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Partnership between business and academia to boost KZN economy

A partnership that will enable the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources to capacitate business forms part of a memorandum of understanding between Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). TIKZN is the official investment and trade promotion agency of the KZN provincial government. “Academic institutions are an important stakeholder for […]

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Cummins announces appointment of new Executive Managing Director for Africa and Middle East

Cummins is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Thierry Pimi as Executive Managing Director, Cummins Africa and Middle East Area Business Organization (ABO) as of 1st September 2018. Mr Pimi is currently Managing Director – Cummins Southern Africa Region and succeeds Mr Gino Butera. Mr Pimi has led the Cummins South Africa business since […]

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Black Business Council calls for competition and media diversity in South Africa

The Black Business Council (BBC) has noted the lack of urgency in developments within the communications and media industry and is calling on the Government and the regulator to accelerate the introduction of media diversity and competition in the country. Currently, along with the public broadcaster, there is only one free to air channel and […]

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Great need for public awareness about services offered by Department of Labour and its entities

The Portfolio Committee on Labour has advised the Department of Labour and its entities to make their services widely known to the public in order to make sure all labour-related complaints get reported to the relevant office. In a meeting with the department and two of its entities (Compensation Fund and the Unemployment Insurance Fund), […]

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Constitutional Review Committee meets to finalise participants for oral submissions

The Constitutional Review Committee will tomorrow (22 August) meet to finalise the selection of participants for oral representation. The selection of participants will be limited to individuals or organisations who made written submissions before the start of public hearing in all the provinces. The closing date for written submissions was 15 June 2018. The committee […]

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Parliament Saddened by the Passing of Mrs Zondeni Sobukwe

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Thandi Modise have learnt with a profound sense of sadness of the passing on of Mrs Zondeni Sobukwe, the widow of the PAC founder Robert Sobukwe. Mama Azania, as she was affectionately known, passed on in the early hours […]

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Portfolio Committee on Economic Development continues to assess transformation challenges in North West Tourism Sector

The Portfolio Committee on Economic Development will tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 August 2018, continue on day 3 of its week-long oversight in the North West Province. The committee has in the past identified the tourism sector as a point of oversight interest. The sector is at the centre of the South African economic policy regime and […]

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ATNS participates in celebrating women this August through the Aviation Gender Summit

The Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) recently participated in the first ever Global Aviation Gender Summit. Approximately 500 industry leaders from across the globe were convening at The Cape Town Convention Centre from today, 8 August 2018 till Friday 10 August 2018. The Aviation industry is a trillion-dollar industry worldwide and employs approximately 62 million […]

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Sandile Zungu is the new Black Business Council President

Pic-Zico The Black Business Council (BBC) held its elections late on Tuesday evening at PwC offices in Waterfall outside Johannesburg.  This followed a long closed-door discussion which delayed the process.  Zungu won the elections as the new President defeating his only opponent Gilbert Mosena. The Black Business Council is the over-arching confederation that represents black […]

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B-BBEE Commission calls for Government and Private Sector to increase number of women in boards

The report produced by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“B-BBEE Commission”) on the national status and trends on broad-based black economic transformation for 2017 calendar year shows that JSE listed companies have only 38% representation by black people on their boards, with males accounting for 20% while females stand at 18%. The report shows […]

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