No plan to close down the Small Business 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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Innovation and design excellence recognised at Corobrik SAIA Architectural Awards

May 7, 2018

One hundred and eighty architects and built environment professionals gathered in Pretoria on Friday 4 May 2018 for the prestigious Corobrik SAIA Institute of Architects (SAIA) Awards evening.  Through this event, top architectural projects of recent times were recognised. “The Corobrik SAIA Awards programme is run nationally every two years and this year, as president […]

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Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in the Western Cape

May 7, 2018

The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in the Western Cape this month with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise in the starring role.  KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen KlevaKidz 2018 launched at Mkhanyiseli Primary school in Nyanga […]

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Committee still concerned about challenges at MDDA

May 3, 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Communications is concerned about the ongoing challenges at the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) that continue to hamper the smooth running of this important institution. The committee visited the entity to report back to staff on issues raised during a previous engagement the committee had with all stakeholders in 2017. […]

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Life is On for Zandspruit community

April 30, 2018

Energy poverty is a thing of the past for approximately 130 households in the informal settlement in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg. Schneider Electric South Africa recently provided close to 130 solar systems to light up the lives of community members, and provided training to residents in the installation thereof. A global specialist in energy management […]

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More companies are fronting their workers – BEE Commissioner Ntuli

April 17, 2018

The Commissioner of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission, Ms Zodwa Ntuli says more and more companies are fronting their employees through trusts. Ntuli was speaking in Parliament today where she briefed Members of Parliament belonging to the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the work of the Commission since its inception […]

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Sugarcane farmer sweetens opportunities for his local community

April 16, 2018

A KwaDukuza farmer is steadily using his agricultural knowledge and experience to change his community. Bhekuyise Elias Magwaza, owner of Ngqobeni Farm, has committed himself to mentoring emerging sugarcane farmers in his area with the aim of seeing more black farmers succeed. Although Magwaza started out as a driver transporting workers on a farm, his […]

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Parliament expresses condolences to the family of Dr Zola Skweyiya

April 12, 2018

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, Speaker Baleka Mbete of the National Assembly and Chairperson Thandi Modise of the National Council of Provinces, have expressed shock at the passing-on of Dr Zola Skweyiya yesterday 11 April 2018 in Pretoria. The Presiding Officers urged people to brace themselves for a difficult period of losing their beloved struggle […]

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