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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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“SMTDC- Developing small scale manufacturers one at a time”

For sustainable urban development in South Africa the support for the growth of small scale manufacturing enterprises is very important across the urban developing world, key barriers to development of these emerging manufacturing enterprises relate to access to finance, entrepreneurial behaviour, markets and training. The South African manufacturing sector over the years has grown in […]

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Semi-skilled labourers benefit from BEE initiative in Thoroughbred industry

Members of the Thoroughbred breeding community are leading the charge towards farm worker upliftment with an innovative Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) initiative that provides grooms working on South African stud farms with the tools they need to progress in their careers or pursue success in their own business enterprises. For generations South Africa’s stud farms […]

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FJT skeptical about transformation in media industry

The Forum of Journalists for Transformation (FJT) has painted a gloomy picture of transformation within the media industry, this after Media24 released its transformation report on Thursday. Media24’s report was in response to the report on Transformation of Print and Digital Media in September 2013, where The Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTT), […]

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