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Cementing freedom through the airwaves

George Thabo Matlakala (36) grew up in Senotlelo village in the Mpumalanga province and the radio ‘bug’ bit him when he was 14 years old. Today he is the Founder and station Manager of Pheli FM, based in Atteridgeville, Tshwane. The station spreads the wings of freedom by tackling community issues, health, business and education […]

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KZN Small Business Achievers saluted for their contribution to the local economy

The entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of small business leaders in KwaZulu-Natal was celebrated at the 2018 Business Achievers Awards gala ceremony in Durban last night (28 March 2018). Hosted by the Ithala Development Finance Corporation, the awards recognise business achievements and excellence, their contribution to job creation and the growth of the province’s economy. Eight […]

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Premier David Makhura outlines economic transformation plan for province in SOPA

Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his fourth State of the Province Address at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein on Monday. The province’s number one citizen unpacked his programme of action which is linked to transformation in the economic sector. The premier said stakeholders have embraced the rapid implementation of the new Provincial Economic Development Plan […]

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“SMTDC- Developing small scale manufacturers one at a time”

For sustainable urban development in South Africa the support for the growth of small scale manufacturing enterprises is very important across the urban developing world, key barriers to development of these emerging manufacturing enterprises relate to access to finance, entrepreneurial behaviour, markets and training. The South African manufacturing sector over the years has grown in […]

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Cape Town to be entrepreneurial hub

In a bid to develop a thriving entrepreneurial hub, Cape Town city management is encouraging citizens to improve their business knowledge with the hosting of Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week (CTEW) later this month. The event, which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, will take place at the Cape Town City Hall between 15 and 21 November. The […]

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Entrepreneurship key to boost jobs

Pretoria – Entrepreneurship remains one of the best ways to boost job creation, Deputy Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Elizabeth Thabethe says. Speaking at a “Taking the dti to the people” outreach campaign in Douglas in the Northern Cape, Thabethe told small business owners that entrepreneurship can help government reach its target of creating five […]

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Business pros mentor SA youth

Cape Town – South African youth have been urged to seize opportunities and not give up on establishing their own small businesses. Encouraging young people to persevere, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) chief executive Steven Ngubeni said “it’s too early to give up and be hopeless.” He said youth across the country and in Africa […]

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Artisan programme promises jobs for youth

Pretoria – Public Works Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has guaranteed young people who are on her department’s Artisan Development programme jobs upon completing their training. Bogopane-Zulu made her commitment at the graduation of the first batch of young people who successfully completed the theoretical training of her department’s Artisan Development Programme on Friday. “I want […]

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