Include women, youth in nuclear science development
Efforts to use nuclear science and technology for human development must include an element on skills development for women and the youth, says Energy Deputy Minister Thembisile Majola. “Our efforts in utilising nuclear science and technology towards human development will not be successful unless we locate at its core,... Read more
BEE Commission to highlight women economic empowerment
Advancing women’s economic empowerment will take centre stage at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s conference on opportunities for women. Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Joan Fubbs, and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, are expected... Read more
B-BBEE commission calls for government and private sector to increase number of women on boards and procurement spend from 30% black women owned businesses
The report produced by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“B-BBEE Commission”) on the national status and trends on broad-based black economic transformation for 2017 calendar year shows that JSE listed companies have only 38% representation by black people on their boards, with males accounting for 20% while females... Read more
Opportunities for entrepreneurial youth
Young graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit will get the opportunity to develop their skills and move from “job seekers” to “job creators” at the Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator. Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, is expected to launch the Entrepreneur Rapid Youth Incubator in... Read more
SEZ practitioners to attend special training in China
A group of 50 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists are to attend a special training in Tianjin, China, that gets underway later this week, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The group of practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the dti, provincial departments... Read more
DST uses research to advance transformation
Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says her department will target programmes that will address transformation through research and development. The Minister said this when she briefed the media ahead of tabling the department’s budget vote speech at the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. “The programmes targeted... Read more
SMMEs get training to be Internet Service Providers
One of the interventions prioritized for implementation in the 2018/19 financial year is the establishment of 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) as Internet Service Providers and resellers of domain names. “This programme would target existing SMMEs and potential entrepreneurs; and the recruitment process will be publicized through... Read more
Businesses called to secure partnership to implement artisans training
Higher Education and Training Minister, Naledi Pandor has urged leaders of big business to secure partnerships with the department to implement programmes for training artisans and entrepreneurs in  a range of sectors. “National employer associations have a key role to play in modernising Technical and Vocational Education and Training... Read more
New civil engineer graduates join SANRAL training academy
A new crop of civil engineering graduates joined the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd’s (SANRAL) Training Excellence Academy (TEA) in Port Elizabeth. Two of the seven candidates have already worked on-site on SANRAL projects in the Western and Northern Regions but will now spend time at the... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more

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