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Gauteng province to streamline approval process for projects to boost investment – MEC

By: African News Agency      19th April 2018 The Gauteng provincial government is working at streamlining the process of assessing the environmental impact of projects in order to speed up the approval process for businesses and encourage investment, its member of the executive council for economic development, environment, agriculture and... 

Gauteng faces R1.6tr infrastructure funding shortfall

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th July 2017 Gauteng needs R1.8-trillion over the next 15 years to deliver the infrastructure required to support the economic development of South Africa’s economic powerhouse, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Thursday. With some 412 infrastructure projects planned over a 15-year period, there is a... 

Maile’s 2017 budget to focus on jobs

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd June 2017 Gauteng will continue its focus on intervening decisively to resolve the bottlenecks facing various industry sectors to save and create jobs at a time when the unemployment rate in the province remains high. Economic Development and Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Lebogang Maile on Thursday... 

Community challenges seen as business opportunities for women – GEP 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th October 2016 Women entrepreneurs must use their environment and the immediate challenges facing their communities as drivers of business, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) CEO Leah Manenzhe said on Monday. Manenzhe told delegates at the Gauteng Young Women in Business Breakfast Dialogue – which aims to... 

Township entrepreneurs increasingly gaining attention

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th October 2016 As digital talent emerges from Gauteng’s townships, the provincial government is calling for an “information technology revolution” in those areas of the province through the building of local digital entrepreneurs. With a focused revitalisation of township economies, the local communities were... 

Small steps towards total transformation

By: Sydney Majoko     22nd January 2016 The Gauteng provincial government recently announced the nominees for the recently launched Township Entrepreneur  Awards, the winners of which will be announced on February 20. It is tempting to dismiss the awards as just another excuse to hold a gala event without any real meaning, but an... 

All roads lead to Johannesburg for international trade fair 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th October 2015 The BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 exhibition took place in mid September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, Gauteng, and showcased components and machines for construction and mining, as well as building materials from some of the most prominent brands worldwide.  

First auto incubation centre programme participant graduates

2nd October 2015 Broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) automotive supplier Zig Enterprise owner Caiphus Mokotedi met the minimum criteria required to graduate from the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s (AIDC’s) automotive incubation centre, making him the first graduate of the programme. The... 

Africa’s construction industry a treasure trove – Maile 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th September 2015 With growth in the continent’s construction sector no longer being “just a by-product of mining activity”, Africa will be able to further promote its industrialisation agenda, while supporting economic diversification, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural... 

AIDC in partnership with Ford announce the first Automotive Incubation Centre Graduate

7th September 2015 Caiphus Mokotedi is the first incubatee to graduate from the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. Mokotedi, who owns and manages Zig Enterprise, met the minimum criteria required to... 

Gauteng econ development department accelerates support for township SMMEs

By: Natalie Greve     4th September 2015 Driving the Gauteng Department of Economic Development’s (DED’s) mandate of township revitalisation, MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile reported on Friday that the department had provided financial support to 643 existing small-,... 

Gauteng aims to cut down EIA process from 18 months to 90 days 

By: Tracy Hancock     23rd June 2015 Through the implementation of a new, completely automated environmental-impact assessment (EIA) system, Environment MEC Lebogang Maile expects to significantly reduce the turnaround time for EIAs from an average of 18 months to 90 days. To date, R5-million had been spent on the system, which had... 

Emerging black farmers catalysts in Gauteng’s agroprocessing story

By: Tracy Hancock     7th May 2015 To increase the number of black livestock farmers in Gauteng, provincial government on Thursday handed over Nguni cattle to three livestock farmers in Tshwane as part of its Nguni Cattle Project. “This initiative must not be seen in isolation from our strategy to make Gauteng a hub for... 

Makhura, automotive industry leaders discuss challenges, opportunities

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th February 2015 To bolster the automotive industry’s contribution to Gauteng's economic growth, Premier David Makhura has urged local vehicle manufacturers to limit imports of automotive parts, components and accessories from other countries. Speaking at an engagement session with CEOs and other executives in... 

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