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Ushering in a new era at Vaal University of Technology

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) celebrated change and welcomed in a new era of leadership with the inauguration of the newly appointed Chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi and Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Gordon Zide on 12 August. On this day at the Vanderbijlpark Campus, a new moment was recorded in the history books of the […]

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Riverbed CEO wins the at 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards

Monalisa Zwambila, the founder and CEO of Riverbed, one of the country’s largest, black creative agencies was awarded winner of the Entrepreneur category at the Annual Regional Business Achiever Awards (RBAA) at a gala dinner in Johannesburg recently. Run by the Business Women’s Association of SA, RBAA aims to celebrate women who are outstanding leaders and […]

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Role of media in women empowerment comes under spotlight at the dti-Radio Turf Roundtable

The role of the South African media in the economic empowerment of the country’s women will come under the spotlight at a Women’s Month Roundtable that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Radio Turf at the University of Limpopo, Mankweng Campus today.   Journalists, editors, politicians, […]

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City does R13,6 billion worth of business with BBBEE compliant vendors

For the year ending June 2017, the City of Cape Town reported that more than 92,7% of its purchase orders were placed with BBBEE-compliant vendors. This is part of our commitment to redress through empowerment and economic inclusion. As part of our drive to create a city in which previously disadvantaged residents are afforded economic […]

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BMF impressed by Ntombela and Jarana appointments

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) which is the foremost organisation in the development of managerial leadership and advancement for socio-economic transformation in South Africa is elated with the appointments of Saks Ntombela as the Hollard Insurance Group (Hollard) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vuyani Jarana as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South […]

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Women ‘own their thrones’ with Tsogo Sun and Proudly SA

Tsogo Sun and Proudly South African partnered to host a lavish ‘Women in Business’ lunch on 8 August at Southern Sun Hyde Park, under the theme of, ‘Own your throne’, with celebrity and businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman and CEO of Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, delivering the keynote address. Explaining the theme, Candy Tothill, Tsogo Sun’s […]

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SA needs more women in executive positions

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, is determined to advance the recruitment and retention of women into executive positions. “Until we have as many women as men in executive positions both within the public service and the private sector, our work is nowhere near completed,” said Minister Shabangu. The Minister was speaking […]

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B-BBEE Commission initiates fronting and non-compliance investigations

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has initiated investigations against specific entities for possible violation of the B-BBEE Act relating to the B-BBEE ownership structures and non-compliance with the Codes of Good Practice in respect of the verification process. All entities were notified, and if there are adverse findings against them, they will be […]

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Inyathelo secures R2 million funding to build NPO capacity

This US philanthropic private foundation has supported non-profit trust Inyathelo since the latter’s founding 15 years ago. Inyathelo has leveraged the funding to run a capacity building non-profit clinic that provides a one-on-one advisory, training and support to NPOs. It also advises individuals who are social innovators and opens up opportunities for peer learning and exchange. […]

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Mentorship programme gears rural women for business

A mentorship programme to capacitate KwaZulu-Natal rural and township women with business skills to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and enjoying a better quality of life has been made possible. Spearheaded by Ithala Development Finance Corporation, the mentorship programme is designed to help micro-level SMMEs grow and sustain their businesses. The initiative forms part […]

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