Women-owned businesses in the spotlight
Barriers such as limited access to credit facilities, financial skills training, stereotypes and traditions continue to affect women-owned businesses’ full participation in the economy. One woman, who knows this reality well, is Ayanda Mbambo whose Durban-based facilitation and coaching business still struggles to strive despite being in the industry... Read more
Local airwaves get more interesting with TUT FM
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana on Tuesday officially opened the Tshwane University of Pretoria (TUT) campus radio station situated in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. TUT FM 96.2 is a community radio station based at the TUT South campus, about 35km from Pretoria. The station, which broadcasts within a 50km... Read more
BRICS forum a boost for city
Buffalo City Metro Mayor Councillor Xola Pakati says the BRICS sectoral meetings have presented the city with an opportunity to position itself as a tourism and an investment destination. “The presence of over 500 delegates in our city serves to confirm Buffalo City Metro as not only an event,... Read more
Facebook more than just a networking platform
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says social media platforms like Facebook have become more than just a networking site, they are now used for news, marketing and even campaigning. Speaking at the inaugural Facebook NGO DAY in Sandton, Johannesburg, Kekana said a study had revealed that 18 million South... Read more
Audi South Africa employee is driving progress in her career
·   First Audi South Africa employee selected for annual exchange programme between Volkswagen Group South Africa and Volkswagen Group in Germany ·  Keamogetswe Pitsi is the selected employee who will participate in the 2018 Wanderjahre Exchange Programme The Wanderjahre Programme is an annual exchange initiative between Volkswagen Group South... Read more
Government asks H&M to consider buying from local suppliers
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the department has made a proposal to global clothing retailer H&M to consider buying goods from local suppliers. The Minister said this in a media briefing ahead of tabling the department’s budget vote speech in the National Assembly on Thursday. “Last year, H&M,... Read more
Initiative to revive mining sector
Minister of Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will this week launch a mining initiative aimed at reviving South Africa’s flagging mining sector. The Mandela Mining Precinct will be launched on Friday at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Johannesburg. “The Mandela Mining Precinct aims to support... Read more
Dti Minister to launch Gauteng InvestSA One Stop Shop
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Gauteng Premier David Makhura are expected to launch Gauteng’s Investor One Stop Shop (OSS) on Tuesday in Sandton. The launch will take place at the Gauteng Investment Centre in Sandton (1 Sandton Drive). The InvestSA One Stop Shop is a government programme... Read more
SADC Council of Ministers underway
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers’ two-day meeting kicked off in Tshwane this morning with a call for increased focus on industrialisation. With increased industrialisation, the regional bloc is set to diversify economies and expand value chains in the zone. “Industrialisation remains a core pre-requisite for... Read more
Proposed rates hike in Gauteng a concern
Concerns were raised by residents after the city raised the value of properties following the release of its municipal valuations recently. The valuations saw properties re-valued by between 20% and 100%, resulting in higher rates and taxes. Premier Makhura has also joined and expressed his deep concern about what... Read more