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Business and Private Sector
A respected South African outsourcing firm has announced its entry into the country’s domestic market in a move which will create up to 1,000 new jobs in local communities. Sigma Connected, which offers ‘white label’ customer contact centre services, has launched Sigma Connected South Africa with a focus on solely serving the country’s domestic clients.  Led by...
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The over 10 million unemployed South Africans benefitting from the R350 Covid-19 relief grant will now have greater accessibility as the Shoprite Group has stepped in to make grant payments available at its 1 286 supermarkets across South Africa. Following the extension of the grant for another 12 months, customers can now access it at the till...
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New market-led intelligence from the EFC could enable the rapid recovery of the Furniture Sector   The next 36 months hold unprecedented opportunities for the local furniture manufacturing industry. Recent market research by the eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) shows that South Africa’s leading furniture retailers are looking to replace imports by sourcing up to 2...
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GE Invests $2.5 Million in the Next Generation of Johannesburg Engineers ‘Next Engineers’ programme aims to increase the diversity of young people in engineering and reach 3,500 local students   JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCT. 13, 2021 – Today, General Electric (GE) announced a five-year, $2.5 million investment in Johannesburg to launch Next Engineers, a global initiative focused on increasing the diversity...
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CAPE TOWN DUO WINS R1 MILLION IN BUSINESS PITCHING COMPETITION   Capetonians Pieter du Plessis and Viljoen de Kock, from GUDGU, manufacturers of sugar-free cordials have won big in South African’s biggest online pitching competition, winning R1 million in prizes – a sweet boost for their business.   The GUDGU owners will receive R650 000 in...
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  (Cape Town, 23 September 2021): Today, the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa and Naspers’s youth development programme, Naspers Labs, are reiterating the call for young entrepreneurs to apply to its Young Entrepreneur Development programme, launched at the beginning of September.   Part of the Branson Centre’s Ignite business accelerator programme, which seeks to help entrepreneurs...
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2 September 2021: FNB has maintained its position as the Most Valuable Brand in South Africa for a second consecutive year in the BrandZ Top30 Most Valuable Brands by Kantar, with a Brand Value of $2.7 billion. In the independent brand valuation, the report mentioned that the country’s consumers rated FNB very highly on all...
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  After the country was left reeling from the unexpected social unrest in July 2021, businesses were looted of their products with some experiencing damage to their businesses beyond the point of no return. Although every business became a target, liquor stores, depots and transportation fleets were particularly targeted. In response to this, the South African Breweries (SAB) foundation has pledged R10-million to support some of those small...
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Unprecedented scale up of 2 million meals  04 August 2021 – Having already swiftly mobilised more than one million food parcels in the past few weeks, KFC Add Hope has further responded to the enduring and chronic food shortages in the hardest hit areas of KZN and Gauteng, by pledging a further one million food parcels....
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Sigma Connected launches title sponsorship of the Lions Carling Currie Cup team this weekend with the British & Irish Lions match   Sigma Connected is delighted to announce its sponsorship as title holder for the Lions Carling Currie Cup 2021 season – launching the partnership at this weekend’s match against the British & Irish Lions...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'