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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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R30m earmarked for transformation by NHBRC

The National Home Builders Registration Council(NHBRC) announced that it will be spending more than R30 million in the new financial year starting on 1st of April 2017 in its efforts to bring about transformation in the home building industry. Addressing the NHBRC Transformation Charter launch on Wednesday, 8 March, Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Ms […]

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Ramaphosa wants to improve skills base

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has embarked on a number of initiatives to improve the country’s skills base – key among them to get young people involved in the fields of science, technology and innovation. The Deputy President said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Assembly in Parliament on Thursday. “On […]

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R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Friday launched the skills programme for the Compensation Fund (CF) in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered […]

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Self-empowerment: Today’s students can invest in their futures by offering their time and skills in the workplace

Given the increase in South Africa’s unemployment rate to approximately 27% as per Stats SA, the topics of education and skills development remain pertinent. While there aren’t necessarily any quick fixes to this problem that the country faces, there are indeed avenues that offer young people the means to succeed, to generate an income, to […]

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BEE scheme bucks the trend in agriculture

New entrants in the agricultural sector find it hard to survive, especially when they are previously disadvantaged individuals.  That is not the case with a Western Cape based citrus project in Upper Olifants River Valley near Citrusdal. Cedar Citrus (Pty) Ltd a BEE citrus export company established in 1999 with the assistance of a start-up […]

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