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Eskom hosts its second annual Women’s Conference

To round off a remarkable national Women’s Month, Eskom hosted its second annual Women’s Conference from Tuesday, 29 August to Thursday, 31 August 2017 at the Eskom Academy of Learning on Dale Road in Midrand. With the theme of the conference being: OR Tambo “Women United in Moving South Africa forward, by being bold for […]

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Priscillah Mabelane appointed as new CEO of BP Southern Africa

(BPSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Priscillah Mabelane as its new CEO. She takes the helm on 1 September 2017, exactly six years after joining the organisation in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With over 20 years of service in a number of key leadership positions, Priscillah brings a wealth of world-class […]

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Female entrepreneur benefits from Sanral

Monica Stemela is what Sanral is about – bringing about positive change to people, communities and businesses through the upkeep of the national road network. She is one of the products of the roads agency’s commitment to creating inclusive opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs. This is in line with the government’s emphasis on entrepreneurship and the […]

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Ithala leads in women empowerment

Ithala Development Finance Corporation believes equal opportunities for women in the workplace will result in greater economic growth – and is leading by example. At least 53% of Ithala’s total staff complement is female – with 29% in executive management positions; 42% in top management and 35% in middle management.   The KwaZulu-Natal provincial development […]

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Riverbed CEO wins the at 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards

Monalisa Zwambila, the founder and CEO of Riverbed, one of the country’s largest, black creative agencies was awarded winner of the Entrepreneur category at the Annual Regional Business Achiever Awards (RBAA) at a gala dinner in Johannesburg recently. Run by the Business Women’s Association of SA, RBAA aims to celebrate women who are outstanding leaders and […]

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Role of media in women empowerment comes under spotlight at the dti-Radio Turf Roundtable

The role of the South African media in the economic empowerment of the country’s women will come under the spotlight at a Women’s Month Roundtable that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Radio Turf at the University of Limpopo, Mankweng Campus today.   Journalists, editors, politicians, […]

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WDB Investment Holdings increase equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%

WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company. Venture capital company Grovest is Seed Engine’s second major shareholder with a 30% stake. The increased share underscores the long-standing […]

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Women ‘own their thrones’ with Tsogo Sun and Proudly SA

Tsogo Sun and Proudly South African partnered to host a lavish ‘Women in Business’ lunch on 8 August at Southern Sun Hyde Park, under the theme of, ‘Own your throne’, with celebrity and businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman and CEO of Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, delivering the keynote address. Explaining the theme, Candy Tothill, Tsogo Sun’s […]

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SA needs more women in executive positions

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, is determined to advance the recruitment and retention of women into executive positions. “Until we have as many women as men in executive positions both within the public service and the private sector, our work is nowhere near completed,” said Minister Shabangu. The Minister was speaking […]

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Mentorship programme gears rural women for business

A mentorship programme to capacitate KwaZulu-Natal rural and township women with business skills to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and enjoying a better quality of life has been made possible. Spearheaded by Ithala Development Finance Corporation, the mentorship programme is designed to help micro-level SMMEs grow and sustain their businesses. The initiative forms part […]

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