South Africa unlocking opportunities in Chinese market

October 11, 2017

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is using her time in China to help unlock the Chinese market for South Africa’s small businesses and cooperatives. “The over 30 businesses that we have brought here and many others back home are looking for an opportunity to grow their businesses. Our participation at this year’s China International Small […]

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Women and youth swell construction industry

October 11, 2017

There is an increasing number of women and youth in the construction industry necessitating the pressing need to educate them about health and safety issues said Department of Labour Chief Inspector occupational health and safety (OHS), Tibor Szana addressing delegates attending the explosives workshop in Polokwane on Wednesday (today). He said the industry needs to […]

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Outstanding young scientists rewarded at international science fair

October 10, 2017

From revolutionary solar systems, innovative ways of saving water to ground-breaking methods of being energy efficient, the second day of Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) was abuzz with the great ideas presented by young scientists. The day was concluded with a special awards ceremony to recognise some of the exceptional projects […]

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Black Management Forum to host annual conference

October 9, 2017

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) will host its Annual Conference on Thursday, 12 October at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg. The Annual Conference brings together a number of executives, senior managers and business leaders from all provinces to meet and discuss, under a specific theme, current issues affecting the socio-economic transformation landscape and the […]

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SA, China host small business enterprises fair

October 9, 2017

South Africa will co-host the China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) which aims to unlock markets for small businesses and cooperatives. The 2017 edition of CISMEF is taking place from Tuesday until Friday in Guangzhou city, Guandong province in China. Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu will lead a delegation, supported by North […]

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Caterpillar and DTI launch largest equity equivalent investment program in SA

October 6, 2017

Caterpillar and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) officially launched the largest ever Equity Equivalent Investment Program (EEIP) in the country. Caterpillar has committed to source components and related services in South Africa worth a total estimated value of approximately 1.3 billion Rand (about $96 million) over the next 10 years […]

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Blue Chip Lubricants first majority black-owned facility to blend and distribute global brand

October 5, 2017

Blue Chip Lubricants has completed construction of its new blending facility in Kya Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is ready to embark on largescale blending of lubricants from Q8Oils for the South African and Sub-Saharan African market. The company will have a major presence at Futuroad 2017 at Nasrec, part of Automechanika South Africa, […]

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Infrastructure bottleneck weakens consulting engineering sector

October 5, 2017

The third South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) gives South Africa’s state-owned infrastructure an overall grade of D+. According to the SAICE IRC, South Africa has achieved remarkable strides in the past twenty years. It has provided water to approximately 11 million citizens at a pace unrivalled in history, as […]

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OMO Auto flips the gender script with progressive TV Ad

October 4, 2017

OMO Auto washing detergent has caught the imagination of South Africans with a pioneering television commercial that challenges traditional gender roles while emphasising the efficiency of their new product. Conceptualized and executed in conjunction with team Unilever at Ogilvy & Mather, the light-hearted TV ad shows a boy hard at play around the house – […]

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Forestry industrialisation conference to highlight potential of wood products in SA

October 4, 2017

The Forestry Industrialisation Conference, to be hosted by State-owned forestry company Safcol on Oct 4 and 5, will highlight the potential of industrial and commercial forestry and wood products to support economic growth. Safcol chairman Lungile Mabece highlights the decline of commercial forests in South Africa from 1.58-million hectares in 1998 to about 1.2-million hectares […]

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