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Tevin reaches his dream

Growing up in Merebank outside Durban, close to Engen Refinery, Tevin Richard dreamt of becoming an engineer and being able to change his world for the better. Tevin attended Merebank Secondary School where he found that “maths and science just made sense” and discovered that these subjects – in which many struggle – were fun […]

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Sanral subcontractor empowers the disabled

Sweeping and cleaning company, Babore Gauteng, has changed the lives of five disabled Alexandra residents who have gained full-time jobs in the company’s broom manufacturing hub. Babore Gauteng is subcontracted for routine maintenance of Gauteng freeways which are managed by the South African National Roads Agency  (Sanral). Its activities include litter picking, sweeping, clearing drains […]

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SAICA invests in education

One would think that most grade 11s will spend the upcoming school holidays relaxing, having fun and forgetting about school, but 180 Northern Cape grade 11 learners who have shown a particular aptitude for mathematics will do something completely different. They will spend their time exercising their brains at the Northern Cape development camp held […]

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Forestry industrialisation conference to highlight potential of wood products in SA

The Forestry Industrialisation Conference, to be hosted by State-owned forestry company Safcol on Oct 4 and 5, will highlight the potential of industrial and commercial forestry and wood products to support economic growth. Safcol chairman Lungile Mabece highlights the decline of commercial forests in South Africa from 1.58-million hectares in 1998 to about 1.2-million hectares […]

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Dti takes services and products to Grahamstown

The Acting Group Chief Operating Officer of the Department Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Nontombi Matomela says the services that are rendered by the department are crucial and key in developing aspiring entrepreneurs and Black Industrialists for the future. Ms Matomela was speaking during the Taking the dti to the People outreach event hosted in Joza Township, […]

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Inyathelo secures R2 million funding to build NPO capacity

This US philanthropic private foundation has supported non-profit trust Inyathelo since the latter’s founding 15 years ago. Inyathelo has leveraged the funding to run a capacity building non-profit clinic that provides a one-on-one advisory, training and support to NPOs. It also advises individuals who are social innovators and opens up opportunities for peer learning and exchange. […]

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Eskom donates centre to North West communities

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown and Eskom Chairman, Dr Baldwin Ngubane officially opened and handed over the MMMD Multi-purpose Community Centre yesterday at Mokgalwaneng Village in Northam, North West. The centre will benefit community members from the neighbouring villages of Mokgalwaneng, Matlametlong, Matsinyane and Disake (MMMD), which it is named after.   […]

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RBIDZ key in driving radical economic transformation

  The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) sais it is deliberately focusing on opening opportunities for emerging contractors as part of efforts aimed at fast-tracking their entry into the mainstream economy. The company said it is made of real people with a real dedication and passion to effect real change in South Africa. This […]

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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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Inyathelo course creates climate for donor investment

South African non-profit organisations (NPOs), universities and other higher education institutions have ongoing challenges when it comes to remaining sustainable. It’s becoming more apparent that they require qualified practitioners who can attract resources. To meet this need,   Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement, is offering an accredited short course in July to build professional […]

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