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Young South African Engineers Crack Award in Land Rover Competition in Abu Dhabi More than 150 future software engineers from schools in 16 countries gathered in December in Abu Dhabi for the world finals of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge. The young engineers, aged 11-19, used computer coding to programme miniature remote-controlled four-wheel-drive...
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“We believe that these more attractive tax incentives have the potential to boost greater levels of investment into entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, many of which cannot easily access finance. More investment into high-potential smaller businesses should translate into much-needed job creation,” says Erika van der Merwe, CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and...
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By Cees Bruggemans Proof positive keeps accumulating that recent months have been rather poor for the world economy, with as yet no clear let-up. Besides querying the downside of Chinese growth data, with especially her poor industry results impacting further on commodity prices which have yet to stem their slide, also further eroding EM prospects...
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Story Highlights People living with disability are given training and an opportunity to earn a living through waste recycling iniative. greenABLE shortlisted for SEED Accelerator Award and shortlisted at top tend SEED winner finalists greenABLE is a South African non-profit enterprise that has set up a recycling facility with the dual purpose of reducing waste...
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Limited access to market is one of the fundamental barriers to South Africa’s attempts to boost small and medium enterprises (SME). This is according to Heather Lowe, Head of Enterprise Development at FNB Business. “South Africa’s approach to SME development needs to go beyond providing funding and early-stage mentorship. The country needs to find ways...
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To meet the National Development Plan (NDP) target of creating 11 million jobs by 2030, South Africa needs over 49,000 SMEs growing at a rate of 20% per annum. In comparison, the country would need no less than 8.2 million small and micro-enterprises to create the same number of jobs. This was revealed through the...
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A recent study conducted in South Africa by Ipsos, a global market research company, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, shows a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. Out of South Africa’s internet users, 22% have said they have made purchases online and 48% expect to do so in the future. “E-commerce...
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Snapplify launched in late 2011 and has since then been a leader in the eBook Industry. The company is known for signing on some of Africa’s largest publishers and providing innovative eBook solutions for both the trade and academic industry. Some of the global publishers already signed with Snapplify include Penguin Random House, Pearson, Oxford...
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Under the deal, Norfund will buy 30 percent of power company Globeleq Africa from minority shareholders, while CDC will take a direct 70 percent interest, which it has owned so far through the Actis Infrastructure 2 Fund. The deal is expected to closed by June. “Norfund and CDC aim to bring more projects to the...
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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'