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Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners

After concluding a series of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions that have led to an influx of top black professionals into its leadership ranks, leading South African advertising agency Ireland Davenport has scored its highest BEE rating since its inception 12 years ago. Ireland Davenport (ID) has been awarded the coveted B-BBEE rating Level 1 […]

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Black Industrialists jet off to Uganda

A group of Black Industrialists jets off to Uganda on Sunday in search of a market for their products as well as investment opportunities. The group’s week-long trade and investment mission is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The mission consists of export-ready Black Industrialists operating in the economic […]

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Ireland Davenport reboots

Communications agency Ireland Davenport has launched into an exciting new phase as a fully representative, truly South African agency. The fresh and ready Ireland Davenport has already secured blue-ribbon clients like Standard Bank (PBBSA division), Primedia and EWN, leveraging strong client relationships and relevant creative skills to produce authentically South African campaigns. The new clients […]

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BBC helps Eastern Cape emerging farmers

The Black Business Council (BBC) has formed a partnership to empower and develop NAFU Eastern Cape farmers from emerging to become commercial farmers. Called The BBC Grain Production Project, an initiative that involves Ikhephu Agri Secondary Co-Operative Farms based in Elliot and mentors, some of the market leaders and amongst the Top 100 listed JSE […]

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Commission receives over 100 B-BBEE major transactions

Over 100 major Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) transactions have been received by the B-BBEE Commission, which is currently assessing them. “As at 25 August 2017, the B-BBEE Commission has received 148 major B-BBEE transactions, in line with the requirement of the B-BBEE Act, and is currently in the process of assessing them for compliance […]

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The DTI to assist Black Industrialists’ foray into Uganda

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will take a group of Black Industrialists on an outward trade mission to Uganda from 18-23 September to assist them search for a market for their products and investments opportunities. The mission will consist of export-ready Black Industrialists operating in the economic infrastructure, agro-processing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, […]

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Black asset managers in South Africa grow in number but not in size

Black asset managers have grown to 45 in number, managing R416 billion of the South African savings and investments industry out of a total pool of R4.6 trillion currently managed by the private sector. This is revealed in the ninth annual BEE.conomics survey, published by 27four Investment Managers, which is due for release on 5 September 2017. […]

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Middle East market beckons for SA food producers

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is calling on companies in the agro-processing sector to apply for financial support to participate in the Gulfood Exhibition that will be taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in February next year. Gulfood 2018 will showcase a full range of food and beverage products from […]

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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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Companies to appear in court over employment equity

The Department of Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will be taking six companies to court for prosecution for failure to prepare employment equity plans. The companies failed, as per the provisions of s20 (1) of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), to prepare plans and reporting to the Director General on plans that do […]

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