Tag Archive | eThekwini Municipality

Essence festival drives radical economic transformation agenda

Local small and medium businesses have been urged to take full advantage of available opportunities to grow their businesses as part of a drive to achieve radical economic transformation in the city and province. Various business opportunities were presented to scores of entrepreneurs who attended the two-day business seminar which marked the beginning of the […]

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Young women graduate in furniture making

As part of eThekwini Municipality’s women empowerment programme, 15 young females are now qualified carpenters after they successfully completed a five-week furniture making and upholstery training course. The training, which began on 26 June ended with excitement on 27 July, when beneficiaries couldn’t help but admire their final products which they made from scratch. The […]

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Ethekwini proposes car repair incubation programme

Ethekwini Municipality is investigating the feasibility of establishing an Automotive Body Repair Incubation Programme which will assist previously disadvantaged auto repair shops with the necessary skills and equipment to become sustainable and competitive in the industry. The municipality says the purpose of this project will be to assist black body vehicle repairers by creating a […]

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City boosts township economy

ETHEKWINI Mayor Zandile Gumede has reiterated the importance of growing township economy through the City’s Radical Economic Transformation Framework. Mayor Gumede was speaking on 23 June during the official opening of the groundbreaking R32 million KwaMnyandu pedestrian bridges which houses 14 trading kiosks.   The pedestrian bridge is part of the Municipality’s public-private investment into […]

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Davies wants transformation of the motor industry

Transformation of the automotive industry can lead to an advanced and inclusive growth of the manufacturing sector and is therefore not negotiable. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies during the inaugural National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show and Localisation Indaba in Durban International Convention […]

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