Black Industrialists Programme to be fast-tracked by Government

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says government plans to accelerate the creation of black industrialists with an aim of creating 100 black industrialists by the end of the coming financial year. The Minister said this when the Economic Sectors, Read the full story

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 Read the full story

SASOL appoints Mpho Elizabeth Nkeli as independent non-executive director

Sasol has announced the appointment of Ms Gesina Maria Beatrix Kennealy  and Mpho Elizabeth Nkeli as independent non-executive directors of the Company with effect from 1 March 2017. Ms Kennealy holds BComm (Accountancy) and BComm (Accountancy) Honours degrees and qualified Read the full story

MEC Lebogang Maile honours exceptional work in Biotechnology Sector

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture, and Rural Development (GDARD) honoured achievers in the biotechnology sector through the gauteng Biotech Fundi Awards. The aim of the awards is to honour, support, promote and develop those who make a significant impact in Read the full story

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 Read the full story

New perspective on economic transformation needed, Minister Pravin Gordhan

South Africa needs a new perspective on economic transformation, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. “To achieve sustained higher growth, there are also more fundamental, more radical transformation measures that are needed. These relate, in particular, to economic power,” Read the full story

Youth programme Buddibox makes matriculants dreams come true

The 442 672 matriculants who passed their 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams are now faced with big decisions about their careers and job opportunities and for many, the future looks less than promising. Fees didn’t fall and without a Read the full story

Joburg Social Movement accuses Mashaba of shunning programmes aimed at assisting black people

The Johannesburg Social Movement has called on councillors to remove City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba citing his lack of vision for the city. Chief amongst the movement’s grievances are the mayor’s decision to call for the cancellation of the Read the full story