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'Cash For Trash' idea nets Johannesburg entrepreneur R1m prize money

10th April 2019 Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Mary-Ann Mandishona on Tuesday became an instant millionaire when she won R1-million in prize money through her "Cash4Trash" sustainability business idea in the first-ever Redefine Properties "Innovation Challenge". The Redefine Properties "Innovation Challenge" is... 

Numsa strike at AMSA enters fifth week

10th April 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Wednesday it was forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local subsidiary of multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal. The union said this after its members handed over a memorandum of demands to the UK Embassy, in Pretoria,... 

Barloworld offers employees, general public stake in R3.5bn BEE property scheme

10th April 2019 Industrial conglomerate group Barloworld Limited on Wednesday launched its public offer for Khula Sizwe Property Holdings, a black-owned property company, in a bid to enable black South Africans to own a stake in a significant property company. Through this transaction, which is part of the... 

South Africa needs to encourage more local patents – Davies

10th April 2019 South Africa's government is striving to strike a balance between granting monopoly rights to support innovation, the dissemination of knowledge and addressing the country's socio economic challenges, trade and industry minister Rob Davies says. Davies told a forum on intellectual property and... 

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa's borders, says Msimanga

9th April 2019 The Democratic Alliance's Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga on Tuesday led a picket in the Pretoria central business district (CBD), calling for a bigger budget allocation for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to tighten the country's borders and curb illegal immigration.... 

Govts must create policy for businesses to invest to improve living standards, says Jarana

9th April 2019 Governments must create a policy and legal framework for businesses to invest to improve the living standards of society, create jobs and grow economies, said Vuyani Jarana, South African Airways chief executive. “There has to be a constant realignment between government policy, business... 

President Ramaphosa vows to improve failing rail service

9th April 2019 South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed himself to improving the rail transportation industry which has been criticised in recent years for poor and inefficient service. Ramaphosa, who visited Cape Town central train station on Tuesday morning, said: "I went onto a train in... 

Winter plan to minimise load-shedding requires South Africans to use electricity efficiently, says Eskom

8th April 2019 The State-owned power utility Eskom on Monday urged South Africans to use electricity efficiently to minimise load-shedding during cold weather conditions. Eskom said the demand for electricity was projected to increase and the power system was forecast to be tight for this week. The winter plan... 

Communicare sells Cape Town Foreshore building to foreign hotel chain for R120m

8th April 2019 Social enterprise housing non-profit company (NPC) Communicare has sold its property on the Foreshore in Cape Town to an international hotel chain for R120-million, the NPC said on Sunday. The new owner, a foreign buyer, operates in the leisure property market. They have been on the lookout for... 

Marriott to add nearly 20 properties under Middle East & Africa portfolio in 2019

8th April 2019 Hotel group Marriott International said on Monday it expected to add 19 new properties and more than 3 000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  It said the new additions were in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new properties and nearly 26 000 rooms... 

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