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Confidence levels positive for 2018 despite slowdown in government investment – CESA

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels for the first six months of 2018 are still very positive increasing in the last six months of this year. This despite the slowdown in […]

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Sugarcane farmer sweetens opportunities for his local community

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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Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy. To ensure their sustainability and competitiveness, government is intensifying its support to township enterprises. As […]

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KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation. It is against this conviction that Ithala hosted the annual Imbokodo Iyazenzela Women in Business Awards, a public platform which acknowledges exceptional businesswomen. […]

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Black industrialists to transform South Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies is confident that the group of 27 black industrialists whose projects have been approved for funding under the Black Industrialists Incentive Scheme will succeed in contributing to the country’s radical economic transformation, economic growth and job creation.   “To date the Department of Trade and Industry […]

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Township and Rural SMMEs to benefit from dialogue sessions

The National Planning Commission is set to host various dialogue sessions with Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) throughout the country from March until May. The commission on Tuesday said the dialogue sessions are part of its information gathering on the “Limited Success of Entrepreneurial Activity by Locals in Townships and Rural Areas”.  The commission said […]

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ANC prioritizes radical economic transformation

Following the African National Congress’s lekgotla, a meeting of the national executive committee last week, the ruling party top brass has made radical economic transformation an area of focus for the government. The party says accelerated radical socio-economic transformation, refers to a fundamental change in the structure, systems, institutions and patterns of ownership and control […]

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Corporate South Africa should do more in transformation – Manuel

Corporate South Africa should put more effort towards national building and transformation than it is currently doing, says, Trevor Manuel, the former minister in the presidency for the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the current non-executive chairperson of Old Mutual Group Holdings. Unfortunately, there is a half-hearted effort towards the cause, Manuel laments, referring to the […]

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Government must spend more on water and electricity infrastructure

  Approximately 80% of South African engineering professionals do not think that the government will allocate sufficient funds towards projects aimed at addressing the country’s electricity and water crises. This is according to the latest PPS survey conducted among almost 600 engineering professionals. Manglin Pillay, CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), […]

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Economic Transformation

SA Govt working hard to transform economy – Zuma

Government and its social partners continue to work towards transforming the South African economy so as to address unemployment and other challenges, said President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma. Speaking at the Japan International Cooperation Agency seminar, he said “Government, along with our social partners, continues to work hard to implement policies that have a potential to […]

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