and better service delivery
Business must band together to support infrastructure development and better service deliveryArticle

Municipalities are the most basic units of government. Tasked with providing basic services and fostering development in the regions they control, they have the challenging role of mobilising their economic resources and using them to improve the lives of all citizens by providing basic services necessary for good health, well-being and human dignity...

Issued by SAICA 12 Nov 2020

The impact of partnerships and collaborations for small businesses
The impact of partnerships and collaborations for small businessesArticle

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together'...

Khathutshelo Mufamadi 21 Oct 2020

Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector
Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sectorArticle

A unique project focused on providing technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa has been launched...

20 Oct 2020

Is there room for 'disruptive' business forums in the construction industry?
Is there room for 'disruptive' business forums in the construction industry?Article

Business forums are accused of disrupting and invading building sites, but a recent panel discussion suggests they are here to stay...

14 Oct 2020

Reflecting on the future of SA's digital shift
Reflecting on the future of SA's digital shiftArticle

Although it is undeniably difficult to look back to February 2020 while still in the midst of a global pandemic, reflection can, in fact, reveal the many positive developments (and lessons) that the crisis has brought...

Ryan Jamieson 15 Sep 2020

Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programme
Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programmeArticle

According to Neo Mahabane, Madelien van Niekerk and Maria Magagula - members of communal property associations (CPAs), government-driven land reform programmes will falter if women from beneficiary communities do not play a central role...

24 Aug 2020

Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growth
Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growthArticle

As South Africa's unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern...

19 Aug 2020

Big boost for chemical services company
Big boost for chemical services companyArticle

Edge Growth has announced a partnership with entrepreneurial company Massive Quantum, which procures and supplies raw chemical materials and engineering products to South Africa and its neighbouring states...

Issued by Edge Growth 29 Jul 2020

Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boost
Philippi's urban agri project gets R40m investment boostArticle

"The purpose of the project is to revitalise small and medium-business urban farming, offer training, and increase job opportunities in Philippi."

20 Jul 2020

Now is the time to beef up development of youth say leading practitioners
Now is the time to beef up development of youth say leading practitionersArticle

Leading youth development practitioners at a webinar hosted last week by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entity Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) called for the support of South Africa's youth now to realise society's needs in the future...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 17 Jul 2020

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output. Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images
South Africa would gain from co-operation among Brics countries on beneficiationArticle

South Africa needs a sounder mineral beneficiation policy to tackle the challenges the country faces, particularly rising unemployment. Its beneficiation policy is not very demanding and isn't pursued with any vigour...

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke 17 Jul 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems
Housing crisis more complex than it seemsArticle

The outrage over the recent violent eviction of a naked Bulelani Qholani from his shack in eThembeni near Empolweni, Khayelitsha, on 1 July by the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU), will fade in time...

Jens Horber 7 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to greater food security
#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to greater food securityArticle

The MAMAS Alliance CSI Agency, together with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), are embracing the well-known "Give a man a fish" proverb, connecting corporates with grassroots NGOs to start or strengthen community market gardens...

Sindy Peters 6 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How tending a food garden lends to food securityArticle

The MAMAS Alliance CSI Agency, together with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), are embracing the well-known "Give a man a fish" proverb, connecting corporates with grassroots NGOs to start or strengthen community market gardens...

Issued by 6 Jul 2020

Dr Tony Igboamalu named SAPSA Young Engineering Professional of the Year
Dr Tony Igboamalu named SAPSA Young Engineering Professional of the YearArticle

Dr Tony Igboamalu, currently employed by Aurecon, has been named the South African Professional Services Awards Young Engineering Professional of the Year for 2019/2020...

29 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]Article

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

Alan Knott-Craig 1 Jun 2020

IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies
IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companiesArticle

In the context of Africa's digital transformation, the next generations must be trained in the future professional requirements induced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Laurent Sarr 30 Mar 2020

Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SA
Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SAArticle

Discover how The Hope Factory is empowering individuals to become financially independent through the story of beneficiary Unathi Kolanisi...

Kelly Sin Hidge, Issued by SAICA 18 Mar 2020

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Partnerships, sector stability and access to markets key to unlocking full potential of SA's agri sectorArticle

It is no secret that the country's agriculture sector is in recession having contracted in the first three-quarters of 2019. But this is a sector with the potential to address unemployment on a major scale...

John Hudson 3 Mar 2020

4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hear
4 Budget Speech announcements the Education sector wants to hearArticle

On Wednesday 26 February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will present the 2020 National Budget to South Africa. There are many pressing issues that the minister will need to address, but these should not drown out the ongoing public schooling challenges our country is currently facing...

24 Feb 2020

Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace
Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplaceArticle

As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers is now entering and shaping today's workforce. Born between 1995 and 2009, iGen (or Gen Z) is the first global generation of digital natives...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 19 Feb 2020

Newly launched agricultural development agency to bring industry players together
Newly launched agricultural development agency to bring industry players togetherArticle

The launch of the Agricultural Development Agency at the Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo in Pretoria has been heralded as a landmark in the history of South Africa. The new organisation will be a private business initiative that will work closely with the government in all aspects of agriculture...

19 Feb 2020

SA colleges to benefit from Germany
SA colleges to benefit from GermanyArticle

Germany has agreed to identify a few technical colleges in South Africa to work with, in an attempt to develop skills and create more jobs in the country...

10 Feb 2020

Theresa Ackerman
Tech-driven healthcare will optimise costsArticle

Healthcare costs continue to increase year on year, putting both private and public sector healthcare organisations under pressure...

Theresa Ackerman 22 Jan 2020

Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure
Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructureArticle

First Technology National has provided Bidvest International Logistics with modern solutions to upgrade and support legacy technology that has been posing a potential risk to import and export legislation and data documentation

13 Jan 2020

Enhanced skills for legal professionals lead to better outcomes
Enhanced skills for legal professionals lead to better outcomesArticle

A newly released title is set to change the way legal professionals tackle the drafting of pleadings...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Dec 2019

Rocks and Flatland named best films at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival Awards
Rocks and Flatland named best films at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival AwardsArticle

UK film Rocks was named 'Best Film' at the the 2019 Joburg Film Festival Awards, while South African film Flatland took home the 'Best African Film' award...

25 Nov 2019

What to expect from the 2019 Cheers Festival
What to expect from the 2019 Cheers FestivalArticle

The fifth annual Cheers Festival will be held at Trimpark in Potchefstroom on 30 November 2019...

7 Nov 2019

Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provision
Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provisionArticle

Recent research shows that the youth in South Africa have the potential to make a critical difference in their communities if government and civil society structures engage constructively and partner with young people...

Dr Cephas Mutami 31 Oct 2019

Sappi Southern Africa awarded for export and investment in KZN
Sappi Southern Africa awarded for export and investment in KZNArticle

Sappi Southern Africa has been recognised for their contribution to promoting export competitiveness, having taken top honours at the 2019 KZN Exporter of the Year Awards...

Issued by Sappi 30 Oct 2019

Skills shortage: Why expats should be part of the solution
Skills shortage: Why expats should be part of the solutionArticle

The last few years have seen many South Africans seeking greener pastures, leaving companies with a great shortage in highly skilled labour. However, those who have left can be instrumental in eliminating the skills gaps in the country...

21 Oct 2019

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