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Where are the women? In a female dominated sector of health and social development

South Africa scores poorly when it comes to the number of women in senior management roles. New research shows that women hold 28% of senior management roles in businesses with only 3% having a female CEO. This is 5% lower than the global average of 8% with 31% of SA companies having no women in senior management […]

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Collective ID appoints Brenda Khumalo as new MD

Recently rebranded advertising agency Collective ID, formerly Ireland Davenport, has announced Brenda Khumalo as the agency’s new managing director (MD), effective 1 February 2018. Khumalo was appointed as executive client services director in March 2017, and later, acting MD following the departure of former MD Carmen Chilton. “Generally, this sort of pride is reserved for […]

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Pace of transformation in the construction industry shows little signs of improvement

According to the latest Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) annual Construction Monitor: Transformation, even though there is a steady increase in the number of black-owned contractors in higher grades, less than 40% of cidb registered Grade 9 contractors are blackowned. Pumelele Qongqo, Project Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation at the cidb commented that while the […]

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M&D Construction Group attains level 1 B-BBEE status

M&D Construction Group recently recorded a number of important milestones that will ensure that it retains its standing as a leading participant in state-driven infrastructure projects in 2018 and beyond. The contractor’s most recent BBBEE accreditation confirms it is a black owned, Level 1 company, reaffirming its commitment to transformation in the South African construction […]

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New adviser to the Governors of SARB appointed

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has appointed Fundi Tshazibana as an adviser to the Governors of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) with effect from 19 February 2018. She will also become the seventh member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SARB. Ms Tshazibana has 17 years of experience in public policy […]

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UKZN hosts Imbokodo

There is a significant difference between a job and a career, says Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. Speaking during Imbokodo – the Women in Leadership Programme on UKZN’s Westville Campus – Phakeng emphasised a career was bigger than a job. It was not tied to a […]

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Women unite in moving tourism forward

“We must unite to work together to influence government’s policies and programmes. Collectively, our active participation can result in a transformed and inclusive industry,” said Minister Tokozile Xasa, speaking at the opening of the Women in Tourism Conference in Port Elizabeth. More than 200 women from the African region gathered in Port Elizabeth for the […]

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North West entrepreneur wants to conquer the transport industry

Eskom competition finalist, William Mokgethi, harbours serious ambitions to make a mark in the North West transport services sector. His company, Montsamaisa Bosigo Transport, was established in 2013 and it specialises in corporate shuttles and transfers as well as door-to-door courier collections and deliveries.   When he started his company, Mokgethi had already amassed 15 […]

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KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation. It is against this conviction that Ithala hosted the annual Imbokodo Iyazenzela Women in Business Awards, a public platform which acknowledges exceptional businesswomen. […]

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NHBRC and GIBS recognize 100 trail-blazing women in construction

The National Home Builders Registration Council in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)’s Entrepreneurship Development Academy will be recognizing 100 enterprising Women Contractors at the graduating ceremony of the NHBRC Women Empowerment Programme candidates. The graduation will take place on 20 October 2017. “This third group of trail-blazing entrepreneurs demonstrates our commitment […]

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