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Black wine makers to tap into Russian market

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe delivered a keynote address at the opening session of the Russian Inward Buying Mission in Cape Town on Monday 2 October 2017.  The session took place at the Invest South Africa Western Cape One Stop Shop that was launched by President Jacob Zuma this month. […]

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Sanral seeks to transform construction industry

Sanral will in future use its procurement and supply chain processes to transform the construction industry, break down monopolies and advance the broad participation of black-owned contractors and suppliers. This was revealed by the Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi at a breakfast meeting in Johannesburg today where he unveiled the roads agency’s draft transformation policy. […]

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BEE Commission to face its biggest challenge and set precedent

The B-BBEE Commission is about to set a precedent which will decide the validity of what, to date, have been questionable BEE transactions. The B-BBEE Act states that the B-BBEE Commission must maintain a registry of major transactions. Regulations issued in 2017 defined a major transaction as a deal worth more than R25million. Regulations issued […]

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Essence festival drives radical economic transformation agenda

Local small and medium businesses have been urged to take full advantage of available opportunities to grow their businesses as part of a drive to achieve radical economic transformation in the city and province. Various business opportunities were presented to scores of entrepreneurs who attended the two-day business seminar which marked the beginning of the […]

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Makhamisa Foods to participate in America’s food and beverage show

Makhamisa Foods, an entrepreneur incubated at The Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng facility will be heading to Miami to exhibit at America’s Food and Beverage Show 2017. Makhamisa is a proudly South African manufacturer of African-inspired condiments. The brand offers a wide range of sauces and pickled vegetables that promise to give the consumer a blend of […]

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As we remember Steve Biko: How our emancipated consciousness is punctuated by ineptitude!

By Tshetlhe Litheko Consciousness is hard to advocate but as espoused by the life and times of Steve Biko, it would be hard to contradict what Black Consciousness is and what was its original intent. For many born in the late seventies like me and who were witnesses to the state of emergency of the […]

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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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