An investigation into small fishing communities losing their rights to big companies will be instituted as a matter of high priority. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana and fishing community leaders from various regions in the Western Cape, including Hangberg, on Sunday agreed that an investigation of this... Read more
Experts talk nuclear reactors
Over 100 delegates from 18 countries and representing 52 organisations have gathered in the Kruger National Park to hold a conference on high-precision analysis techniques which can be used in the fabrication of components for nuclear reactors. South Africa is currently hosting the 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress... Read more
Dti to host liquor industry transformation seminar
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will on Thursday host a liquor industry transformation seminar in Midrand. Discussions at the seminar will revolve around transformation within the sector and its impact on the South African economy. Minister Rob Davies said the seminar is motivated by the slow pace... Read more
User experience tops entertainment, media report
Amid shifting consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology and ongoing disruption to business models, the new strategic imperative for entertainment and media (E&M) companies is to turn customers into fans – by innovating to create the most compelling, engaging, and intuitive user experiences. Significant shifts are underway in how... Read more
Government calls for calm in fishing protest
The Department of Forestry and Fisheries says it has not taken a decision on the total allowable catch (TAC) for West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) for the 2017/18 fishing season. The department on Wednesday said it is concerned that the recent protests linked to a rumoured reduction in the... Read more
Automotive opportunities for black-owned manufacturers
The Eastern Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF) is inviting all manufacturing companies in the region with a Level 3 and higher B-BBEE certification to register on its database. “Working with all the leading component suppliers in the Eastern Cape we have identified a number of opportunities for black-owned manufacturing... Read more
Consumer take back their rights
The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) has seen a 60% increase in the number of cases reported to it. “For the reporting period, the CGSO received 5 595 cases, compared to 3 495 cases in the previous year,” Acting Ombudsman of the CGSO, Magauta Mphahlele, said at a media briefing... Read more
SANRAL preserves rare plant species, sensitive habitats
Proactive steps taken by SANRAL’s environmental experts are preserving rare plant species and sensitive habitats during road-building programmes throughout South Africa. Mpati Makoa, the Environmental Manager of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL), says the coming Arbour Month activities will focus on the need to protect... Read more
Staying one step ahead says award-winning retailer
Faced with plenty of competition in their area, the SPAR Acres team have made it a top priority to learn from their rivals and to ensure they do everything just that much better. That has led to them being named the Eastern Cape retailer’s store of the year in... Read more
Free entry at national parks
Tourism Month is in full swing, with the South African National Park (SANParks) once again opening its doors for free from Monday, 18 September until Friday, 22 September. The initiative is part of the annual South African National Parks Week. The campaign is held under the running theme ‘Know... Read more