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LexisNexis supports new advocates with start-up

Each year, newly qualified advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are selected for a lucrative start-up sponsorship from LexisNexis South Africa as part of the company’s Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP). The programme has benefited around 200 recipients since inception five years ago, representing a total investment of over R10 million from LexisNexis. This year, 25 recipients […]

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Minister Rob Davies launches Babelegi Industrial Park

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on Tuesday launched the first phase of the revitalisation of Babelegi Industrial Park, saying the area has potential for economic growth. “We took the decision as the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to support those operating in industrial parks because there is economic potential in them,” said Minister […]

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Transforming water challenges into opportunities

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and The Gordon Institute of Business Science Enterprise Development Academy (GIBS EDA) initiated an interactive dialogue to discuss the pathways and partnerships for water enterprise and industry growth in South Africa. The event took place on Monday 15 May 2017 at the GIBS campus in Illovo, Johannesburg. Founder and Director […]

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Eskom pushes enterprise development at 2017 Trialogue Conference

As one of the country’s main contributors to corporate social investment (CSI), Eskom took part in the 2017 Trialogue Business in Society Conference, held on 16 – 17 May, at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. Mr. Zethembe Khoza, non-executive member of the Eskom board of directors, attended and spoke on the organisation’s commitment to boosting economic […]

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Centre opened to support SMMEs in bio manufacturing sector

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has opened a bio-manufacturing centre that aims to support small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. The centre, named the Bio-Manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), is a first of its kind in South Africa and aims to support SMMEs involved […]

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Endeavor SA programme looking for black-owned businesses

Though entrepreneurs are critical to economic success and GDP growth, local black entrepreneurs face a volatile economy and have to overcome an environment in which previous inequalities still hinder professional growth and access to key networks. To address these challenges, Endeavor South Africa has developed a programme called Excelerator, which aims to bring historically disadvantaged […]

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Great advice can unlock the next level for SMMEs

Access to advice and mentorship from experienced people is key to helping small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) build successful and sustainable businesses. A lack of contact with established entrepreneurs is a major threat to the success and growth of new entrepreneurs, particularly youth and women entrepreneurs. The 2016/2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor recommends building support […]

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Dti launches new revitalised Mthatha industrial parks

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday launched the new revitalised Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. Speaking at the launch, Deputy Director-General (DDG) of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the dti, Sipho Zikode, said radical economic transformation has received a boost with the revitalisation of the industrial park. […]

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Eskom academy empowers entrepreneurs

Contractors and suppliers, who completed the eight-month Eskom Contractor Academy course, graduated in Midrand on Thrusday.   The state utility company said its graduation ceremony, held at the Eskom Academy of Learning, celebrated the upskilling of yet another group of 104 small business owners and reaffirmed Eskom’s commitment to skills development, job creation and poverty […]

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Land Bank aims to transform agricultural sector

The Land Bank said it is working to unlock the massive potential in the country’s agricultural sector to ensure greater and more meaningful participation by black farmers, industrialists and intermediaries. This was the bank’s key commitment going into the NAMPO Harvest Day 2017, South Africa’s premiere agricultural showpiece. The Land Bank claims it has ramped […]

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