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Thirteen-Year-old Limpopo pupil wins national storytelling contest

Story Bosso is a multilingual storytelling contest designed to provide aspiring storytellers with an opportunity to showcase their talent and to promote storytelling in all official South African languages. It’s an initiative of South Africa’s national-reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal’ibali. The theme for this year’s talent search was ‘South African Heroes’. By remembering and telling the stories […]

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The role of unions in increasing localisation

The labour movement has a vested interest in encouraging localisation. As one of the social partners at Nedlac, they were signatories to the Local Procurement Accord in 2011, making a number of commitments to support localisation, which have contributed to the narrative around the buy local movement and broader localisation. When there are job losses, […]

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Park Square opens its doors to much acclaim

The wait for uMhlanga’s latest business and lifestyle development is over as Park Square, an exceptional business and lifestyle destination for professionals and community members, finally opens its doors. The R1billion Four Star Green Star-rated development, developed by Nedport Developments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nedbank, features 36 000m² of commercial space, a 4 000m² […]

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NUMSA served with Contempt of Court Order

The ongoing nationwide strike in the plastics industry by employees affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) affected more than 450 companies and, yet again, was marred by unlawful conduct, extremely violent acts and intimidation. As a result, the Plastic Convertors Association of South Africa (PCASA) approached the Labour Court seeking interdictory […]

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BMF rejects Solidarity’s demands on Sasol Khanyile Share Scheme

The Black Management Forum (BMF) has responded to the reported demands contained in a memorandum handed to Sasol, following a march by the union, Solidarity, at its headquarters. In it, Solidarity makes the claim that to exclude white employees in the second phase of the Khanyisa Share Scheme constitutes a violation of the Employment Equity Act. […]

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Credit Management – a high-demand job in SA

With year-end exams upon us and thousands of matriculants deciding on a future study path, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, Frank Knight, has reiterated the importance of a career choice aligned to high-demand occupations. Every two years, the Department of Higher Education and Training publishes a list of over 370 high-demand occupations in South […]

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Transnet Board Terminates Group CEO’s Contract

The board of Transnet SOC Ltd has terminated the employment of Group Chief Executive Mr. Siyabonga Gama, bringing to an end a protracted dispute over a breakdown in trust and confidence between him and the board. The decision was taken by the board of the state’s Rail and Freight Company on Saturday 20 October 2018, […]

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Power giant demonstrates marine prowess at International Boat Show

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions for various market sectors including the marine industry, will demonstrate its innovative maritime products at the 2018 Cape Town International Boat Show (CTIBS), Africa’s premier boating and water show. Set against the […]

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Women with Vision

“To educate girls is to reduce poverty” – Kofi Anan (former UN Secretary-General). Ladies to Legends is a The IIE’s Varsity College annual event that echoes the belief that when one educates young women and girl children on pertinent matters, everyone benefits. Educated women are instrumental to economic growth and social change. The IIE’s Varsity […]

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School hosts a Girl Talk to celebrate Girl Child Day

Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus saw a need to empower a girl child in their school through a Girl Talk session as part of International Day of Girl Child. Today’s event followed after a successful Girl Talk session that was established in 2016 by members that graduated from the Columba Leadership Academy, a programme […]

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