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Employment
Whilst you would expect this to be a man’s game, a surprising number of women truck drivers work for Engen, whose driver programme has – since 2006 – seen females compete successfully with males in this exacting environment. Engen’s National Transport Manager, Llewelyn Snyman explains that there’s nothing stopping women in an environment previously dominated...
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Source : SA People Pot luck for the awesome South African man who’s fixing our potholes. While many of us whinge about them, or swerve to avoid them, a South African man – Lymen Mlambo – has taken it upon himself to start fixing potholes in roads near Hartbeespoort Dam without being asked. And his efforts...
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Speaker Lineup – Afua Hirsh, Pumela Salela, Ronen Aires, Thuli Madonsela, Angel Jones, Mmusi Maimane, Osato Aghatise, Peter Burdin   What do you think are the main reasons why many expats are drawn to return home? Expats return home for a variety of reasons. Often the desire to be near friends and family is a...
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15 October 2014 is International Day of Rural Women; a day focussing on celebrating rural women that makes a significant difference in enhancing agriculture, improving food security, eradicating poverty and developing rural communities. On this day, Collect-a-Can recognises and salutes the inspirational women from a local community recycling project that is changing the lives of...
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The humble refuse bag has become the unlikely hero for over 100 previously unemployed women in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Thanks to the vision of Supa Mama founder Thina Maziya, hundreds of waste collectors now earn a weekly income to feed their families. The competitively priced ‘Supa Mama’ refuse bag uses recycled plastic to produce recyclable bin...
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Written by Darryl Wood This is according Christo Botes, Executive Director of Business Partners Limited, a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, who says that older individuals often have the advantage of identifying different business opportunities, based on past experience and acquired knowledge. “They can re-invent and...
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Written by Matthew The collaboration aims to identify and address barriers facing women entrepreneurs and provide women with business skills, leadership training, mentoring, peer networking skills and access to financial assets. This new programme is part of a broader partnership announced by The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women in 2011. The two organizations have pledged...
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Written by Matthew Hansa has launched a new campaign aimed at celebrating people who are the movers and shakers, hustlers and doers of their communities, taking each day in their stride and making things happen. To acknowledge these dreamers and doers, Hansa is offering a unique opportunity for these businesses to be marketed across various...
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Gauteng’s first foundry training centre was officially launched this week to create a hub for foundry-related skills training and technology transfer. The first intake of apprentices will begin their training in January 2014. The GFTC is funded by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) in partnership with National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), a dti...
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Written by Matthew With South Africa’s unemployment issues, people with disabilities often stand even less of a chance of finding a job. Netcare, a leading South African private healthcare provider, is addressing this issue through its Sinako programme, which offers learnership opportunities to young members of the community and Netcare employees with disabilities. Speaking at...
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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'