DTA extends closing date for 4th Annual Premier Business Awards entries

The closing date for the 4th Annual South African Premier Business Awards entries has been extended to 7 October 2016.  This is a final opportunity for businesses to enter these prestigious and premier business awards to be recognised for their Read the full story

Online marketplace for open education launched

As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution.  eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout Africa to search for Read the full story

Young Denel engineers produce breakthrough weapon

Three young Denel mechanical engineering graduates have developed a new light-weight machine gun to provide continuous fire support on the modern battle field. Dakalo Nekhumbe, Phindile Mashaba and Marumo Talane, who work at Denel Land Systems (DLS), took the challenge Read the full story

Land Rights Act declared invalid by Constitutional Court

New land claims have been put on ice for now after the Constitutional Court declared the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 invalid. What the Act is about  The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 reopened Read the full story

“Fees must fall” vandalism reaches R600 million – Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has condemned the destruction of university property, which has run into millions of rands. “We are now over R600 million [in] destruction… We are chasing R1 billion in property that has been Read the full story

Tourism industry urged to cater for people with disabilities

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, says the tourism industry must become fully adapted to catering for people with disabilities. He said there is an urgent need to provide accessible airport transfers, wheelchair-adapted vehicles and appropriately designed streets and pavements to accommodate Read the full story

Embrace digitalisation or die, Software AG tells businesses

The blistering rate of digital transformation is ‘unapologetic’ and will leave businesses who fail to focus on their journey toward digitalisation behind.  This is according to Mahomed Cassoojee, Vice President and Country Manager at Global software development firm, Software AG. Read the full story

Net Value Holdings ordered to stop B-BBEE sessions with immediate effect

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has instructed Net Value Holdings, the organiser of the B-BBEE sessions with the title “B-BBEE PARTNERSHIP TAILORED TO YOUR BUSINESS” planned for 22 September 2016 in Johannesburg, and 6 October 2016 in Cape Read the full story

Dti reopens applications for MCEP

The Department of Trade and Industry has reopened applications for the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP). “The current reflows of the industrial financing loan facility allows for a reopening of another window for pre and post-dispatch working capital loans, limited Read the full story