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South Africa backs budding artists

South Africa backs budding artists

South Africa's Department of Arts and Culture says art and music can help the country as a whole, through encouraging its young citizens to hone their artistic skills to keep them from turning to a life of crime. Sectorial and provincial consultations taking place throughout the country.
SAA leads the global field

SAA to nurture black business

South African Airways is moving away from "talk-shopping" towards inclusive participation of black business in its goods and services procurement, says the airline. SAA's procurement arm has a large enough capacity to incubate a group of black industrialists, it adds.
Youth employment a priority for SA

Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF

Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session
Showcasing SA's climate response

Carbon offset scheme for SA firms: call for comment

The National Treasury has called for public comment on a set of proposals for a carbon offset scheme aimed at enabling South African businesses to lower their carbon tax liability and make investments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Absa's eco-friendly office tower

Absa centres to connect entrepreneurs

Absa, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, launched its eighth South African entrepreneurship centre last week. The bank is seeking to move beyond merely financing start-ups to helping entrepreneurs gain access to markets and business management skills.
SA launches new companies commission

Business Bill to be revamped: Davies

South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says his department has considered the concerns raised by businesses on the Licensing of Businesses Bill and that when the draft law is presented to Parliament again it will be "significantly different".

A tablet made for South Africans

Local developer Wise Tablets, based in Centurion, has announced the imminent release of a new range of tablets that will cater specifically for the country’s consumer and educational needs.
Africa leads solar laptop revolution

Welcome to Play your part

This is a national initiative by Brand South Africa powered by the organisation For Good to encourage all South Africans – from businesses to...
Business confidence inches up

2011: SA companies ‘far more optimistic’

While South African businesses are expecting a comedown after a buoyant 2010 boosted by the hosting of the Fifa World Cup, local business owners remain far more optimistic than their international counterparts, according to consultancy Grant Thornton's 2011 International Business Report.

Buffalo City empowers hawkers

The Buffalo City Municipality has helped 90 informal traders to run their businesses more efficiently by training them in skills such as basic bookkeeping, marketing and customer care, and stock control.
South Africa to create 5-million new jobs

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