Land Rights Act declared invalid by Constitutional Court

September 27, 2016

New land claims have been put on ice for now after the Constitutional Court declared the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 invalid. What the Act is about  The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 reopened the land claims process in 2014 after the first window for land claims closed in […]

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“Fees must fall” vandalism reaches R600 million – Nzimande

September 27, 2016

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has condemned the destruction of university property, which has run into millions of rands. “We are now over R600 million [in] destruction… We are chasing R1 billion in property that has been destroyed over the last year and that we cannot afford (sic),” Minister Nzimande said. Minister […]

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Affordable housing backlog: What else can be done?

September 26, 2016

By Oupa Masilela Providing dignified housing is one of South Africa’s greatest challenges, but it’s being made harder by a slow economy. The problem is also aggravated by unemployment levels and inflation hikes, which threaten the disposable income levels of consumers. The abovementioned conditions make it difficult to fund the 1.5-million new housing opportunities targeted […]

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Tourism industry urged to cater for people with disabilities

September 26, 2016

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, says the tourism industry must become fully adapted to catering for people with disabilities. He said there is an urgent need to provide accessible airport transfers, wheelchair-adapted vehicles and appropriately designed streets and pavements to accommodate people with disabilities. “Hotel rooms, restaurants and other facilities must cater to the needs of […]

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Embrace digitalisation or die, Software AG tells businesses

September 22, 2016

The blistering rate of digital transformation is ‘unapologetic’ and will leave businesses who fail to focus on their journey toward digitalisation behind.  This is according to Mahomed Cassoojee, Vice President and Country Manager at Global software development firm, Software AG. Software AG hosted the 2016 Digital Business Day on 15 September in Johannesburg where delegates […]

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Net Value Holdings ordered to stop B-BBEE sessions with immediate effect

September 22, 2016

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has instructed Net Value Holdings, the organiser of the B-BBEE sessions with the title “B-BBEE PARTNERSHIP TAILORED TO YOUR BUSINESS” planned for 22 September 2016 in Johannesburg, and 6 October 2016 in Cape Town, to cancel the sessions with immediate effect.  The sessions were advertised promising to provide […]

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Dti reopens applications for MCEP

September 22, 2016

The Department of Trade and Industry has reopened applications for the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP). “The current reflows of the industrial financing loan facility allows for a reopening of another window for pre and post-dispatch working capital loans, limited to R50 million for each qualifying manufacturer at a fixed rate of 4% per annum. […]

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Music icons to add melody to Heritage Day

September 21, 2016

Sacred Heart has proudly announced that they will be hosting multi-platinum artist, Lira, legendary Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse and international SAMA & BET award winning DJ, Black Coffee at their annual Music Festival, under the auspices of Kaya FM 95.9, famous for the slogan “Home of the Afropolitan”.  Now in its 3rd year, the festival will […]

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WorleyParsons engineers a black-owned firm

September 21, 2016

WorleyParsons has reaffirmed its commitment to economic transformation in South by establishing iX Engineers, a black-owned consulting engineering company focusing on SA’s public infrastructure sector. The new company has been formed following the incorporation of WorleyParsons’ public infrastructure business in SA with Black Jills Engineers, one of the first participating companies in WorleyParsons’ enterprise development […]

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Seminar to focus on getting youth job ready

September 20, 2016

A meeting of career counsellors in Pretoria is expected to improve the support given to youth to help them get ready for the world of work. The University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Branch, will on Thursday, 22 September 2016, host a workshop for career counsellors to […]

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