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Centre for Entrepreneurship launched in Free State

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice. The centre is the ninth such hub in the country. The launch of the centre forms part of the sixth National Imbizo Focus Week themed ‘Together we […]

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Township and Rural SMMEs to benefit from dialogue sessions

The National Planning Commission is set to host various dialogue sessions with Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) throughout the country from March until May. The commission on Tuesday said the dialogue sessions are part of its information gathering on the “Limited Success of Entrepreneurial Activity by Locals in Townships and Rural Areas”.  The commission said […]

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Youth programme Buddibox makes matriculants dreams come true

The 442 672 matriculants who passed their 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams are now faced with big decisions about their careers and job opportunities and for many, the future looks less than promising. Fees didn’t fall and without a tertiary degree, or a job in a country with one of the highest unemployment rates […]

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Premier David Makhura outlines economic transformation plan for province in SOPA

Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his fourth State of the Province Address at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein on Monday. The province’s number one citizen unpacked his programme of action which is linked to transformation in the economic sector. The premier said stakeholders have embraced the rapid implementation of the new Provincial Economic Development Plan […]

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Empowerment is not just whitewashing, says REDISA

In 2015 the Department of Trade and Industry announced amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes. As much as BEE has been a part of the business language for about 13 years, these latest changes reflect that Government views business ownership as an integral element to transform the South African economy. To do […]

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Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs’ enrols 20 businesses for development

Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs’ newest intake of 20 businesses into its 12-month development programme commenced with a two-day induction seminar on 26 and 27 January at the Garden Court OR Tambo hotel, bringing the total number of entrepreneurs supported by the programme since 2005 to 200. Tsogo Sun is a leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company […]

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Black Industrialist pins hope on MPS

An Ekurhuleni businessman, Mr Sibusiso Maphatiane is optimistic that Members of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will assist him overcome some of the challenges that his company is experiencing. Maphatiane was speaking soon after the Members of Parliament visited his company premises in Benoni today. They were on a two-day oversight visit to […]

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Lack of government entities’ cooperation hindering transformation – B-BBEE Commission

“It is extremely difficult to find a place for the so-called ‘once empowered always empowered’ in the situation where 20 years after the adoption of the Constitution of South Africa, so much disparity and economic divide exists; these were the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission acting commissioner, Ms Zodwa Ntuli’s sentiments. Further, this occurs […]

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“SMTDC- Developing small scale manufacturers one at a time”

For sustainable urban development in South Africa the support for the growth of small scale manufacturing enterprises is very important across the urban developing world, key barriers to development of these emerging manufacturing enterprises relate to access to finance, entrepreneurial behaviour, markets and training. The South African manufacturing sector over the years has grown in […]

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The MediaShop awarded Level 1 BEE

The MediaShop has reached another milestone in its journey and pioneering values by being the first and only media agency in the country to be awarded Level 1 BEE status.  “The MediaShop has always believed in uplifting both our staff and our country’s citizens and we’re absolutely thrilled that the work we’ve consistently put into […]

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