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Gender diversity in management – no cookie-cutter solution

Gender diversity is improving at management levels – but very slowly. Could the answer lie in a more sector-specific approach to the problem? An industry-specific breakdown of gender inequality may provide insight into why women still remain vastly underrepresented at senior management level, management analysts say. Despite strides being made in greater representation of women […]

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Lindiwe Kwele appointed Post Office COO

The SA Post Office (Sapo) has appointed Lindiwe Kwele as Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Kwele joined the group on Monday and we have already had constructive discussions on how to increase our mail operation efficiencies and introduce new ideas to improve customer service.  I look forward to working closely with her to restoring confidence in […]

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Female-owned pet food factory opened

The Department of Trade & Industry (the dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape. This opening is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of black women who put to test the intent of the […]

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Women’s economic inclusion could turbocharge global GDP and development

The advancement of women in business improves bottom-line performance and strengthens corporate culture, which ultimately drives GDP and socio-economic development. That’s the view of Graça Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Trust. Mrs Machel was delivering the keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg today (SUBS: Tuesday, 16 May 2017). The […]

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Nedbank appoints Dongwana and Manzini to boards

The boards of financial giants, Nedbank Group and Nedbank have announced the appointments of Ms Neo Dongwana and Ms Linda Manzini as independent non-executive directors of the companies with effect from 1 June 2017. Linda Manzini, the founder of Lima Business Solutions was previously Director and Head of Investment Banking Coverage at Standard Bank where […]

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Nominations in for prestigious Businesswoman awards

The Business Women Association of South Africa (BWASA) announced that nominations for the 37th annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BWA) are now closed and that the 2017 contingent of nominees is of unsurpassed stature in each of the five categories of Corporate, Government, Social Entrepreneurship, Education and Science and Technology. Sasol is honoured to […]

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Molly’s powder drink aiming to stir Zimbabwean soft drink industry

Johannesburg-born entrepreneur and founder of Molly’s Food Enterprise, Ms Lerato Nonyane aims to cause a stir in the Zimbabwean soft drink industry with her range of Molly’s Powder drink. Ms Nonyane is currently exhibiting at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) stand that is participating at the 58th annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair […]

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My Business Indaba roadshow to empower youth, women, SMMEs

The call by government to develop township enterprises, co-operatives and SMMEs to revitalise township economies is fully supported at the highest levels by Ithala Development Finance Corporation. The KwaZulu-Natal provincial development agency is embarking on a province-wide roadshow this month incorporating its three flagship programmes – Inkunz’isematholeni Youth in Business Competition, Siyasebenza SMME workshops and […]

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Graduate celebrates PhD in her mother tongue

African languages have long played second fiddle to the likes of English and Afrikaans in academic and educational circles in South Africa. But increasingly academics and graduates alike are recognising the role they play in promoting all of South Africa’s 11 official languages. This was indeed the case during the recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) […]

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Women in Construction extends entries deadline

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017. The fifth annual Women in Construction awards allows stakeholders to demonstrate their commitment to empowerment and industry transformation and allows the industry to celebrate its women pioneers and rising stars who have made a vital contribution […]

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