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South Africa South Africa: Innovation Dinner August 2014 Sponsors Revealed
Africa’s foremost ICT publication ITNewsAfrica.com, today announced that Hitachi Data Systems, Microstrategy, and Samsung are partnering up at the IT News Africa Innovation Dinner. Hitachi Data Systems develops comprehensive data storage solutions to help its customers protect and manage their most important strategic asset, their information. Focusing on the customer’s perspective, Hitachi Data Systems applies the best hardware, software and services from its range to uniquely satisfy customer ...
South Africa South Africa: Civil Servants to Focus on Service Delivery
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has called on senior public servants to focus on service delivery and leave politics to politicians. He was speaking during the Public Senior Management Conference held at Sibaya Casino in Durban today, 31 July 2014. The two-day conference is attended by Heads of Departments, Chief Financial Officers, CEOs of public entities, municipal managers and senior managers of various government departments. It was also addressed by the Minister of Public Service and ...
South Africa South Africa: Community Colleges for SA
Government is set to establish community colleges around the country to cater for unskilled people and those who did not attend or finish school. This is according to Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, who says these Community Colleges and will be modelled through grouping together clusters of adult learning centres, with government strengthening their infrastructure, staffing and programmes. The minister says government is excited about the introduction of community co ...
South Africa South Africa: The Department Trade and Industry Gears up for Minerals Beneficiation Plan
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says his department will this year work on the Minerals Beneficiation Action Plan, which will be a component of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). Delivering the Department of Trade and Industry’s Budget Vote on Tuesday, Minister Davies said over the years, government has spoken about the beneficiation of the country’s mineral resources but that this has remained elusive for many years. “As the platinum strike so clearly demonstrated, our current a ...
South Africa South Africa: Education Set for Radical Transformation
The launch of Subject Committees and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are set to radically transform Basic Education to meet the needs of the 21st century learner, says Minister Angie Motshekga. Speaking at the launch, on Thursday, Minister Motshekga said Subject Committees and PLCs will provide a uniform mechanism for subject teachers and other subject specialists to contribute to the continuous process of curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation. She said at the ...
South Africa South Africa: Empowering the Nation through its Youth
It was all smiles and happiness on the faces of 22 Nature Conservation learners and their families from Qwaqwa when they finally completed their learnership and awarded certificates on the 25 July 2014 at Tshiya Education Resource Centre. This learnership programme to the value of 1.5 million came from a partnership between Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Small Business Development; Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport, Sector Education and Training A ...
South Africa South Africa: Entrepreneurship the Long-Term solution to Unemployment
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the long-term solution to South Africa’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers. “South Africa is a youthful country. The long-term solution to the nation’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs, and not a nation of job-seekers. “Empowering young people is not an option, but a national imperative. Given the current state of youth unemployment in our country, we must ch ...
South Africa South Africa: Estcourt Meals on Wheels to Uplift the Local Community
Meals on Wheels (Estcourt) provides community development services throughout the Imbabazane Municipality. Located in the Uthukela District, Imbabazane has a population of approximately 110 594 people. The area is severely impoverished. Of the 17 445 households in the service area, approximately 12 460 live below the poverty line. The unemployment rate within the area is an alarming 89%, which gives the community little opportunity to uplift themselves. With such a high unemployment rate combi ...
South Africa South Africa: The New First Automobile Works (FAW) South Africa Assembly Plant to Boost Government’s Growth Target
The new First Automobile Works (FAW) South Africa vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, will boost the country's efforts to achieve a growth target of 5% by 2019, says President Jacob Zuma. “We have set a growth target of 5% by the year 2019. We view this occasion today as a key contribution towards attaining that goal. Growth is also possible if we, as government, actively support our partners in the private sector to create a positive environment for business to thr ...
South Africa South Africa: Gauteng Improves Education System
The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says his department’s budget of R32.8 billion will be dedicated to building a non-racial education system, where all learners have access to quality education. Delivering his department’s Budget Vote for 2014/15, MEC Lesufi said: “Our programmes in this term will be guided by the objectives and goals as articulated in the National Development Plan and Schooling 2030. We will also consolidate the existing improvement programmes,” he said. The l ...
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