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South Africa South Africa: FNB Fund Helps with Disability at Tertiary Institutions
Over the past few years, the FNB Fund has focused its efforts on providing support to the education sector, from early childhood development to primary and tertiary education. Through the various programmes undertaken within these areas, it has focused on raising awareness of students with disabilities at Tertiary Institutions. The FNB Fund currently funds students from two disability units – one at Stellenbosch University and the other at the University of the Free State. Pearl Mphuthi, FNB Fu ...
South Africa South Africa: National Geographic Names Durban in Top 10 Oceanfront Cities
Durban joins nine other international seaside destinations in National Geographic’s recent top ten list. Durban is described as ‘the continent’s busiest seaport [that] blends African and Indian cultures and influences in its beaches, restaurants, and spectacular seaside promenades.”
South Africa South Africa: City Power Pumps Millions on Power Lines
City Power – the City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility – has spent more than R267 million over the past four years to replace low voltage copper overhead power lines (LV Lines) with Aerial Bundle Conductors (ABC) to reduce power outages and curb cable theft, which costs the City several millions of rands every year. A further R360 million will be invested in this aluminium infrastructure which is less prone to theft over the next three financial years, bringing the total expenditure over a ...
South Africa South Africa: City Takes EPWP to Higher Level
Public Works Deputy Minister Jeremy Cronin and Johannesburg Executive Mayor Councillor Parks Tau will on Wednesday 15 April be among several dignitaries who will officially launch phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in Johannesburg. The programme is a government initiative aimed at reducing unemployment and alleviating poverty.
South Africa South Africa: Diepkloof Residents Speak Out on IDP
The City of Johannesburg’s Integrated Development Planning (IDP) process – a public consultation and participation platform aimed at giving residents the opportunity to make inputs on how the City should work – got off to a great start at the weekend when residents packed the Diepkloof Welfare Centre in Soweto to the rafters to have their say. The meeting was one of two that kick-started the public participation process, which will culminate in a stakeholder engagement session on April 25 at a ...
South Africa South Africa: New Alliance to Boost South Africa’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities
Denel has joined forces with local specialist company, GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, to collaborate on future electronic warfare programmes. The new alliance will significantly strengthen South Africa’s capabilities in an area that has become a primary feature of modern defence systems, says the Group CEO of Denel, Riaz Saloojee. “We are combining the experience, reputation and resources of Denel with the specialist technology and expertise offered by GEW Technologies to create an alliance ...
South Africa New Automotive Centre Set to Transform Economy
The new Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan, which will be launched on Wednesday, is expected to radically transform the economy. “Established automotive companies are extremely important to our drive to radically transform our economy and foster increased participation by women, youth and black people,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said. Premier Makhura, the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, as well as the Managing Director of Ni ...
South Africa South Africa: New Automotive Centre Set to Transform Economy
The new Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan, which will be launched on Wednesday, is expected to radically transform the economy. “Established automotive companies are extremely important to our drive to radically transform our economy and foster increased participation by women, youth and black people,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said. Premier Makhura, the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, as well as the Managing Director of Ni ...
South Africa South Africa: North West Sets Sights on Tourism Economy
The two-day provincial tourism lekgotla in the North West has set a target of making the province a destination of choice among tourists. The lekgotla, which was convened by the North West Tourism Department, was a platform for stakeholders to interact and form partnerships that will help to sustain tourism growth in the province. “As government… we are prepared to partner with traditional authorities, the private sector and public sector entities. These partnerships will help to fast pa ...
South Africa South Africa: Opinion Piece: Fast Tracking SA's Trains
Earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma joined thousands of other commuters on the morning rush as part of his Siyahlola monitoring visit to assess the public transport system in the country’s capital. He began his journey at the Denneboom Railway Station in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, where he observed first-hand what many commuters experienced on a daily basis. Top of mind, to passengers when they saw the President, was the unreliability of trains, which made them late for work, and conce ...
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