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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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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".
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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.