Government creating enabling environment for growth
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says the government is doing everything it can to create an enabling environment that will assist industry growth and contribute to jobs. Minister Xasa said tourism supports an estimated 700 000 jobs in South Africa and contributes 3% to gross domestic product (GDP) directly. Speaking... Read more
SADC predicts good seed production
Despite the negative effects of last year’s El Nino-induced drought, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) predicts a surplus in seed production. “The impression now is that in terms of seed production, we are much better. Yes there will be challenges here and there but in general as the... Read more
Business encouraged to adhere to policies
Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has encouraged service providers who want to do business with government to adhere to all relevant policies. He made the comments during a community radio phone in programme where he shared the strides that government has made... Read more
Labour to host employment equity workshops
The Department of Labour is expected to host two workshops to advocate employment equity (EE) compliance in the Eastern Cape. The Department of Labour uses the EE compliance workshops to create awareness of compliance with the Employment Equity Act, and help prepare employers for the requirements needed when submitting... Read more
Labour inspects JSE-listed companies
The Department of Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch has initiated a National Director General (DG) Review to inspect 72 JSE Securities-listed companies to ensure compliance with employment equity. The initiative is part of promoting equity in the labour market. The National Director-General Review team started with the... Read more
Female business leaders challenging paradigms, boundaries
The University of Cape Town is to celebrate Women’s month with the Graduate School of Business’ 18th annual Women in Business conference which will raise funds for 2018 scholarship for a female student who would otherwise be financially excluded from academic programmes. A high-profile panel of speakers are expected to provide... Read more
Free Trade Agreements an opportunity for Africa
Free Trade Agreements in Africa present an opportunity for African countries to improve intra-regional trade. Director of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) at the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Claudia Furriel said the continent’s free trade agreements, particularly the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement and the envisaged... Read more
NCR warns of illegal credit providers
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has urged consumers not to enter into loans with credit providers that retain bank cards as a method of debt collection. “Consumers are warned not to enter into loans with credit providers that use unlawful collection methods such as the retention of bank and... Read more
Women take lion’s share in M&G’s top SA people ranking
The Mail & Guardian newspaper’s 2017 top 200 South African listing was hotly contested race with women taking the ultimate honours. Women took a whopping 103 of the 200 reader nominations in the 11 categories. The listing, which has been published since 2006, provides insight to the important contributions... Read more
SA needs more women in executive positions
Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, is determined to advance the recruitment and retention of women into executive positions. “Until we have as many women as men in executive positions both within the public service and the private sector, our work is nowhere near completed,” said... Read more