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DTI to host liquor industry transformation seminar

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will on Thursday, 21 September 2017 host the Liquor Industry Transformation Seminar at the Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand where discussions on transformation within the sector and its impact on the South African economy will be take place. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr […]

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NHBRC appoints new CEO

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 October 2017. Dlabantu brings more than 20 years of public service experience to the NHBRC, with a wealth of expertise in the human settlements sector, as well as strategic and financial management. Dlabantu, who is a […]

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Young women graduate in furniture making

As part of eThekwini Municipality’s women empowerment programme, 15 young females are now qualified carpenters after they successfully completed a five-week furniture making and upholstery training course. The training, which began on 26 June ended with excitement on 27 July, when beneficiaries couldn’t help but admire their final products which they made from scratch. The […]

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SOECA president pays tribute to Ronnie Mamoepa

The State-Owned Entities Communicators Association (SOECA) joins South Africans in mourning the untimely death of a liberation struggle icon and veteran communicator Mr Ronnie Mamoepa. “As SOECA, we are deeply shocked and saddened by the early departure of one of the leading lights in the government communication sector. He was a true practitioner and a […]

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The Innovation Hub launches youth empowerment programme

The Innovation Hub, an innovation agency of the Gauteng Province through its Fablab School programme, in collaboration with PrimeStars Marketing launched Step up 2 a Start-up IV programme at Montecasino on Thursday, 7 July 2017. Step up 2 a Start Up programme is aimed at providing solutions for thousands of young South Africans who face […]

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Alexander Forbes appoints Empowerment and Transformation Officer

Alexander Forbes has announced the appointment of Thabo Mashaba as Group Chief Empowerment & Transformation Officer (GCETO). The company said all appointments are effective from 1 September 2017. “Mashaba was formerly GCHRO at Alexander Forbes and previously at ABSA bank, so his understanding of the financial sector and the B-BBEE transformation imperative is extensive,” read […]

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Africa, a continent full of diversity, integrity and ubuntu

To Africans and the African diaspora, 25 May not only signifies the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union in 1963, it is also an opportunity for Africa to celebrate its remarkable success, to remember its values and its rich history. Vaal University of Technology’s Social Justice and Transformation Unit celebrated its annual Africa […]

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Struggle stalwart Toivo ya Toivo remembered

Robben Island Museum (RIM) has joined Namibians and the rest of the World in conveying its heartfelt condolences to the Republic of Namibia and the Toivo ya Toivo family for the untimely loss of a former Robben Islander and an African liberation struggle stalwart, Mr Andimba Herman ToivoyaToivo who passed away on 09 June 2017. […]

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FASA believes innovation will tackle unemployment

Reacting to the Statistician-General of Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey that shows unemployment rising to a 14-year high with 27.1% of the population without a job, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) believes the franchise sector, which contributes 11.6 percent to the country’s GDP and employs over 400 000 people through its 757 franchise […]

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SOECA supports minister’s stand against fake news

The State-Owned entities Communicators Association (SOECA) has come out strongly in support of the Minister of Communication’s stand against fake news. In her budget speech, the Minister of Communication Ayanda Dlodlo raised the threat of fake news as being a serious issue. She said it has the potential to harm both government and country. She […]

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