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NEF to be incorporated into IDC to guarantee funding for black entrepreneurs

In a landmark breakthrough for South Africa’s quest for inclusive growth and radical economic transformation, the Ministers of Trade and Industry and of Economic Development announced in Cape Town on Tuesday that the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in order to meet the considerable demand […]

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70TH Anniversary of CSA as an official distributor of Cummins Inc.

Cummins South Africa (CSA) has received a Long Service Award in recognition of its 70th anniversary as an official Cummins Distributor. Thierry Pimi, MD of CSA, received the award from Rachid Ouenniche, MD of Africa/Middle East Distribution at Cummins Inc., at a special ceremony held at the CSA offices in Kelvin View, Johannesburg. Speaking at […]

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Semi-skilled labourers benefit from BEE initiative in Thoroughbred industry

Members of the Thoroughbred breeding community are leading the charge towards farm worker upliftment with an innovative Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) initiative that provides grooms working on South African stud farms with the tools they need to progress in their careers or pursue success in their own business enterprises. For generations South Africa’s stud farms […]

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SOECA calls on ANC lekgotla to prioritize SOE communication

The State-Owned Entities Communicators Association (SOECA) has called on the ANC to carefully look into the issue of communication by state-owned entities, as the ruling party meets for its lekgotla over the next few days. “There are more than 700 state-owned entities in the country delivering a range of services. These range from Commercial state-owned […]

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Yes we can!” Mosimane does it for black coaches

Pitso Mosimane, Head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, the newly crowned 2013/14 Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, has vindicated himself and emphatically silenced detractors who questioned the capabilities of local black football coaches to deliver in top flight football. He has become the first black coach in the PSL era to win the championship. Mosimane’s ‘imported’ […]

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Youth affirm commitment to Employment Accord

Youth movements have reaffirmed their commitment to the Youth Employment Accord, which was signed in April last year, as the framework for youth employment. “We support the scaled up implementation of the Youth Employment Accord, with clear targets to be set for each of the pillars of the Accord,” said the youth in their declaration […]

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A Professional Image is everything, or is it?

By Mzukona Mantshontsho From young girls asking to be her protégé, to her giving compliments to well-dressed colleagues at work, to her doing wardrobe audits for close friends, to her offering grooming tips to her girlfriends and guy friends, to her running a mobile boutique currently, and most recently toying with the idea of having […]

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Regulations published on removal of adverse credit information

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has published regulations for the removal of Adverse Credit Information, which as of April 2014 indicates that all adverse information of a consumer who has paid up their debt is removed from credit bureaus. Dti Minister Rob Davies said it had been noted that in several cases bad […]

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IEC gazettes election timetable

After meeting with all major political parties contesting the upcoming elections on Wednesday 26 February, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has gazetted the election timetable. The timetable sets the dates and deadlines for various aspects of the upcoming national and provincial elections, including the submission of party candidate lists, objections to candidates, applications for special […]

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South Africans consume inadequate amounts of vegetables and fruit per day

While statistics indicate that South Africans’ general intake of fresh fruit and vegetables is below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) daily requirements, the country is rich in edible indigenous plants that could potentially address food insecurity in many poor households.   This issue was actively discussed by researchers during the Water Research Commission (WRC) Symposium […]

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