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AECOM announces inaugural Educational Trust bursary recipients

Speaking at an official ceremony at AECOM’s Sandton head office on 29 June, Marketing and Communications Director Rashree Maharaj commented that the Educational Trust had been a long time coming. “We are really excited that it has finally gotten off the ground,” she added. Maharaj is a trustee, along with Human Resources Director for Africa Senika Devsheel, and […]

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Leading media company attains level 1 B-BBEE rating

Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group have been awarded a Level 1 B-BBEE rating by Grant Thornton – the highest BEE rating achievable. This makes Provantage one of the largest OOH media companies to have achieved a Level 1 rating and one of a small group of enterprise organisations within the Marketing and Communication sector […]

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Ireland Davenport wants leniency for being pro-black

Advertising agency Ireland Davenport (ID) has responded to a statement sent out by the Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA), confirming its decision to suspend the agency’s ACA membership for a period of twelve months following ID’s participation in a pitch to secure the Telkom account. ACA came to a conclusion that ID’s participation, as […]

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the dti to Spend R100 Milion to Support Emerging Black Filmmakers

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will have spent R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers through the South Africa Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive by the end of March 2018. This was announced by the Director of Film Production at the dti, Ms Nelly Molokoane at the Emerging Black Filmmakers Workshop at the Durban […]

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Black Industrialist firm launched in Pinetown

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe launched a multi-million rand Black Industrialist firm, Microfinish Automotive in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. Microfinish, an automotive valve guide and valve seat manufacturer, was co-funded by the dti Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS) and KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund. Speaking at the launch, Deputy Minister Magwanishe said Microfinish is evidence […]

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Access to markets critical for SMME survival

Hundreds of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) who battle daily to gain access to markets to ensure their profitability and sustainability have been thrown a lifeline, thanks to Ithala Development Finance Corporation. Limited access to markets is one of the key barriers to SMMEs developing and flourishing financially. Ithala is arranging for SMMEs to […]

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Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat

The livelihood of about 58,000 people who contribute towards production of 20 million tonnes of sugarcane annually would have been compromised had it not been for the support provided by Ithala Development Finance Corporation. Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat Bearing the brunt of a prolonged drought and an unfavourable economic climate […]

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Young entrepreneur defying the odds

Pretoria-based Monalebo Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (MES) specialises in rope access, non-destructive testing, replicas, scaffolding as well as telecommunications, rail construction and maintenance. They provide this service to organisations in mining, manufacturing, power generation, petrochemicals (oil and gas), transportation and processing. After being released from his job for going on an illegal strike, MES managing […]

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Amended property sector code is now legally binding

The Amendment Property Sector Code, which was gazetted for public commentary towards the end of 2015, is now legally binding to entities and organisations operating in the property sector, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Amended Property Sector Code is applicable to commercial activities in the residential and commercial industries of the property […]

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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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