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Aug 26, 2014
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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has urged the public not to make use of so-called “runners”, who claimed that the only way to get a company registered at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) was to pay them a fee. Responding to concerns...
Aug 25, 2014
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant
Less than two percent of the training layoff scheme's R1.2-billion budget has been spent, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has revealed. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by Democratic Alliance MP Ian Ollis, Oliphant revealed that only R20-million was...
Aug 22, 2014
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Aug 22, 2014
South Africa has signed and adopted the new Benguela Current Commission (BCC) with Angola and Namibia, which will see the three countries work together in marine conservation matters. The agreement is a five-year strategic plan that aims to promote the long-term...
Aug 22, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says supporting small enterprises and broad based economic empowerment will be a key strategy in growing the economy to create millions of decent jobs by 2030. He said this would be guided by government’s plan to industrialise the economy by...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
TED WHITE A user can switch between the two operating systems without having to reboot and documents can be stored and accessed in either OS
Having dual operating systems of Linux and search engine giant Google Chrome operating system (OS) on Google Chromebooks can provide tertiary students with many technical functionalities in addition to the education applications and functionality of the Chrome OS....
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
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Aug 20, 2014
 
 
 
Aug 20, 2014
Labour laws contributed to the prolonged, violent strikes the country has seen in various industries, the National Employers' Association of South Africa (Neasa) said on Wednesday. "While we agree that the current labour legislation is not a direct or the only driver...
Aug 19, 2014
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Simon Freemantle
A new report by a leading South African banking group confirms that the middle class has expanded materially in 11 key sub-Saharan African countries over the past 14 years to around 15-million households, from less than 5-million in 2000. But it also cautions that by...
Aug 19, 2014
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Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has lauded the success of the Companies Act of 2008, which, when it was implemented in 2011, had many stakeholders nervous of South Africa’s readiness to embrace such a major reform. Speaking at the Company Law Symposium, in...
Aug 18, 2014
The Competition Commission has accepted Massmart’s remedial plan to reinstate the remaining 94 of the 503 employees who were retrenched in 2009 and 2010. The remedial plan had followed the commission’s belief that Massmart had breached a 2012 Competition Appeal Court...
Aug 18, 2014
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Four of South Africa’s universities have made it into the top 500 institutions recognised in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities undertaken by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The rankings, which focus primarily on...
Aug 18, 2014
Dr Nkosana Moyo
Mandela Institute for Development Studies founder and director Dr Nkosana Moyo has urged African governments and the private sector to embrace a different “architecture” for economic integration, arguing that the current all-inclusive model had all but “stalled”....
Aug 18, 2014
Agriculture-focused lending institution, the Land Bank, planned to announce its new CEO by early September, chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane said on Monday. The State-owned bank had been searching for a successor to Phakamani Hadebe after he announced in March last year...
Aug 18, 2014
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) have launched a R2.7-billion Youth Fund aimed at creating millions of sustainable jobs. The launch took place at Langa township in...
Aug 15, 2014
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A series of global megatrends could see people radically changing how they live their lives in future. The Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2014 Africa summit in Cape Town this week unpacked trends ranging from shifts in the way people managed their health to...
Aug 15, 2014
The Department of Human Settlements plans to abandon the rectification programme aimed at fixing poorly built houses and is placing the responsibility for repair work at the contractors’ feet. Over the past three years, the department has spent R2-billion on...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2014
The National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on Friday announced that the responsibility for the management of the R9-million Jobs Fund would be transferred from the DBSA to the newly established Government Technical Advisory Centre...
Aug 15, 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says human resource development is a societal issue that needs to be addressed if South Africa is to move forward. “If anyone wants to move a country forward, developing human capacity and human skills is the tool that you use. This...
Aug 15, 2014
Hollard and Telesure have launched a pilot programme to lower the barriers to entry for small motor body repair (MBR) companies and put them at the forefront of preferred suppliers. The generally larger preferred MBR suppliers claimed the bulk of the millions of...
Aug 15, 2014
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Labour legislation was not to blame for the prolonged and often violent strikes hitting various industries across South Africa and opting for a “quick fix” or an “emotional” solution to the country’s bitter labour relations would not be sustainable, Labour Minister...
Aug 15, 2014
HENK SNYMAN TDM supports broader industrial activity that has a multiplier-effect on the potential to beneficiate raw materials in many industries
The South African tool, die and mouldmaking (TDM) industry is being revitalised to locally produce the tools, dies, moulds and fixtures required by the manufacturing sector. Local TDM capability is key to enable the manufacturing industry to remain competitive, says...
Aug 15, 2014
EXPOSURE All stakeholders must cooperate to expose school children, youths and unemployed adults to industrial activity to enable a smooth transition from school into the workplace
Bridging and specialised courses that provide school-leavers and unemployed youth with the necessary industry entry qualifications to a trade, as well as expose them to how industry works and the technologies used in industry, can help to prepare them for training...
Aug 15, 2014
The City of Johannesburg officially unveiled its Jozi @ Work Developmental Service Delivery Model in the Council Chamber on July 31, highlighting its plan to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with developmental services to alleviate unemployment in the...
Aug 15, 2014
Development Bank of Southern Africa Green Fund secretariat manager Michelle Layte noted that the local green economy needed to grow using fewer resources and the challenge was to come up with innovative ways of doing so by involving the youth.
Aug 14, 2014
Foreign investors were increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa, with Africa expected to have the biggest labour force and faster economic growth than any other region by 2040, PwC’s latest ‘Global Economy Watch’ report has shown. The...
Aug 14, 2014
Sweeping changes, including personal robots and sensory-based tracking, could become an increasing part of our lives, the Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2014 Africa conference in Cape Town has heard. “In many areas, there is a complete shutdown of old...
 
 
 
 
Aug 14, 2014
Residents of Gauteng are happy with service delivery but have no faith and trust in the people elected to lead them, a survey released on Thursday found. "People just don't want efficient government, they want a clean and transparent government that is approachable,"...
Aug 14, 2014
Pali Lehohla
Informal businesses contribute 5% to South Africa's GDP, with the sector itself growing in recent years, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said on Thursday. "The informal sector contribution to GDP has stayed at five% throughout, from 2001 up to 2013," he told media...
Aug 13, 2014
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Workers are resigning and cashing in their pension savings in fear of government nationalising pensions, Cosatu said on Wednesday. "Workers are resigning for fear that government is going to nationalise their pensions through the proposed retirement reforms come...
Aug 13, 2014
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There is a large gap between hard and soft skills and many employers believe built environment graduates enter the working world unprepared. A Council for the Built Environment (CBE) survey revealed that employers felt the capability of built environment graduates...
Aug 12, 2014
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) on Monday reiterated its request for government to work with industry bodies to enable job creation, which it said would also reduce criminal activities. In a statement responding to the killing of Geoff...
Aug 12, 2014
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has committed his office to economic growth, food security and job creation for the people of the province. “This is no longer the time to theorize but to implement, to this end we have demonstrated our resolve and commitment to...
Aug 11, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has described the placement of lender African Bank under curatorship by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) as a reminder of the urgency with which South Africa’s financial services sector required improved oversight and strengthened...
Aug 11, 2014
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Government says it will pay special attention to marine conservation and developing inland fishing in the Eastern Cape as one way of ensuring South Africa’s food security. This emerged when Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana paid a two-day...
Aug 08, 2014
JSE-listed Reunert CEO David Rawlinson has retired, the company said in a statement on Friday. Exeuctive director Alan Dickson would assume the role of CEO effective October.
Aug 08, 2014
Despite an increase in industrial action in South Africa from 99 strikes in 2012 to 114 in 2013, the Department of Labour’s (DoL’s) latest yearly Industrial Labour report showed that the number of working days lost had been cut to 1.8-million. The country has...
 
 
 
 
Aug 08, 2014
Trade union Solidarity, the National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Friday inked a two-year 8.5% wage deal with State-owned power utility Eskom. Solidarity said in a statement that the agreement held a protective clause...
Aug 08, 2014
The Department of Labour (DoL) plans to open the Employment Equity (EE) reporting season exactly one month after the promulgation of amendments to the regulations. The EE reporting period, compelling all employers – small or large – to review and report their EE...
Aug 08, 2014
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Aug 08, 2014
The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) is pursuing the application of the ‘blue economy’ concept, as it believes the concept presents opportunities to explore workable pathways to a more inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic landscape.
Aug 08, 2014
ADAM HABIB While there were many positive aspects to the National Development Plan, it had significant challenges, including inequality
The first of a series of 15 public debates exploring options for the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) was officially inaugurated at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Governance last month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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