Public Works Minister TW Nxesi launches the Agrément South Africa as fully fledged legal entity

June 15, 2018

Public Works Minister TW Nxesi, MP, in partnership with the Agrément South Africa launched the Agrément South Africa as a fully-fledged legal entity of the Department of Public Works. The entity had previously utilised and undertook its technical assessments at the CSIR campus’s laboratories and test sites on behalf of the Department. The launch of […]

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Small-scale sugarcane farmers bear the brunt of sugar imports

June 14, 2018

Small-scale sugarcane farmers bear the brunt of sugar imports Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (13 June 2018): Over 60 black small scale sugarcane farmers who are members of the South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) yesterday arrived at Parliament – after an 18-hour bus journey from KwaZulu-Natal – to show their support for the sugar industry’s application to […]

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Schneider Electric celebrates World Environment Day

June 6, 2018

Schneider Electric South Africa, the global specialists in energy management and automation, celebrated its fifth annual Global Environment Event at the Pastoral Centre Pre-School and Crèche, in Kliptown, Soweto. Joining in the movement to support Earth Overshoot Day, Schneider Electric South Africa has taken the pledge to #MovetheDate. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when, […]

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Eskom invites entries for small business competition

May 18, 2018

The Eskom Development Foundation officially launched the 2018 edition of the Business Investment Competition (BIC) today in Johannesburg. Small businesses from all provinces are encouraged to enter and seize the opportunity to win their share of R1,3 million worth of prizes up for grabs in the competition, which they can use to elevate and grow […]

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Transnet interim board gets a thumbs up

May 16, 2018

The Chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Ms Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe, welcomes the appointment of the interim board at Transnet. The Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Pravin Gordhan, announced the appointment of five interim board members at Transnet, with Dr Popo Molefe as the interim board chairperson. They are Mr Louis Zeuner, Ms Ramasela […]

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Confidence levels positive for 2018 despite slowdown in government investment – CESA

May 15, 2018

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels for the first six months of 2018 are still very positive increasing in the last six months of this year. This despite the slowdown in […]

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Arts and Culture Committee saddened by passing of Sam Nzima

May 14, 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture is saddened by the passing of Mr Sam Nzima. Mr Nzima passed away in a Nelspruit hospital on Saturday, 12 May 2018. He is well-known for capturing of the iconic image of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising. Committee Chairperson Ms Xoliswa Tom said: “Mr Nzima played […]

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Committee on Small Business Development welcomes report that there is no plan to close down the department

May 11, 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development has welcomed report from Minister Lindiwe Zulu that there is no plan whatsoever to close down the Department of Small Business Development. The report came out during the committee meeting, in which the department was invited to urgently present its revised strategic plan. The committee needed a revised […]

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Eskom collaborates to support sustainable development at Trialogue Conference

May 10, 2018

Eskom has partnered with Trialogue, South Africa’s leading CSI consultancy, in a bid to bring together business, government, civil society and academics to collaborate and innovate at the 2018 Business in Society Conference, held 8 to 9 May at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. This year’s conference brought together approximately 450 delegates who explored a […]

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Parliament delegation ready to serve Africa at the Pan African Parliament

May 8, 2018

Parliament’s delegation, sworn in at the Pan African Parliament (PAP), is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the advancement of the legislative sector on the continent. The delegation, led by National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Ms Thandi Modise, was among 71 new Members of the PAP who were sworn in at the […]

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