Black-owned marketing agency, Avatar buys a stake in M&C Saatchi Abel

January 20, 2017

In what could be viewed as a first in the South African advertising agency space, Avatar Investment Holdings (AIH), owned by savvy duo Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane, has acquired a minority stake in top advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel. This deal will also see the latter acquire a stake in the empowered agency. Avatar […]

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NWU’s Professor Tshivhase appointed to GIF Senior Advisory Panel

January 19, 2017

Congratulatory messages came flocking in as soon as news came out that North West University’s Director of its Mafikeng Campus’ Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology (CARST), Professor Victor Tshivhase, was nominated and unanimously appointed to serve as a member on the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Senior Advisory Panel. One of the messages […]

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Ways technology can enhance government services

January 19, 2017

New-generation enterprise technologies have the potential to improve financial and operational management within Public Sector entities. These solutions can help enhance service delivery to citizens. This is according to Wipro Limited, an IT consulting and outsourcing company. Wipro’s Business Development Manager – Government and Public Services –  South Africa, John Mokiti, mentioned some of the most important […]

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BUSA announces the appointment of Tanya Cohen as new CEO

January 18, 2017

Tanya Cohen has been appointed as the new CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), for a three year term. Ms. Cohen was selected as the preferred candidate following a thorough recruitment process that was managed by professional executive recruitment firm, Spencer Stuart. Ms. Cohen brings to BUSA a wealth of expertise in the policy […]

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Business woman receives a lifetime award

December 12, 2016

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” These are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One would have thought he was about to narrate the story of Gloria Serobe, a business leader of a special kind. Serobe is the Executive Director of Women’s Investment Portfolio Holdings […]

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SA – Zambia Business forum coming to Freedom Park

December 6, 2016

Zambian President Edgar Lungu is on a state visit in South Africa. His visit is accompanied by a business forum which will be held along side the statesman’s engagements at Freedom Park. Discussions at the business forum will cover a range of sectors including agro-processing, infrastructure (construction, transport and Information Communication Technology), services and mining. Both […]

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Algeria invites South Africans for opportunities

December 5, 2016

The South African business delegation comprising over 100 businesspeople from different sectors visited Algeria to participate in the African Investment and Business Forum. The forum, which is attended by about 3 000 delegates from different African countries has been organised by the inter-sectorial organising committee headed by the Algerian Minister of State, as well as […]

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Cummins appoints new MD for Southern Africa

December 1, 2016

“My vision for Southern Africa is for us to exceed our customers’ expectations through world class professionalism from a diverse and highly motivated team.” These are the words of Thierry Pimi, the new Managing Director for Cummins Southern Africa. Pimi takes over from Schuyla Goodsen Bell who has now joined the US team as Vice […]

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B-BBEE ICT Sector Council and Codes Launched

November 8, 2016

The ICT sector Council was launched at Gallagher Estates yesterday during the GovTech annual event. This forms part of government’s efforts to broaden B-BBEE participation within the sector. Launching the Council, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele said the sector specific codes would open up participation by different groups within the sector. […]

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Why Black Management Forum gave JSE a thumb’s up

November 8, 2016

The Black Management Forum (BMF) has welcomed the decision by the JSE to include transformation as part of its listing requirements. The disclosure by companies on their progress as far as race and gender inclusivity will surely elevate transformation as a business imperative.  “We would firstly like to thank the JSE CEO, Nicky Newton-King, and […]

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